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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

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2,145 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,145
Reviews: 516
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 99
Gots: 362 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  8.19% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Award winning Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is a unique sipping beer with the distinctive nose of a well-crafted bourbon. Our Kentucky Ale is aged for up to 6 weeks in freshly decanted bourbon barrels from some of Kentucky’s finest distilleries. Subtle yet familiar flavors of vanilla and oak are imparted to this special ale as it rests in the charred barrels. Pleasantly smooth and robust, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale may also be served as an aperitif or after dinner drink.

(Beer added by: SheepNutz on 07-13-2004)
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Photo of TVolt1
3.05/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Golden, clear appearancewith small amount of white head.

S: bland smell with a hint of vanilla/creme.

T: i am not a fan. It tastes like a bland beer with a small amount of vanilla extract and bourbon.

M: Okay mouthfeel. Not very carbonated and a small to moderate thickness.

O: Overall, it's an alright beer. Not my fav and there isn't anything great about it.

TVolt1, May 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

greengorilla, May 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

DustinPurvis, May 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

nmeiborg, May 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

szmnnl99, May 20, 2012
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

ANTHONYJAY, May 19, 2012
Photo of standardcherry
3/5  rDev -18.3%

standardcherry, May 16, 2012
Photo of matjack85
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A friend of mine brought back a single 12oz bottle of this beer for me when he returned from the Kentucky Derby last Saturday. He said they come in 4 packs for $8.99. No freshness date.

The beer poured a perfectly clear amber/copper color with a 1½-finger white head that had decent retention. Thin rings of lace slid down the glass as I drank it.

The beer has a wonderful bourbon smell with a hefty dose of vanilla, as well as some oak barrel and alcohol.

While the bourbon isn't overpowering, it is the dominant flavor in this beer. Not much in the way of either malt or hops as vanilla, oak, and alcohol make up the balance of the flavors. Sort of reminds me of a watered down highball (whiskey and ginger ale over ice).

Much thinner and lighter than I thought it would be with carbonation on the low to moderate side. It goes down nice and smooth though.

A nice sipper and a nice change of pace beer. For a really great bourbon barreled beer, try Goose Island's.

matjack85, May 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

Camayd, May 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Lawnboy33, May 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

animal69, May 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

gutbuster, May 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

wibrewer, May 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Rollzroyce21, May 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Brown120, May 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

TangTKE402, May 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Kunstman, May 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

doucmehu, May 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

MarkFy, May 05, 2012
Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.8/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

poured into pint glass. Great copperish color with a minimial head. Smells like whiskey rather than beer. Taste like a combination of bourbon and beer which I find unique. Went down smooth as beer and with a hint of whiskey. Overall a good beer for those who dare to mix whiskey and beer blends

yuenglingfan101, May 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

curly31989, May 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

JVan, May 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

nknauz, May 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

JMCrocker, May 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

Mooseafer, Apr 30, 2012
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,145 ratings.