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

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,862 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,862
Reviews: 498
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 18.26%
Wants: 81
Gots: 229 | FT: 3
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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Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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Tennessee

3/5  rDev -18.3%

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threedaggers

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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New York

3/5  rDev -18.3%

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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev +9%

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Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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batfireman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9%

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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Ohio

5/5  rDev +36.2%

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Amalak

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

A. It has a clear, copper color with a small white head and limited lacing. There are bubbles surrounding the glass that pop up to the top from time to time.

S. There is certainly a bourbon scent there. Heavy alcohol.

T/M. It has a refreshing kick to it. A slight bourbon taste, heavy malt and grape taste. Full bodied with a long finish. A very mild bitter kick.

O. It's got a nice, smooth taste, but the flavor isn't as bold as I might have been hoping for.

02-28-2014 19:28:57 | More by Amalak
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South Carolina

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Illinois

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Ohio

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Ohio

5/5  rDev +36.2%

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Tennessee

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Massachusetts

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Ohio

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RickS95

Indiana

3.84/5  rDev +4.6%

The pour is an attractive show. It appears to be a rich looking beer, but your eyes are immediately distracted by the cascading of the forming head. The color is actually a somewhat clear amber orange. It's not that rich looking at all. The head is a snow white collection of symmetrical bubbles that retains fairly well. Medium spotting of lace.

It's quite nice for an English ale with a combination of caramelly malts and subtle dark fruits. No hop presence and nothing noticeable as far as alcohol is concerned.

The fruits are no longer evident in the taste. The malt is there, but I can't pick up the caramel. Also, hops are now present in the swallow. Kind of standard issue English hops and malts. The taste is not bad at all, but somewhat disappointing given the smell. Not sure what the grain bill is for this, but it's full of graininess.

Very grainy mouthfeel. The graininess sticks with you. There's a pinch of sweet to start off, but the classic English variety hops soon take over. It's never overly bitter, just very present. There's a bit of bourbony taste and feel as the beer gets close to the swallow. Medium bodied. There's not much in the way of carbonation, but there's something that scrapes the palate clean after each sip.

It's a pretty good beer for the type. The flavors aren't assertive and they're kind of mundane in that they don't blow you away. Still, it's an easy beer to drink (despite the grainy feel) and has a nice ABV level. You could certainly do worse.

02-24-2014 03:49:28 | More by RickS95
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,862 ratings.