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

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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel AleKentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale

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1,951 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,951
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 18.26%
Wants: 88
Gots: 273 | FT: 4
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Griffith, May 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

KeyWestGator, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

StevePolkowski, May 01, 2014
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2.88/5  rDev -21.5%

don't even recall where I picked this thing up, been sitting in the old cellar for some years

sizzling white head which settles quickly but does not disappear completely, ample carbonation populating this orange hued brew, lacing is decent, not a bad looking brew but not winning any beauty contests either (hey, but we have to get to the talent portion of the competition)

spicy apples ? some booze, slightly skunky, some wet wood/oak, some sweetness lingering in the back... not sure what I think of this one, it is OK I suppose

taste etc...
nice bright biting carbonation, the flavor is of weak whiskey and almost fruity, the booze does do a little kickaroo to the stomach, I think the aging has really filed the teeth down on this one, the whiskey note is fast and not so furious, so before you can say boo your mouth is awash in mediocrity, after a while you get a slight residue of wood in the aftertaste, body wise this is spot on and is probably this beer's best feature

eh. not so great, not terrible

Ego, Apr 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

dawardster, Apr 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Burt, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Sean32, Apr 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

-ronin-, Apr 18, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev -6.5%

This is clearly a novelty beer. The whiskey taste definitely jumps out at you and is not subtle. It's more whiskey than beer. This is a decent beer for sipping, but I would never drink more than one at a time. I should note that I am not a huge fan of whiskey.

HarryPlopper, Apr 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Jordan444, Apr 17, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev +1.9%

A: This brew pours a thin white head. It is brilliantly clear with a copper/ orange color.

S: Oak and caramel dominate the nose with a spicy, woody note from the hops filling in the background. There's a bit of mild raisin. This reminds my of smelling an empty bourbon barrel.

T: The taste goes right along with the smell, a nice oaky flavor of the bourbon with the spicy notes of earthy hops in the background. There is a bit of alcohol burn and it tastes of a higher ABV than it actually has. The sweet caramel underpins the flavor profile, but the bourbon and oak is ever present.

M: It has a low/medium body with a lower carbonation that lets the bourbon shine.

O: This is a nice beer. The alcohol bite hits you early but it changes its character as you drink. Over all it's a nice beer that I wouldn't think twice about sipping on a cold winter night.

slusk, Apr 16, 2014
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BeerBucks, Apr 16, 2014
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,951 ratings.