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

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1,949 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,949
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 18.26%
Wants: 89
Gots: 272 | 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.

(Beer added by: SheepNutz on 07-13-2004)
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

MikeCactusGordon, May 28, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -65.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

cosmonick, May 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Dirksen, May 24, 2013
Photo of dnoahg
3.21/5  rDev -12.5%

I find this brew to be exceedingly average. It is not much different than a lot of the sweet beers I've tried, but with only the hint of the Bourbon to differentiate it. There was no sparkle from the carbonation, or noticeable bitterness.

First, it pours a nice amber color, with a small head that rapidly disappeared (used a 16 oz. tulip glass). There was little to no lacing. You could detect the Bourbon smell, but it wasn't overpowering, and after a while it was barely noticeable.

The taste was sweet....something. I don't know what exactly. I didn't taste vanilla, maybe it was caramel, but it didn't strike me that way. It was drinkable. Not cloying, but not very exciting.

dnoahg, May 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

bexley10, May 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

mikeincharleston, May 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Rdc67, May 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

PlayitAgain, May 20, 2013
Photo of MistahBeah
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%

Appearance: Clear honey. Little carbonation. Small head. No lace. Not much else to speak of

Smell: Sweet bourbon. Some oaky vanilla. Molasses as it gets a bit warmer

Taste: Definitely bourbon. Tastes similar to an innis & gunn. Some oak. None of the sweeter aromas come out in flavor other than the bourbon but its nice

Mouthfeel: Very light. A little crisp but smooth. A little boozy sting as it warms but its still pretty well hidden. Not bad

Overall: A nice package overall. Really nice flavor but not terribly complex - not that it claims or needs to be. I would get it again

MistahBeah, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

Amerikon, May 19, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +12.5%

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale pours a dark golden color, with very little head. There is a nice oaky aroma, with hints of scotch. The taste had a strong oak like barrel flavor, with strong hints of scotch like flavors. Very easy to drink, and good full flavor. Overall a found this a very enjoyable beer.

vette2006c5r, May 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photekut, May 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Durb777, May 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Satan70, May 13, 2013
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,949 ratings.