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

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,792 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,792
Reviews: 492
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 17.98%
Wants: 78
Gots: 201 | 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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barebearbeer

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

01-30-2014 18:54:10 | More by barebearbeer
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IpaRay

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-30-2014 04:17:35 | More by IpaRay
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Rpritham

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

01-30-2014 04:05:43 | More by Rpritham
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NoHorsePiss

Florida

4.81/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was only the 3rd beer that I found that I liked the taste of enough to not need to wash down every sip with another non-beer drink. That aside, I actually like this beer and would drink it daily if it was around and I didn't have to go anywhere.

I like stouts and sort of like porters. I don't like a barley taste, and this had none of that.

I tasted something sweet and savory, almost chocolate in nature. It was nicely fizzy and goes exceptionally well with Pringles Sour Cream and Chives, with a side of LOTR or The Hobbit.

I'm very happy my local ABC carries it and will be very disappointed if I ever go there and it's not an option.

If you're not a big beer drinker because you haven't found one you like, I recommend trying this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 18:04:54 | More by NoHorsePiss
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-29-2014 02:57:03 | More by kybeerdrinker
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GratefulEdd

Alabama

4/5  rDev +9%

01-28-2014 21:28:14 | More by GratefulEdd
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cwd

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-28-2014 04:45:21 | More by cwd
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Herky21

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

01-27-2014 13:22:13 | More by Herky21
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-27-2014 00:43:57 | More by Drknight
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TheBullsHorn

Florida

3.14/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer has all of the typical characteristics of an English Strong Ale without any depth at all. It's fairly true to the style with a strong malty backbone,booziness, and light English hops. It fails to deliver any depth and and is fairly one note especially for a beer aged in bourbon barrels.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 05:57:01 | More by TheBullsHorn
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LoudRed

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

01-26-2014 00:48:12 | More by LoudRed
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PStriedl

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9%

01-25-2014 22:02:30 | More by PStriedl
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RobDB

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-25-2014 21:46:03 | More by RobDB
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bckayaalp

New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

01-25-2014 19:33:34 | More by bckayaalp
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ribbit

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

01-25-2014 14:59:08 | More by ribbit
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz

Pours clear brownish golden. Off-white lacing for a head.

Smells of brown sugar, biscuit, toffee, and bourbon.

Tastes of biscuit malt, brown sugar, and whiskey. Hint of maple.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the tongue. Hint of warmth.

Pretty good ale with a nice bourbon flavor and feel. Goes down easy and is something I will probably look for again.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 23:20:51 | More by Cylinsier
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Syncro-Vox

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

01-24-2014 19:05:34 | More by Syncro-Vox
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Richardbeerlover

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice one and a half inch head and a nice amber color. No lacing on the glass. Has a sweet bourbon smell that reminds me of guess what bourbon. Initial sip is first bourbon and then you get the beer feel. Tastes like guess what bourbon. I ended up sipping this like a neat bourbon. That's how bourbon like this thing tastes. A little bit of carbonation. If you like bourbon you will like this beer. They seem to hit the bourbon flavor straight on. But as a beer there's not much IMO. Not a whole lot of flavor or heartiness.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 02:37:54 | More by Richardbeerlover
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pubby

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

01-22-2014 17:22:31 | More by pubby
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ILoveHead7968

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9%

01-22-2014 02:57:03 | More by ILoveHead7968
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tallfellapgh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

01-22-2014 02:50:59 | More by tallfellapgh
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skyout

Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Clear amber color with very little head.

Smell - Strong smell of bourbon and caramel. Excellent notes that aren't found in too many other beers of the same style.

Mouthfeel - Extremely smooth feel however not overly bubble. It leaves one wishing for a little more carbonation.

Taste - This is one of the most important and unfortunately one of its weakest characteristics. The taste does not linger and leaves one desiring a little more. However there are very nice hints of the bourbon at the end.

Overall, I gave this beer a 3.00 because while the appearance and smell are fantastic, however the mouthfeel and short finish leave both ale and bourbon lovers wanting more.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 23:29:07 | More by skyout
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fredmugs

Indiana

2/5  rDev -45.5%

01-21-2014 21:29:35 | More by fredmugs
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

4/5  rDev +9%

01-21-2014 19:19:59 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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rickcrip76

Georgia

3/5  rDev -18.3%

01-21-2014 18:42:18 | More by rickcrip76
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,792 ratings.