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

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,881 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,881
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 18.26%
Wants: 83
Gots: 236 | 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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dweiss85


2.88/5  rDev -21.5%

08-20-2014 14:13:14 | More by dweiss85
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JLSIV

Georgia

2.95/5  rDev -19.6%

Poured from a bottle into a snifter glass, Bright clear copper color with a thin one finger head that dissipated very quickly, some lacing.

Aroma of oak and bourbon was extremely pleasant

Taste was bourbon up front, with an aggressive alcohol flavor for an 8.5 ABV brew. I have had trippels and quads that were more subtle. If you are looking for an old-fashioned boiler maker flavor, then this is for you.

Mouthfeel is thin and a little watered down.

Overall, I think this is a gimmicky attempt to attract the crossover high end spirit crowd. I am glad that I purchased this as a single, it just isn't my thing I guess. Again, some of the positives are the aroma and appearance…it is definitely an eye grabber for the initial aroma and color, I think there are better English Strong Ales out there. I gave it the mark I did based largely on appearance, aroma, and effort. Probably won't be trying again.

08-19-2014 23:38:37 | More by JLSIV
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nkelley77

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

08-19-2014 23:25:25 | More by nkelley77
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BeerBuzzGuy

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +2.5%

08-18-2014 14:18:55 | More by BeerBuzzGuy
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harsley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

08-18-2014 13:27:40 | More by harsley
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Crimsontider22

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-18-2014 02:16:34 | More by Crimsontider22
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parkwood

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

08-18-2014 01:17:26 | More by parkwood
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bundy462

Texas

2/5  rDev -45.5%

08-17-2014 21:14:03 | More by bundy462
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Tcuphil


4.04/5  rDev +10.1%

08-16-2014 22:16:35 | More by Tcuphil
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Suppa07


4.1/5  rDev +11.7%

08-16-2014 22:15:00 | More by Suppa07
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blavod

Illinois

4.56/5  rDev +24.3%

08-16-2014 19:24:13 | More by blavod
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MWinchester91


5/5  rDev +36.2%

08-16-2014 04:43:05 | More by MWinchester91
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Jordan_miller


3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

08-16-2014 03:30:07 | More by Jordan_miller
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Zormac

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-16-2014 01:39:44 | More by Zormac
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t_holland

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-16-2014 01:36:37 | More by t_holland
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avalon07

South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear consistency. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Pretty good lacing.

S: A mild aroma of bourbon and malt, but little else.

T: Tasted of an overabundance of malt, light fruit and some bourbon. There wasn't nearly enough bourbon to make an impact here, but that seems to be the problem with the flavor. It's too thin and unfocused.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer is kind of a mess all around. It simply wasn't pushed far enough, therefore it was a thin brew.

08-15-2014 21:55:34 | More by avalon07
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Dwreck


2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

Huge smell of oak which was exciting, but that was about it. Has a bright clear copper color. Mouthfeel was medium high carbonation and the taste was bright but odd. The high carbonation hurt the bourbon flavors. Both beers I have tried from this brewer were disappointing. Looked good, smelled good, fell short.

08-15-2014 03:02:52 | More by Dwreck
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

08-15-2014 00:04:30 | More by TimoP
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KYIPAfreak


2.92/5  rDev -20.4%

08-14-2014 23:48:28 | More by KYIPAfreak
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ZDSmith87

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

08-14-2014 14:58:27 | More by ZDSmith87
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TheBeerSipper

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

08-14-2014 11:01:31 | More by TheBeerSipper
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

08-14-2014 05:11:49 | More by bostonryan
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Julissa


5/5  rDev +36.2%

08-14-2014 02:20:36 | More by Julissa
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dalleyne

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9%

08-14-2014 01:28:38 | More by dalleyne
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Petegrieco

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-13-2014 23:31:02 | More by Petegrieco
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,881 ratings.