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

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1,961 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,961
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 18.26%
Wants: 87
Gots: 278 | 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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5/5  rDev +36.2%

Jstrongtiger, Aug 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

SkiBum22, Aug 21, 2014
4.4/5  rDev +19.9%

ERICSTARY, Aug 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

justine5161, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

GFD400, Aug 21, 2014
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2.88/5  rDev -21.5%

dweiss85, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of JLSIV
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.

JLSIV, Aug 20, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

nkelley77, Aug 20, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +2.5%

BeerBuzzGuy, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

harsley, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Crimsontider22, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

parkwood, Aug 18, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

bundy462, Aug 17, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +10.1%

Tcuphil, Aug 16, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +11.7%

Suppa07, Aug 16, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +24.3%

blavod, Aug 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

MWinchester91, Aug 16, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

Jordan_miller, Aug 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Zormac, Aug 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

t_holland, Aug 16, 2014
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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.

avalon07, Aug 15, 2014
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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.

Dwreck, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

TimoP, Aug 15, 2014
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2.92/5  rDev -20.4%

KYIPAfreak, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

ZDSmith87, Aug 14, 2014
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,961 ratings.