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

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,782 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,782
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 17.98%
Wants: 75
Gots: 200 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

11-22-2013 03:53:35 | More by Chuck_25
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cowboy83

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

11-19-2013 21:08:28 | More by cowboy83
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largadeer

California

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

11-18-2013 03:26:59 | More by largadeer
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-17-2013 23:54:43 | More by Flabbyjandro
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-17-2013 05:27:26 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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khargro2

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-17-2013 04:04:58 | More by khargro2
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

11-16-2013 16:07:27 | More by bluerabbit
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SeatsTaken

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-16-2013 04:45:33 | More by SeatsTaken
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JISurfer

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

11-16-2013 04:32:00 | More by JISurfer
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Jeebus951

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

11-16-2013 02:22:01 | More by Jeebus951
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Utica_Brew_Review

New York

3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Amber color with mild to no head and moderate carbonation. Strong bourbon aroma with a hint of smokiness and hop notes. Beer? What beer? Smells like we poured a glass of bourbon. Caramel bourbon flavor without an alcoholic kick. Mostly bourbon flavors and not much in the way of beer. Perhaps a bit too heavy on the bourbon flavor which suffocates the beer flavor? Finishes with a carbonated bite. Good strong bourbon flavor.

If you want bourbon. Drink bourbon.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 05:01:22 | More by Utica_Brew_Review
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VAcrossr

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-15-2013 00:56:06 | More by VAcrossr
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dmmcginnis

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-14-2013 23:29:58 | More by dmmcginnis
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

11-14-2013 07:09:11 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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chrisroarshack

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-14-2013 02:32:50 | More by chrisroarshack
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JothHu

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-14-2013 00:35:20 | More by JothHu
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New Jersey

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Mississippi

3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Westmalle goblet.

A: Clear, bourbon-y amber with minimal white head that quickly shifts to lots of interspersed bubbles.

S: Smooth Kentucky bourbon, malts and a hint of vanilla. Oak barrel in the periphery.

T: like drinking a jigger of Kentucky bourbon. Sweet, mellow. Caramel and molasses with vanilla and smokey oak. A real sipper. The alcohol slides in for the kill.

M: light to medium with light carbonation. Picking up some soft mellow fizz the longer it sits on the tongue.

O: a nice surprise. Definitely an after dinner sipper, perhaps with a cigar. More like a bourbon than a beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 14:43:32 | More by brewskifan55
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Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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PorterLambic

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Arrives a clear and bright reddish brown. Minimal, nearly non-existent, head, just a faint ring.
Smell is malty with notes of vanilla, coconut, bourbon, smoke/char and an really well received brown sugar sweetness. Very complex and really well balanced.
Taste is exactly the same: sweet, malty, vanilla, light smoke, bourbon, coconut. Again, very complex and very well balanced.
Smooth, fairly rich, and it only gets better as it warms. The ABV hides well but there is a warming aspect that develops as it warms up stopping short of becoming cloying. I highly recommend this one.

Serving type: on-tap

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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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New York

4/5  rDev +9%

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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,782 ratings.