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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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Sam_C

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-01-2014 23:02:31 | More by Sam_C
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9%

12-31-2013 17:58:39 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Totentanzer

Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Really shines on-tap. Prominent bourbon aroma, almost sweet to the nose. Little to no head. Served in a snifter. The ale itself is nothing robust or impressive. It is a simple vehicle with wich to deliver the oakiness & leached bourbon essences. Not one I reccomend enjoying all the time, but really nice as an occasional treat Enjoy

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2013 05:03:35 | More by Totentanzer
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swtchuck

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-30-2013 01:16:08 | More by swtchuck
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veganmaniu

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

12-29-2013 23:14:15 | More by veganmaniu
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cornpone

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-29-2013 02:39:29 | More by cornpone
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prdrums77

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

12-28-2013 05:35:06 | More by prdrums77
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porterman66

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -45.5%

12-27-2013 23:51:57 | More by porterman66
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Brinks

Alabama

2/5  rDev -45.5%

12-27-2013 19:46:07 | More by Brinks
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PursuitOfHoppiness

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9%

12-27-2013 08:32:56 | More by PursuitOfHoppiness
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-26-2013 17:02:00 | More by derkfromwi
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MenardMa

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-26-2013 17:01:10 | More by MenardMa
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WraythOsu

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-25-2013 22:09:59 | More by WraythOsu
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KeeganRohovich

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

12-23-2013 23:24:51 | More by KeeganRohovich
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jscheuf

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

12-23-2013 19:22:58 | More by jscheuf
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-23-2013 14:48:08 | More by drummermattie02
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Snooprobirob

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-22-2013 23:32:32 | More by Snooprobirob
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StuyBeerGuy

New York

4.34/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - This beer has a light copper color body with a lively white head and good retention and lacing. Makes one want to drink it.

Smell - Smell and strong. The bourbon flavors that stand out are a minimal and intriguing bite with caramel smells.

Mouthfeel - Smooth. Also, this is one of the few weak-points of the beer. I wish it was longer in the mouth. It is smooth and bubbly besides a small issue.

Taste - Delicious, all of the smoky flavors of a bourbon with sweet flavors. Goes well with the decor of a irish pub.

I'd suggest this beer to a friend.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2013 05:54:36 | More by StuyBeerGuy
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gatorspw

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

12-18-2013 23:31:38 | More by gatorspw
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fellowrs

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

12-18-2013 22:35:48 | More by fellowrs
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smakawhat

Maryland

2.99/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

Deep copper and bronze orange body but quite hazy and dull. Head has a creamy yellow and light tan color consistency and makes about two fingers to slowly settle into a soapy collar. Not bad minus the hazy quality, sort of looks like a barleywine.

Light bodied, and some small faint butterscotch like caramel. Senses a bit wet. Slightly sweet but not much oak or barrel aging character it seems. Pleasant at least.

Palate is quite surprising. Extremely light and airy, and very watery. I am talking tap water consistency. Senses of flat root beer like sweetness, and vanilla. Virtually no depth of malt on this at all. Palate isn't off putting, but this is really not lively.

This feels like a dead barleywine mixed with flat root beer. It's not horrid to drink but strangely doesn't remind me of beer let alone a barrel aged one. The only thing I would say is the weak watery body makes it super easy to drink, but my desire to ever want to have this again is virtually nil.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 02:03:24 | More by smakawhat
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MCImes

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-13-2013 22:00:18 | More by MCImes
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YAAlex

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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reizorc

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-13-2013 04:20:13 | More by reizorc
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lucasj82

Indiana

2/5  rDev -45.5%

12-12-2013 23:46:21 | More by lucasj82
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,782 ratings.