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

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,050 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,050
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 92
Gots: 319 | FT: 5
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%

DRECTOR, Apr 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

SpencerB37, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

drew5129, Apr 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Thoroughbred88, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

skinnypete16, Aug 11, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +22.1%

Trenton_Hiltbrand, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of ddahlen
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at De'shea's in the Lexington, Kentucky airport. Poured out a nice golden hue with a 1 inch head.
The nose has a great woody, caramel, bourbon aroma as you'd expect. Comparing this to their base beer, Kentucky Ale, you can tell the aromatics come 90% from the bourbon.
The taste has quite a bit of caramel from the malt, but is really predominated with the bourbon. It retains quite a bit of sweetness on the backend.
The mouthfeel is crisp and fairly light for the abv.
Overall, if bourbon beers are your thing, this is definitely for you. All in all, the beer component of this one doesn't bring all that much to the table, it's a basic, but good, bourbon ale.

ddahlen, May 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

Mooseafer, Apr 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

maltyhops, Dec 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

texasnomad, Dec 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Oester16, Dec 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

cwappelt, Mar 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

KarateShow, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.7/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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fallenshadow, Sep 18, 2014
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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.

StuyBeerGuy, Dec 20, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +18.8%

I_imbibe, Sep 18, 2014
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,050 ratings.