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Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale - Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

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384 Ratings
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Ratings: 384
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 16.12%
Wants: 22
Gots: 88 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BEERchitect on 09-07-2013

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Photo of LutherBrau
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy dark orange in color with a large and dense off-white head, which persists well. The lacing is thin and scattered. Carbonation is minor.

Aroma: Massive aroma of pumpkin pie spices: cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. Spicy alcohol and buttery notes are present also.

Taste: Begins with a surge of pumpkin pie spices and caramel. As the taste develops, there is pumpkin roasted in butter, toasted nuts, and a moderate, warming alcohol note. The alcohol presents quite gracefully, particularly in light of the high ABV of ten percent and seems more spicy than vinous. Later in the taste, notes of wood, vanilla, and bourbon manifest, adding another layer of complexity. Finishes with a graceful interplay of the spices and caramel against the bourbon and wood.

Mouth feel: Soft and full, with delicate carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: An excellent, over-the-top example, which eclipsed my fairly high expectations.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

In Memoriam: Pumpkin (April 1998 - November 22, 2014) - the best cat ever. We will always miss you.

02/22/2015

Photo of EB1975
4.59/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite beers.

Photo of NorCalAussie
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of derekgw123
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrk829
3.14/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PretzelCity
3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bespin15
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A very odd beer for me. The pour was a nice amber color with an off colored head that trails the glass. The smell was full of wood with hints of caramel and vanilla, however there was not much pumpkin on the nose. The taste was heavy on the wood with then a bit of pumpkin and brown sugar on the end. Enjoyable but not very well balanced.

Photo of BIll_Currie
4.77/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

had this at GABF in 2014. Great!!

Photo of sgulner
3.06/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bourbon, Yes..Pumpkin, not much.. I love there base beer, it's my dessert at most dinners when available. I bought this as my wife is a huge Pumpkin fan and this was no pumpkin. Letting a few sit in the basement to see if the bourbon will chill out and the veg will come thru...TBD

Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerinabottle
4.72/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The pumpkin and spice hit me first followed by the hint of bourbon. No head of note. Deceptively easy to drink for a 10% but a fine ale for Christmas night here in Offaly Ireland.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MustyDusty
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hsus0225
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Roland45s
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

an above average bourbon pumpkin ale, it doesnt' have much to flavor of pumpkin, as it is masked by the bourbon, however, its still a solid brew.

Photo of threedaggers
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of rlee1390
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%

A-Clear orange and not much carbonation

S-Nice pumpkin spice character bu not much oak or bourbon.

T-Starts with some pumpkin and some spice. Not much oak. Slight bourbon.

M-Lighter and not much carbonation.

O-Better than I was expecting, but for the price a try it and never have it again.

Photo of Stoutlad
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of citruscane
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Klewisx3
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Very smooth pumpkin ale

Photo of Louisjohnson84
4.44/5  rDev +21.3%

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Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.