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

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BA SCORE
83
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379 Ratings
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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 16.39%
Wants: 22
Gots: 84 | 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 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%

Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Really clear light amber pour, small head quick to poor lace.
Smell of heavily spiced (and sprinkled with sugar) pumpkin pie, with a splash of bourbon (or more like baking rum essence). Faint stave, some citrus peel, peach juice.
As the nose, describing the taste feels more like a cooking recipe. Sweet pumpkin mash up front with lots of the obvious spices (lots of nutmeg, clove, ginger, cinnamon, some anise), a bit of apple mash too, faint banana, citrus peel and some faint nut. A hearty splash of prickly, on the brink of being mouth-numbing, bourbon. Caramel malts add to the sticky sweetness, but the beer doesn't feel entirely encumbered. Damp stave note in the finish, some oaky vanilla, bourbon dry finish.
Medium to light in body, a bit oily, medium carbonation. Aftertaste as expected, a bit of everything.
A nice seasonal pumpkin ale, a bit boozy, but fitting for colder days. A small "artificial" note (cheap kind of bourbon?) underneath it all, but covered smartly by the spices.

Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of hunteraw
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of Cris4545
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of blueberryann
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.