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

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Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel AleKentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

112 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 09-07-2013)
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Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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