Bourbon Barrel-Aged Kentucky Common | Local Option

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Brewed by:
Local Option
Illinois, United States
localoptionbier.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dark sour ale partially aged on American oak and partially on fresh bourbon barrels, then blended.

Added by TMoney2591 on 07-13-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
127
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
7.8%
 
 
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10
Gots:
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4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.54/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap the the Republic in Minneapolis.

Dark reddish-brown body; clear with a thin head that soon reduced to a ring.

I had a typical reaction to this wild ale in that the aroma was a bit unappealing in some respects, but the BBL aging certainly improved this. The flavor was good, nicely complex and not too funky, with limited BBL effects A bit tart and lightly fruity, Near full bodied with light carbonation.

O: Exceptionally interesting brew. .

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Happy Gnome
L: Brilliant dark brown under a thin light tan foam collar.
S: Tart and faint chocolate, citrus.
T: lemony tart, acidic, dry, no roast or bitterness, hints of cherry, bourbon, vanilla, oak
F: Medium full body, medium carbonation.
O: A very interesting bourbon barrel aged wild ale that is easy to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Kentucky Common from Local Option
4.1 out of 5 based on 127 ratings.
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