Kentucky Old Fashioned Barrel Ale | Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

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3.73/5
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170 Ratings
Kentucky Old Fashioned Barrel AleKentucky Old Fashioned Barrel Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Kentucky, United States
kentuckyale.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Latarnik on 05-03-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,036
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
170
pDev:
10.99%
 
 
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9
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Ratings: 170 |  Reviews: 41
Reviews by goblue3509:
Photo of goblue3509
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of Rhody1
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth, love the hints of fruits and of course the bourbon

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Photo of tigg924
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Taste is dark cherries, orange, cedar, and corn bourbon. Solid, dry, semi-sweet beer. I find myself liking other Alltech releases more, but this one still being better than a lot of the beers I have tried. I might get this one again, but may get others from the brewery first.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber/dark tan. Syrupy, sweet, heavy aroma of bourbon and caramel malt. Syrupy mouthfeel, heavy body, bourbon and caramel malt taste. Dry, peppery finish. Sweet, caramel, orange peel and you can taste the ABV.

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Photo of rsquared59
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of boogerisu
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsonta
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tappangordo
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcbroome
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.52/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Skabiski
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerinabottle
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ctmiami
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Definitely you can taste the Bourbon and the barrel. Weak head

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Alltech's Lexington Brewing Co. "Alltech's Lexington Brewing"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle,
$3.99 @ Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: So I assume this is something like an "Old Fashioned" cocktail based on the label, or at least the orange peel, cherries, and bitters barrels that are listed. So let's see, it's a clear deep-copper with golden-orange highlights beneath a finger-thick head of creamy off-white. The aroma displays only caramelish malt and a hint of orange and maybe some light herbs. The flavor delivers more, and I'd say it tastes something like an Old Fashioned without really having any of the parts particularly show. What is there is mainly caramelish malt, and then orange with a hint of cherry, oak and herbs, and alcohol. It's 10% so that's acceptable to me, and to be honest, probably required for what it's intended to be. It unfortunately tastes a little bit like a watered down Old Fashioned, one that was left and all of the ice melted. I wish there were more to it. On the other hand, it's really well balanced and does contain a little bit of everything promised so I can't really say there's anything wrong with it; no defects. To finish up, it's medium bodied and gently crisp with a moderate carbonation that warms in the mouth to leave it smooth - complementary to the idea behind it; and the head fell fairly shortly but it left some very nice lacing behind. I'd suggest it's worth trying but it's not their best offering.

Review# 5,917 3.75/3.75/4/4/3.75 = 3.88

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Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wrentmore
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uncwest96
3.29/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Henderbeer
3.26/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Photo of hophugger
2.62/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Got a little let down after reading the front of the bottle that said "Ale brewed with cherries and orange peel, aged in oak bourbon and bitters barrels". Color was deep golden with decent foamy head and good lacing. That's about as far as the good comments go. Aroma is kind of faint with a touch of cherries, bourbon and other citrus. Taste falls flat, tastes like heavily watered down bourbon. Picking up faint touches of alcohol, bourbon, sugary water. No where they bold taste that this one should have. Missing a lot and tastes just like water was added....Not much of a balance to speak of. Disappointed again...

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of leinie13
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Treyliff
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep amber color with a small foamy white head that maintains for a while, then disappears completely

S- aroma has distinct cherry notes, having trouble picking up any orange. Beyond that, the aroma is very similar to their regular barrel ale. Light bourbon & sweet malt

T- sweet cherry up front with the bitters surprisingly popping through, still can't find much orange. Light bourbon notes, along with caramel malt and more spicy bitters on the finish

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slick mouthfeel that continues to the finish, light alcohol warmth on the linger

O- an interesting beer for sure, it pretty much drinks like a watered down old fashioned, worth try

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Kentucky Old Fashioned Barrel Ale from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 170 ratings