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

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel AleKentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
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Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Kentucky, United States
English Strong Ale
Ranked #23
Ranked #23,689
3.71 | pDev: 17.52%
Nov 24, 2023
Jul 13, 2004
Award winning Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is a unique sipping beer with the distinctive nose of a well-crafted bourbon. Our Kentucky Ale is aged for up to 6 weeks in freshly decanted bourbon barrels from some of Kentucky’s finest distilleries. Subtle yet familiar flavors of vanilla and oak are imparted to this special ale as it rests in the charred barrels. Pleasantly smooth and robust, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale may also be served as an aperitif or after dinner drink.
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Rated by Beeristhebest from Wisconsin

3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
I had an expired bottle but it was still a quality ale. Will find this fresh and enjoy it more.
Nov 24, 2023
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Rated: 3.85 by Hammelswest from Nevada

Nov 20, 2023
Rated: 4.46 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Oct 13, 2023
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Reviewed by dajerzy52 from Florida

4.29/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Notes of bourbon in the nose, sweet malt finished with a hint of hops. Not overly complex.Overall a great beer for the bourbon drinker that wants to have a beer.
Sep 28, 2023
Rated: 4 by BlueSpader from Washington

Sep 09, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by saymike32 from New Jersey

Sep 05, 2023
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Rated by CruzinCooler from New Jersey

3.19/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
A bit bitter. Not much if a bourbon taste. Strong which is nice.
Aug 24, 2023
Rated: 5 by Zachboyd3334 from Indiana

Jul 30, 2023
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Reviewed by robwired from Kansas

4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A nose of oak and apple vanilla.
There are flavors of oak, apple vanilla and a tinge of cinnamon.
The mouthfeel is light.
It finishes with caramel and toffee to the palate.
The glass: Rastal Teku.
May 29, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by Dovers from Wisconsin

May 21, 2023
Rated: 4.39 by Jonnybgood from Massachusetts

May 10, 2023
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Reviewed by TDM_62

4.99/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I just recently was in Kentucky. Just picked this beer up in a restaurant and decided to give it a try. I personally find this beer very smooth and have a nice flavor profile. My wife who does not drink a beer or ale at all. When I say at all she has never even attempted to try any beer or ale due to the smell. I asked and out of the blue she said she would try it. She took a sip and then another sip and looked at me and said that is not bad. I live in Missouri but this will be a staple in the refrigerator behind the bar forever!!!!
Apr 07, 2023
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from France

3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle, cold, into a pint glass. Fizzy foam cap washed away quick, left little bubbles on the edge. Frazzled lace.
Smell is wood, toast, maybe vanilla.
Taste is muted. There’s elements of malt, mild hops, vanilla extract (which explains the warmth.,). There’s an artificial element in there.,. flavoring to boost the short time in barrel.
Mouth is light and lively.
Overall? This isn’t cohesive enough to deserve respect from a discerning palate.
Mar 25, 2023
Rated: 3.22 by maiell0 from Texas

Feb 18, 2023
Rated: 3.91 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Feb 12, 2023
Rated: 3.65 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Jan 30, 2023
Rated: 3.34 by ronniebruner from Arizona

Jan 30, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Jan 02, 2023
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

2.63/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Pours a clear pinkish amber with a brief, fizzy 1" off white head that quickly fizzles to a thin ring. Nose is butterscotch, toffee, light nail polish remover, vanilla, and wood. Taste mostly follows with light butterscotch, toffee, roasted barley, and mild bitterness. Something about it doesn't come together, though. Mouthfeel has a bit of weight but carbonation is crisp.
Dec 28, 2022
Rated: 4 by Misterjay1986 from Kentucky

Dec 16, 2022
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 3303 ratings