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

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BA SCORE
3.7/5
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3,074 Ratings
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel AleKentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.19%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by SheepNutz on 07-13-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,489
Reviews:
675
Ratings:
3,074
pDev:
17.84%
Bros Score:
3.77
 
 
Wants:
159
Gots:
1,063
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,074 |  Reviews: 675
Photo of DigitGrowler
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of markallmon
2.99/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of pm0719
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HopsnScotch987
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JTPrince
2.79/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

It’s not that bad, especially for the high abv. But.... definitely over priced, and disappointing. “bland without a bite”.

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Photo of Cunny123
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superwho24
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bdaggett
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerbecueSauce
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bikeforcoffee
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheCondor
3.09/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up from the Party Source and poured into a snifter. Really excited about this one as I like beer, and I like bourbon, so what could go wrong? I found out quite a bit.

A - The best part of the beer. Pours a nice copper color with a small fizzy head that goes faster than a noob in porn. I do think the packaging is cool though.

S - Slight bourbon, a bit of malts, a bit of breads, pretty flat nose.

T - Even worse than the nose. I did not like this beer at all. Could not taste the bourbon, very flat flavors. Bits of malts, a bit of sweetness and caramel, but not much else.

M - The worst part of the beer. Really thin, fizzy, and dry. It just felt very watery to me.

O - I would not recommend this brew, especially for the price. I was expecting something with a lot more bourbon and a lot less fizzy and water. It's been a long time since I had to drain pour a brew but I had to do it with this one. It was awful. I don't know how this got up to a 3.7 rating, maybe they changed the recipe recently or something. There was nothing in my experience to indicate I did something wrong, it was a clean glass and I had a fresh palate. I think it just sucked.

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Photo of theBubba
3.14/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Pored into my tulip glass and before I could line up my camera (I take shots of all my beers to catalog) Poof! The head was gone. Didn't make for a nice shot. Smells nice. Bourbon and vanilla. But it's thin bodied and almost flat in terms of carbonation. And at close to 5 bucks for a 12 oz. tall neck, there are much better ways to spend your beer money.

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Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Has a clear copper color with a small white head. The aroma has some vanilla and wood. The taste is mild with a hint of bourbon in the background.

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Photo of Tludke
4.34/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of quadmad
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottled April 2017. Purchased July in Simsbury Ct. A bit strong on the bourbon for my taste. Nice dark amber colour. Kind of boozy. High price for ordinary beer.

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Photo of ScottyB515
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of marcrech
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GOBLIN
3.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of HopsandHeads1981
4.17/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LAND_MINE
1.61/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This label should read: Aged in Bourbon barrels for 3 minutes. Where is the Bourbon? I couldn't taste any. I have tried two different "BBA" beers from here and felt like I was drinking water. Also, what awards did this win? Only thing I could figure is that the Bourbon they got from the barrels won awards. The same barrels they swished this beer in for 30 seconds. I highly recommend that you find something else to drink as this is NOT a BBA beer.

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Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cwm51662
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was a beer first tried in the midst of a long night. Was glad to later find out it was as good as it seemed then. Prolly one of the weakest aromas I've hit, but full flavor.

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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 3,074 ratings