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:
#32,476
Reviews:
675
Ratings:
3,074
pDev:
17.84%
Bros Score:
3.77
 
 
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Ratings: 3,074 |  Reviews: 675
Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heddar33
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mjbalog
4.79/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Sabtos
3.26/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Clear amber with a soft, even fuzzy blanket.

Aroma is mild of banana bread and pear.

Taste has a smooth toastiness with banana bread, very light wood and some sweet cola with a faint splash of bourbon heat and spiced apple. I think maybe vanilla tones from the barrel are creating the banana-like effect.

Full body, soft carbonation, finishing semi-dry.

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Photo of FullOfHopkins
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Solid beer. Very easy to drink for 8%. This is a great beer to follow up a good meal with it. It’s got a nice flavor, it’s smooth, and it’s just sweet enough to really compliment a meal, almost like wine. Flavors aren’t very complex and are a little *too* sweet for my general preference, but overall I definitely enjoy it. Nice vanilla and bourbon notes, and they hide the booze really well. Overall, not my favorite but a very solid beer that I would (and will) drink again.

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Photo of Craven
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ctmiami
3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Probably not my favorite style but a big success in my house with family and friends over thanksgiving , People where impressed with the aroma and flavors. You can definitely smell and taste the bourbon and the barrel.

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Photo of Thmcress
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spencer96
1.54/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of MrJuengling
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nhdjinn
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Okadamag
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jweiderhold806
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stout_beast
2.18/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of j_albatross
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Soapy loose head in a pint glass. Copper, light amber color. Light, sweet bourbon nose. Very sweet ale, malty forward, with rich notes of good bourbon and an oaky finish. The thin body of an American domestic lager or ale makes for easy sipping. Overall pleasantly surprised, was great as an after lunch digestif.

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Photo of h4ger
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of dirtyharry2489
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

There's a fingernail of dishwater white around the rim and most of the middle. The beer is copper in appearance. The aroma is difficult to seek out but I get some vague cereal grains. I'm tasting caramel with a hint of bourbon at the back of the palate. The mouth is dry, warm, and a touch thin.

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Photo of Krusader
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BenHoppy
4.97/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For a bourbon ale it's phenomenal with its bourbon forward flavor

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Photo of TerryMills
3.26/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Golden copper color with some sweetness and hints of vanilla and barrel as you drink more of .

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Photo of Bruno74200
3.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tastes like a strong bud infused with bourbon. I wouldn't go back to it. I understand now the price (less than €3) for a bourbon barrel aged beer. Not worthy

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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