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

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3.69/5
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Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel AleKentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BEERchitect on 09-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,608
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
531
pDev:
15.18%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 531 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of connecticutpoet
3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Almost no head on a clear amber body.

Aroma – Nutmeg, allspice, cloves, nutty pecans.

Taste – Nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. A little oak tannin.

Mouthfeel – Strong enough to support all the spices, pretty good, not thin.

Overall – As someone who often dislikes pumpkin ales they did a good job of balancing everything here.

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Photo of Nass
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is close to undrinkable and awful. Anybody that thinks that beer tastes fine and okay is an absolute idiot and needs to get their head checked. This beer taught me that bourbon barrel aging a pumpkin beer is not a good idea. D- (60-64)

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Photo of Beerbuddha
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
2.54/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tdm168
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of smithj4
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ThrewRedButter
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

L - Rusty orange color and transparent body. One finger of off-white head.

S - Bland. Ghosts of cinnamon and nutmeg. No barrel character.

T - Flavors are bigger here. Spices, oak, char, and smoke. Small pumpkin. Residual booze.

F - A little light. 10%? Impressively hidden, but this was supposed to be a massive, warming sipper, which it isn't

O - Had potential, but fell short. Good, not great.

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Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rsquared59
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Willvoll
4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the good stuff. Like the name suggests, expect that alcohol bite from the bourbon barrels. If you drink it expecting that it's amazing. In a blind testing it would probably be overwhelming. Considering I like bourbon this beer is heaven. It's around 11% abv so it hits you quick. Best poured into a stout glass imo. Smells boozy

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Photo of EddieJoe
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What a great looking beer,pours into a goblet a clear deep burnt orange with a thinner but well sustained off white head atop,love the richness of the color of this beer.Vanilla/bourbon and graham cracker stand out most in the nose than a bit of cardamom and cinnamon peak thru,the alcohol is very present.The body was thinner for such a big alcoholic beer,lightly carbonated with a slickness to it..Warming spices up front on the palate with some real pumpkin coming thru,the bourbon barrel comes in late and it does get a bit sweet late.Solid and so close to being really top notch,as is really damn good.

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Photo of Keith27614
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tubeyes
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lost_sailor
4.21/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurzman
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OzmanBey
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ok, I said this in other posts and I'll say it again: I am not a fan of pumpkin beer, donuts, cereal, coffee, or anything. I have no idea why this has become the big thing in the states, having said that let me say that this is one of three pumpkin beers I actually like. The reason why is it has a nice hint of pumpkin without being loaded with that pumpkin spice. The pumpkin favor gently sits on top of the very nice bourbon flavor making a very nice comfortable taste on the tongue.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcbroome
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skabiski
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of richj1970
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fisherbray
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 531 ratings