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

Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel AleKentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale
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Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Kentucky, United States
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #166
Ranked #23,711
3.71 | pDev: 14.82%
Tuesday at 01:06 AM
Sep 07, 2013
A barrel-aged ale brewed with Kentucky-sourced pumpkin, richly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. This robust, limited-release seasonal brew makes for a flavorful sipping beer to slowly warm up with as the weather cools.
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, amber color with burgundy highlights and a small, white head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass. It smelled of bourbon, oak, vanilla and pumpkin. Sweet bourbon, vanilla, pumpkin and some toffee taste.
Tuesday at 01:06 AM
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Clear, honey colored body; dense, lively carbonation; thick, white head, frothy and long-lasting. Very pleasant seasonal aroma; pumpkin, allspice, cinnamon. The taste is very bourbon-forward; pumpkin and spice flavors in the background; a bit phenolic overall. Medium-heavy body; thick and sticky.

A decent enough pumpkin ale going just a bit over the edge with the barrel aging.

Pouring temperature: 42 °F; bottling info: n/a
Source: gift from a neighbor
Nov 22, 2023
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Reviewed by wmeckley44 from Tennessee

4.59/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
The best pumpkin ale out there. Pours a beautiful orange with a fluffy white head as well as a fantastic fall/late autumn spiced mellow aroma. Taste is perfection, being heavy on the pumpkin with a very strong amber ale base with plenty of malt. Barrel aging is easy to taste and adds some vanilla and oak. Not very sweet at all while being surprisingly crisp and light in the mouth. I got a 4pk and could've drank all 4 easily despite the 10%. It's worth the price and is better than 99% of pumpkin beers, and I like pumpkin beers.
Nov 21, 2023
Rated: 3.68 by QuintusHorace from California

Nov 13, 2023
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Reviewed by dank203 from New Jersey

3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear/filtered burnt orange with lingering white head. Aroma is complex and powerful; heavy bourbon and vanilla notes, with hint of fresh pumpkin. Flavor closely follows, boozy and warming, smooth and balanced.
Nov 09, 2023
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Reviewed by JayV9017

4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Pours clear amber. Nice thin foam.
Amazing smell of spices and pumpkin but not as robust as others.
Really great taste. Not sweet. Well balanced. Flavor thins out quite quickly though for the finish.
Overall worth a try. 10% will leave you out after a few. Slip slowly and enjoy
Oct 17, 2023
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear amber. Thin foam. Pumpkin aroma. Pumpkin and cinnamon body with a light caramel finish. Not too sweet. Well balanced. Can't taste the alcohol. Surprisingly good.
Oct 14, 2023
Rated: 3.79 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Oct 06, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Sep 04, 2023
Rated: 4.09 by Jacob313 from Michigan

Mar 13, 2023
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Reviewed by zotzot from Vermont

3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Drinking in a 12 oz snifter, poured out of a 12 oz bottle.
Pours a bright clear orange with little head - but what do you expect for a pumpkin beer.
Slight pumpkin smell, but not a lot.
Taste is overwhelmingly pumpkin with background of amber ale.
No hint of barrel aging which I expected from this vendor.
Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 2.48 by crewfan1952 from Ohio

Dec 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Happy Halloween! No better way to celebrate than with a new Pumpkin Beer after work. That being said, I don’t have the highest hopes for this one given the reputation of the brewery, but who knows, maybe they’ll surprise me. I doubt it, but let’s just jump in headfirst and see what’s up

Pours a mostly clear orange gold with 3 fingers of soapy light beige head that fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

The nose is definitely spice driven, but not to a ridiculous degree like others. I’m picking up on aromas of earthy cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, dark bread, baked pumpkin, light toffee, and oaky bourbon. Actually quite nice

It feels thinner and a bit boozy in taste, but it’s still pretty decent. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting nutmeg, pie crust, earthy bourbon, pumpkin meat, caramel, and light cinnamon. The swallow brings notes of earthy cinnamon, pumpkin meat, dark bread, sweet vanilla, light oak, and earthy bourbon

A medium body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a slick beer. Finishes slightly sticky and boozy but not too much

Well it’s not great, but it’s still better than I was expecting going in. Still happy to have tried it
Oct 31, 2022
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Reviewed by DarkLordScott from Wisconsin

3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear pumpkin colored, or light copper, brew with a one finger head. The head leaves little on the glass. Aroma is cinnamon, pumpkin and a hint of nutmeg. Taste is light with pumpkin and nutmeg the predominant profiles. There is bitterness and little, if any, bourbon character here. All in all, a typical pumpkin beer.
Oct 30, 2022
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Reviewed by JohnDee from Texas

3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Translucent amber with a very thin white head. Smells like bourbon on the rocks. Flavor is bourbon-forward but smooth with kind of a pumpkin backbone and a slightly sweet aftertaste. Spices are subtle. Medium bodied. Goes down well.
Oct 22, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts

Oct 22, 2022
Rated: 3.88 by magikbagel from Wisconsin

Oct 16, 2022
Rated: 3.68 by Taenim from Maine

Oct 08, 2022
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
My favorite strong, boozy Pumpkin Beer is still "Rumpkin" but this beer is pretty good too. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass, this beer features a light clear copper color with a small fizzy white head. Head retention is somewhat less than average and there is no lacing on the glass. Aroma is primarily from the bourbon barrel aging and it is quite strong. The taste is a little more balanced. The bourbon barrel flavor still dominates but there is a malty beer in there too and the pumpkin spices are noticeable too. The pumpkin spices are not overdone - making this a tasty beer!!! Mouthfeel is somewhat rich with malty smoothness and bourbon barrel harshness both noticeable. There is some woody bitterness, and "bite" from the bourbon barrel, but there is a smoothness as well. A good slow sipper, Good take on a strong Pumpkin beer.
Oct 01, 2022
Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 631 ratings