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RATINGS: 810   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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 six 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. Launched in 2006, it has grown to become the flagship beer of the premier name in barrel-aged beers: Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2965) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Pours clear amber color-almost like apple juice. Aroma of vanilla, wood, and bourbon. Bourbon flavor with some vanilla and oak. Light bodied and seemed slightly over-carbonated. Decent enough though.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FestDecBeet (358) - - JAN 20, 2015
Look: pours a light copper. Very clear. White head. Smell: bourbon barrel. Yeast like a lager. Oak. Vanilla. Taste: bourbon. Oak and vanilla. Feel: thin mouth feel. Slightly sweet on the front and dry on the back. Overall: easy drinker. Just not my style. Heavy bourbon and barrel overwhelm the beer. First drank: 1/20/15 Vintage: 4/15/15

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kordzio1 (3) - Szczecin, POLAND - JAN 17, 2015 does not count
Zapach słodowo-waniliowo-śmietankowy. W smaku jak śmietankowy lager. Wysycenie i wygląd ok, ale smakowo-zapachowo jest średnio, piwo jest zbyt jednowymiarowe i smakuje trochę jak średniej jakości słodycze o smaku śmietankowym. Można spróbować, jako "coś innego".

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (580) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
How: Bottle. Appearance: Amber, off-white head. Aroma: Caramel, pine, vanilla. Palate: Medium body, medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (2395) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
sweet bourbon and vanilla malty aroma. Tastes like an overly sweet lager. Nothing too interesting. A poor man’s Innis and Gunn.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (1062) - New York City, TURKEY - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle. Amber color with small white foamy head that disappeared quickly, sharp bourbon aroma, medium carbonation, somewhat flat whisky taste, abrupt finish with alcohol aftertaste. The whisky taste is overpowering everything else.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2543) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 11, 2015
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Crystal clear medium amber with a beige rim head, small waves of lace. Aroma of malt and bourbon. Taste is malt that is joined early by a strong burst of carbonation. Then it adds light hops before returning to the malt and a light touch of bourbon. Alcohol is evident, but not overpowering. Could be good, but the carbonation clouds things.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jdshep (13) - Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2015
full review: wp.me/p5urG4-ga The appearance of the beer was great, the carbonation bubbles that constantly flowed upward in the orange/amber hue was a delight. The head was a good thick white head with some good lacing. Unfortunately that is where the excitement for me stopped. I didn’t even finish the beer. I barely got the bourbon aroma out of it. I couldn’t identify the initial taste, but the finish was acidic to me. The palate was watery.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
procraste (69) - FRANCE - JAN 8, 2015
C’est gentil. C’est même sympathique en un sens .... Je veux dire du "Bourbon barrel" en version légère .... Pourquoi pas à la limite .... En même temps c’est un peu trop léger tout de même.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
N3lson1 (308) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Pours a golden, amber, with a white head. Smells of vanilla and sweet cask smell. Taste of vanilla malts and bourbon.


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