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RATINGS: 839   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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 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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (3005) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2010
This was a nice surprise. I ordered this at Vintage Estate thinking it was Kentucky Breakfast and was surprised to see the light color. After digging on RB I see it’s a different beer. Aroma was decent. All vanilla and oak with nothing else...just a little subdued. Pour was a nice medium gold with a one finger white head. Taste was delicious. Strong vanilla and bourbon flavors with just hints of wood. Very creamy. Medium carbonation round the beer out. This is a good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Pours a light orange with a big head. The aroma is marmalade and alcohol up front but certainly is dominated by the unmistakable distinct aroma of college party jungle juice made with Hawaiian Punch. The flavor is lots of charred wood and vanilla. There is a nice bitterness and it tastes a lot nicer than it smells.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1634) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Pours a clear copper with extremely light carbonation. Ne head at all. Aroma shows strong bourbon and vanilla. Mouthfeel is lighter than one would expect. Light malts mix with lightly sweet bourbon. Hops are undetectable. Lightly warming in the chest.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redtechnj (257) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Aroma- sweet malt, bourbon and alcohol Apperence- Clear golden coppery with a thin head Flavor- caramel,vanilla,bourbon,alcohol. Overall an interesting beer, a sweet oaky bourbon ale with a bourbon alcohol vanilla taste with a slightly tarty aftertase.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 13, 2010
I want to rank this higher just because it is a light bourbon beer but I cannot. The base ale is just too light and unfulfilling to do it. Light bourbon smell and nice light bourbon flavor but that is all going for it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (7964) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Tap. interesting take on a golden beer! Clear gold pour with a minimal head. Aroma and taste of oak, bourbon, and vanilla. Nice easy drinking lighter beer with character.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7498) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Courtesy of trimon77 pouring clear deep gold with off white head. The aroma has oak, vanilla and then mild booziness at the end of the draw. Smooth aroma that lacks beeriness. The taste is nice with sweet vanilla mixing with sweet malts, a sense of roasted malts, then some oak and bourbon. Smooth barrel forward brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ddemmingjr (783) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2010
bottle: pours a clear amber with a thick white head. on the nose, gingerbread cookies, vanilla, caramel, woody oak. Lively carbonation. pretty smooth with the creaminess represented from the malts. too sweet for me but interesting and not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Served from a 12 oz bottle thanks to Craig. The appearance is a fairly clear golden hue. The aromas are creamy, some vanilla, some off aromas too. The flavors are very buttery and creamy, a touch of barrel and bourbon in the after taste. The mouth is medium bodied. This was a curious offering with such a lighter bodied beer in bourbon barrels that turned out pretty decent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - OCT 24, 2010
Really? 3.1? Come on now, even if you don’t like bourbon, you can surely appreciate how much flavour they were able to cram into such a light, easy drinking beer. The aroma is sweet, dominated by bourbon, surprise. The flavour is great, like the aroma it is sweet and dominated by bourbon, vanilla and caramel are the stars, there is a very VERY light bitter note of hops, barely noticeable, the finish is creamy vanilla, slightly dry, and absolutely awesome. Maybe it’s because I love bourbon almost as much as i love beer. But this stuff I thought to be absolutely fantastic, the finish is great.


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