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RATINGS: 903   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
4beerguy (2) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2013 does not count
Ale aged in bourbon whiskey barrels presents a sweet start with a smooth mellow finish. The sultle blend of bourbon and malty ale flavors is complex yet complementary.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Pours a clear amber, very similar to a neat bourbon. No head and looks extremely smooth. Aroma of bourbon and bourbon only, at least to me! Taste is a very very smooth oak ale, very little bourbon comes through, which makes this a refreshing and desirable brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rollsrace (81) - - AUG 9, 2014
Sweet vanilla taste with a bourbon finish. I can tell it’s got a bit of a punch to it.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tercise (1) - Philpot, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2006 does not count
What a fantastic beer. But watch out!!! It will sneak up on you! High alc/vol

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KamGoPro (215) - Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Amber pour, strong floral with oak and whiskey finish aroma. Sweet start with smokey bourbon finish. Plenty of complexity to enjoy sipping. Even has a subtle lingering Bourbon burn

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fampro621 (2) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2016 does not count
Found this while taking a tour of the factory. Was very impressed with the quality of the brew. Enjoyed the barrel taste that is carried through the beer. In my opinion one of the best this brewery has to offer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fhamrick (19) - , Kentucky, USA - MAR 14, 2010
One of my favorites. An incredibly smooth beer with the perfect amount of bourbon taste.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jtlucas74 (1) - Fishers, USA - MAY 9, 2011 does not count
On Draught at the Beer Cellar Indianapolis. You can really smell the bourbon in the pour. Tastes amazing and the bourbon really comes through. golden, minimal head, lightly sour, medium sweetness, light body. This is a good beer, especially on draught.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjexchange (3) - - MAR 2, 2012 does not count
One of the best brews I’ve tasted. Malty vanilla flavor which goes down very smoothly. 9% ABV, but you can’t tell. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer.

4.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JayR70 (4) - - MAR 12, 2013 does not count
delicious...I love bourbon and I love beer...perfect blend...a little caramel, without being too sweet. Very drinkable...had too many, but could have had more. delicious. had it at Ginger Man in Manhattan on tap.


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