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RATINGS: 904   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Don2711 (382) - - JUL 4, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2016 Really good. Dark amber with malt maize and caramel bourbon hints and tastes. Great strength and extremely moreish. Will definitely try again. Probably one of best bottled ales I?ve drunk. Gets even better second time. Very smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
schquigly (18) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2006
great tasting ale. very sweet and finishes smooth. made right down the street!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Bottle bonus thanks to phaleslu! Clear amber pour, little carbonation and an extremely strong whiskey aroma (seriously, smelled like a well made manhattan!) Flavor was also closer to a mixed drink rather than a beer, smooth vanilla, bourbon and some malt on the backbone. Not overpowering in the booze department, but still flavorful. Anyone who enjoys a good manhattan would probably enjoy this. Really glad I got to try this one!!!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chryplewicz (7) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2012 does not count
While slightly pricey for a beer that has better beers in the same style, this is a very tasty beer when you really want a bourbon on the rocks. Slightly sweet, never disappointing, and makes a perfect sipping beer.

4.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Whrlwnd13 (6) - USA - JUN 28, 2013 does not count
This is one of my all time favorite beers. It has a light golden brown color. Scent is slight lacking, dry smell. Very thin head. Taste is slightly tingly the flavor of the bourbon barrels is strong, but not overpowering. Finishes with a warming sensation in the belly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (7548) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 Vielen Dank an Sean für dieses Bier! Toller Geruch nach Burbon Whisky. Hellorangene Farbe im Glas. Der Antrunk ist sehr mild, keinerlei Alkohol spürbar. Toll weich. Milde Burbon-Töne mit einem kleinen Hauch von Lakritz. Weiches Malz, angenehm vanillig-süßlich. Der Nachgeschmack ist lang, burbon-weich, angenehm, vanillig, rund toll!
--> Sehr tolles Bier. Der Alkohol nirgendwo herauszuschmekcne, aromenvoll, faszinieren. Ich würde sagen, eins der Besten amerikanischen Biere, die ich bis jetzt getrunken habe. Weder extrem süß, noch extrem aufdringlich, extrem herb oder extrem alkoholisch! Sehr zu empfehlen! (21.2.2011) --> Noten: 12,15,13,14,12,15 - 14,10

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Deep golden red in color with a little off white head that left a lacing on the glass. Vanilla caramel hoppy aroma. Hoppy malty flavor. Vanilla oak notes. Full bodied. Lots of vanilla. Sweet finish. Very drinkable. Enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (904) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Tap at a politics themed bar in Indianapolis. I really enjoyed this delightful sipper and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys tasting a bit of bourbon in thier beer.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Dark urine colored. Bubbly head. Nose is EXCELLENT- definite whiskey notes; pure Jack Daniels. Tastes almost like a Jack and soda. Very inventive. I can’t believe that it comes out to only 4.5% because it tastes much stronger. A winner for sure.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HooperX (13) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Actually bought a pack of this direct from the brewery while on vacation. Pours out a nice ambery color, smells like... you guesed it, bourbon. Taste is fantastic, again, like bourbon, but a bit sweeter. I absolutely love this stuff. I need more. My friends and I went through the entire supply the hotel we stayed at had in their bar over the course of a weekend.


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