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RATINGS: 946   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   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 Kentuckys 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.

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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTAEgeek (2117) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Growler from the Beer Growler (Alpharetta). Clear gold with a small, off-white head. The aroma is caramel, hay, butterscotch, and vanilla. Very sweet, with a little sour note toward the end. Medium body, sticky, a little acidic, and lightly carbonated. This beer is very forward with the bourbon notes, which is the only thing to make this mediocre beer worth drinking.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (1429) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2017
It pours golden widh some low bitterness, floral hops, and grainy sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2803) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2017
Ive been avoiding this for awhile, suspecting it wasnt going to be very good. I was mostly right, but it was better than expected. So its nice to have something bourbon barrel aged that isnt an imperial stout. Here though I could barely tell there was much oomph to the underlying ale. A heavier old ale/barleywine would work better. Decent vanilla/bourbon and oak flavors, lightly sweet caramel malts.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (929) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2017
Pours a clear iced tea brown with a thin white head. Faint aroma of sweet bourbon and caramel. Very thin and light with a semi sweet caramel taste. Hides the alcohol very well. Smooth almost to the point of feeling watered down. Flavors arent very bold. Ok but nothing special. Fairly enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JTParis (23) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2017
@Lexington, Kentucky. Free beer at the conference bar, and really good as such. Amber and thick enough.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Thuddi (1) - Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2017 does not count
Absolutely loved this beer. I enjoyed the pleasant Caramel after taste. Very smooth!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
stupre (274) - Nanterre, FRANCE - MAR 11, 2017
Bouteille achete chez Intercaves. Bire ambre aux notes de Bourbon et de vanille. Assez agrable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (2690) - PORTUGAL - MAR 6, 2017
355ml bottle. Clear golden with a small white head. Caramel, bourbon and vanilla. A bit light in flavour. Good, though.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (6173) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Bourbon and caramel nose. Crystal clear bronze, thin yellow head. Yeast, malt, bourbon. Medium body, moderate carbonation.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ehaak26 (422) - - FEB 25, 2017
Ive tried this a few times on tap and from a bottle. Its weird how variable the beer is. The first time I tried it, it had big vanilla aromas with a nice mix of malt and bourbon. Every other time its tasted terrible.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddesprez (75) - Saint-Marcel, FRANCE - FEB 21, 2017
Vous laurez compris, pour cette Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, les brasseurs de chez Lexington ont choisi comme base la Kentucky Ale puis lont fait vieillir durant six semaines en ft de Bourbon des meilleures distilleries ! Une bire plaisante, la fois en apritif ou en digestif. Visuellement, cette bire amricaine se distingue par une robe ambre aux reflets rouges, avec un beau col de mousse beige ! Au nez, armes de caramel, de bourbon et de vanille se mlent dans un parfait quilibre. La bouche est elle particulirement malte avec des saveurs caramliss, avant que le Bourbon ne refasse son apparition. Le final est lui aussi finement sur le Bourbon. Il peut tre intressant de comparer cette bire avec la Kentucky Ale afin de constater la qualit du vieillissement... Avant dessayer la Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout !


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