Full Review

Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Co.

Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Co.
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale

Category: Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.2%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Co.
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale

Category: Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.2%
Brilliant amber color. Creamy aromas of peach and apple butters on toast, flan, and delicate herbs with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a medium caramelized nuts, vanilla cream, and peppered roasted carrots finish. A crisp, lively barrel accented ale.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: peach and apple butters on toast, flan, and delicate herbs
Taste Flavor: caramelized nuts, vanilla cream, and peppered roasted carrots
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Pot Pie, Ham Quiche, Cotswold
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp, lively barrel accented ale.

The Producer

Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

The Producer
475 Angliana Ave
Lexington, KY 40508
USA
1 859-221-7703

Strong Ale

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Serve in a Snifter
Strong ales are amber to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 7-11.5%. These beers have a sweet malty palate and a notable degree of fruitiness. They may also feature medium-to-high hop bitterness tempering the overall sweet malt character. Beers in this category may commonly be referred to as old ales, stock ales or winter warmers, but this category may also expand beyond these styles. Strong ales are higher-alcohol versions of pale ales, but are not as robust or alcoholic as barley wines. These beers lend themselves to being cellared, and in some cases can develop complex sherry-like notes over time. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, Rogue Double Dead Guy Ale and Samuel Smiths Yorkshire Stingo.