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Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Co.

Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Co.
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

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

Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Co.
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.2%
Medium-Brown color. Funky aromas and flavors of buttery caramel corn, toasted danish, and dried fruits with a slightly chewy, bright, effervescent, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, amusing, medium-length finish with touches of peach custard danish, vanilla yogurt nuts, and orange cake finish. A nice caramely barrel aged beer for desserts or creamy and caramelized cheese.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: buttery caramel corn, toasted danish, and dried fruits
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of peach custard danish, vanilla yogurt nuts, and orange cake
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: New York Cheesecake, Graddost, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice caramely barrel aged beer for desserts or creamy and caramelized cheese.

The Producer

Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

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

Barrel Aged Ale

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Serve in a Snifter
The category of barrel-aged beer represents a diverse range of ale and lager styles that have been aged in non-neutral wood. These beers commonly range between 7.5-10% in alcohol with further variations depending on the interpretation of the style. These beers are characterized by both wood-influenced flavors (vanillia, caramel, toast, coconut) and secondary flavors of the alcohol previously aged in the wood (bourbon, scotch whisky, sherry). The overall character of the final beer may also included acetic, lactic or Brettanomyces flavors and aromas resultant of the barrel. A wide variety of base beer styles may be barrel-aged for an additional level of complexity, although barrel-aged versions of darker or more alcoholic styles are among the more common examples. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Alltech Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Grand Rapids The Mound Maker.

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