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Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Co.

Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Co.
Kentucky Honey Barrel Brown Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Co.
Kentucky Honey Barrel Brown Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10%
Medium-Brown color. Spicy aromas and flavors of dark gingerbread, spicy cocoa, and root beer with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length finish with notes of sweet potato pie, spiced nuts, dried fruits, and honeyed watercress finish. A solid, pie-like spiced barrel ale.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Smooth & Mild & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dark gingerbread, spicy cocoa, and root beer
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of sweet potato pie, spiced nuts, dried fruits, and honeyed watercress
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Vanilla Gelato, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid, pie-like spiced barrel ale.

The Producer

Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

The Producer
401 Cross Street
Lexington, KY 40508
USA
1 859-225-8095

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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