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Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.

Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.
Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale

Category: Flavored Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.
Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale

Category: Flavored Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10%
Bright gold and amber in color, with lively aromas of cardamom poundcake, grilled apple, cinnamon, and English leather. On the palate, crisp acidity brings spiced tea, orange peel, and lime leaf flavors into a medium-length, complex and spicy finish. A unique barrel-aged ale unlike any other.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cinnamon, mead, cardamom pound cake, grilled apple, aromatic barks, and english leather
Taste Flavor: spiced tea, orange peel, eucalyptus, and lime leaf
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A distinctively herbal barrel aged ale that's unlike any other.

The Producer

Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

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

Flavored Barrel Aged Ale

Barrel-aged ales are those that have been aged in a wooden barrel to impart flavors and aromas of wood to the finished product. Most barrels are made of oak, though some brewers will use barrels made from acacia, ash, chestnut or poplar, to name only a few.

Although most ales (and beers in general) are made in steel tanks, barrel aging has become a cult movement as of late, especially from micro brewers, who use a range of casks, from wine barrels to rum barrels to scotch barrels. The finished product will be influenced by the tannins in the barrel as well as the beverage that was previously aged in that container.

Flavored Barrel Aged Ales will have additional flavorings such as spices, herbs, fruits, honey, or chocolate. They are often a bit sweeter than their non-flavored counterparts.

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