Thursday, October 9, 2014
Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale - Ale brewed with natural pumpkin flavors and spices and aged in oak bourbon barrels.
From the Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company website: “Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale is a barrel-aged ale brewed with Kentucky-sourced pumpkin, richly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. As the ale is aged in fresh bourbon barrels, the sweetness of caramel and vanilla are imparted upon the brew and complement its spicier base. At 10 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), this robust, limited release seasonal makes for a flavorful sipping beer to slowly warm up with as the weather cools.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a clear golden orange with a huge off-white head and great lacing.
Aroma: Pumpkin spice – nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice, vanilla, brown sugar, pumpkin and a slight bourbon scent.
Taste: Mellow bourbon, pumpkin spices – cinnamon and nutmeg mostly, vanilla, pumpkin, caramel malt and a slight touch of oak.
Overall: Since I dig bourbon barrel aged beers I was fairly certain I’d enjoy Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale. This 10% ABV offering drinks lighter than the ABV suggest it would, is crisp, somewhat light and highly drinkable. I’d certainly drink more of this (if I had it).
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