Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale Beer Review
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Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale Commercial Description:

Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale – 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.

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Launched in Fall 2013, Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale was the first beer in the barrel-aged seasonal program and returned in Fall 2014.

Barrel-Aged Seasonal Series

Nestled in the heart of bourbon country where bourbon barrels outnumber people, Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company produces a Barrel-Aged Seasonal Series that capitalizes on its close proximity to the region and the changing taste preferences of the seasons. All of these beers are produced in Kentucky, aged in freshly decanted Kentucky bourbon barrels, 100% barrel aged, and produced in bourbon barrels only used once.

…a flavorful sipping beer to slowly warm up with as the weather cools.

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Additions: Pumpkin, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Allspice

Brewed by:
Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Kentucky, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale
ABV:  10%

It’s the Golem effect. More often than not, you are going to lose at both beer tasting and fantasy football. We set our lineups based on emotions. Last year I was burned by CJ  Anderson. During my draft this year, he was dead to me. I made this decision, or rather lack of activity, based on preconceived perception and ignored the facts. Like Kubiak implementing a run-friendly zone blocking system for a rookie quarterback.

I remember CJ as a guy who ran for around 117 yards averaging about 2.5 yards per carry. Really dead to me this season.

Needless to say, CJ ran all over my fragile ego and dominated me two weeks in a row in two different leagues leaving me on lopsided on the W/L side.

Totally do the same thing in other areas of life. Food poisoning at an undisclosed ethnic restaurant? Never going back. 2005 undergraduate tequila debacle? See ya later bye patron. Flat tire in Paterson NJ? Never driving through there again.

This is my problem with bourbon beer. Do I like bourbon? Sure! Do I like beer? Sure! Do I like them together in an abomination hybrid? Nah! Like a fucking hippogriff. Do I like birds? Sure! Do I like horses! Sure! Do we need some contorted concoction of both? NAH. It’s the stuff of nightmares!

Getting back to the beer, we taste a lot of pumpkin beer through the season and more often than not it’s underwhelming. And sometimes you just know you’re going to hate something, defying any logic at hand. And that is Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale to me. It’s certainly one of the more boozy-beers I’ve tried. But much like CJ Anderson’s running, it’s a punch in the mouth.

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