Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale

Tried a few of these on a recent trip to Lexington, this was the last one in the back of the DBF. Light orange pour wih complete clarity. A very reluctant head that has no stickability at all. Colossal bourbon character right throught the aroma all the way to the end of the taste. Not subtle at all, and although it is quite nice at first it very quickly becomes rather tedious. If I wanted bourbon I'd have ordered bourbon!) In fact so strong and obvious I would almost characterize this as a...

Kentucky Light

Thanks to BEERchitect for the opportunity to try this one. 12 oz bottle. No lace or head after the initial aggresive pour. My understanding is that this beer is called "Light" to help it sell amongst the BMC crowd, and it is not supposed to be a "Light Lager" - HOWEVER, quite frankly it looks (mega pale), smells (nothing much going on) and tastes (blah) very much like a mass produced, light, BMC lager. There is certainly a little more taste, body and mouthfeel than your average macro swill...

Kentucky Ale

12 oz single bottle, thanks to BEERchitect for the chance. Everything about this beer says "light". I actually like it, but if you are looking for an English Pale with good levels of bitterness and malt backbone then I think you will be a little disappointed. If, on the other hand, you would like a watered down version of the style, then this will hit the spot. Very light color (a watery orange) and a sweetish malt nose. Distinct lack of bitterness throughout the drink. Significant lack of...