Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale is a beer that pours with a dark brown to orange color and a small amount of slightly off-white head. The KPBA is slightly thicker than many ales in the same unctuous fashion. The nose provides hints of toasted malt, sugar, spices (cinnamon, clove) and a little bit of spice. Where there is a tendency for pumpkin beers to go overboard in regards to the outright sweetness of the effort, the Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale’s bourbon bite keeps things balanced well. The alcohol side is hidden perfectly with strong amounts of malt and vanilla; this effort is definitely dangerous as it goes down easily, tastes amazing, and enough variety to end just as strongly as it began.
The beer continues to twist and turn into bold new avenues as it continues to warm. The bourbon barrel aspect drops out after a few minutes, giving ample opportunity for the more delicate elements to shine. This means that caramel, nutty, and bits of oak can be taken out of later-bottle pulls. The Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale would be a perfect pick up for those rapidly-cooling nights of autumn, especially those times when bonfires are still raging and a crisp wind is blowing.
For more information about Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale and the rest of the Lexington Brewing Company line, visit their domain or social media accounts. This beer is fantastic for imbibers that do not want to drink a sugar-drenched beer each time they pick up a pumpkin-based effort. With everything creating a balanced beer, the Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale is the best gourd-based beer that we have reviewed this year. Find the effort at your local beer store; it is available in 4-packs for a limited time.