My Old Kentucky Home Bourbon Barrel Ale Extract Beer Recipe Kit


Clone of Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale

Recipe Style: American Strong Ale Extract Beer Recipe Kit (With Bourbon)

ABV: 8.2%
IBU: 32


What does this beer taste like?

A real crowd favorite, My Old Kentucky Home Bourbon Barrel Ale All Grain Beer Recipe Kit begins with a rich and complex flavor profile. The ale is aged on bourbon and vanilla infused oak chips, giving it an amazing bourbon barrel aroma. The taste is malty and slightly sweet, with notes of caramel and toffee.  The finish is smooth and warming, with a lingering sweetness for a deliciously balanced and unique beer that's perfect for sipping on a cold night.


And now for the possibly funny, possibly serious, possibly irreverent flowery description....

Easy like the settling sun drifting toward those rolling hills and drawing long shadows over the bluegrass, this enchanting amber nectar swirls about your snifter, animating a bouquet of sweet caramel and vanilla before bowing graciously to an enticing oaken complexity, which lures that glass to your mouth where that silken beverage unfurls across your tongue and ingratiates your senses with creamy malt and effortlessly balanced hops that softly surrender to the smooth flow of bourbon. And as you rock comfortably on your porch and admire the thoroughbreds trotting toward the barn, the bend of the whitewashed fence will draw your eye to your glass, where that spirit you behold will bring you back to your old Kentucky home.

All About American Strong Ale

American strong ale is a beer style that originated in the United States. It's characterized by a deep red color, a strong malt backbone, and a high alcohol content, typically ranging from 7% to 10% ABV or higher.

The malt bill for an imperial red ale is typically complex, featuring a variety of caramel and roasted malts that give the beer its signature red color and provide flavors of toffee, caramel, and bread crust. The hop profile is also prominent, with American hop varieties like Cascade, Centennial, and Chinook being commonly used. This results in a beer that's both malty and hoppy, with a good balance between sweetness and bitterness.

American strong ale is a bold and flavorful beer that's best enjoyed in moderation, meaning you're not going to be downing a pitcher before you high-wire balancing act. Its high alcohol content and rich flavors make it a great choice for sipping on a cool evening or pairing with hearty dishes like steak or barbecue. For beer lovers who seek hoppy beers with a strong malt backbone, then an American strong ale is a sure winner.