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Kentucky Light - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

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90 Ratings

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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 20.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.32% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Kentucky Light is a light bodied easy drinker for a thirst quenching low calorie, low carb experience. The aroma is lively with a crisp, zesty finish. That’s because our specialized yeast, said to be the life force in beer, is the single greatest flavor contributor to this remarkably smooth and flavorful microbrew sure to be a Bluegrass favorite for years to come. Whether you’re strictly a light beer drinker or prefer a medium bodied microbrew, one taste of Kentucky Light will prove you can have a great tasting light beer full of flavor without all the calories.

(Beer added by: Brent on 09-18-2003)
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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threedaggers, Mar 06, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +16.5%

It definitely looks the part, though very slightly on the darker side for a style that's traditionally very pale. It's a deep shining white gold color with fantastic clarity. The head is pure white, fluffy and thick though small. Retention is just above-par, and lacing is slightly more than moderate.
The smell has some not-quite-toasty grains with light fruit notes, a bit of citrus, and a zesty tartness. It is dry, even to the point of chalky, as the leafy vinous character makes me think Kolsch is in fact the correct designation.
The flavor doesn't bring it quite as well, grains more substantial and the light, almost effervescent dry note almost lost. Malts are still dry, pretty crackery, with some toast as well. Leaf does add a touch of bitterness. The taste just seems to have lost some of the finesse and depth the aroma had.
It's crisp all the way through, and strongly at that, but it's creamier than I would think. It has a feel that the ample carbonation leads toward fluffy, the bite just keeping it shy of being too filling in its light body.

Brenden, Feb 14, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev +2.5%

One of the more interesting appearances, in that, the head appeared thick and creamy but was airy and light to feel. Nonetheless, it sat atop a darker golden color.

Very simple cereal malt scent with a little toast like aroma.

The taste is ultimately Kolschy, with strong cereal grain, toast and biscuity maltiness. For a light beer it's quite good with a nice smooth flavor but it ends as most light beers taste....with a strong metallic aftertaste. Otherwise it is easy to drink, thirst quenching and tasty.

KYGunner, Jul 12, 2013
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3.28/5  rDev +3.8%

12 ounce bottle. Served in a Kentucky Light glass, the beer pours a mostly clear straw gold color with about a quarter inch white head that stayed around for a bit. There's a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like grainy/bready malt and some light grassy/herbal hops. Taste is just like the aroma, mostly grainy with a clean finish. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's nice and refreshing, and is well carbonated. It's easy to drink, it certainly wouldn't be a problem to drink a 6-pack of this. I think it's a nice lighter beer, it's worth a try.

bluejacket74, May 17, 2013
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Kentucky Light from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
74 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.