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

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BA SCORE
74
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87 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 20.13%


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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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #51 (April 2011):

Light beer moonlighting as a Kölsch? Frothy white head, perfect yellow straw clarity. Nose holds only a faint whiff of dry graininess, faint lemon peel and chalky yeast. Light body, crisp snap and a tight smoothness. Hint of cracker-like maltiness. Meek hopping with only a sliver of bitterness and flavor. Clean, grainy dry finish. Throw the “K” word on the label and expectations run high—a decent beer, but the flavor just doesn’t meet the specs of what it’s claiming to be. Simply, it’s a light beer with some flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 01:20:26 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
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threedaggers

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

03-06-2014 00:31:56 | More by threedaggers
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Brenden

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2014 17:56:16 | More by Brenden
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

01-29-2014 02:58:03 | More by kybeerdrinker
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Shagator

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

01-18-2014 21:26:21 | More by Shagator
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

3/5  rDev -5.7%

01-15-2014 00:46:09 | More by DCdevyl78
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javlin624

Texas

1/5  rDev -68.6%

12-17-2013 01:42:17 | More by javlin624
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-03-2013 16:55:35 | More by HattedClassic
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estevan1024

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

10-16-2013 21:04:37 | More by estevan1024
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -5.7%

09-07-2013 14:53:17 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

09-06-2013 23:03:55 | More by tommy5
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jkball01

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-06-2013 05:03:12 | More by jkball01
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

08-09-2013 08:57:44 | More by crbnfbr
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ADTaber

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

08-04-2013 22:56:05 | More by ADTaber
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fastrodney

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -5.7%

07-20-2013 01:17:18 | More by fastrodney
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pathman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-14-2013 01:57:20 | More by pathman
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2013 19:21:40 | More by KYGunner
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

07-06-2013 17:42:09 | More by mrfrancis
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RCLOHR267

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

06-16-2013 02:16:38 | More by RCLOHR267
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Nolen12

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -5.7%

06-12-2013 23:47:24 | More by Nolen12
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Polarslag

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-03-2013 02:01:51 | More by Polarslag
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bernardo06

Michigan

4/5  rDev +25.8%

05-31-2013 01:31:33 | More by bernardo06
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 23:08:23 | More by bluejacket74
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-10-2013 21:16:16 | More by Arsenal0328
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Smextongo

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

03-29-2013 01:20:32 | More by Smextongo
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Kentucky Light from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
74 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.