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

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BA SCORE
74
okay

90 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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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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javlin624

Texas

1/5  rDev -68.4%

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

Florida

1/5  rDev -68.4%

02-19-2013 02:07:44 | More by MonkeyStain
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bobhits

Kentucky

1.85/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Clear as a summer days, and about as dull as beer gets. A bit of carbonation keeps this one from being lifeless thankfully.

Really not much to write about on this. It is dull, lacks any hop character, grain based sweetness with some slightly bitter notes that barely shine through. An extremely lightly flavored beer that lacks enough character to be considered good by my rather low standards in the style.

Hot summers day, yeah I can see this one not being a bad choice, but I don't see myself with this as my only choice.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 21:54:34 | More by bobhits
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jharris0624

Missouri

2/5  rDev -36.7%

11-13-2012 07:22:45 | More by jharris0624
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lostinfla

Florida

2/5  rDev -36.7%

03-16-2013 00:32:34 | More by lostinfla
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secondtooth

Indiana

2.23/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This light and transparent pale golden kolsch was brought out in an ale glass with no visible head or lace.

Aroma very typical adjunct, with the requisite corniness. Not a lot going for it so far.

Flavor pretty unremarkable, malty corn with a hint of hops presence, but not much. Kinda flat and plain.

Overall, only a slight bit more drinkable than a mainstream lager or light beer. Didn't enjoy this one.

Had a bottled version, and it, too, reminded me of PBR. Nah.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2011 15:23:52 | More by secondtooth
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Shagator

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -28.8%

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

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -28.8%

06-02-2014 01:11:06 | More by wrightst
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scooter231

New York

2.45/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold color with almost no head. Pretty clear, with the slightest of haze. Minimal lacing. Kinda looks like a heartier version of bud.

Smells malty and sweet, bready. Not a strong nose, not too much going on. Taste is similar. Some bready, some sweet. That's about it. Heineken, anyone? It's not awful, it's not bad tasting, just... bland. Really bland. I'd rather have a pabst.

Mouthfeel is painfully thin. Meh. I know it says it's a light beer, but I still expected more out of this. If a 6pack was pretty cheap it would be a great beer for a super hot day- but otherwise- go for the pbr.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2009 03:27:40 | More by scooter231
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

2.48/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes.

Appears a pale faint yellow in color with a single finger of foamy froth that falls apart in less than a minute, smells faintly of grassy hopping and mild wispy pale malts, tastes of much the same, only with the added accent of a minute twist of lemon and a brief flash in the pan of hopping, thin bodied and, quite frankly, rather boring. I've had simplistic Kolsches before, and even they had a greater depth of malt flavor than this brew has, I won't be revisiting this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 18:17:36 | More by WastingFreetime
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LJWalker

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

02-07-2012 03:42:57 | More by LJWalker
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catfan2000

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

02-08-2012 23:18:40 | More by catfan2000
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threedaggers

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

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

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

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

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

08-16-2012 17:14:17 | More by harpus
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laintringulis

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

12-20-2011 18:28:52 | More by laintringulis
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Tone

Missouri

2.58/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, straw color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight sweet malt, and grain. Fits the style of a Kolsch. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, grain, and hint of sweet malt. Overall, poor appearance and weak in body. More reminiscent of a Light Lager, than a Kolsch.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2011 20:57:21 | More by Tone
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

2.58/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - pale straw color, wispy and basically non-existant head.

Aroma - basic grainy smell, like an average pale light beer.

Taste - grainy, slight lemony flavor on the side. A vague ESB-like butteriness. Not nearly as enjoyable as the regular Kentucky Ale, but it's okay.

Mouthfeel - light, crisp and bubbly. On par for the style.

Drinkability - pretty decent for a light beer, but for a craft product that's actually a downgrade. Not something I'd hunt down.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2007 17:44:49 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -13%

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

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Lexington Brewing : Kentucky Light

LOOK: Pale, straw yellow. Small bone white fizzy head. Some lace.

SMELL: Lager yeast, cereal grains, faint flowery hop.

TASTE/FEEL: Light lager all day, with cereal grains, malt sweetness, a flash of bitterness, and no real finish. Light bodied, highly carbonated.

OVERALL: Pretty mainstream lager, but would go just fine with a BBQ or sandwich as a cleansing rinse.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2012 21:25:57 | More by Stinkypuss
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EGreen

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -13%

06-28-2014 21:55:55 | More by EGreen
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -13%

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

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -13%

10-16-2012 07:31:07 | More by bzach
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ADTaber

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -13%

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

Kentucky

2.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out into a glass with very little suds and little to no lacing. but the clarity remind me of a budweiser pilsner.
Smell is very slight but can detect slight hops and some yeast.
No alcohol present.
Taste is light like a pilsner with very little going on.
Mouthfeel is clean but the carbonation doesn't carry over into the aftertaste. Flat and watery is what this brew is about.
Bud is better.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2006 18:57:26 | More by peabody
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Kentucky Light from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
74 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.