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

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92 Ratings

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Ratings: 92
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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Photo of bernardo06
4/5  rDev +26.6%

bernardo06, May 31, 2013
Photo of bluejacket74
3.28/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

bluejacket74, May 18, 2013
Photo of Arsenal0328
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Arsenal0328, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of Smextongo
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

Smextongo, Mar 29, 2013
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2/5  rDev -36.7%

lostinfla, Mar 16, 2013
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1/5  rDev -68.4%

MonkeyStain, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
3/5  rDev -5.1%

RedneckBeerz, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3/5  rDev -5.1%

JimmyFlatRock, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of bmoney
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

bmoney, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of RBorsato
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

RBorsato, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of jharris0624
2/5  rDev -36.7%

jharris0624, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of bzach
2.75/5  rDev -13%

bzach, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of JJFordick
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

JJFordick, Oct 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

THECPJ, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of W0rter
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

W0rter, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Kolsch seems to be a difficult style for American brewers to pull off. This one is par for the course with more grass, grain, and hop influence than I have experienced in German kolschs. Thus is a decent beer, but as a kolsch, it doesn't really work for me.

RblWthACoz, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of kuestegg
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

kuestegg, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

harpus, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of Dapperticus
4/5  rDev +26.6%

Dapperticus, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
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.

Stinkypuss, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of NEDmiller
3/5  rDev -5.1%

NEDmiller, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of donunrue
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

donunrue, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.2/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pale light golden color with a bright fizzy white head, dwindles quickly leaving minimal lace. This beer shows promise of being more than a standard light beer because it's labeled a Kolsch. Aroma some semi sweet malt notes nice fruitiness, herbal grassiness with a hint of yeast character. Flavor has a clean blank canvas of pale malt with light fruitiness and hints of metallic mineral notes. Mild earthiness, light herbal quality very light beer. Light biscuit malts finishes clean with a bit of carbonated water like texture. Light body with a strong level of carbonation flowing finishes pretty clean. Easy effortless drinking experience there's not much to analyze definitely a beer that would do well with the crossover or the BMC drinker.

WVbeergeek, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of rangerred
3.13/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance is a very slightly hazy pale yellow with a tiny head that is quick to disappear.

Smell is a little corn and a lot of bready grain with some grassy hops thrown in there as well.

Flavor is much like the smell. Bready grain along with a little bit of cooked vegetables. Light hay and grass along with a slight bitterness towards the finish. Finishes pretty crisp.

I'm don't think this is a really great example of a kolsch but tastes more like a dirty pilsener. Flavors aren't all that great but it is an excellent thirst quencher.

rangerred, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of catfan2000
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

catfan2000, Feb 08, 2012
Kentucky Light from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
74 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.