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Kentucky Ale - Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

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311 Ratings
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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 17.27%
Wants: 2
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 08-19-2001

Our Master Brewers describe Kentucky Ale as a marriage between two classic beer styles, Irish Red Ale and English Pale Ale. Light amber in color, Kentucky Ale owes its unique body and character to select imported malts and a pinch of wheat malt for a rich, smooth taste. The unique body and character of Kentucky Ale is heavily influenced by the water, drawn from aquifers in the limestone rock underlying the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky.
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Photo of Caskaway
3.84/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraigTravor
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of user785335
3.15/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mojo
3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wildactbrewer
3.52/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a beautiful amber to red. Clear as a bell with about a 1 finger head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Very little if any hop aroma. Slightly detect english hops but the overall smell is that of malt. I was surprised by how malty this thing smelled.

Taste: Balanced bitterness, even a little on the sweet side. Big malt. I also detect a slight tart which I attribute to the calcium content of the water. Again, not what I was expecting.

Mouth: Smooth and silky with a clean finish.

Overall: I didn't rate this beer very high for the sole reason that it is billed as a blend of English Pale and Irish Red. It doesn't fit either style very well. However, it is still a very enjoyable ale that I would buy again.

Photo of Greasy
3.31/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rabbitguy
3.9/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LexingtonBeer
4.08/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer is a little more complex than it would appear. It is rich and smooth. It is not hoppy per the current American fashion.

Photo of BlackhammerOhio
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rhsiv
4.01/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a very nice Ale. It's smooth and easy to drink. Very nice flavor, though not totally unique, very enjoyable.

Photo of RochefortChris
3.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Refreshing beer, tastes more like a standard lager to me. Hints of ale flavor creep into the finish.

Photo of JDR78
3.13/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Reminds me a lot of Miller - corn based and not a lot to it. I will not drink again.

Photo of Glenney67
3.02/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kd45-music
3.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I wasn't keen on this ale upon drinking the first bottle. However, I have finally decided this is an okay brew. There's not a lot of carbonation, the head starts out at about half an inch and quickly dissipates to a thin white peel. This is not an offensive drink, nor is it world class. But if you just want to enjoy a nice ale blend, then this might work for you. I'll buy it again on occasion.

Photo of MammothTarantula
2.7/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Maltyduo
3.8/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Alestorm4069
5/5  rDev +51.5%

Photo of ChuckZ77
1.5/5  rDev -54.5%

Photo of calanrutherford
5/5  rDev +51.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of cferg88
3.54/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Dmcclellan
3.92/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Cburcky
3.8/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of veblen
2.8/5  rDev -15.2%

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Kentucky Ale from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
76 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.