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

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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 17.02%
Wants: 3
Gots: 24 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 08-19-2001)
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

krossoverking, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of buschbeer
3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12FL.OZ. bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - This beer ranges from amber in the center of the glass to gold on the edges. A perfect pour gave me three inches of beige head the was even with the top of the glass. There are so many bubbles rising from the nucleation sites that the head actually rose above the top of the glass after a couple minutes.

S - In the aroma I smell some caramel, bread, and some floral accents. I even get some hints of vanilla.

T - As far as the taste goes I get some toasted malt with a dry finish. It kind of reminds me of rye.

M - Medium leaning towards full. I get a grainy feel on my tongue.

O - It pairs well with watching Justified.

buschbeer, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Rihup
1.75/5  rDev -46.8%

Rihup, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Polarslag
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Polarslag, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of Mikegsparks
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Mikegsparks, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of ohiobeer29
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

ohiobeer29, May 29, 2013
Photo of swgwilt
3/5  rDev -8.8%

swgwilt, May 26, 2013
Photo of Rdc67
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Rdc67, May 22, 2013
Photo of lostinfla
3.51/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Second product from Alltech. Love the Aged Bourbon version and thought I would give this a try.
Bottle into a Sam Adams glass.
Good amber color with a short golden head that lasted a bit.
Smelled very average, much like an adjunct lager with a little sweetness.
Taste was more on par with a Octoberfest Marzen beer than the Ammerican Ale flavor I expected.
More malty than an ale and a very moderate bite, with hints of Bourbon, much like their cask aged version.
I liked it, but not sure I would repeat it.

lostinfla, May 17, 2013
Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev +14%

zonker17, May 11, 2013
Photo of dalepryor
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kentucky Ale is a hybrid ale between Pale Ale and Irish Red. The color is near half and half as red and pale create orange. The head was creamy but weak.

The scent goes towards both with weak hops and burnt malts. Tinges of barley and malt hold the nose but get lost quickly.

Again, the hybrid nature of this ale continues in taste. Burnt malts with light malt/hop flavor are unfortunately lost in a watery taste and feel.

I'm a huge fan of this ale for the price but also I'm a bit of a homer.

KYGunner, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

dmorgan310, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Sludgeman
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Sludgeman, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of Nolen12
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Nolen12, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of Arsenal0328
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Arsenal0328, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of JohnBender
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

JohnBender, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of enelson
3/5  rDev -8.8%

enelson, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.34/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Wait, there's no barrel here? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset brass topped by a half-finger of off-cream foam. The nose comprises mild honey, milder biscuit, light apple, and a vague smattering of flowers. It's light and simple, but fairly pleasant regardless. The taste brings in more of the same, with that pesky apple character playing a larger role. It's this apple-ness that really detracts from the positives a bit too much for my tastes. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a generally fluid feel. Overall, a nice little English-esque brew, one I could see being a mild-ish staple if I found myself in Kentucky, but that damn apple character doesn't endear the beer to me all that much.

TMoney2591, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of tdog2983
2.5/5  rDev -24%

tdog2983, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of cmeinz
4/5  rDev +21.6%

cmeinz, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of MonkeyStain
1/5  rDev -69.6%

MonkeyStain, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of Zuidman
2.5/5  rDev -24%

Zuidman, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of TastyAdventure
3.59/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Brown, red tints, completely translucent. Thin solid head.

S - yeast, bread

T - hints of a more complex ale, not strong, but subtle hints to that aged dubbels have. Somewhat dry, cheap american pale ale finish.

M - balanced carbonation, not an overwhelming mouthfeel

Overall, a great, cheap session beer! (I live in Kentucky, might be cheaper for me than most)

TastyAdventure, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of trehalose111
5/5  rDev +52%

trehalose111, Feb 05, 2013
Kentucky Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
76 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.