Kentucky Kolsch - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 4 | Show All Ratings:
3.44/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance 3.25: Poured out a hazy, very light yellow. Opaque. Slight head with no lacing whatsoever.
Smell 3.25: Very subdued bouquet. It's difficult to smell anything beyond the honey/grain scent and even that is very low-level. Still, there is no harsh or distracting smell in the bouquet of this beer and that is a major plus.
Taste 3.5: Front is slightly tart with relatively no distinction other than this. Middle is light (regarding the weight in the mouth) and there are slight hints of barley sweetness and a very light noble hoppiness. Finish is slightly sweet with a very subdued grassiness and subtle adjunct taste that is probably from the kolsch yeast.
Mouthfeel 3.5: Light, fizzy and well within the style.
Overall 3.5: Bit of a mixed bag, but certainly not bad. This kolsch (where is my umlaut hot key?) is light, refreshing and enjoyable. In other words, a good representative of the style. Still, there is a certain taste emptiness inherent in this particular beer that is a style deviant. This beer would be excellent with food or for sessioning and I would recommend it for those activities. I would not, however, pay "handcrafted ale" prices (say, $8+ per six) for this beer just to try it.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2013 05:26:46 | More by BeerDocT
3.34/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
16oz tallboy can poured into a stange.
A: Very dull, straw color. Almost to the point of looking white. Slight chill haze. Tight foamy white head persists very well in the narrow glass.
S: Dry and biscuity, cracker malt scents. Bready and wheaty undertones. Slight waft of sulfur. Hops are lightly herbal and floral. Very clean.
T: Some dough, lots of cracker and dry biscuit. Wheat on the mid-palate briefly. Slight sulfur and minerals. Hops are floral with a dry garden herb edge. Wheat comes back and rides into the quick finish, along with a kiss of spicy hops.
M: Light in body, Full and fluffy in the mouth. Crisp bite of carbonation.
O: It's more technically sound than I thought it would be, though it does get more wheaty than any other kolsch I've ever had. Not bad, but I can see it getting lost in the more competitive beer markets.
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2013 03:00:35 | More by ryan1788a5
3.15/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
16 ounce can poured into a pint glass.
A - Poured out a cloudy yellow/orange with a strong lasting head and decent lacing.
S - Very fruity with some grains in the background.
T - Tart, fruity and some wine-like character.
M - Tangy but still a bit on the thin side.
O - My first Kolsch experience. If the BA description is accurate, this is a decent enough representation of the style. It just seems overall to be a bit "thin". Still, I wouldn't turn one of these down ice cold and will certainly drink the remaining 3 from the 4 pack I purchased.
Serving type: can
02-05-2014 11:37:56 | More by Retroman40
2.73/5 rDev -10.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Not sure if they just changed the name from Kentucky Light, but looks a bit different, new name, new label, hopefully better than the ratings show for the Light. Tall boy can is nice. The Bourbon ale wasn't bad, but a bit too overpowering, but a nice attempt. Hopefully this is nice, a very misunderstood style.
Pours a light fizzy bubbly head that fades pretty quickly, crystal clear watery looking Berlinnerweiss pale water color.
Nose starts almost nonexistent, but some deep nosing and patience reveals light aromas of wheat like toasted grain, little straw like, a touch of a fruity aroma, and hints of grassy mild hops.
Taste is also pretty light, even for a Kolsch. Light toasty grain and wheat like flavors, little straw and wet hay, with more fruity flavors and hint of fruity grassy hops. There is also a bit of a sulfury flavor, light tin flavor too, and not nearly as clean and crisp as I expected, little sticky finish with more light bitter and sulfury flavors lingering.
Mouth is light bod, lighter carb too.
Overall not very good, I don't think thye really tried very hard with this, way too light even for a Kolsch, off flavors, not very enjoyable.
Serving type: can
08-10-2013 18:33:39 | More by jlindros
Kentucky Kolsch from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
75 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.