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

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BA SCORE
74
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36 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 16.13%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.72% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jlindros on 08-10-2013)
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.94/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a light yellow-hued body, good clarity, and a medium-sized, soft white head.

Smell: Meager whiff of maltiness, a little whisper of implied cereal sweetness, and a hint of lemon.

Taste: Very clean, well-attenuated malts, with little sweetness throughout. The hop character and bitterness remains rather low. Faint spritzy lemon hint. Lightly minerally, clean, crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: A very decent, quaffable Kolsch.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 00:47:21 | More by ChainGangGuy
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ThurstonHowell3

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +21%

05-28-2014 12:50:36 | More by ThurstonHowell3
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OtisCampbell007

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +21%

11-27-2013 23:34:19 | More by OtisCampbell007
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Rod_J

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

10-20-2013 02:43:29 | More by Rod_J
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Heavy_D

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

09-21-2013 05:29:22 | More by Heavy_D
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

10-21-2013 00:11:44 | More by MacStinson
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roadhouse

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

02-04-2014 03:44:46 | More by roadhouse
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Wedcat

California

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

07-23-2014 06:46:29 | More by Wedcat
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BeerDocT

Georgia

3.44/5  rDev +11%
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
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.43/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Designed to resemble lager but built like an ale, the common confusion which is Kolsch rounds into a delicate beer of floral whimsy, grain sweetness and comforting drinkability. At least that's what the Lexington Brewing Company has in mind for the beer that was once branded as "Kentucky Light" but now more aptly carries its true style sake, "Kolsch."

Easily mistaken for pilsner, its light golden hues simple gleam while its cottony froth floats above- an easy transition to taste yields a partly-malty, partly-grainy taste and aroma that's indicative of baking bread. Though its floral delicacy is light, the aromas start with light citrus and orchard fruit.

And that continues across the middle palate as the hybrid beer trends grainy and light, opening the door for apple and lemon esters to weave in. Balancing hops lurk in the background and only offer the tepid support of herbal lemongrass and a mild spicy bit.

Increasingly dry and herbal, its crisp finish is aided by light mineral, sulfur and the distinct spicy bitterness of noble German hops. Its light body is sure to find favor in lager-lovers, especially those seeking a sweeter cereal tilt.

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2014 17:36:49 | More by BEERchitect
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.34/5  rDev +7.7%
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
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: 1 inch head, straw yellow in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: light straw--very faint

Taste: straw, sugar, pilsner malt, and wheat

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, sweet with light bitterness

Overall: When I have a kolsch I look for cleanliness, lightness, and a good smell. The beer meets two of the three, but the smell is so faint it takes away from the rest of the experience. This is odd because this brewery usually excels in providing excellent smelling beers. Not a bad beer, but I have had way better in the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 13:30:34 | More by tigg924
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

04-21-2014 21:06:35 | More by sendbeer
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

05-25-2014 21:28:05 | More by Latarnik
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AMCPhD

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

05-30-2014 23:44:50 | More by AMCPhD
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

07-07-2014 20:27:49 | More by jwps214
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jkball01

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

09-16-2013 15:55:46 | More by jkball01
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target88

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

07-19-2014 01:12:27 | More by target88
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Retroman40

Kentucky

3.15/5  rDev +1.6%
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
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Gregvg

Ohio

3/5  rDev -3.2%

03-16-2014 23:50:04 | More by Gregvg
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kilobees

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -3.2%

05-28-2014 01:54:41 | More by kilobees
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aasher

Indiana

3/5  rDev -3.2%

06-01-2014 05:02:47 | More by aasher
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -3.2%

03-06-2014 00:32:39 | More by threedaggers
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tsgooch79

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -3.2%

05-20-2014 22:14:25 | More by tsgooch79
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kjkinsey

Texas

3/5  rDev -3.2%

04-27-2014 22:02:23 | More by kjkinsey
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Kentucky Kolsch from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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