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

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BA SCORE
74
okay

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 16.18%
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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target88

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-19-2014 01:12:27 | More by target88
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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

Kentucky

3.43/5  rDev +11%
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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smcolw

Massachusetts

2.38/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Small head that leaves a couple of spots on the glass. Clear gold color.

The smell is definitely off--quite sour. Behind this is some softer malt aromas but you have to play hide-n-seek to find it.

The flavor is only marginally better. I find this beer to be too sweet for the style, yet the sourness is still around. Good body with ample carbonation. The aftertaste is short-lived, soured malt. A bit like a SweetTart.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 19:16:10 | More by smcolw
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%
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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leantom

Indiana

2.48/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Well, I saw this in the store and, it being the summer, decided to give it a shot. Here goes:

A: Yellow and somewhat cloudy. Pours a small head that readily dissipates. It is not as clear as other kolsch beers, as I cannot see other side of the glass clearly through the beer.

S: Lame. I'm used to very fruity and interesting smells from the light and base malts in my kolsch beers. This beer, however, contains no such complexity. I instead smell a faint (emphasis on the word "faint") presence of Bavarian hops. I hesitate to call them pilsner, as pilsner beers usually have a more robust smell.

T: OK, but I've had much better kolsch beers. There's some hop presence, but it's rather muted. Also, there are none of the fruity and refreshing byproducts that are typical in beers of this style. There are light malts, but I can't detect any white pepper, coriander, banana, spice or sweetness. Really, really disappointing.

M: Light carbonation. Not too thick and not too light. Overall, nothing interesting or worthy of note.

O: Big disappointment. I wanted to like it but didn't. I definitely won't be purchasing this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2014 19:43:12 | More by leantom
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aasher

Indiana

3/5  rDev -2.9%

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-30-2014 23:44:50 | More by AMCPhD
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ThurstonHowell3

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

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

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -2.9%

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

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-25-2014 21:28:05 | More by Latarnik
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tsgooch79

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -2.9%

05-20-2014 22:14:25 | More by tsgooch79
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Texasfan549

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.9%

05-17-2014 05:38:53 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.9%

04-27-2014 22:02:23 | More by kjkinsey
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.94/5  rDev +27.5%
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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sendbeer

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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

China

3/5  rDev -2.9%

04-08-2014 09:27:54 | More by Troublebar
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chrisroarshack

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -2.9%

03-27-2014 23:53:06 | More by chrisroarshack
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oxfordmini

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

03-22-2014 16:56:49 | More by oxfordmini
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Gregvg

Ohio

3/5  rDev -2.9%

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

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -2.9%

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

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -2.9%

02-05-2014 23:23:09 | More by mwar
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Retroman40

Kentucky

3.15/5  rDev +1.9%
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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roadhouse

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

01-08-2014 22:27:39 | More by DrewBest
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Kentucky Kolsch from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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