Kentucky Kolsch - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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2.38/5 rDev -23.5%
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.
06-28-2014 19:16:10 | More by smcolw
2.48/5 rDev -20.3%
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.
06-06-2014 19:43:12 | More by leantom
2.73/5 rDev -12.2%
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.
08-10-2013 18:33:39 | More by jlindros
Kentucky Kolsch from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
74 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.