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

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 18.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | 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:
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(Beer added by: jlindros on 08-10-2013)
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.43/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.94/5  rDev +24.7%
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.

Photo of jlindros
2.73/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

Photo of smcolw
2.38/5  rDev -24.7%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -13%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of tigg924
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -13%

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2/5  rDev -36.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.34/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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Kentucky Kolsch from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
74 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.