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

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Kentucky KolschKentucky Kolsch

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BA SCORE
74
okay

53 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 16.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | 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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AMCPhD, May 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

kilobees, May 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Latarnik, May 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

tsgooch79, May 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

Texasfan549, May 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

kjkinsey, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.94/5  rDev +25.9%

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.

ChainGangGuy, Apr 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

sendbeer, Apr 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

Troublebar, Apr 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

chrisroarshack, Mar 27, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

oxfordmini, Mar 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

Gregvg, Mar 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

threedaggers, Mar 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

mwar, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of Retroman40
3.15/5  rDev +0.6%

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.

Retroman40, Feb 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

roadhouse, Feb 04, 2014
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2/5  rDev -36.1%

DrewBest, Jan 08, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev +9.9%

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.

BeerDocT, Dec 24, 2013
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1/5  rDev -68.1%

javlin624, Dec 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.34/5  rDev +6.7%

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.

ryan1788a5, Sep 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Heavy_D, Sep 21, 2013
Kentucky Kolsch from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
74 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.