Keeneland September Ale | Country Boy Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Country Boy Brewing
Kentucky, United States
countryboybrewing.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
9
pDev:
16.05%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 9
Photo of KYGunner
2/5  rDev -42.7%

I was excited about this interesting take on a Pale Ale but was taken aback by a sour dish rag aroma. It had additional aromas of cardboard, toast, barley and crackery Pilsner malt.

The flavor was actually a bit worse as I catch, straw or hay, green peas, sour cracker malt, cardboard and toasted biscuit. I asked my wife to drink some, fearing my palate was corrupted and she tasted sour dish water. Maybe the glass just wasn't rinsed well but I won't drink this again.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%

With the fall season litterally falling into place, common occurances play out in the Bluegrass. One of those traditions are the fall horse sales that draw quite an audience- an audience thirsty for the offerings of local producing products. While the bourbon industry has had a stronghold, locally produced beers are tethering their way into the scene as well. Enter Country Boy September Ale!

Its long and juicy malt flavors are plump with caramel, shortbread, biscuit, butterscotch and angel food. Those fresh-baked aromas are light and savory while its lightly cakey sweetness coats the palate eloquently. Its citrusy hop counterpart is of marmalade and lemon peel and is much more of an aromatic leader early on.

Across the middle, its sweetness wanes but does so gradually while the earthen taste of fresh-hung tobacco, marmalade and juniper embark upon a hoppy tilt of citrus and pine.

Its closing taste is dry, toasty and nutty; although a broad woodsy pine note persists. With the bulk of taste trailing, only the hops trample onward with a bitter taste that echoes with fruit and tobacco.

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Keeneland September Ale from Country Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 9 ratings