Kentucky Light | Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

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Kentucky LightKentucky Light

Brewed by:
Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Kentucky, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.32%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Kentucky Light is a light bodied easy drinker for a thirst quenching low calorie, low carb experience. The aroma is lively with a crisp, zesty finish. That’s because our specialized yeast, said to be the life force in beer, is the single greatest flavor contributor to this remarkably smooth and flavorful microbrew sure to be a Bluegrass favorite for years to come. Whether you’re strictly a light beer drinker or prefer a medium bodied microbrew, one taste of Kentucky Light will prove you can have a great tasting light beer full of flavor without all the calories.

Added by Brent on 09-18-2003

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Photo of KroMagnon
3.11/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at the 2004 Knoxville Brewer's Jam. The beer was very light in color, yellow-golden, and very clear. There was a slightly fruity aroma but it was very faint. The flavor features a touch of hop bitterness but not much, along with some faint maltiness that struck me as rather cracker-like and slightly sweet without being cloying. The dominant impression was crispness and a dry mouthfeel, refreshing, but rather timid. Overall this was obviously a well-made beer, but not terribly inspiring at all. I have no doubt its about what they wanted to make it, however.

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Photo of chilidog
3.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

We picked this up while passing through Lexington. One of the more impressive light beers to be had. It pours a nice clear straw pale color with a average white head that does lace in spots. Carbonation is mild, so little to no fizz is noticed. Neither is this a flat beer at all. The aroma is alittle grassy. The taste is a sweet grain or grass backed by a crisp mild hop. The mouthfeel picks up on a slight watered body to the beer, while the mouth is left with a slight hop dryness. Again, at least something to by said for an impressive light beer.

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Photo of chugamugofsud
3.92/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Kentucky Light is also brewed here in Lexington and I've only had it in the bottle, but it is exceptional for a light beer. This may actually be better than Kentucky Ale, Kentucky Light is a belgian wheat/white beer that has a slight hint of orange both in the smell and taste. It pors exceptionally light in color with a nice frothy head and drinks exceptionally fast when cold. I recommend this beer highly to anyone who has had Kentucky Ale and liked it, to those who want a cheap Belgian-white style ale and to those who like Light beer.

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Photo of Brent
3.4/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Although I have to lower my expectations for any light beer, this is a surprisingly good product for the class. Poured without any meaningful head, and was typically extra pale straw in color. A whif of hops in the nose, with some sweet grass. Body is light but crisp, some mild grassy flavors followed by a surprisingly bold hopping for the style. Finishes with a touch of cooked veggy/grain, slightly sweet.

I was impressed by the hopping in this beer, rather on par with Sam Adams Light. If I have to drink a light beer, this is one of the better selectons.

According to the company's website, this is a low carb, low calorie Kolsch style.

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Kentucky Light from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
3.28 out of 5 based on 96 ratings.
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