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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Master Brewers describe Kentucky Ale as a marriage between two classic beer styles, Irish Red Ale and English Pale Ale. Light amber in color, Kentucky Ale owes its unique body and character to select imported malts and a pinch of wheat malt for a rich, smooth taste. The unique body and character of Kentucky Ale is heavily influenced by the water, drawn from aquifers in the limestone rock underlying the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky.

Added by UncleJimbo on 08-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,495
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
358
pDev:
16.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
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Photo of horshack7
3.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: This one pours a semi bright copper color with a light foamy head on top.

Aroma: Floral hops in the front. Malts are there releasing a very subtle caramelized sugary note. A few sweet fruit notes in the end.

Taste: Medium bodied with litte bits of fruity notes a little bit like apples. From the malt side is a twinge of breadiness towards the back.

Notes: This one is straight forward a very sessionble beer. Cheers.

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Photo of whartontallboy
3.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one pours out a clear golden-amber color with a big white head of big bubbles that fades fairly quickly.

Smell is muted, but with a clean maltiness and a light fruity hop aroma. Slightly toasted grain.

Flavor is fairly simple, but in a straightforward way rather than a negative one. Clean malt flavors, malty with a little bit of fruit and a touch of buttered bread in there as well. Light mouthfeel adds to the crisply clean flavor of the whole thing.

Overall: A nice effort from a brewer in my beloved home commonwealth. Nothing mind-boggling, but a solid, subtle English pale.

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Photo of Chaz
3.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden in color, with a white head of moderate duration. Simple, pale malt-driven nose and not at all indicative of the flavor! This is to say that Kentucky Ale has a wonderful, almost exceptional malt profile and flavor and it is definitely on-style. Might be something of a turn-off for hopheads as there's almost no hop presence to speak of: instead of the bitter beer aftertaste you may instead appreciate something of a clover honey-ish character and herbals aromatic notes, both of which make this one hell of an easy drinking beer. Light on the palate, but hardly boring: I caught a very slight astringecy alongside the moderate carbonation . . . plenty of finesse to this one. Dry-ish finish, with more herbal aromatic notes lingering. A very nice rendition of a British style Pale Ale.

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3.8/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of ppoitras
3.78/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle obtained via trade with kmpitz2. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed 3/4" of off-white head over the clear light copper brew. Head fades to half its height and holds more or less steady, with nice foamy lacing. Aroma is lightly of sweet malt and hops. Taste is pale malt sweetness coupled with a balancing amount of medium bitter hops. Mouthfeel is good, pretty smooth, and the drinkability is even better, with high sessionablility. Pleasant English-style pale ale.

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Photo of warriorsoul
3.77/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to kmpitz2 for this one of many fine brews...I really need to get to drinking more of them soon :)
Served just slightly chilled and poured into my newly acquired Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale snifter (thanks again Kev). Pours a nice bright copper color w/ very little bright white head...what forms disappears quite rapidly.
Nice aromas from this one...vanilla, caramel, and sweet malt.
The taste is very mellow, but quite enjoyable...not a lot of distinct characteristics jumping out at me. Mouthfeel is somewhat thicker than what I was expecting...a tad buttery. It is somewhat bitter in the finish and the carbonation really contributes to its drinkability.
I would really enjoy this one on tap.
Really glad I was given the chance to try this brew...a solid offering and my first from the Lexington BC.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
3.77/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice mixture of pale ale and irish red ale. I think it mostly leans toward a irish red ale with more hops present. This is my favorite kentucky ale brand beer I've had so far.

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Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of merlin48
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle pours a clear, orange amber body. Skimpy offwhite head falls flat in a few seconds and leaves very minimal lacing.

Aroma is subdued, with caramel malt, a hint of floral hops, and some fresh baked bread.

Mouthfeel features medium carbonation and reveals a light to medium body.

I love the taste of this, although there is really nothing stellar to speak of. Seems like pale malt, some buttery notes, fresh baked bread, and a restrained use of floral hops. Very smooth and pleasantly drinkable. Reminds me of a fresh Bass Pale Ale. This would be an ideal session ale.

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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Photo of Grindelvasdrum
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into glass stein.
A-Almost clear light amber. Half finger head with aggressive pour, good sheets of lace however.
S-Sweet toasted caramelized wheat, yeast & malt.
T-Big mineral water rush at first, followed by a little sweet caramel & finishes with pretty strong sour tart bitterness sort of like sour green apples but without the actual apple flavor.
M-Big carbonation & quite astringent; VERY light clean & crisp too.
O-Very easy drinker!

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Kentucky Ale from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 358 ratings
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