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

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358 Ratings
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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:
#43,190
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
358
pDev:
16.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
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Ratings: 358 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of user785335
3.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mojo
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wildactbrewer
3.52/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a beautiful amber to red. Clear as a bell with about a 1 finger head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Very little if any hop aroma. Slightly detect english hops but the overall smell is that of malt. I was surprised by how malty this thing smelled.

Taste: Balanced bitterness, even a little on the sweet side. Big malt. I also detect a slight tart which I attribute to the calcium content of the water. Again, not what I was expecting.

Mouth: Smooth and silky with a clean finish.

Overall: I didn't rate this beer very high for the sole reason that it is billed as a blend of English Pale and Irish Red. It doesn't fit either style very well. However, it is still a very enjoyable ale that I would buy again.

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Photo of Greasy
3.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rabbitguy
3.9/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LexingtonBeer
4.08/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer is a little more complex than it would appear. It is rich and smooth. It is not hoppy per the current American fashion.

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Photo of BlackhammerOhio
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rhsiv
4.01/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a very nice Ale. It's smooth and easy to drink. Very nice flavor, though not totally unique, very enjoyable.

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Photo of RochefortChris
3.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Refreshing beer, tastes more like a standard lager to me. Hints of ale flavor creep into the finish.

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Photo of JDR78
3.13/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Reminds me a lot of Miller - corn based and not a lot to it. I will not drink again.

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Photo of Glenney67
3.02/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kd45-music
3.14/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I wasn't keen on this ale upon drinking the first bottle. However, I have finally decided this is an okay brew. There's not a lot of carbonation, the head starts out at about half an inch and quickly dissipates to a thin white peel. This is not an offensive drink, nor is it world class. But if you just want to enjoy a nice ale blend, then this might work for you. I'll buy it again on occasion.

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Photo of MammothTarantula
2.7/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Maltyduo
3.8/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Alestorm4069
5/5  rDev +51.1%

Photo of ChuckZ77
1.5/5  rDev -54.7%

Photo of calanrutherford
5/5  rDev +51.1%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of cferg88
3.54/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Dmcclellan
3.92/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Cburcky
3.8/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of veblen
2.8/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of LoganMc
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of bnes09
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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