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
Ratings:
355
Reviews:
135
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
16.52%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
64
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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled
light amber body with surface only head of 30% coverage of mid to small sized bubbles
Quite a wheaty aroma, bit of orange squash too
Quite a malty main body with barley sugar and slight vinegary sourness with light peppery bitter finish
slight bit watery for the strength
" a marriage between two classic beer styles, Irish Red Ale and English Pale Ale"
this has a bit of Belgian sour & Hefe
4 beers in one, well almost, certainly worth a try.

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Photo of tlaux635
4.2/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cheezus
2.51/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cleve1212
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.19/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ahentz
3.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrMullet
3.46/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber color. Aroma is a sweet malt with a hint of apple. Tastes slightly sweet and malty. There are some fruity, apple notes. Mash up of two styles that is kinda meh.

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Photo of jimmyd8386
3.01/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JackieKu
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stclairvoyant
3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of do_ob
3.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle into a snifter. Pours a very clear golden color with about 1/2 a finger of white foam. The head quickly fades down into a constantly-carbonated lacing. Wheat, straw, lemongrass, malt, barley, and spice on the nose. Light weight, with a crisp, clean mouthfeel. Wheat, coriander, malt, and banana on the taste. Crisp, carbonated finish with a bread/doughy aftertaste, along with some slight hop bitterness.

Overall, an okay beer. It came on incredibly offputting, but grew on me over the remainder of the glass. The "marriage" of styles is done well, for what it is. I'm not sure how well they mesh, but this beer is a good effort. Not one I'd buy again, but not terrible either. I'd drink one if offered to me.

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Photo of jkermitj
3.24/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jason_cs
3.15/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yesdog
2.73/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of UTPharm2012
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Danielr26
3.85/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt_rowe
3.72/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.63/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AJacob81
3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Caskaway
3.84/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraigTravor
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of user785335
3.15/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mojo
3.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wildactbrewer
3.52/5  rDev +5.7%
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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Kentucky Ale from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
3.33 out of 5 based on 355 ratings.
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