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

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Kentucky Kölsch Style AleKentucky Kölsch Style Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.72%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jlindros on 08-10-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
120
Avg:
3.27
pDev:
39.76%
 
 
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3.94/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a light yellow-hued body, good clarity, and a medium-sized, soft white head.

Smell: Meager whiff of maltiness, a little whisper of implied cereal sweetness, and a hint of lemon.

Taste: Very clean, well-attenuated malts, with little sweetness throughout. The hop character and bitterness remains rather low. Faint spritzy lemon hint. Lightly minerally, clean, crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: A very decent, quaffable Kolsch.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.62/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It is going to take some time (clearly), but inroads are being made as far as eradicating the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody are concerned. I am now setting my sights on the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

From the bottle: "A full-flavored Kolsch style ale true to form of the German beer style originating in Cologne".

A Pop! of the cap, a semi-gentle pour & I was off & running. An in-glass swirl raised a finger of foamy, bone-white head with modest retention. Color was Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was malty sweet, very bready and slightly grassy. Mmmm. Mouthfeel was medium, but very soft and caressing on the tongue. Taste was bready, grassy and just slightly tart, maybe grape-ish, maybe sour corn, but either way, fairly unobtrusive. Finish was semi-dry, more bready than grassy and again with just a slight tickle of tart/sourness. Given its low ABV, if they would begin CANning this, I would happily put a bunch into a cooler on a hot, humid summer's day.

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Photo of Swilliky
2.99/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The Kentucky Kolsch comes from the Kentucky Ale brand and puts an interesting twist on a malt beverage. The beer first struck me as having a chocolatey taste with only a hint of lemon. I drank this without a garnish and found it very filling. The beer does not always go well with any types of food but does taste well on it's own.

At 4.72% ABV the beer won't really get you going with three but it is a surprisingly pleasant beverage to have during the evening while relaxing.

The look of the beer has a cool label and fits in well with the Kentucky Ale brand. The smell is not too strong and reflects the taste of the beer. The beer is thicker in feeling but doesn't feel as strong as a dark stout since it is a pale yellow.

See more reviews like this at swilliky.com

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Photo of tigg924
3.21/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: 1 inch head, straw yellow in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: light straw--very faint

Taste: straw, sugar, pilsner malt, and wheat

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, sweet with light bitterness

Overall: When I have a kolsch I look for cleanliness, lightness, and a good smell. The beer meets two of the three, but the smell is so faint it takes away from the rest of the experience. This is odd because this brewery usually excels in providing excellent smelling beers. Not a bad beer, but I have had way better in the style.

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3.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hugh37
2.55/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of juicebox
3.07/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LXIXME
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of justme
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of biboergosum
3.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, part of the rather inexpensive six-packs these are sold in, exclusively at the local liquor chain's outlets.

This beer pours a clear, very pale golden straw colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and mostly fizzy off-white head, which leaves little beyond a few specks of remote islet lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of bready, doughy pale malt, corn cereal, a not so subtle sour fruitiness, mineral water, and weak leafy, weedy, and grassy hops. The taste is more corny than grainy in its still-rising bready malt sweetness, the basic drupe fruitiness more or less pulling out of its skanky spiral, and the noble-leaning hops carrying on with their understated leafy, grassy and herbal character.

The carbonation is fairly sprightly in its tightly-wound frothiness, the body an adequate medium weight for the style, and a bit too tacky to be considered all that smooth. It finishes trending dry, the corniness becoming even more cereal like, and the fruitiness fading into obscurity.

I would imagine that this is made with the traditional ingredients, but every other sip or so, there's that Matrix-like reality shimmer, where the ghost of a typical adjunct lager comes a little too close to the surface. Grainy, fruity, and plainly hoppy, yeah, but only if you don't look too closely, or think too hard about it.

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Photo of DrewBest
2/5  rDev -38.8%

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1/5  rDev -69.4%

Photo of BamfBacon
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Retroman40
3.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

16 ounce can poured into a pint glass.

A - Poured out a cloudy yellow/orange with a strong lasting head and decent lacing.

S - Very fruity with some grains in the background.

T - Tart, fruity and some wine-like character.

M - Tangy but still a bit on the thin side.

O - My first Kolsch experience. If the BA description is accurate, this is a decent enough representation of the style. It just seems overall to be a bit "thin". Still, I wouldn't turn one of these down ice cold and will certainly drink the remaining 3 from the 4 pack I purchased.

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear, pale straw yellow color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is full of grain and wheat. The taste is grain and wheat. Overall, a real good beer.

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Photo of ImperatorScab
2.87/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of hophugger
3/5  rDev -8.3%

pours light gold color with a foamy white head from the ample carbonation. Taste is a bit sweet with citrus and a tad bit of maltiness. the finish is crisp and clean and holds a touch of bitterness. Aroma is light and citrusy

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3.72/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of cwd
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Thomas0790
3.32/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of tone77
3.33/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a very pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, malts, grains. Taste is the same, grains and malts, some crispness, easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a refreshing beer, but lacking any real punch.

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of jsh420
2/5  rDev -38.8%

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Kentucky Kölsch Style Ale from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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