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
Ratings:
123
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.27
pDev:
16.51%
 
 
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6
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5/5  rDev +52.9%

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4.68/5  rDev +43.1%

Photo of tharper178
4.5/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

Photo of Mackbekeza
4.09/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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 cleve1212
4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChainGangGuy
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 PhillyNole
3.92/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of donspublic
3.84/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from tap into shaker pint, minimal head recedes to a pool, minimal lacing. Light golden in the glass, crystal clear. Smells of biscuit, slight corn funk and grassy hops. Taste is crisp, followed by a little corn sweetness, and a nice semi bitter dry finish. This isn't a bad beer, could pound these all day.

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.74/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into glass stein.
A-Clear gold, one finger white head endured throughout, brief lace retention after each sip.
S-Sweet malt, toasted bread, sour corn (smell of a corn crib I played in as a child on grandparent's farm), bit of earthy grass.
T-Sweet corn cereal counterbalanced against a sour tartness, toasted bread, mineral water with a bit of vinegar mixed in it.
M-Very carbonated, very watery, very light body, some astringency.
O-Very drinkable & enough complexity to declare it interesting.

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3.73/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.72/5  rDev +13.8%

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3.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.64/5  rDev +11.3%

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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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3.58/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.58/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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Kentucky Kölsch Style Ale from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
3.27 out of 5 based on 123 ratings.
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