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

Kentucky Kölsch Style AleKentucky Kölsch Style Ale
BA SCORE
12.8%
Liked This Beer
3.23 w/ 125 ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by jlindros on 08-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,273
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
125
Liked:
16
Avg:
3.23/5
pDev:
16.72%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
43
Trade:
0
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Photo of Zazzi82
3.18/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of hitchhikergal
4.46/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mojo
3.46/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Trooperbob
3.12/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hugh37
2.55/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of woodychandler
3.62/5  rDev +12.1%
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 donspublic
3.84/5  rDev +18.9%
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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Photo of CjMcGarner
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Knapp85
3.58/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of khargro2
3.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of addiwilliams
3.58/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Grindelvasdrum
3.74/5  rDev +15.8%
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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Photo of tripledbrew
3.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bnes09
3.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It has a good flavor but it gets boring quickly. It's too light for my preference but it tastes better than most beers that are on the lighter side.

Sidenote: My bottle says it's 4.3 ABV% not the 4.72% listed on this site.

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Photo of PhillyNole
3.92/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Swilliky
2.99/5  rDev -7.4%
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 ImperatorScab
2.87/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of bwbetts
2.95/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of JB62
3.18/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tharper178
4.5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Kentucky Kölsch Style Ale from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 12.8% out of 100 with 125 ratings
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