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%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
41
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Ratings: 123 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DrMullet
3.29/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very pale yellow. Mildly fruity aroma. The taste is sour fruit with faint citrus notes. Sour malt aftertaste. Overall a little disappointing.

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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 Tone
2.86/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of pale malt, hint of sweet malt, hint of hops, and slight adjunct. Does not seem to fit the style of a Kolsch, but rather a Light Lager or an American Pale Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, hint of sweet malt, hint of hops, and slight adjunct. Overall, weak appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

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

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

Photo of cwkash
2.88/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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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Photo of Canada_Dan
3.01/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Lemke10
3.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This pours a pale, light yellow color with a slight white head. The aroma is light with grains. The taste is smooth, light, and full of grain. This is a much better tasting that the rating would suggest. Well made for the style.

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

Photo of jkermitj
2.77/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MPSTARR
3.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jason_cs
3.46/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Malone47
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hunteraw
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of skriv
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UTPharm2012
3.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Photo of jeffyboy65
3.73/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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 skaboom420
2.92/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BlackhammerOhio
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JDR78
1.92/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

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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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