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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
The first brew produced by Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co, Kentucky Ale® is described as a marriage between two classic beer styles, Irish Red Ale and English Pale Ale. With a light amber color, Kentucky Ale owes its body and character to select imported malts and a pinch of wheat malt for a rich, smooth taste. This brew is placed into bourbon barrels to make the brewery’s flagship Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale®.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear light orange color. Head was thin, white, and reduced to a thin white film that hung around for a while. There was some lace on the glass at the end. Aroma was of light molasses and husky grain. The flavor was the same with too much husk in my opinion. There was some light hop bitterness at the end. I preferred the Kentucky Horse Piss Beer I just tried to this one. Bleh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 Date: 07/26/2003
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Nashville

Appearance: clear amber, fine white head,
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with more than a touch of butterscotch,
Flavor: carmel malt flavor, lite esb style hop flavor leading to a slight bitter finish

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Score: *4
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2007
12 oz Bottle-Trade w/Acknud-Pours a clear copper color w/almost no head. Roasted malt/floral hop aroma. Floral hop flavor up front, followed up with some roasted malt, grain, a little caramel, & a slight sweet flavor. Has a little bit of a bitter finish. Solid brew, not spectacular. Easy to drink, mouthfeel is very thin though, kind of like a watered down Yuengling or Fat Tire. I’d like to try it on tap, maybe if I ever get to Kentucky!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewdogg (62) - USA - AUG 22, 2007
Poured golden amber. White head disappeared quickly to a slight lacing. Nose was very slight hops and a sweet malty aroma...some have described as caramel though I am not willing to pinpoint. Easy drinking, but a little watery. Basically an average english ale with very little hops. It’s nothing special but would have again if in Kentucky, where it is the best thing in bottle or on tap at several bars I went to and the price is right.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2007
This was shipped up to me by Acknud (thanks!). It pours a light tan color with nice head formation which is very durable for a non-secondary fermented beer. Aroma is light caramel balanced with hops. I could tell from this preview that this wasn’t going to be a hop-fest, but might be nicely balanced (between malt and hop), like McTarnahan’s Amber. Flavor was fairly balanced. However, flavor was a bit watery with some cerealness. This beer was rather drinkable and uncomplicated, but not immensely commendable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcox90 (1904) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 2, 2007
12 oz. bottle consumed at fridge temp. Pours a golden yellow with a hint of red. Small white head w/ minimal lace. Thin watery mouthfeel. Minimal taste of citrus and hops, but not much else. I’m not getting the flavors some of the other raters are getting. A rather bland brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Very nice amber brewed here in the great Ky. Nice dark caramel color. Long lasting off white head. Nice balance between hops and malt. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2007
Rated 1/8/06: All around solid ale. Amber in color with a decent head. The flavor is much better than I anticipated so I was quite pleased. Standard flavor for an english style ale. The taste is good and the price is right unfortunately it is hard to find in this area. I will pick more up if I ever run across it again.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2007
not sure why this one is as high as it is. pretty boring amber, barely any flavor goin on other than some mild malts. locally picked up in lexington at liquor barn.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2007
Bottle - medium amber clear pour with a compact white head that quickly fell to skim the surface, good carbonation. Very mild earthy hop nose, almost non-existent. Flavor is similarly light with indistinct malt and light earthy hop flavor..watery and soft. Nothing horrible but nothing about this beer stands out as above average.

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