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Kentucky Ale is a marriage between two classic beer styles, Irish Red Ale and English Pale Ale. The Kentucky Ale mashing program uses: • the finest 2-row imported Harrington malt, • select caramel malt varieties grown both domestically and abroad, • a pinch of wheat malt for a smooth, creamy taste. Varieties of the English hops East Kent Goldings and Fuggles impart a spicy yet soft, floral aroma without a harsh, bitter aftertaste. These ale hops are used to balance the sweetness of the malt and are an important flavor component of Kentucky Ale. Light copper in color, the unique body and character of Kentucky Ale is heavily influenced by the water, drawn from aquifers in the limestone underlying the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2006
Shiny auburn colour with a solid off-white head. The nose is slightly citrusy with a little fruit and a hint of hops to come. The hops don’t follow into the body, instead, the body is fairly sweet with a candyish slightly phenolic character. Not enough bitterness to be redeemed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Amber with a white head. Sweet aromas of biscuity malts and some fruitiness. Tastes pretty sweet, like a candy bar-vanilla, caramel and butterscotch. There is some hop flavor for balance, but the sweetness is what you remember.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2544) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
[on tap in the Cincinnati airport] Clear caramel with no lasting head. Strong caramel aroma with notes of candy apples and butterscotch. Pleasant caramel flavour but not as strong as aroma suggests. Citrusy hops, green apple, low bitterness, medium sweetness. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, lasting caramel flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Orang color with a small but lasting head. soft aroma of caramel. Flavor is mild and mostly sweet although you can descern some hop at the very end. Nothing exception to brag about, but a decent beer and inexpensive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2005
(Knoxville Brewers’ Jam). Pours yellow-orange with a soapy head. The aroma is caramelized malts and a little bit of brown sugar. The flavor is burnt caramel and just a bit of grapefruit with some bland hops in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Bottle. Pours deep orange with a light haze and a very small head. The aroma is malty (light biscuit, and hay type grains). Smells like a lager. Malty flavor with undertones of citrus (but not in the most pleasant of ways). Very minimal hops noticed towards the end. Body is adequate/medium. Much more like a lager than an ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2005
GABF ’04 Ggolden in color with a large white head. Aroma is malty/bready,sweet. Clean flavor with mild hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2006 Pours a dark golden with a white, mostly diminishing head. Some strange protein globules floating around knocked a few points off appearance and could be due to the age of the beer. Sweet aroma of malt (bready, cookie) with some notes of floral hops and honey. More caramel malts and subdued fruitiness in the taste, with a hint of butterscotch. A tart, sweet finish. Like an English bitter without an overwhemling load of hops. Better than other ratings would suggest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Medium golden. Staleish english hop aroma, bit of dust and perfume. Rather sweet, but not overly interesting malt. More staleish hops late. Thanks Eric!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2005
12 oz. bottle from Heemer. a nice thirst quenching beer. an orange/ amber color with a 1/4 inch head that faded faster than I could throw away the bottle & cap. has a mild sweetness with some floral hops.

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