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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2006
Tap. Deep amber colur with a thin off-white head. Soft malty aroma, light crystal and some toast with a lovely EKG spiciness ove the top. Light berry esters make an appearance as well. Lovely balance of malt and hops. Woody and spicy hop flavour with a touch of minerally character making an appearance as well. Much better than I expected and a nice sessionable ale. The bottled version is nowhere near as good, but on tap it’s a lovely bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrnkMcDermott (2865) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2006
12 oz. bottle, from trade at the Flossmoor RateBeer event. Geez., I think this is only my second new state this year, grumble, grumble. Well, to the beer: Nice looking pour, a burnished brass under a disappearing head, but a touch light for its style, settles out with very few bubbles. Nice ale smell, but with a touch of camphor. Taste is noce malts, a hint somewhere of cola, and a very slight ale fruitiness. Hops are indisitinct. I did get this in a "white elephant trad," and there’s no date, so it may be aged. Enjoyable, but mostly average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4388) - Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Bottle. Poured a small fizzy off-white head that mostly diiminished, sparse lacing, transparent, and an orange hue with a gold tint. Mildly hoppy, caramel, malt, fruity, and sweet and ditto for the flavor. Mouthfeel was tingly. Light-medium body. Nothing real special about this one. Just so-so IMO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2006
This poured a very pale amber body with lazy bubbling and a slender white head. It’s got a fruity nose, berries & cherries, along with some light caramel scents. The taste is fruity as well, the malts become grainy, and a honey sweetness is added. Crisp, berry finish with the lightest touch of bitterness at the very end. Okay.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Clear bronze color with only a slight beige head. Aroma and flavor of grainy malt and a little caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2006
12oz bottle given to me by weeare138 (thanks!). Poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, floral, fruity and also has a earthy/dirtiness to it. Tastes of caramel, fruity, and citrus. Has a honey sweetness to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 28, 2006
This amber ale pours a light orange color from a 12oz bottle. Medium to small sized white foamy head. Aroma is slightly malty, caramel, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied amber ale. Malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. Hops are slightly bitter. Kind of a typical amber ale, it is kind of sweet, mild tasting and a touch watery. Besides that… Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SHIG (3791) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 17, 2006
Orange amber beer with white head. The aroma was a sweet odor of malt. Sour at first to the tongue but finishes with a nice malt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2006
Orange-ush amber, clear body.. THe head was a light foamy thing that disipated quickly. The aroma definiatly has the carmalized malt present, there is also a sweet fuity hint there. The flavor is pretty heavy, somewhat syrupy. The marmalized malrs are not as present in the flavor as in the aroma. This beer has a lot of character, and a clean finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oycpff (93) - USA - MAR 29, 2006
Copper color, negligable head. Light malty nose...some toasty and bread. Mellow malty flavor. Light/thin body. Sligh suggestion of hops in the finish and a slight touch of fruitiness. beer is close to swill quality

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