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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5966) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Reddish amber with a standard slippery head. The aroma is vaguely malt or caramel. The flavor started with an unexpected tartness, followed with a sweet tangy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2452) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Pours a white, one-fingered head, fades quickly and leaves some lace. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Clear amber color. Light malt nose. Starts with a mix of hops and sweetness and finishes smooth like the brewer says - no bitter aftertaste. $1.25 for a 12oz bottle from Liquor Barn Lexington, KY.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 24, 2004
12oz bottle. 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. Not half good. Certainly doesn’t fulfill my taste for robust ales. Not one I’ll need to revisit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Bottle. Light fruity malt aroma - subtle. Coppery red color - little head. Cherry malt flavor - slightly sweet and slightly tart - quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3224) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Clear light amber color and a quickly falling off white head start out when this one is poured. Musty malt aroma reminds me of a damp basement. Not really much flavor going on either good or bad, melded with a watery palate make this a forgettable brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Discovered on a recent hunting trip to Kentucky. A ratehr ordinary brew for someone who wants to say they like micros’s but want it to taste very mainstream. I found it musty and sweet

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5407) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2004
Dark gold, HUGE white head. Soggy toast aroma. Hints of yeast flavors, as well as breat and touch of maybe some peppery hop s. OK, rather nondescript. Sampled at 2004 Knoxville Brewer’s Jam.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (3761) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2004
Er...not so good. It does explain a lot to read the commercial description and see that they’re aiming, in part, for an English Pale Ale. Bronze color, not a ton of head. An aroma of dusty caramel and stale carrots. The flavor is musty, slightly sweet but also vegetal and grassy. The palate is more English than American (hence the earlier comment on learning what they were trying for)--low carbonation in body, smooth-ish, low bitterness, but just a wee bit flat in feeling. I didn’t think this was too good, but at least I got a Kentucky beer out of it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2004
Bottle. Sweet smoky caramel. Great caramel color. Very plain and drinkable. I would drink this again. The slight brown ale/honey taste wouyld keep me coming back.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2004
Clear amber with thin white head...smells sweetly malty and grassy...tastes thin and first then very malty, nutty, honey, and chewy...syrupy grass and honey aftertaste...reminds me (painfully I might add) of Honey Brown...

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