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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   EST. CALORIES: 160   ABV: 5.34%
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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2341) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2003
Thin head with little carbonation and ok lacing. Very nice amber color. Aroma of malts and hops with maybe a slight honey overtone. Flavor is quite melow and plesant. Can easily see myself drinking many of these without a problem. Finish is smooth, slightly creamy, slightly bitter with a nice hops finish. A very nice ale that should please many different beer drinkers.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YnotABeer (96) - Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2003
kinda random that I got my hands on this; but whatever. Description makes sense; it seemed like a weakish pale ale. So, nothing special but looks decent and tastes fine. Slight malt sweetness with a nice slightly bitter aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 2, 2003
This beer pours yellow with a small white head and the aroma of your average pilsner with a hint of caramel. The taste is fairly run of the mill for a beer of its type, but I like it because it's brewed here in my hometown.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
igneous1 (1489) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2002
medium golden color, with a thin off-white foamy head. aroma is mostly grainy (corn) with a slight nutty quality to it with a little malt presence. flavor is slightly sweet initially, but fades into a moderately dry finish also with grainy and earthy flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2496) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
GABF 2002: Pale orange, good head. Fresh caramel aroma. Light malt flavor with a very strong bitter finish. Unbalanced.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2002
well You have to support the Old home team and since our little league team is will be playing Saturday in the American Championship and then possibly in the Little League World I had to try some local flavor. You can taste the carmel, the English Pale Ale, and the Irish influence, its refreshing on this HOT Kentucky day, I’ll admit I didn’t expect much from this one, and it suprised me. not bad , not suberb either just average.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Dense rocky head. Deep amber hue showing a zesty carbonation through lines of tiny bubbles. A really nice appearance. The aroma is sweetly malty with a slight bit of hop. The flavor is of fruity, delicate malt lightly backed by hops. Light to medium in body. Not astonishingly different from a standard pale ale, but very unique in its own way which keeps me going back for more. A very drinkable beer.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2002
This beer tasted like someone took the sweat off a horses ass and bottled it. I would rather have a Bud Light than another one of these. By far one of the worst beers I have ever had.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 7, 2002
Slight malty aroma, very soft hops in the flavor and aroma. Nice orange color. I’m sure this would do better fresh out of a cooler from the bottle, than at cellar temp in a tulip glass.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2002
a friend gave me a bottle to rate, so i gotta talk it up even if it tastes like it was brewed in a clogged rain gutter (hi dan!). fortunately, i don’t have to lie: golden like a haystack in the evening sun and foaming like a race horse, this is an attractive libation. the aroma is modest: a little honey on a slice of roman meal bread. fairly sweet, and creamy. no danger of any ’harsh bitter aftertaste’, the hops were evidently used very sparingly. almost tastes like the beer itself ran through that limestone underlying the bluegrass region. still, a terrific, sweetish ballpark beer.


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