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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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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
htnicholas (49) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
355ml Bottle at the Hilton in Lexington Kentucky. Pours a clear amber with a thin head and no lacing. Almost no aroma. Light hints of malt and carmel. Thin mouthfeel and somewhat over-carbonated. Up front is mild malt sweetness and a hint of hops. Very little hop character. The malt flavors come thru in the taste but in a diluted and particularly boring way. The finish has a very slight hop bitterness but is faint and dissipates quickly. Very average undistinguished beer that has the saving grace of being unoffensive and drinkable. The beer is a C-minus. Drink only if it's a hot summer day and your only alternative is one of the macro-brew lite beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
edgallow (1655) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2014
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of malts, grain and floral. Taste is malts and grain . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 3, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Consumed May 31st, 2013. The appearance had a clear golden amber body with red/brown tints here and there, one finger white foamy head that quickly dies and leaves a bubbly film coating the top of the body, some sticky lacing graces the sides of the glass. The smell had some bready, malty, strong scent of caramel. The taste was sweet through the previously mentioned flavors, no aftertaste, dry finish. On the palate, it sat light, sessionable, carbonation is spot on. Overall, this is not a bad English pale ale and doesn’t get that "soapiness" some English Pales do, those who are normally turned off by the "soapiness" from English Pales could be pleased with this one, I would have this again.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (1873) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 3, 2014
From the 355 ml. bottle. The pour is a handsome looking medium amber the way I like this style to be. A short-lived head. The aroma has a nice caramel and roasted malt note and a an earthy hop background. Light to medium body. Interesting caramel roastiness in the taste with a somewhat astringent but modest hop bite at the end. Pretty typical and enjoyable for the style.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Light caramel malt aroma. A hint of pepper on the tongue. Otherwise not much going on.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RhetoricalAns (111) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber pour, with a thin head. Weak aroma, of malts, some bread. Taste is mild as well predominately sweet malt, caramel. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
(tap) clear yellow amber colour with a small white head; aromas of funk, fruit jam; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (5427) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, leicht fruchtig. Geschmack leicht säuerlich fruchtig, leicht röstmalzig, nicht besonders gut.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thooper41 (546) - Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2014
12 oz bottle: Appearance is golden brown with minimal head. Aroma faint in malt. Taste bland in malt, but not bad. Well worth the 3.99 for the 6 pack.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beerenberger (1265) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
The aroma is hop dominate. A clear copper pur with a non-lasting thin white head no lacing. The taste is a combination of citrus and sweetness. Corn mild, not bitter at all. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, not great, but would be a nice simmer session brew.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2014 Kentucky Fried Charleston Trip Beer #10. Draft at Pazzo’s, Lexington. Pours a clear amber color with a thin frothy white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of pale malt, corn, mild caramel. The taste is grassy hops and doughy malts. Medium bodied.


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