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RATINGS: 265   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
trehalose111 (2) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2013 does not count
What a great ale! Ales are not my favorite beer but this is really good. It is best served on tap but the bottle is good too. I like this with burgers, steaks, grilled or barbequed anything.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lunchb0x (20) - Prestonsburg, Kentucky, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Great ale made by a local brewery for me! I've tried this and their Bourbon Barrel variant and both are amazing brews! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
busytoby (1) - Kentucky, USA - JUN 2, 2008 does not count
Definitely best on top in a clear dixie cup. Nice dark golden colour and thin but lingering head. Malty, light sweetness, clean yet creamy finish. Not a beer to impress with, but exceptionally drinkable and far better than anything else in its price range. ($1.50 - $2 a pint locally).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Golden dark yellow in color with a firm off-white head about a finger high with some looser bubbles staying present, fades slowly to nothing, lace in fast drippings that don't stick. Aroma has a fairly nice malty sweetness with a great breadish tone of sourdough, nice and fresh with just a touch of grassy/citrusy hops. Taste is more of the same with a nice malt load, good bready sweetness of bagel dough with some nuttyness upfront and into the midway, light hops dot the finish which lingers of some sticky sweet malts and slight crispness. Good smooth medium body, clean, light creamyness ventures well as it warms, very nice drinker at that stage, sure its not as hoppy as most Pale Ales but for some reason that didn't bother me with this one. Its quite nice.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Deimos (81) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 24, 2003
A good ale. They tried for the English style and came pretty close. I can taste the limestone water which makes it similar to Bass somewhat. I like it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikehanneman (55) - Iowa, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Brewed in Lexington, KY, this is a decent tasting ale. I buy it when I see my son in Louisville. The label says "handcrafted in sixty-barrel batches". I think it is a solid tasting local beer. I have had better, but I never regret picking up a six pack. Not too expensive at about a dollar a bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fhamrick (19) - , Kentucky, USA - MAR 14, 2010
A great ale. Not as good as their Bourbon Barrel but still a very solid brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhp40219 (304) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 14, 2013
12oz bottle into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a small white head and leaves a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is very strong caramel malts up front with bread and hops coming in a little more subdued behind it. Taste is also dominated by the caramel malts. Not a bad thing by any means. Also a solid nutty taste that comes through very well, backed by a bit of bread, candy, and fruity undertones here too with the slightest hint of cinnamon in the background. Long finish of maltiness that is sweet, somewhat bitter and slightly sour. Palate is medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall this is crisp and a lot more flavorful than expected. Very, very nice! Better than the overall and style scores would lead you to believe.

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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