RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 brewerys flagship Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
htnicholas (50) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPDIPSO (5796) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Light orangish amber color with a small lid of off white bubbles. A light caramel malt and citric scent. I seem to be reminded of a chocolate covered orange slice. Sweet lightly toasted malt and some herbal notes. Some grainy characteristics that I find in many ambers that I just am not a fan of. 7/11

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mzaar (2922) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle @ Georgia Eastside BBQ, NYC. Pours clear amber with a small white head. Aromas and flavours of malt, toffee and nut. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
Gerbeer (3266) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2016
On tap. Pours a copper color with light head that dissipates quickly. Basically a malty offering with doughy buttery flavors plus a good dose of DMS - maybe lines? Not too good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (1821) - Besanon, FRANCE - JUL 21, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Blonde orangée. Effervescence faible. Nez sur le grain. Palais classique APA sur le malt principalement. Plutôt douce. Ne laisse pas une grande impression même si elle est bien faite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 3, 2016
Bottled - Clear amber colour, medium white head with poor retention. Sweet malty taste with some corn and bread. Taste is also sweet with some caramel, candy, honey and grainy notes. Light body, moderate carbonation, thin mouthfeel, sweet finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kellyh (3) - Brookings, South Dakota, USA - JAN 11, 2016 does not count
Poured into a Tulip glass. Nice aroma with hints of hay, oak, and hops. Amber color with a 1" head that dissipated relatively quickly. Decent lacing. First sip, Slightly sweet with a "boubon-ey" twang. Nice overall balance with a unique overall experience. Definitely worth trying. A little hard to find.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (998) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle, from a convenience store by the Tokyo Dome. Mr Pearse Lyons is not only a great marketing man, but very much a visionary. Who else would dare to call his single-malt bourbon a "Single Malt Bourbon"? Considering this ale was the brewerys first product, I think theyve done a tremendous job. Nice and sweet, with a beautiful copper colour and a faint aroma of root beer, it melts in the mouth with flavours of caramel and a basket of autumn fruits in the cellar. Not too complex, it is smooth in the palate, quite velvety. Straightforward and honest. Another very decent flagship for the state of Kentucky. Well done, Alltech!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Martin243 (1032) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
12 oz bottle from a 6pack bought at Home Bargains Gateshead for a fiver in a tasting glass. Poured amber with a thin white head which disappeared. Sweetish beer with a bit of a cola flavour. One dimensional and unimpressive

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maekchu (3547) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle from Seijo Ishi store. Malty nose, toasted, fruity, brown sugar, and a few bread crumbs. Clear orange/amber color, fine head. Caramel initial, some cola flavor emerges, gets candyish in mid palate, and then a thin, flat finish. Medium body. Overly sweet, fairly one dimensional, but easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sinfull (1490) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Amber color , thin off-white head . Malt, butterscotch and some herbal notes in aroma. Mostly malty taste with some dirtiness . Drinkable.

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