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Kentucky Cream Ale
- Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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Limited (brewed once).
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Alltech's Lexington Brewing Company invited homebrewers / AHA members to participat in this Pro-Am event. Eleven brewers participated and this beer was selected for large-scale brewing by the brewery and submission to the GABF 2008, Pro-Am division. This Cream Ale, behind the recipe formation of Ken Klein A big thanks to Ken, Donny, Rob, Matt, and Jeremy, at the brewery for another great beer.
The beer begins with a deeper copper color than usual, however the guidelines allow for a lot of variation here. The growler was pretty stingy with head formation, carbonation, and retention but signs of all are present; maybe a little more English looking than American.
Caramel maltiness and sweetness dominates both the nose and flavor with a biscuity, bready, confectionate sweetness that sets the tone for the beer. A lightly vegital character comes in and make me think maize additions here. Hop flavor seem to also take an English earthy character (maybe Fuggles or EKG's?). Bitterness also seems to push the upper end of the threshold for the beers but this is preferred to balance the sweet caramel taste.
The yeast character is extremely clean, leaving only modest fruit esters, and a crisp bready finish. Definately a house character that shows in all beers in the house. A light alkaline bittering rides beside the hops, taking on a slight over-sparged sharpness.
A really nice beer that is not typical of Sleeman's or Little Kings. This one borrows a lot of traits from the brewery's standard Kentucky Ale, except lighter on all fronts. The softer malt character is better balanced by the hops here than in the original Kentucky Ale. Enjoy it while it lasts my friends!
Serving type: growler
09-22-2009 03:01:49 |
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