Kentucky is best know for KFC, The Derby, UK basketball and Bourbon, all of which are honorable and proud things to be noted for, however one thing The Bluegrass State is not known for, is world class craft beer.
The Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company (kentuckyale.com) hope to change that.
Currently, they produce three different brews. The Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale (which I have reviewed on the blog), the Kentucky Ale and Kentucky Light.
Today, I’m going to be reviewing the Kentucky Light. I found this detailed description on the website.
Kentucky Light is a light bodied easy drinker for a thirst quenching low calorie, low carb experience. The aroma is lively with a crisp, zesty finish. That’s because our specialized yeast, said to be the life force in beer, is the single greatest flavor contributor to this remarkably smooth and flavorful microbrew sure to be a Bluegrass favorite for years to come. Whether you’re strickly a light beer drinker or prefer a medium bodied microbrew, one taste of Kentucky Light will prove you can have a great tasting light beer full of flavor without all the calories.
This is the only one of the three that I have not had, so I’m looking forward to seeing how it tastes.
This brew comes in a 12 oz. bottle with an ABV of 4.32%.
One thing is for sure. This IS a light beer. Not filling, very easy drinking and seems like the type of beer I would want after a hard, hot days work in the tobacco patch. I think it’s still better than any “macro” out there. Much better smell, flavor and mouthfeel. This might be the perfect brew to persuade non “craft beer” drinkers to expand their palate a bit. It is similar to a “macro”, yet it still has a personality and a presence that is duly noted. Give it a try if you want a Summer refresher.
On a side note, I hope to post a review of the flagship Kentucky Ale in the near future to complete the “trifecta” of the Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company brews.
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Score: 2.6 out of 5