Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Kentucky Ale - Beer Review

Kentucky Ale has been around since 2000 and I think the panelists were all surprised by it's smooth, pleasant taste. It's supposed to be a mix between an Irish red and an English pale ale. This is a precursor to our next video - Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale. They are both the same ale, but Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is aged in used bourbon barrels for about six weeks.

Partial Transcript
"On Tap -- Kentucky Ale

Hi. I'm James Knott and today we are talking about Kentucky Ale from Alltech's Lexington Brewing Company in Lexington, Kentucky. The brewery's parent company Alltech is a biotech firm that makes animal nutrition, health and performance products. One of their specialties is yeast, hence the jump to brewing.

The brewery has been selling beer since 2000. There are only 3 beers in its lineup and Kentucky Ale is its flagship beer.

The brewery describes the beer as a blend between Irish Red Ale and English Pale Ale. They give credit for the flavor to the local water which runs through limestone aquifers underground. It has 5.3 percent alcohol by volume and is light copper in color. They add a pinch of wheat malt for a smooth creamy taste.

Q&A

Kentucky Ale runs (???) laps at the derby. Tune into our next episode Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale -- which is Kentucky Ale aged in used bourbon barrels.

Drink responsibly. Save the planet. Be a nice person.

I'm James Knott and this is your Better Beer Authority."

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