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Kentucky Kölsch (Style)

Thankfully this Alltech beer has been rebranded.  Previously known as Kentucky Light.  I’m not sure if they were trying to interest the Bud Light crowd or alienate the craft beer crowd with that name.  The new name and packaging is a welcome change.

Kolsch is a protected designation for this style of beer brewed in Cologne Germany. Much like the protected designation of Champagne. No beer can be called a Kolsch unless brewed in the Cologne area and no sparkling wine can be called Champagne unless it was produced in the Champagne area of France.

I, of course, poured this 16 oz. can into a traditional kolsch stange glass (also available in 12 oz. six-packs). The cans were stamped with 111713, I am assuming this is a best by date? The body was a dull gold with a delicate white head. A webbing of lace stuck to the inside of the glass.

The smell was understated. Crackers and hints of lemon and hay.

The taste reflected the aromas. There was a light sour snap with gentle crackery malts with hints of sweet lemons. The finish was a semi-dry finish and kept me coming back for more.

The mouthfeel began with a mildly scrubbing carbonation but finished smoothly.  The body was light but not too thin. At 4.3% ABV one could easily drink several of these (and I did).

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