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Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Co.

Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Co.
Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale

Category: Cream Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Co.
Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale

Category: Cream Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Bright deep amber color. Creamy aromas and flavors of coconut creme pie, tres leche cake, and dream bar with a supple, crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, easy finish with nuances of vanilla nuts, brown sugar and yams, and lettuce finish. A fun, super creamy barrel aged cream ale that will be good with desserts.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Smooth & Mild & Malty
Aroma Aroma: coconut creme pie, tres leche cake, and dream bar
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of vanilla nuts, brown sugar and yams, and lettuce
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Pound Cake, Havarti
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun, super creamy barrel aged cream ale that will be good with desserts.

The Producer

Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

The Producer
475 Angliana Ave
Lexington, KY 40508
USA
1 859-221-7703

Cream Ale

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Cream ales are pale in color and range from 4-5.5% in alcohol. These beers are generally more carbonated and hopped than light lagers. Cream ale is a North American specialty that is somewhat of a hybrid in style. Despite the name, many brewers use both ale and lager yeasts for fermentation. This style is fermented similar to ales at warm temperatures, but then lagered at colder temperatures. The resulting brew has the unchallenging, crisp characteristics of a light pale lager, but is endowed with a hint of the aromatic complexities that ales provide. Noteworthy examples of this style include: New Glarus Spotted Cow, Reuben’s Brews Cream Ale, Little Kings Cream Ale and Granville Island Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale.