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Carolina Brewery Sky Blue Golden Ale

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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For those desiring a lighter beer that still has hand-crafted integrity, this beer is a German style Kolsch ale made famous in its namesake city of Cologne (Koln in German). This thirst-quenching summer brew is spritzy, not too malty, with all the pleasing aroma of German Hallertauer hops. While fermented warm like all ales, Kolsch beer undergoes a cold aging period like a lager which results in a brew that is complex yet easy to drink.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4656) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Draft at the Pittsboro NC location. Poured a pale yellow color with a small white head. Aroma was grassy hop notes, some light grain. Touch of lemon, grassy notes, light hops. Crisp, clean. Relatively refreshing on the extremely hot day that I drank this on.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wedgie9 (1949) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Tasted on 6/20/14 from a 12oz can. Pours hazy pale orange with a thick white head that leaves thick lace, and some residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is some wheat bread malt with some spicy earthy hops. The flavor is the same, very clean spicy, earthy hops with some light bread malt. The body is light with lively, stinging carbonation, and a short lightly bitter hops finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Imaena (1834) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Can. This was a pretty flat and uninteresting kolsch. I paired it with Korean food though which could have been part of the issue.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerme31 (494) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Draft. Clear light golden color thin white lacing. Enjoyable fruity hop aroma. Medium sweet taste followed by mild dry finish, light body. Overall good sessionable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bif (1451) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2014
Can. Pours a light golden color, small head and spots of lacing. Mild aroma fruit, bit of citrus, fresh grain and hint of malt. Light taste of fruit, malt sweetness and fresh grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Light body, smooth and refreshing. Good summer beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbruner (2318) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2014
Can sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2014. Pours a clear yellow with bubbly white head and good carbonation. Aroma and taste are light biscuit with a hint of grassy hops and crisp yeast esters. Not bad, easy to have a few I imagine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (1568) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2013
Thanks to John for sharing! Pours light golden yellow with a light haze and a smallish head. Smell is sweet light malt, grain, The taste is lightly fruity and hoppy ending slightly dry. Light in body with elegant carbonation. Pretty nice stuff.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (10676) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 18, 2013
Eng hopfiger Antrunk, stärker ist die leichte Bitterkeit. Trocken getreidig, süffig, recht langweilig - Kölsch eben. 9/9/10/8/7/8

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Can->taster at BBB Fest Nashville. Light yellow with small white head. Faint sweet citrus with cereal and grass. Not good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2013
can. hazy pale golden with one finger head. initially slightly tart with some lemon, but finishes a bit dull.


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