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Carolina Brewery Sky Blue Golden Ale



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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighlanderOne (1238) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Poured from can. Aroma of sweet bread and corn. Appearance is gold with barely a head.. Tasting slightly sweet malt and a touch of hops - very similar flavors to lagers. Palate is a bit more sweet than dry, nice carbonation, refreshing. Overall, a good beer for a summer day..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11641) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Slightly hazy golden color with a thin white head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma of malt, hops and fruit. Light-bodied with flavors of doughy malt, grassy hops and fruit. The finish is malty up front with a mild hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cheap (5369) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2016
From a can this is an interesting drink that turns a little refreshing after a few glugs. Hazy, almost looks like a lighter hefe. At first I thot it lacked personality but then I think it has some tartness in there. Thew tartness carries over to the olfactory. Simply a good refreshing beer that hides it’s alky content rather well. Good all round session brew without any ill attributes, not bad! I could drink a sixer of these without any problem, nice job.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MarineOBeer (45) - - MAY 13, 2016
Metallic medicine taste right up front. Not a good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (4338) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2016
12 oz can served in a snifter. Pours light amber, slightly hazy, with a weak head and minimal lacing. Aroma: mild and pleasant with hops and bready malts. As expected for style. Flavor: fruity for style, but not objectionable. Hops dominate malts. Feel; Light carbonation and surprisingly full medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
malvrich (255) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2016
12 oz. can into a stange Can stamped best by 3/4/2016 A: A hard pour from the can yields 2 fingers of tight bubbly bone colored head. Good retention and nice lacing too. Clear medium gold body with a few lazy bubbles seen rising. S: Dry white wine on the nose, slight grassy hop note. No malts detected. Light but fresh scent overall T: Tart hop pucker up front with dry white grape flavor on the finish. Not the least bit malty or sweet. Simple with little complexity, M: Very light soft texture with fine velvety foam giving a nice light dry and Champagne-like mouthfeel. Good but thin. O: A respectable if not notable Kolsch but it really could benefit from a bit more malt heft and grain. Locally brewed, always available and well priced mean this is a nice anytime example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Aroma: Biscuits, Light Sweet Corn Appearance: Golden Straw/Mild Orangish Hue, Passes Lots of Light, Thin White Head Ring, Very Minimal Lacing Taste: Sweet Corn, Light Fruit, Mildly Grainy, Mild Yeast Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Clear golden pour. Normal head characteristics. Nice nose of biscuit as a base with notes of pear and orange zest. Light body with a smooth texture. Normal carbonation with a touch of middle effervescence and a fairly prickly finish. The flavor profile is very good. It is a kolsch, so flavor intensity is laid back. You get the flavors of the nose and a clean finish. Everything is subtle with this beer, as the style typically is. 2012 GABF bronze medal winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrob21 (3455) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2015
12 oz can waiting for me at my in laws. Thanks guys for finding me a local tick. Toasty light grain corn sweetness. Sweet corn and light grassy aroma. Finish is a little metallic and sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garbageman (487) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2015
From draft at brewery. Pours a hazy yellow with a small head. Aroma was very bready. The taste followed and drank like a Kolsch. A little citrus in there too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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