Carolina Summer Ale
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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We changed it up this year. We made a Kolsch/Extra Pale Ale Hybrid. We took the best of two great beer styles, an Extra Pale Ale and a Kolsch, to create this one of a kind beer. It combines Pale and Crystal barley malt with malted wheat to give it a crisp flavor. It doesn’t finish quite as sharp as a pale ale; due to the wheat it’s a little fuller and rounder. It has a golden color, and is finished with Washington state Nugget and Cascade hops. We ferment it for 4 weeks using a subtle American ale yeast. It has an alcohol level of 4.8% ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4009) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Pours a clean and sharp straw gold with one to two fingers of creamy white head. LIght grassy aroma with a hint of delicate malt sweetness. Grassy in the flavor with a spicy/zesty quality and light bread component. Pretty clean with a slightly green character and hint of skunked. Light bodied and clean finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2013
12oz bottle, bottled 6/24/13. Small white head atop crystal clear straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, hay, straw, some lemon. Taste is medium sweet, hay/bread, some grapefruit, straw/lemon. Light body, light acidity, fairly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerme31 (485) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2012
On Draft at brewery. Pours a orange golden color thin white head. Aroma is on the mild side, bread, floral, and grass. Mild sweet flavor with a good bitter hop balance. Medium light body, slightly above average carbonation level. Crisp and refreshing summer brew.

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