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Sky Blue Golden Ale - Carolina Brewery

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76
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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 23.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carolina Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MuddyFeet on 08-23-2007)
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.09/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce can - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Light yellow-hued body, lightly hazed, it barely manages to scare up a half-inch, loose, white head that sputters out in a flash.

Smell: Dried herb, lemon peel with an edge of sweetness to it, and the perfunctory pils.

Taste: Pils malts, faintly bready, a bit of cereal sweetness and a pop of citrusy lemon juice. Light Continental hop character, scantly grassy with a relatively low bitterness. Predominately lemony on the backhalf and into the near-quite-crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Just a smidge over medium carbonation.

Overall: Merely satisfactory; it's not stellar, but fine and refreshing.

Serving type: can

09-22-2013 20:36:12 | More by ChainGangGuy
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slym

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

07-11-2014 21:46:20 | More by slym
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -6.3%

06-28-2014 12:50:31 | More by GRG1313
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Sound_Explorer

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

06-19-2014 23:11:13 | More by Sound_Explorer
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ShemRahBoo

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

06-01-2014 19:17:50 | More by ShemRahBoo
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jmw4437

Ohio

3/5  rDev -6.3%

04-13-2014 01:16:41 | More by jmw4437
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memphischas

Tennessee

1.25/5  rDev -60.9%

02-09-2014 21:06:49 | More by memphischas
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dankjohn

Georgia

2/5  rDev -37.5%

02-01-2014 18:55:46 | More by dankjohn
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-23-2014 02:33:47 | More by BigGingDrinker
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KenC

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

09-12-2013 00:23:19 | More by KenC
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Pinda_Pschorr

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a regular purchase for me in the summer. Good in the can, better from the growler where available, and best from the tap. Like other kolsch beers, the flavor is best right away. Don't leave it sitting out once open -- drink it fresh.

I don't notice a distinctive smell. Nice golden color. Easy to drink. Refreshing.

Serving type: can

09-07-2013 21:29:24 | More by Pinda_Pschorr
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

08-11-2013 01:30:38 | More by kylehay2004
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SmokeyDaVillain

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

06-12-2013 22:55:36 | More by SmokeyDaVillain
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herrburgess

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -6.3%

05-27-2013 23:53:37 | More by herrburgess
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videofrog

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

04-05-2013 22:45:53 | More by videofrog
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

02-20-2013 17:28:22 | More by LXIXME
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bellce0

Georgia

3/5  rDev -6.3%

09-30-2012 22:39:33 | More by bellce0
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mklinger

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -29.7%

07-17-2012 14:12:50 | More by mklinger
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Metz

Maryland

3/5  rDev -6.3%

07-07-2012 01:34:20 | More by Metz
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

06-24-2012 00:23:37 | More by Axnjxn
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a kolsch glass. Had a yellow color and a clear consistency. There was a half inch of creamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A somewhat muted aroma of malt and citrus. Not a lot going on here.

T: Tasted of malt, a little citrus (lemon), and a touch of hops in the finish. The flavor here is much too thin and watery to be effective.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a surprisingly vibrant, prickly finish. Light-bodied.

O: A pretty forgettable beer. Too average to really succeed.

Serving type: can

04-16-2012 12:05:53 | More by avalon07
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bexley10

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -37.5%

02-21-2012 01:55:12 | More by bexley10
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ABVerageJoe

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +56.3%

12-17-2011 22:55:16 | More by ABVerageJoe
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VaTechHopHead


3.63/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Clear, dark straw yellow color with lots of carbonation stuck to the sides of the glass that eventually depart for the top. Hardly any head and lacing on this one.

S - Refreshing, has sort of an american macro lager aroma to it but it is strong with light grain, a nice floral/honey smell as well.

T - Not too strong on the flavor but there is some floral hop taste and a lemongrass-like flavor as well. The grains are light and sweet and zero bittering agents.

M - Light body, very nice carbonation, and a quick fading aftertaste. Very easy to sip and non-complex so it's easy to drink.

O - Nothing to write home about but it does make for a great summer, refreshing beer. Maybe not exactly like a traditional German Kolsch but for a local brewery it is very good in its own right.

Serving type: can

06-12-2011 22:57:07 | More by VaTechHopHead
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the legend woodychandler for providing this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a tiny head. Smell is mild, some malts are present. Taste is of malts, grains, a touch of sweetness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good beer, great on a hot summer day.

Serving type: can

05-15-2011 15:34:35 | More by tone77
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Sky Blue Golden Ale from Carolina Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.