Sky Blue Golden Ale | Carolina Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carolina Brewery
North Carolina, United States
carolinabrewery.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
15 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
114
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.22
pDev:
17.08%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 114 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of nitter
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Golfontap
3.87/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zekenyce
3.62/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csurowiec
3.67/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of msscott1973
3.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.2/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dsshuck
3.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jstevep00
3.83/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoshuaWilkins-38
3.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cavanaghty
2.14/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Darker yellow with a thin white head.

Smell: No smells really, maybe a sweeter grassy notes, but it's faint.

Mouthfeel/ Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of sweeter grassy and corn taste. Bit of a source after taste.

Overall: OK, beer glad I tried it but not likely to have it again.

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Photo of AcetheBathound
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nothing special however this beer is Super drinkable and pretty tasty.

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2.97/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow producing 1.5 fingers of shortlived, foamy, white head that leaves streaky lacing. Aroma is lemony, chalky/mineral, dry, grain, yeast, faint sulfur, light grassy hops. Taste is watery & thin, pale malt, lemony to the point of being cloying, some grass & maybe a little wheat finishing dry with a lingering bitterness & a little sour. The mineral note from the nose is also very detectable as is the sulfur hint & maybe a little wet paper. The aftertaste is an unpleasant blend of lightly bitter, sour, sulfury dryness. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation, watery, dry & not very drinkable. My overall opinion is that the sample I tried was oxidized or otherwise spoiled or contaminated. There were too many off-flavors for this to be true to what the brewery intended.

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Photo of gamblebc
4.52/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of psmith161
3.53/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwbetts
3.53/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of curtisjoseph
3.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vabeerguy
3.21/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a can into a nonic glass. Golden color. Not an intense smell but maybe this is a trait of the style. Taste is somewhat refreshing. I remember drinking it on draft in the summer. Seemed to be very satisfying then. Perhaps this is meant to be a warm weather beer.

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Photo of Jason_cs
3.17/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tillmac62
3.69/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.05/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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2.87/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rfgetz
3.15/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eziel
3.44/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
3.63/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Sky Blue Golden Ale from Carolina Brewery
3.22 out of 5 based on 114 ratings.
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