Full Review

Carolina Brewery

Carolina Brewery
Sky Blue Kolsch

Category: Kolsch

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.8%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Carolina Brewery
Sky Blue Kolsch

Category: Kolsch

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.8%
Clear light gold color. Aromas and flavors of toasty cheese roll, plantain, floral honeycomb, and coriander with a bright, finely carbonated, dryish medium-to-full body and a polished, medium-length finish with elements of tortilla, arugula and starfruit, and roasted nut finish. A clean and tasty kolsch that refreshes and delights.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: toasty cheese roll, plantain, floral honeycomb, and coriander
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of tortilla, arugula and starfruit, and roasted nut
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tacos, Korean Fried Chicken, Aged Gouda
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A clean and tasty kolsch that refreshes and delights.

The Producer

Carolina Brewery

The Producer
120 Lowes Dr, Suite 101
Pittsboro, NC 27312
USA
1 919-942-1800

Kolsch

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Serve in a Stange
Kölsch is pale straw to pale gold in color and ranges in alcohol from 4.5-5.5%. These beers are light-to-medium bodied and have a clean, crisp finish as a result of cooler fermentation temperatures. Subtle fruitiness and a dry, herbal hop-accented finish define these easy drinking ales. Originating in Cologne, Germany, the word kölsch is legally limited to the beers brewed in the city of Cologne. This naming convention is closely followed in European markets, but outside of Europe kölsch style beers may be labeled as simply kölsch. Most examples one will encounter in the US are brewpub draft interpretations produced during the summer months, though some commercial brewers produce a summer ale in the kölsch style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Summertime, Metropolitan Krankshaft Kölsch and Sünner Kölsch.