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Brunch. Dinner. Grub. - Carton Brewing Company

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179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
B.D.G. (Brunch. Dinner. Grub.) Country Ale: Matching the right beer to the right food is a wonderful assignment. The contemplation of point and counter-point can often be as much fun as the reward of good pairing. Sadly, in a life well lived there is not always time to contemplate what dinner will be, let alone what beverage will play best with it. Here we have selected malts to evoke the crusty breads that sit well next to every meal and seasoned it with the lemony, tarragon/thyme notes of Aramis hops. A go-to, food friendly ale for the table. Drink B.D.G because you are what you eat... and drink.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL ... 6WbvjLR1Kg 

(Beer added by: metter98 on 11-06-2011)
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Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

djrn2, Sep 21, 2013
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3.65/5  rDev -3.9%

acurtis, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

nmann08, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cask at d.b.a., Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is hazy amber brown in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down but consistently left delicate lacing covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of brown bread and herbs and lemon citrus in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the taste and has more pronounced flavors of herbs—thyme seems to stand out in particular.
M: It feels medium-bodied and relatively smooth on the palate with no perceptible carbonation.
O: The beer is quite easy to drink and would make a good accompaniment to food.

metter98, Nov 06, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Carton

I'm not a big brown ale fan, but this one was quite good. Poured a medium brown color, with a small off-white head that receded to a ringlet; some spotty lacing. If they were going for making one of the breadiest beers in existence--which I think they were--then they definitely succeeded with this one. Aroma was almost straight-up toasted bread and whole grains, earthy, with distant herbal hop notes. Taste, again, big time toasted bread, whole wheat and pumpernickel, roasty malts, earthy and herbal hops notes underneath. One-dimensional, but purposefully so; definitely delivered what was promised. Medium body, moderate carbonation, robust mouthfeel. Definitely one to go back for.

Rifugium, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

mendvicdog, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 04/03/13 notes. 14 oz. pour served in a pint glass up at Pony Bar on the UES in NYC. Have had most of Carton's beers and have wanted to try this one for a while.

a - Pours a deep amber-brown color with two inches of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of toasted malts, nuts, light caramel malts, light fruity malts, and some roasted malts. More roasted notes as it warms up. Nice nose; lots of nuts.

t - Tastes of toasted malts, fruity malts, bitter pine hops, nuts, burnt malts, and some roasted malts. Not super hoppy but some light bitterness and pine hops in the taste that wasn't there in the nose. Pretyt nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Body is smooth and easy to drink.

o - Overall a very nice brown ale. Not my favorite style of beer, but this is a good example of one. Lots of nuts, caramel, and roasted malts in the nose with some bitter hops coming through in the taste. Easy to drink; could see this being good for people getting into craft beers or darker beers. Would have it again.

mdfb79, Apr 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

DrunkinYogi, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

InspectorBob, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Little Town NJ in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium amber brown in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some moderate mahogany highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy light tan head that reduces to a medium to large patch of very thin film with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of brown bread (toasted malts, caramel malts, and some roasted malts), herbal hops, and just a touch of citrus/lemon hops. Very light notes of nuts.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of brown bread - with notes toasted, caramel, and roasted malts. Light to moderate notes of herbal hops with thyme being most pronounced and just a touch of citrus/lemon hops along with light notes of nuts. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness are present though they fade fairly quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: This was an enjoyable beer that was pretty easy to drink though I think the description of the beer slightly oversold it. I would probably grab it again (had it on cask a number of years ago) but not a beer that I would consider sessionable.

dbrauneis, May 16, 2013
Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Growler filled at the Green Growler grocery Croton-on-Hudson, NY

They called it a "Bierre De Garde" hmmm

Heavily hazed medium brownish, nice looking super fine fields of lace.

Herbal nose, then nutty, malty and smooth with a rear woody, muted herbal spice note on the palate, nicely done.

Would likely work for Thanksgiving with the meal or with any fall activity/chow

Billolick, Oct 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

duceswild, Oct 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

BARFLYB, Mar 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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xnicknj, Sep 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Brunch. Dinner. Grub. from Carton Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.