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Brunch. Dinner. Grub. - Carton Brewing Company

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165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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.

(Beer added by: metter98 on 11-06-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

tobelerone, Dec 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

timwardjr, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of abcdefghijkyle
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%

Had this on tap at the Shepherd and the Knucklehead Pub in Haledon, New Jersey.

A: Looked really cloudy with a really small off white head. The color was brown, surprise surprise it's a brown ale

S: Definitely smelled like fresh baked bread and nuts

T: The taste is a bit bitter. As I drank more, the complexity of it came out. I picked up caramel, black pepper, and dark berries.

M: The mouthfeel is definitely thick for a brown ale. It's also got quite a sticky vibe to it.

Overall, I am not a big fan at all of brown ales but this was one of the best I've ever tried. It was also the first time I'd had a beer from Carton which has since impressed me with every brew I've had from them. I would definitely drink the ole' BDG again. The hazy look and complex taste are highlights for me.

abcdefghijkyle, Oct 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

garuda, Oct 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

larrynevins, Oct 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

jnardone235, Oct 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

Jsproat, Sep 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Skeletor1976, Sep 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

AdamP, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of dasenebler
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%

Carton BDG
Growler from brewery

Pours a dark, hazy amber with a small off-white head. Not a whole lot of retention or lacing. (3)

Aroma is malty, with a light hop spiciness. There's some off yeast note that I can't quite put my finger on though. (3)

Flavor is intensely bready and malty, with a healthy dose of herbal hop bitterness. The malt flavor just screams Maillard reaction: never have I had a beer that tastes so much like well-baked bread crusts. Extremely light caramel malt sweetness is quickly stripped away by a bitter, bone-dry finish. Minerally, rustic, slightly abrasive and quenching. (4)

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and drying, with pleasantly spritzy carb. (3.5)

A very unique tasting beer, despite its imperfections. Carton definitely makes some interesting stuff. (3.5)

dasenebler, Aug 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

cowboy83, Aug 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

CoolGuy42, Aug 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

whartontallboy, Jul 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

travishardy929, Jul 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

kjgum, Jul 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

JamesonRx, Jul 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

HopBrain, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of david18
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%

I had a few drafts of this beer at the Amsterdam Ale House over the last few weeks. I'd been hearing about the brewery, a new one in New Jersey, and was anxious to try it. Too bad it was a brown.

Appearance was quite cloudy, some carbonation but it didn't stick around for very long.

The aroma was bread, maybe a little bit of dark fruit and a slight amount of piney hops.

Flavor was pretty typical of the style. Medium biscuit, some fruit character and a slight amount of bitterness.

I'm looking forward to sampling some of the other beers from this brewery.

david18, Jun 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

rkcrozier, Jun 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Chugs13, May 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

olympicgatorade, May 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Myst, May 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

hoppymcgee, May 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

SFC21, May 06, 2012
Photo of RonfromJersey
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Growler from Free Bridge Wines and Spirits.

Deep amber body, somewhat hazy, topped by a big just-off-white four finger rocky head. Very good lacing.

Nut bread aroma.

Good caramel foundation. Herbal, earthy hops follow. Also some fruitiness that I can't place but I do like.

Solid, chewy even, medium mouthfeel.

Not sure this fits a particular style, but it's tasty and interesting.

RonfromJersey, May 05, 2012
Brunch. Dinner. Grub. from Carton Brewing Company
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