Brunch. Dinner. Grub. - Carton Brewing Company

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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 8
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
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Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: metter98 on 11-06-2011

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.

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Ratings: 245 | Reviews: 34
Photo of Jacobob10
3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

On-tap @ The Brass Rail in Hoboken, NJ.

Light brown color with a medium sized head and sparse lacing on the glass. Very dull aroma of bready malts and lemony hops. Flavor was better than the aroma suggested but had a musty quality to it that was hard to get past. Light bodied with a thin texture, it seemed like something was missing. Light sour finish.

Eager to try more by this brewery - as I have had good beers by them - but I don't think I would get this one again.

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of dasenebler
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Carton BDG
8/12/12
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)

Photo of david18
3.32/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of RonfromJersey
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of unclejazz
3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a growler of this from Brouwerij Lane.

It poured a nice amber with a solid 1" head. Smelled malts, some rye, and a bit of smokyness. Taste was sorta like SN ruthless rye but not quite as hoppy. Crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. This is a pretty good session beer. Solid year-round beer from Carton. I look forawrd to their 1st limited release and hope them a prosperous future.

Photo of 9InchNails
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Andy's Corner

Dark copper color, off white head thay fades to a light ring around the glass.

Caramel, bread, dark fruits and light smokiness.

Caramel, nutty, dark fruits, slight alcohol, toffee, roasted coffee and slight smokiness.

Light to medium body and carbonation. Slightly dry feel. No alcohol warmth.

The aroma seemed a little bland but the taste made up for it. Carton is definitely an interesting brewery. I haven't been disappointed by any of their brews yet.

Photo of axeman9182
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap the Cloverleaf Tavern, and served in a pint glass.

Brunch. Dinner. Grub. pours a clear mahogany, with some nice orange highlights at the edges of the beer. About a finger of bone colored foam tops the beer, and displays some nice head retention and lacing. The nose is pleasantly aromatic, balancing notes of caramel, toasted nuts, and biscuits. The flavor takes that an adds a distinct herbal, earthy note. Every sip brings a different element to the forefront, and the result is a beer with an impressive amount of complexity and depth of flavor. The body isn't quite sturdy enough to stand up as a brown ale, and the carbonation's a touch to intense. Still though, the mouthfeel is close to locked in on both counts. This was my second beer from Carton, and I'm left just as impressed as I was with my glass of Boat. If Carton ever starts bottling their brews, I could see this becoming a regular inhabitant in my fridge.

Photo of metter98
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Brunch. Dinner. Grub. from Carton Brewing Company
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