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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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3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy brown color, with no transparency, a slight tan head with a little lacing around the glass as you drank this one.

S: The brown bread is very present, slight hints of nuts, and brown sugar and honey, the hops and malts are slightly present.

T: Almost exactly like the note, some hints of brea and brown sugar. The hops and malts are present as well as slight hint of lemon.

M: Medium bodied, slick, mid in carbonation.

O: Easy drinker and pretty well balanced, Just nothing crazy about it definitely a sessionable beer and enjoyable with friends.

thedoubler55, Feb 17, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At the brewery, which is about as happy an experience as a craft drinker will get. Go there.
This brown ale is as sweet and happy an experience as you will find in a brown ale .
Better than Avery, Smutty Nose or others. Must try.
A: Pours a sweet color with a lasting and lacing head.
S: Like all Carton brews, it's ample, sporting malt back bone and caramel sweetness with balancing bitterness
T: Follows the smell. Bravo, and still keeps coming with flavor: minerally, long finish, fresh.
MF: creamy and luxurious.

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3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I bought my first ever growler after sampling this beer. I couldn't get it out of my head. I had gone home with beer bottles and rushed back to the store before they closed to commit to growlers.

A - Murky honey color and burnt orange. An unfiltered appearance.

S - Cocoa, bread, lemon

T- Wild grass, honeycomb, lively yeast implores the sour sides of the tongue. The Aramis hops in this beer are apparent, not that I know all the different hops.

M- Dry in the front that runs the center of the tongue, but

O - No beer has made me feel so much like I am in the country. If you drink too much of this wild ale you better be careful not to fall into bed with the farmer's daughter.

trentbent, Nov 16, 2013
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Brunch. Dinner. Grub. from Carton Brewing Company
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