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Intermezzo - Carton Brewing Company

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 20.18%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: facundoCNB on 05-26-2013

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People either love or hate this one. We have some on my friends keg fridge right now and I must say it gets a little more funk behind it after being around for a few months. Sour heads can appreciate it but other's might have some trouble getting past the noise of sour apple and wasabi. It is tart but another refreshing beer and I hope to see it around again next year.

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From notes a couple weeks ago.
This one was the most challenging review I've done. I had heard wildly mixed reviews, but I try to have a totally open mind, since I don't know what other people set as their standards. I put the tulip to my nose, and the light, mildly hazy liquid assaulted me. The smell was so bad, I actually had to nose it 3-4 times, in a "can this really be happening?" kind of way. I finally let the shock wear off, and took a swig. It had a mildly sour taste, with of course a bit of funk, with a follow of something interesting. Faint, distant, yet decidedly there. It was then I recalled that wasabi was used, and the "ah-hah!" moment kicked in. For the rest of the glass, I literally had to exhale while drinking it to avoid the smell, as it was ruining the complex, layered taste. Give me this again without the stench, and I'd rate it higher, but for me, the nose was so awful it just had to factor in to my overall rating.

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On-tap, served in an Allagash style tulip

A pale hazy yellow color with a paper white cap that rose two fingers and stood firm. Clingy lace all the way down the glass.

The nose is of wet socks, cardboard, cheese, leather, green apple, and just the slightest bit of wasabi once roused.

Green apple takes control on the palate. Light crackery malt bill with green apple front to back. Funk is a little more subdued by the apple. Wasabi pokes through briefly in the finish. Less is more in this case.

Light bodied, creamy, and smooth.

This is definitely a palate cleanser, as the name implies. A good dose of funk with loads of green apples and just the lightest hint of wasabi. This is an interesting beer.

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From 05/30/13 notes. Had a 14 oz. pour in a pint glass at Stag's Head in NYC.

a - Pours a murky, pale yellow color with two inches of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of blue cheese, tart apples, funk, oak, feet, sour fruits, citrus, and some earthy barnyard notes. Nose is super cheesy and funky; while I normally like funk, it is just too much like blue cheese up front for me. Past that some decent sour apple and fruit.

t - Taste is much better to me. Tastes of sour green apples, sour fruits, citrus, fruity malts, funk, earthy notes, floral notes, barnyard. Much more sour apples in the taste and while there is light funk, it is not like the cheese smell.

m - Light body and moderate carbonation. Body is pretty crisp and it is easy to drink.

o - Overall a very interesting, funky beer. The nose is crazy; tons of blue cheese and funk up front, but the taste is very good, with lots of sour green apples. Worth checking out if you like sour beers but beware, the nose isn't for everyone.

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Intermezzo from Carton Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.