Intermezzo - Carton Brewing Company
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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by facundoCNB:
3.75/5 rDev +10.9%
growler fill at buy-rite in plainfield nj (route 22 west)
poured a murky yellow, light in color with a nice gradient.. finger of white head. the smell is very cheese-like, apple peels, feet, acidic. honestly very off putting.
the flavor is a delicious tart green apple cheek puckering sourness, milky/cheese overall feel, not getting much of the wasabi.. but this is a very refreshing funky tart sour ale. really diggin' it.
light in body with high carbonation, refreshing and very tart.
if you can get over the smell (which you will after a few sips of the beer), you will really enjoy this one. at first i was very skeptical, but ended up really enjoying this and am glad i decided to get a growler.
05-26-2013 00:55:46 | More by facundoCNB
More User Reviews:
3.65/5 rDev +8%
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.
09-09-2013 14:22:50 | More by IDrinkGoodBeer
2.91/5 rDev -13.9%
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.
07-29-2013 16:25:18 | More by yankeepride
3.73/5 rDev +10.4%
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.
05-28-2013 12:44:50 | More by ColForbinBC
Intermezzo from Carton Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.