Comma | Carton Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Black Pepper Saison
Black, Pepper Saison
Black Pepper, Saison
Black, Pepper, Saison

Added by Act25 on 04-14-2014

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Photo of Knapp85
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JGam115
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

All the qualities of a saison with a peppery front flavor, then immediately dries out into a bitter and fleeting finish. Not bad.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Jmamay22
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Always like trying a new Carton beer. And always love a new saison.

This one pours a very dark stout like black. The creamy head retains well and has a khaki color. Nice lacing too. If I were to judge it by looms alone I would have guessed they poured me the wrong beer.

The nose is a very pleasant mix of pepper and herbs. Notes of lemon and thyme as well. No real perceived malt influence in the scent.

In the taste the black pepper is very strong, but keeps from being overpowering. The herbal mix is difficult to pick out and the phenolics give the impression of a fresh lemon curry. Finishes the requisite dry as expected for a saison. Maybe a hint of chocolate or I'm just pushing the dark color into my mind and expecting it.

Mouthfeel is fuller than expected for a saison, yet very lively carbonation. Very good and enjoyable beer on this moderately warm summer day. Another good beer from Carton.

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Photo of daron7
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Ale_Dog
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: darker than expected for a saison; a little intimidating-in a good way.

Taste: not as much farmhouse flavors as other saisons, and not quite as much pepper flavor as the name may lead you to think. That said, it is an awesome beer. The dark malt carries the saison flavors and hops in a nice subtle way and assertive hops are present in the finish.

Overall: loved it! A great saison for someone who likes something a little more malty or with less farmhouse funk. Surprisingly refreshing for such a dark beer.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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Comma from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 43 ratings