This Town | Carton Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
cartonbrewing.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In a perfect world each town would have access to a fresh, straightforward lager beer. For our neighbors we built around a typically bready helles malt bill fermented with classic yeasts. Made unique by focusing on the defining bitterness and pleasant citric spice of Opal hops. Drink This Town because you're almost home and deserve a beer from here.

Added by acurtis on 10-20-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,738
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
21
pDev:
9.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of LloydDobler
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Overall not a style I love but this is pretty good for the style. Nose is light, dough and biscuit mats, taste has a little fruit to it. Light and good on a summer day.

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Photo of moose1980
4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Just a depth of malt character for such a subtle style. Like drinking a biscuit!

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Photo of q33jeff
3.18/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

**
04/13/2018
can to Solo Cup.
At JPK patio.
Flyers 4, Yinzers 1.

**
07/01/18
Can to glass at Modine, Asbury park.

Look: yellow, no head.
Aroma: cereal,
Taste: mostly grains, hint of citrus.

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Photo of JRed
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden body with white bubbly head. Aroma of grains, honey, some grass. Tastes of grains, honey, grass, some pine, and medium bitterness. Light bodied with medium carbonation.

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Photo of Jsalz21
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear gold with a foamy head and great lacing.
N: Very nice malt notes, mild hops, some citrus.
T: Follows the nose, very crisp and smooth lager, balanced malt characters, light hoppy tones, and a soft citrus to even it all out.
M: Light
O: Outstanding Lager, very clean and easy drinking

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Photo of mikeg67
3.72/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Pours golden with white head. Aroma is of bready malt and herbal hops. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is a nice balance of bready malt and herbal hops. Long dry finish. Very good brew.

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Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RobHB
4.77/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I want this as my everyday beer.

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Photo of DrederickTatum
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tim725
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shoretaxi
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a cloudy, light yellow with quickly dissipating head. Smells like fresh baked bread,unmistakable Carton yeast, hops,mild lemon. Feels crisp fresh and delicious. This is a near perfect lager in my opinion. Carton knocks another one out of the park!!

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This town is our town
It is so glamorous
Bet you'd live here if you could
And be one of us

I'm a bit of a Go-Go's fan.

Anyway. 12 oz can dated 11/24/17 and poured into Aslin anniversary glass.

L: Nice clear pale straw color with visible carbonation bubbles. 2F head, good retention, lots of sticky white lacing and a cap and ring.

S: Light and bready, somewhat yeasty, grassy with a bit of citrus.

T: Basically follows nose. Light citrus with clove-like spice, but restrained. Delightfully bready, but again, not overdone. Very slightly bitter.

F: Light to moderate body, you know it's there, but not overmuch. Moderate carbonation, again just the right proportion. This beer is constructed and balanced well. Eminently drinkable.

O: Glad to see both Carton and (previous review) Kane up their lager game and really give Jack's Abby a run for its money. This is as good a lager as you'll find anywhere. Head over heels with love for it. (so sorry)

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Photo of acurtis
3.54/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheGent
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TopherFriedel
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MacMalt
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 11/24/2017. Reviewed two days after canning. Poured into pint glass. It pours a crystal clear, golden-straw color with a finger of foamy, bright white head and generous lacing. The nose is perfect for a lager: cracker, grass, and a whiff of sweet corn. The taste features lots of cracker and toast with just a hint of corn. It's dry, clean, and crisp, and it finishes with a touch of pepper and spice but no bitterness to speak of. It's moderately carbonated and at only 4.9% it's as easy a drinker as you'll find. Overall, this is a really nice, easy drinking lager. While Carton regularly brews more interesting and ambitious beers, this serves its purpose well. For someone who doesn't like hops, this is a good alternative to Boat.

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Photo of Act25
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer This Town is unretired because I bought a 6 at the brewer which pictures the new First Ave brewery on the can.
I enjoyed its early incarnation 3 years ago when Augie spoke at our TEDxAsburyPark conference (next on May 19, 2018 on Passion at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park).
a) Fogged straw color body with rising tiny bubbles that build a puffy dense, lasting and lacing white head in a pilsner glass.
s) As it should be, grassy, hay, sun-baked straw, mown grass, over a white cracker base.
t) As the smell, but more EURO - reminding me of Luxembourg and French light lagers, which have a bit of adjunct funk that bring them down a notch. Saved by peppery, scrubbing finish.
f) Thin, light, bright, with clean crisp finish. Light beer.
o) Grass-cutting beer for sure. Unsure whether to pay craft price for it, but noble effort.

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This Town from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 21 ratings