Gilded Lily | Carton Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
145 Ratings
Gilded LilyGilded Lily
BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Are there any aromatics more corruptly appealing than that suspect waft of dirt and sex that is the heart of fresh white truffles? Not the fake pretty perfumes ubiquitous these days, but the approach/avoidance primitive reaction to that heady scent of something that was secretly thriving just below fecund soil on early morning moments in late fall. Gilded Lily looks to take the beauty of a classic Belgian tripel a step further by stitching a little bit of white truffle’s leather to the edges of the beer’s luxurious drape--the pull of a touch of kink peeking from a lovely silk robe. Drink Gilded Lily because a little hint of dirty makes it all the more alluring.

30 IBU

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Added by audisoddd on 12-09-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
145
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
14.06%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
23
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 145 |  Reviews: 25
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, sample from the brewery.

Semi-hazed pale golden hue, decent lacing. Very Belgian-like in the nose with very earthy of truffles and dried apple and pear aromas. Phenols are present, enough character to stay well within the Tripel realm. Very warming, lots of malt on the palate. Semi-dry with truffle and phenols dancing on the tastebuds. One of the most interesting beers that has stayed to style. Each sip grows on me.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Fezzik1970
5/5  rDev +30.2%

I think we can safely say carton has achieved gourmet beer here. I never would have guessed that the earthy funk of truffles belonged on the flavors of an orange bundt cake but there you go. It's genius.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

At $26 for a pack of 4 12 ounce cans, time to see if it's worth the truffle.

Hey, where are you all going?

Poured from a can purchased 12/26 into a Belgian ale glass.

L: Pours easily, small white soapy head with little retention, no doubt due to high ABV. Leaves a little ring. Color is a cloudy amber with lots of carbonation bubbles.

S: Fruit and malt on the nose, some sweetness, a tiny bit of earthiness. A little bit of alcohol.

T: Fruity up front, both tropical and citrus. Definitely catch the sweetness of the honey, but the high ABV cuts that nicely. Light malts. Only the faintest earthy whiff of truffle, which is good because a little goes a long way.

F: Medium bodied, lightly carbonated, very well-balanced. Truffle could have been a disaster and they made it work.

O: This is good stuff. Unusual and pretty expensive for a 12 oz can, but good.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsonta
4.65/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of acurtis
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Triklino
4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kingkevz
4.37/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cfeezy
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigMack61
4.46/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ralphs66
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobDB
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sunofneurot
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of antott0523
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeburd1128
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Truffle added some nice flavors to the beer. Looked and felt great, but I just couldn't get over the intense nail polish nose and taste on this one. Solid beer, but a bit off to me. Can't understand the extremely high marks this one gets.

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Photo of rjp217
2.85/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A bit messy, the truffle was odd and somewhat sour. Overly sweet.

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Photo of Psychmusic
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

The smell is pleasant and interesting, white truffles and a relatively muted tripel base. The taste is somewhat off putting, as the truffles add an odd vegetal note

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Photo of ArtZan
4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryanflc
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mendvicdog
3.03/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

dirty, in a bad way, and sweet

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
2.57/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

It looks ok...smell is ok at first but a dose of nasty truffle hits. Same for flavor. It's downright awful. Taste is a decent tripel...but it's ruined by the truffle. Aftertaste is puke like. A good tripel ruined...

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Gilded Lily from Carton Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 145 ratings.
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