Orange Swisher | Carton Brewing Company

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3.93/5
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65 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Smoked malt is one of the more dubious tools in a brewer's bag because thresholds are vastly different. What to one palate is a hint of bacon or a whiff of BBQ to another is ashtray or Band-Aids. How can Carton ignore playing this game? Where can smoldering aromatics go off the beaten craft? In Orange Swisher we have reassembled the deconstructed aspects of a flavored blunt. Rich, dark malts rendered smoky by the addition of oak smoked pale wheat touched with orange zest and a heavy plug of the hops that smell like their cousins. Drink Orange Swisher and hand me down a 50-pack.

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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,389
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
65
pDev:
8.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
6
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by st9647v3:
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4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of lateralundertow
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JMS1512
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Triklino
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmbeer
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobDB
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt73
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeburd1128
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fucking DANK. Orange is a really nice touch this year. Leather, weed, orange.

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Photo of zero_signal
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArtZan
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimmyAloysius
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.45/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid. But not much orange

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3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tmbgnicu
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Freebridge Liquors in Phillipsburg, NJ. Very small pour, but enough to get a good understanding of the beer. This is my first experience with a Rauchbier, and I am a bit of a newbie to smoked beers in general, but this was very good. An aroma(and to some extent, taste) of weed dominates this beer, there is very little orange flavor, I found it at the back end, but if I wasn't looking it would have gone by unnoticed. A very unique beer to me, and something I would make the effort to purchase on a regular basis if I had the chance.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NJBeer265
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IPAchris
2.98/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Fezzik1970
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The concept is well executed and I loved it for that, but a couple will be enough. I like it much more than most smoked beers but you only get so many beers in your life.

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Photo of Neorebel
4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one's got the look that's perfect considering the style, with a sweet and chocolaty aroma. The flavor remarkable pulls off exactly as the name implies - it's very reminiscent of tobacco, oak smoke, and that sort of citrus flavor one gets from flavored cigars. The hops involved are somewhat herbal in nature, almost a touch of menthol hiding in there. One of the most unique beverages I've ever experienced.

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Orange Swisher from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 65 ratings