Grape Swisher | Carton Brewing Company

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3.84/5
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43 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

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 Grape 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 concord grapes and a heavy plug of the hops that smell like their cousins. Drink Grape Swisher and hand me down a 50-pack.

Added by Jason on 12-13-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,579
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
43
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.36/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler.

A: Deep Amber/light brown body with a finger and a half of thick off white head
S: Tobacco sweetness
T: Smoke/ash tobacco/canabis with just a hint of sweetness
MF: Smoke flavor lingers. No alcohol burn
O: I don't like rauchbiers but I like this. Just enough smoke to get the swisher sweet across. Leaves my mouth tasting like I just smoked a cigar.
This beer needs to get pretty close to room temp. When I was drinking it cold there was very little going on. As it warmed this beer hit its stride.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

EBF sample pour. Hilarious idea behind this beer. Make it taste and smell like weed, tobacco, smoke and artificial grape. Poured dark brown. The nose and aroma were perfect. A Grape Swisher spliff. Tobacco, smoke, grape soda, some dankness. They hit it right on the chin. Not necessarily a beer I would want much more than a sample of but it was fun in this small dose.

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

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3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.12/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I guess Carton's recurring philosophy now is: beer ideas that exist, but shouldn't.

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