Ron’s Steam Bock Haircut | Carton Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
48 Ratings
Ron’s Steam Bock HaircutRon’s Steam Bock Haircut
BEER INFO

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

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Spring is the time for a fresh look. Before there was a Carton brewing there were a couple Cartons drinking beer. A lot of what we were drinking was hoppy beers from Green Flash and Alpine. Ron’s Steam Bock Haircut is us playing our game with west coast friends that helped guide our taste for hops. Brewing in and for spring the Carton/Green Flash/Alpine threesome took the opportunity to do what we do to a Spring classic. Cal Lager yeast on a straightforward Maibock malt bill gently but decidedly touched up with some very pretty Nugget hops from Crosby Hop Farm. Drink Ron’s Steam Bock Haircut whether you are shaking off Jersey’s real winter or San Diego’s pretend one.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 04-11-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz tallboy can, sample from the brewery.

Mildly hazed pale tawny hue, good showing of suds on top. Spicy, minty, herbal hops in the nose with a bready tone within. Ample hop bitterness, very smooth with a semi-creamy medium body. Kiss of alcohol is floral. Grassy tone throughout. Pretty clean. A little piney and minty in the finish from the hop. Love the twist on the classic Maibock style.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jsonta
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMS1512
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raisingfable
4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArtZan
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryanflc
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prager62
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pint can dated 4/28/16 poured in a nonic pint glass.

Look- Pours a reddish gold color leaving a generous finger of white foam.

Smell- Caramel, mild perfume and a hint of banana.

Taste- Caramel malt forward followed by some green apple, biscuit and a hint of pepper/spice in the finish. Perhaps the hops providing the spice?

Feel- Rather thick and chewy like a liquid bagel!

Overall- A style I don't drink much of, but I found this rather fulfilling. A hearty dose of malt with a touch of hop spice to provide a dash of flavor. A nice change of pace from the in your face beers that are dominating the market.

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Photo of salthemonster
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 4/28/16. Poured into pint glass.

L: Soapy 3F+ head with long retention, leaving thick lacing and a cap. Beer is a dusky copper.

S: Nose is the maibock malt base, lemongrass and lemon peel, maybe deciduous fruits like apple and pear, and a little bit of musty yeast.

T: Quite tasty. Malt up front, but light enough to let the apple and pear come through. Maybe a little bit of cinnamon and pepper come through on the finish, along with a tiny amount of bitterness.

F: Light bodied, light to medium carbonation. Well constructed and pretty well-balanced. Crisp and drinks pretty easily.

O: Three great collaborators equals one great collaboration. Craft brewers are starting to make lagers great again.

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Photo of kniles38
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OGShotzy
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rfgetz
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of THSmusicman
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wiffler27
4.54/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a very burnt orange nearly amber/brown with a solid head.

smell is sweet with hops. full aroma for a lager.

the taste is so clean, holy shit. finishes slightly bitter yet sweet. damn good taste, slight apple and char flavor.

overall this is pretty damn good. Carton is so damn good.

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Photo of NonicPanic
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wonothesane42
4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Ron’s Steam Bock Haircut from Carton Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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