Carton / Barrier - Smash The Golds | Carton Brewing Company

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Carton / Barrier - Smash The GoldsCarton / Barrier - Smash The Golds
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Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
cartonbrewing.com

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Carton and Barrier brewed this bright, clean liquid gold to take this brutal summer across the finish line and kick off the glorious start of locals' summer. One golden malt, one golden hop, and the lager yeast of the Golden State fermented fast and warm to give pineapple aromatics to the star fruit, papaya, peach and citrus of heaps of 007: The Golden Hop throughout the brew.

Water: ATL HGH
Grist: GOLDEN PROMISE
OG/FG: 15.5°P OG/ 2.0°P FG
Hops: 007 THE GOLDEN HOP
Yeast: GOLDEN STATE'S LAGER

Added by Jakely on 08-29-2018

BEER STATS
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Reviews:
4
Ratings:
10
pDev:
5.56%
 
 
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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of ovaltine
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is astounding, IMHO. Bright yellow, very hazy, white head. Gorgeous. Nose is fruity hops and a funky note that is lager yeast aled (fermented warm). Zoinks!!!

The taste is the sum of all the parts squared. Pineapple, papaya, a flavor party. I wish I had a keg of this.

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Photo of Vylo
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
3.64/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks golden straw color with a nice creamy head, lacing. Smells earthy,floral,fresh baked dough. Tastes different from most lagers I have had. Somewhat fruity, (almost IPA like) taste with cracker taste to follow. Feels dry and crisp,very refreshing. Overall a well made Lager that is worth trying.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AD17
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chiefz1
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MacMalt
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draught at the brewery. A hazy, straw yellow-gold pour with a thin, ecru-colored head and a thin sheen of lacing. Its nose features lemon, grass, onion, cracker, and a hint of sweet citrus. The taste follows the smell and there are pleasing pepper and spice notes. The feel is lite and crisp with moderate carbonation, and the 7.3% ABV gives a nice pop for a lager. Overall, this is a big lager and a fine one! While it's not exactly poundable given the ABV, the flavors more than compensate.

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Photo of Act25
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Happy to add this DOUBLE LAGER at my favorite local brewer in my home town: Carton Smash the Golds in collaboration with Barrier (Long Island) - 2 great innovators of craft.
a) clear lager golden body sports a white firm head that lasts and laces.
s) Aroma is intensely leafy and fresh, Fruity yet light, tropical fruits, onion, grass, lemon, pineapple.
t) All the above is the right answer, but the sum is greater than the parts, waves of fruit and light grassy flavor waves. Golden waves.
f) Yeasty, lighter, brighter than ale. This is clean, light, well-matched to food.
o) One of the best double lagers ever.

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Carton / Barrier - Smash The Golds from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 10 ratings