Carton Brewing Company

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Berliner Weisse
Ranked #434
Ranked #25,173
3.87 | pDev: 12.66%
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
Very Good
Notes: There are few things as germane to the Jersey experience as trips to Florida, when winter’s cold really gets rolling. As a kid to see relatives, as a young adult to revel in the warmth with friends, and as a grown-up to get away from it all. EWR-MIA is about those wintry Jersey things you drag along on the flight south at the top of winter- cranberries for stringing to a spruce. Both are added to a sprightly Highlander base for a lighter-on-season alternative to typical winter flavors. Drink EWR-MIA when it's time to change the forecast.
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 11
Photo of Harrison8
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent straw with a finger of white foam that fizzles away fairly quickly. Aroma is tart cranberry and very light spruce. Flavor profile is cranberry, spruce, strawberry and lightly bready malts. Mouth feel is medium-thin with a fuzzy, still texture. Overall, very light cranberries and spruce within a lightly tart package. Very enjoyable.

Served in a 15.5oz Speiagalu tulip from a 12oz can.

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Photo of Jacobier10
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can. Another one from the cooler at my brother in law's Memorial Day party.

Straw colored, which surprised me. I thought it would be reddish or pinkish from the cranberries. Guess I should have read the can where it clearly said "3 SRM." Huge fluffy white head that dies down eventually.

Love the aroma on this one. Sour citrus, juniper/gin, and wheat malt.

Tart fruit flavor with a wheat malt backbone. I wouldn't be able to pick out spruce, but it's in there if you know to look for it. Medium-light bodied. Juicy and tart in the finish.

Enjoyable summer beer here. You know you're always going to get something interesting with Augie's creations.

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Photo of JRed
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear wheat colored body with thick white foam on top. Aroma of sour fruit, cranberries, wheat, stale something?, grass, lemon skin. Tastes of sourness, light fruit: pears, green apples, cranberries, lemons, wheat, light grass. Light bodied with zesty carbonation.

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Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours semi opaque 3 on the SRM. Nice white quickly receding foamy head. Smells citric, muted hops. Tastes sour and well put together, baguette, cranberries, mild lemon zest. Feels well carbonated and finishes dry. Overall a really good beer for when you want to keep the ABV low

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Photo of Act25
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pairing of JerseyMiami is a 1+1=3 like so many collaborations.
Thrilled to be the 1st reviewer.
The strength of this spruce goose brew is intense for a little 3.9% ABV.

a) thin light cloud of yellow amber body with thin head by constant rim.
s) Wine-like, sauvignon blanc, dry, spirited, gin and juniper.
t) More, ample, and probably really healthy, but all the above in a powerful fistful of herbs and winter-summery sunshine.
f) Light, astringent, cleansing, scrubbing.
o) Beats any other spruce beer I've tried, so you try it too!

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EWR-MIA from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 11 ratings