Festy
Carton Brewing Company

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
German Märzen / Oktoberfest
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 0%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
2
From:
Carton Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
Avail:
Fall
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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is from a growler capped 4 days ago: I'm noticing a strong band aid aroma before I pour. I believe the source might be from the cap, so take this with a grain of salt and I'll revisit later.
Anyhow, this pours a lightly colored honey stained oak; think along the lines of Hofbrau. Strong pour gives a sliver of snowy head that doesn't last long.
Once it hits the glass and breathes the aroma opens up to wood grain, baked bread and biscuit. There's an accompanying light caramel sweetness and floral spiciness. I get coriander of all things on my first sip. Very little toast character maybe along the line of a crisped rice/oat cereal that is both delicate and clean. Malt sweetness builds to accentuate a yellow and pink starburst fruitiness. Med-full body, well rounded and creamy, and it's definitely a filling beer. Finish is wet if anything but crisp, or maybe I left it the growler a day too long with a shit cap. Definitely something to revisit.

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Photo of Act25
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1st review.
You suppose your hometown brewer can stretch into any style and here it's shown.
a/ class brown body with textured head and lace.
s/ malt, fall, ready for season change.
t/ More malt, sweet, orchard.
f/ chewy but mid weight.
o/ Done well. And so much better than when freshly baked, so a 4.

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Festy from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 2 ratings