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Brunch. Dinner. Grub. | Carton Brewing Company

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3.8/5
Very Good
309 Ratings
Brunch. Dinner. Grub.Brunch. Dinner. Grub.
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
B.D.G. (Brunch. Dinner. Grub.) Country Ale: Matching the right beer to the right food is a wonderful assignment. The contemplation of point and counter-point can often be as much fun as the reward of good pairing. Sadly, in a life well lived there is not always time to contemplate what dinner will be, let alone what beverage will play best with it. Here we have selected malts to evoke the crusty breads that sit well next to every meal and seasoned it with the lemony, tarragon/thyme notes of Aramis hops. A go-to, food friendly ale for the table. Drink B.D.G because you are what you eat... and drink.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLjm7BOHJv8&list=UUnN44_ILc3y0x6WbvjLR1Kg

Added by metter98 on 11-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,900
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
309
pDev:
10.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
38
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 309 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of ContentmentDIPA
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alexsergio
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of C_Adams
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TGS
3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BFCarr
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jgido759
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tucquan
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2017-06-24 in Atlantic Highlands, NJ at the brewery on-tap

A - Fairly clear, ruby-brown with a 1-finger off-white head and mild lace.

S - Toasted wheat bread, caramel, earthy spice. Nice.

T - Toasted wheat bread, citrus flesh and zest, tarragon, caramel, nutty. Finishes with moderate bitterness and lingering light-malt sweetness.

M - Light-medium body and carbonation. Fairly dry finish.

O - Flavorful, a bit spicy yet balanced. I liked it from the first sip.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmdrpi
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Growler, poured into glass.

Very clear, light brown in color, white head. Pleasant malty aroma- toffee, bread, cracker. Taste is fairly mild for a brown ale, mild earthy hops to balance the malt flavor. Thinner bodied, could have a fuller mouthfeel.

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Photo of dextermcgurk
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jps715
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsputin
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: murky mixture light brown, burnt caramel, and a rich amber. Tan head that's no more than a film

S: brown sugar, caramel, candi sugar, toffee,lemongrass, fig, oak, and a hint of noble hops.

T: quite nutty off the start followed by brown sugar, caramel makes and a slight earthy bitterness. Toffee and a nice learthy flavor follow. Finish is malty with a touch of bitter on the back of the tongue

M: medium mouthfeel with carbonation level that is about medium as well

O: not bad. The sweetness is well rounded and I like that you can pick up the nutty flavors as well. A little more bitter than many brown ales though

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Photo of Timtac
3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of swanfungus
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yancey82
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jkolls
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Urk1127
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Amber, off white head. Sticks around
Toast, some sweetness, spices
Burnt toast, coffee, spicy belgian yeast-like characters, oregano oddly, some type of gourd flavor ex: squash, or even a zucchini
Moderately high carbonation, very dry

I very much enjoyed this beer. i feel its very dry, and moderately bitter. More so than a typical "brown" would be. Outside styles lines, taking the beer as itself, i enjoy it. Its unique

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4.48/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deep caramel color with a thick, creamy head. Lovely rich aroma. Very strong full taste of a brown ale. Smooth on the tongue and easy on the palate. A very, very good example of this style.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rich_K
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Definitely more herbal than any other brown I've encountered. That herbal flavor blends very nicely with the bread and toffee from the malt. There's a little sweetness on the back end as well.

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Brunch. Dinner. Grub. from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 309 ratings
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