Brunch. Dinner. Grub.
Carton Brewing Company

Brunch. Dinner. Grub.Brunch. Dinner. Grub.
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Style:
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #276
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Ranked #24,435
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 10.21%
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
329
From:
Carton Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  9
Gots
  41
SCORE
86
Very Good
Brunch. Dinner. Grub.Brunch. Dinner. Grub.
Notes: 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.

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Reviews: 48 | Ratings: 329 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by StJamesGate:
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StJamesGate from New York

4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Saison, Terminal C, Newark Airport.
Dark cherry amber with steady tan film. 3.75
Brownie, soil, and cherry stone on the nose. 4
Carob and brown bread crust, some dark malt acid, then leafy, herbal hops. 4.5
Milk chocolate finish and prickly spice hop finish.
Medium, smoooth, snappy. 4.25

Aramis hops.

I've heard good things about their hoppy beers and wasn't after a brown, which is why it's all the more impressive how good this struck me:solid deep malts, unique hopping, body that manages to be round and creamy but finish clean. And the 45 IBUs are no joke: almost an IBA but stops short in the best way. Can't sipping at this; kinda blown away by the quality.

If they can do this with a humble style, what can they do with hops?

Jun 02, 2015
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SadMachine from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

Jul 04, 2014
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themind from New Jersey

4.54/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome brew! these guys continue to amaze me. Pours a nice thick medium dark head, the aroma and taste are moderate flavors of brown bread with subtle notes of caramel and roasted malts.I sense some citrus flavor hiding in the mix and a slight nutty flavor also. The mouthfeel is excellent. I very much enjoyed this brew and would purchase again.

Bottom Line: Carton Kicks A$$

Sep 01, 2013
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mindfuldave from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

Oct 20, 2013
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ummswimmin from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Jun 18, 2013
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muskiesman from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Feb 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Apr 03, 2014
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DrBier from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Aug 24, 2014
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Brushkanna from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

Feb 21, 2012
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dymmig89 from New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Dec 21, 2014
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Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Dec 05, 2014
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olympicgatorade from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

May 15, 2012
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nrs207 from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Oct 19, 2014
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nzerbe from New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Aug 02, 2013
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iL0VEbeer from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

Dec 25, 2012
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Vylo from New Jersey

4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jan 08, 2019
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unclejazz from New York

3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a growler of this from Brouwerij Lane.

It poured a nice amber with a solid 1" head. Smelled malts, some rye, and a bit of smokyness. Taste was sorta like SN ruthless rye but not quite as hoppy. Crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. This is a pretty good session beer. Solid year-round beer from Carton. I look forawrd to their 1st limited release and hope them a prosperous future.

Mar 27, 2012
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mikeburd1128 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

May 12, 2013
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Savage51 from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Mar 05, 2013
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BeerBeast from Florida

3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Apr 30, 2019
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skriv from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

Feb 02, 2013
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leantom from Indiana

4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been a long while since I've had a nut-brown ale. Here goes:

A: Dark brown; pretty murky. Tan head that leaves a lot of lacing. Good.

S: Quite good. Lots of hazelnut, brown sugar, roasted nuts, and a faint smattering of hops.

T: Follows the nose, which is a good thing. Roasted malt and lots of nuts. Sweet with a touch of hops. Overall, quite good.

F: Alright, good carbonation and thickness. Nothing special, though.

O: Solid beer. Will have again.

Dec 27, 2014
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KornWallace from New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Mar 12, 2014
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TGS from California

3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oct 09, 2017
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Chugs13 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

May 23, 2012
Brunch. Dinner. Grub. from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 329 ratings