Brunch. Dinner. Grub.
Carton Brewing Company

Brunch. Dinner. Grub.Brunch. Dinner. Grub.
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Brown Ale - American
Ranked #275
Ranked #24,490
3.82 | pDev: 10.21%
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
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 by Stinkypuss:
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Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a burnt orange color with a slight haze and white head. The glass is laced well and carbonation is rising to the surface here. Kind of a dirty dish water look, one would assume this offering is unfiltered.

Aroma has some citrus and floral elements with a toasted malt edge. The aroma does not prepare you for the taste, which is a one-two punch of hops and nutty malts. Cocoa and unsweetened peanut or cashew butter come to mind, then dashed away with bitterness and hop flavor. Pretty tasty. Light, a bit softer feel than Id like, but still something that carries the beer.

Overall, a unique brown ale with bright flavors. For brown ale fans, this would be highly recommended.

Mar 04, 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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thedirtystayout from New Jersey

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