Brunch. Dinner. Grub. | Carton Brewing Company

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300 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
300
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.16%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
36
For Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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4.64/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Extremely tasty and very unique

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4.56/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It tastes like a loaf of bread in a glass with some roasted coffee notes and goes down real smooth. A table beer as they refer to it BDG is amazing. I have had this beer with all sorts of food and believe it to be one of the best pairings for a lot of dishes.

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4.54/5  rDev +18.2%
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$$

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
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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4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
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?

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Brunch. Dinner. Grub. from Carton Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 300 ratings.
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