Brunch. Dinner. Grub. | Carton Brewing Company

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301 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:
301
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.16%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
36
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 301 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of kvgomps
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MacMalt
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I sampled this at the brewery. It pours a pleasing, amber-copper color with a khaki-colored head and minimal lacing. The smell featured more coffee than i anticipated, along with bready malt and a whiff of hops. It is very pleasant. The taste is malt forward, with some nuts, dark chocolate and a slightly hoppy finish. The flavors blend really well. This ale is lightly carbonated and very easy to drink with an ABV of 6% It's a very nice, sessionable brown ale. Drink this one in a boisterous setting with good friends.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jodybrutal
3.57/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k47k
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerMama2014
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of slader
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One tasty ale...a welcome break from Portermania

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Photo of RobDB
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of berto714
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap @ Yard House - NJ

Look - Brown/dark amber color
Smell - Roastiness, earthy, toasted bread, some sweetness/toffee like
Taste - Follows the nose well. Roasted malts, toast, green herbaceous notes, earthy

Overall - The best brown ale I've had in a while. Great table beer. Went awesome with my nachos. ;)

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Photo of earlholman
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of njbusa
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pete_IV
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Robjvoorhees
2.84/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Neorebel
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A deep copper color, Carton's anytime table beer is called BDG. It's a brown ale, but it's a lot maltier than I would expect for a Brown. Downright bready in fact. A hint of lemon and various spices round out the flavor and really make it interesting. It also comes off as robust, especially for a 6% ABV. I would buy cans of this if they brought it into regular rotation.

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Photo of Lucoli
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yellolab2010
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of braican
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zekeman17
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bob402
4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of darcange
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brunch. Dinner. Grub. from Carton Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 301 ratings.
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