Wiscovation | Carton Brewing Company

BA SCORE
70.5%
Liked This Beer
3.78 w/ 61 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
What we love about the Lil Wisco group is their knack for pushing in interesting directions while maintaining what matters most. They make tiny spaces comfortable, busy rooms warm and inviting, and impractical kitchens prolific. Most of all, you can trust them to make dinner fun. With these thoughts guiding our ideas, we created Wiscovation. Starting with the Mosaic hop's decidedly diverse American profile, we buried it all in the middle of the boil so it would pop without overpowering the aromas of the restaurants. In the interest of pairing well with the varied fair of Lil Wisco's menus, we went with a 6% ABV and hearty malts. We then added milk because they are Wisconsin and we are Carton. Drink Wiscovation because you're out and it's fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XG-QVjVHLQ&list=UUnN44_ILc3y0x6WbvjLR1Kg

Added by mdfb79 on 08-22-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
61
Liked:
43
Avg:
3.78/5
pDev:
6.88%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
Trade:
1
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Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Neorebel
4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Crafted by Carton to suit the Village 'Lil' Wisco' style restaurants, it's an interesting beer to pair with American cuisine or to enjoy on its own. An amber or red cream is very different to me, I can't say I have had anything like it before. With mosaic hops, a bit of a pine type of flavor is embedded within the libation's core, but I'm also getting a lot of an American Pale Ale type of thing going on here. The creaminess compliments the delivery of the aforementioned flavors uniquely and quite pleasantly. An amazingly crafted and memorable brew - well done Carton!

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Photo of Lucoli
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of braican
3.41/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Red plum, English looking cream ale. Enticing and layered aromas of floral pine, potpourri spicing, toasted caramel malt. Gently attenuated with a soft and medium body. Begins with a raisin like velveteen character that leads to a dry and refreshing finish. Tasty. Unsweetened dry roast regular coffee with a slight caramel character. Graham cracker, grapefruit juice. An any occasion beer.

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Photo of zekeman17
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobertColianni
2.83/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nmelione
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petermethot
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jlabs
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MadCat
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: A nice amber color with a good white head that leaves good lacing

Smell: A nice herbal hoppy aroma, some caramel malts

Taste: Caramel, light fruit, bread, nice herbal hops without too much bitterness. Some distinct creaminess and sweetness on the back end

Feel: Light to medium body, good carbonation

Overall: An interesting beer for sure, but not something that I would seek out. Carton is always coming up with some interesting and good beer!

Overall:

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Photo of njtmayhem
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is a small batch beer. Its good, a bit sweet, would be perfect with a sweeter salad or a dessert.

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Photo of poppollutesminds
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nyrangers955
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of digitalflood
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of HopBomb515
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of GFD400
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +5.8%

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a murky hazy dark amber hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a balmy herbal hop and toasted caramel.

The taste offered an upfront hop spice and secondary toasted malt.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a tasty hop forward ale.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Jeffmerm
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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Wiscovation from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 70.5% out of 100 with 61 ratings
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