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Wiscovation | Carton Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

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.


Added by mdfb79 on 08-22-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by Act25:
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4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Red Ale - a favorite of mine, got me started with Red Tail Ale. Carton seems to have improved the formulation here as it pours at the brewer.... Going back for another. Definitely a food beer.

a - Pours a deep amber with an inch of creamy off white head, low carbonation, and ample lace.

s - Aromas of caramel malts, bready malts, toasted malts, toffee, stone fruits, and vanilla. Nice wine-like nose, the malt going to complement solid, original food.

t - Follows the smell with roasty, bready malts, more fruit, and light hops. Great original blend.

m - Medium to creamy body, low carbonation, smooth and top of the line mouth feel.

o - Red ale made for cuisine. Dreamy and creamy, going back for another.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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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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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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

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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Wiscovation from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 61 ratings
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