Carton Canyon | Carton Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Southwest style- not the perfect authentic taco, rather existing dishes enhanced and tailored through the use of Southwestern flavors. Adjunction to augment and layer flavors rather than to flatten is the goal. Blue Agave nectar is added to a two-row pilsner malt bill and fermented with Cal Lager yeast, establishing a core palate of flint and gunpowder with edges lightly dressed with papaya and lime leaf notes. That combination then balanced by additions of Noble hops creating a lager counterpoint for a well crafted Southwestern meal. Drink Carton Canyon because there is no art in a beer that stays out of the way of your food.

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Added by corby112 on 09-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
8%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
14
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of MacMalt
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this on draught at the brewery. It pours a hazy golden-straw color with a thin, egg shell colored head and lacing. There wasn't much of a smell: biscuit, faint lemon peel, and floral hops. The taste is mostly biscuit and hops but there is a noticeable sweetness from the agave nectar. The hop profile is much stronger, and the 6.4% ABV is higher, than in mass-produced AAL's. It is dry, crisp, and refreshing. Canyon is tastier than your average AAL but give me Boat or an O'Dub any day of the week.

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3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RobDB
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dank203
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

considered an adjunct lager by the brewery. had some of the characteristics but is much hoppier. copper in color. would be curious to try this from a can

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Neorebel
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this one on tap at 'Gas Light,' in Atlantic Highlands. Very floral, fruity, with a little lager-y graininess as well. Very pleasant to drink with a meal. In my opinion, one can really taste the agave nectar in the recipe and it's a nice addition. Would order again, especially for different food pairings.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.47/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Carton Canyon from Carton Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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