Canyon
Carton Brewing Company

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Style:
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #11
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
76
Ranked #31,584
Avg:
3.76 | pDev: 7.98%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
71
From:
Carton Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  5
Gots
  15
SCORE
76
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CanyonCanyon
Notes: 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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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 71 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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ShemRahBoo from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Jul 12, 2014
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Neorebel from New Jersey

3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Sep 07, 2015
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Nov 12, 2013
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curlybird from Pennsylvania

3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Jan 07, 2014
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corby112 from Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a hazy, dark golden yellow color with a one finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring.   Streaks and spots of lace left behind.

Slightly floral, crisp hop aroma with hints of grass, straw, light fruit and and a pale malt backbone.  Subtle grassy pine needle with some apple, pear, biscuit an pale malt.

Fuller bodied than expected with an aggressive crisp hop bite up front that lingers over the sweeter notes and pale malt backbone into a dry finish.  Really nice hop character for the style with dank, dry bitterness, faint citrus/tropical fruit, grass, straw, apple, bread and biscuit.  Decent enough malt presence but doesn't interfere with the hops.  I'm not really picking up the adjuncts or agave.  Well balanced and refreshing with a nice hop profile.  

Sep 12, 2013
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jedk from New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Jan 31, 2015
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sirsteve42 from New York

3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 11, 2015
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Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania

3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

May 16, 2015
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RobDB from New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 14, 2016
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petermethot from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Jun 21, 2014
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sbart518 from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Sep 30, 2013
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siege06nd from Virginia

3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 16, 2015
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mdfb79 from New York

3.84/5  rDev +2.1%

From 11/26/14 notes. On tap at the brewery in Atlantic Highlands, NJ.

Pours a clear pale yellow color with one inch of bright head and low carbonation evident. Wheat, grains, sweet bread, light floral notes, and fruits in the taste. Light body and low to moderate carbonation.

Overall very easy to drink and something a lot of BMC drinkers would love in my opinion. A better AAL than most; not the most flavorful beer in the world but worth checking out.

Dec 01, 2014
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thampel09 from New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 11, 2015
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4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 20, 2015
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acurtis from New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jul 02, 2015
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Act25 from New Jersey

3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally getting to core lager from Carton, my home town brewer. This is one one of the best Lagers around when you get it fresh at the brewer.
A: Pours a clear yellow with a intense white head, that laces hieroglyphics.

S: Floral hop aroma on top of lemon/lime, with tortilla, cracker malt.

T: Floral, light fruit, and tortilla. Lemony hops, lime, and agave flavor. Complex for a bright lager.

Feel: Light to medium body, good carbonation, great tingly pepper-lemon, long finish.

Yes - to innovative south western food.

Feb 09, 2014
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daron7 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Jul 03, 2014
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MadCat from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours a clear yellow with a good white head

Smell: Floral hop aroma with some cracker malt

Taste: Floral, light fruit, and cracker. Some subtle agave flavor.

Feel: Light to medium body, good carbonation

Overall: A interesting and very different brew. Pretty good but not one of the standout brews from Carton

Feb 06, 2015
Canyon from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 71 ratings