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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Southwest Style - not the perfect taco, rather existing dishes enhanced and tailored through the use of the 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 executed modern Southwest meal. Drink Carton Canyon becuase there is no art in beer that stays out of the way of your food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1539) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2014
On tap at the brewery.
Appearance: Clear golden body with a spotty light tan head.
Aroma: Soft aroma with light caramel and lemon, slightly earthy.
Taste: Mildly sweet caramel, slightly earthy, finish hints at lemon.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderate/high carbonation.
Overall: Clean beer, could drink a lot of this during the Summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4253) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Location: Draft at the Brewery, 7/19/14

Aroma: Sweet and malty aroma, grains, some lemon/citrus, and underlying hop notes as well
Appearance: It pours a clear golden color with a small head and light lacing
Flavor: The flavor is similar, sweet malts/grains balanced nicely by citrus and hop bitterness
Palate: The body is fairly light and easy drinking, clean on the mouth, with a dryish finish
Overall Impression: I enjoyed this beer. Crisp, clean, and easy drinking. No major flaws for me. This isn’t anything crazy, but it is something I could see hitting the spot in the right situation. (I’d like to apologize for using the word "situation" in a review of a Jersey Shore brewed beer.)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Underdogs88 (179) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Fruity ester notes on the aroma. Appearance is a clear yellow with poor retention. Flavor has fruity esters which overpower the grain flavor. Medium-low hop bitterness. A little sweetness on the end. Mouthfeel is light with avg carbonation. Overall, this lager has too many esters and is a little too sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JerseyBrew (42) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Not a bad drinking beer. It is just to bad they are calling this a lager. The only lager characteristic about this beer is it's clarity. Which, btw, is a big improvement for a carton beer. All you get tasting this beer if fruity esters that cover the entire mouth and don't go away after a few sips. Not bad if this was an English ale but they are calling it a lager. Fail ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkinWell (304) - - JUL 13, 2014
Pours a clear gold with aromas of honey and sweet citrus. Crisp taste, medium bodied. Lemon zest, honey, wheat flavors. A nice summer lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (1687) - - JAN 11, 2014
Draft. Clear gold with little head. Aroma is grassy, blueberry and agave. Taste more or less follows suit but adds some strong floral hippiness. Medium mouthfeel and carb. Pleasant. Can definitely see how this would pair well with spicy food.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Draft at the source. Clear yellow color, bright white edge head. Aroma of lightly spiced rye bread. Taste is similar. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10240) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is Pils, corn, and meal malt, earthy and spicy hops with peppers. Flavor is malt forward with peppers, light hops and bitterness, a clean lager character and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32981) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2013
From tap at the brewery. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy and light citrusy. Light toasted malty, grassy and mild fruity into a crisp hoppy and light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6429) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Relatively clean, with some grainy notes, some generic sweetness that I imagine comes from the agave, light flowery notes, and a crisp clean finish. Pretty good.

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