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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkinWell (259) - - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (1377) - - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (10588) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30909) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (5981) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5302) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Lightly hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of agave, light honey, citrus, hay, toasted malts, and grass. Taste of citrus, toast, honey, citrus, and a dryer finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2013
On tap at Carton. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Soft sweet malt, toast, crisp grain. Medium crisp cereal and grain. Toast, easy drinking. Crisp and grainy. Tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3175) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2013
On draft, pours clearish golden with thin white head and lacing. Notes are grain, ash, corn, spicy hops. Super dry. Not bad but most pilsners lack flavor. I wanted to get some agave or lime out of it but wasn’t there. Just ok

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3225) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Draft. Clear golden pour with white head. Flavor is unexpectedly smooth clean an has a touch of fruit.


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