Carton Intermezzo
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 8   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Puréed green apples from France are added to the fermentation to define the familiar acidity of a lactic sour, then the beer is "dry-hopped" on fresh wasabi roots. In Intermezzo, sweet and piquant whiffs of real wasabi cleanse the bright tartness of green apple while the nutty finish of the kernel of pale malt is left to eradicate winter’s weight. Drink Intermezzo because it is time to refresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkinWell (322) - - AUG 18, 2013
I wanted to like this beer since I’m a huge fan of Carton Brewing, but I found that it lacks the delightful qualities of Monkey Chased the Weasel. The combination of sour apple and wasabi make for a somewhat unpalatable blend of sweet and tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5836) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Draft at Browerij Lane with Clockwork and Joel. Pours a lightly haze cloudy body with thin white lacing. Aroma is pungent parmesian cheese and funk. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of tart fruit, light cheese, sour fruit and some apple. Weird and nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Draft in brooklyn Wow this one is weird. Green apple tartness mixed with parmesan cheese. The cheese was overwhelming, pungent and ripe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (9989) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Draft with James and GOTC. Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Nose and taste of lactose, wasabi, banana, wheat malt and Parmesan cheese. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
keanex (1575) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2013
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Hazy straw body, no head.
Aroma: Sulfur and green apple.
Taste: Sulfur with crisp green apple, light sour on the finish.
Palate: Light bodied with medium to high carbonation.
Overall: Very meh. Sulfur city.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10698) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2013
A hazed blonde ale with no head. In aroma, strange mix of sour lemons and light bilous notes, a bit of rotten veggies. In mouth, a sweetish and sour ale with epsom salts and light peppery notes, probably from wasabi.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2635) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Draft at Scott’s. pours a cloudy yellowish color with not much of a head. Aroma is terrible, sawdust vomit cleaner, rotted fruit, sour apple, light wasabi root. Taste is thankfully significantly better. Tart green apples, lightly spiced wasabi root, some mild sweetness, refreshing body feel and a solid drinking beer if you can handle the aroma and tell your brain the taste will be that much better.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
conway (1820) - - JUN 20, 2013
Draft. Pours gold with no head. Aroma is vomit and a touch of spearmint. Taste is apple, mint and a nutty aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel and carb. I really like Carton in general but I really don't enjoy this beer at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Aroma of green apples, bile vomit, and a faint hint of wasabi peas. Pours flat and murky pee like a berlinner. Taste is nice and tart with apple peel, underripe citrus and a yeasty biscuit. If you can get past the smell of vomit, it’s actually quite refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Draft at Stag’s Head. Pours light yellow with a thick fizzy white head. Aroma of light tart apple skins. Taste is both tart granny mith apples and sweeter fermented apple. There’s an ever so slight bit of wasabi, but it’s barely present and very much in the background. Starts tart on the palate but finishes rather mild. Didn’t know what to expect from this beer but it was more refreshing than I expected.

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