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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A crisp, refreshing lager brewed with two hundred pounds of North Carolina sweet potatoes per batch...and zero ounces of pie spice. Savory and earth. Deliciously smooth. Carver celebrates the subtle flavor of North Carolina’s most prized crop.
Enjoy our tribute to a true Southern visionary, Dr. George Washington Carver. While he may be better known for his work with peanuts, Dr. Carver was also passionate about the sweet potato.
Availability: year-round, 22oz bombers at our tavern and select markets, including the Durham Farmer’s Market. 5.5% ABV.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4126) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Growler. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. Nose is actually a little sweet, yet still light. Taste is much the same with light easy feel. Not bad, but not great.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 27, 2013
This draft brew from the brewery poured a head of foamy fine to large sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent yellow orange colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma was musty and malt hop. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The good flavor contained notes of mild citrus sweet mild spice and hops. An OK brew just nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Amber coloring with an off-white head. Tastes like a standard lager at first, but the finish is where the payoff is - definite notes of sweet potato, especially as the beer warms up a little bit. I "yam" always excited about drinking a Carver.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Tap at Fullsteam. Clear light orange. Medium white foam. Wispy lace. Nose is super heavy diacetyl. Taste is heavy diacetyl, tangy lemon, huge buttered roll. Butter bomb. Almost impossible to accomplish this with a lager style. Premature kegging perhaps. Needs diacetyl rest. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWint (5) - Albemarle, North Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2012 does not count
You definitely get the sweet potato but it is still just a lager. Pours a great color and is very drinkable, would be a great gateway into craft beers for those who are just starting out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2012
64 oz. growler from Weaver Street, Southern Village Ar: Aroma is straight roasted, caramelized sweet potato. Nice job by Fullsteam to bring that out. Ap: Pours a clear copper-orange with a frothy manila head. A bit of retention, doesn’t leave much lacing. T: Moderately sweet, caramel flavor and a mild bitterness on the finish. Not a ton of hop character, but enough on the finish to balance this out. P: Body is a touch sticky, maybe a bit too thick to drink more than 3-4 of these. O: Glad I tried this one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LilBeerDoctor (3512) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear dark orange with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet bready malt, sweet fruits. Flavor is very sweet and malty. A good lager but just marginal to ok overall. 6/4/6/3/11 (3.0/5)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (10842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
A golden amber lager with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet solventy malt with fruity esters. In mouth, a sweet weizen like offering with banana esters, cloves, not bad. On tap at Twin City Brewfest, August 13 2011.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Draft from fullsteam. Good beer. A really clean crisp dry beer. I like the earthiness to it.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1569) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Sweet potatoes really comes across well in both aroma and flavor in Carver. Some lager twang is here but it melds well with the pitatoe lending a full but light mouthfeel, and ending in a spicy balanced fade.


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