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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Sweet Potato Lager
North Carolina is the largest U.S. producer of sweet potatoes. In our quest to work with local Southern ingredients as much as possible, the humble sweet potato is an obvious choice. In fact, one-third of the total fermentables in Carver come from North Carolina sweet potatoes.

Perhaps less obvious: our decision to avoid cloying spices that would only serve to mask the savory-yet-delicate flavors. The goal of this modestly-hopped amber ale is to have you explore the nuance of the sweet potato…not hit you over the head with Obvious Spices. What is, after all, the taste of a sweet potato? Carver asks this quest ion and encourages you to explore the answer.

Why “Carver?” It’s our small tribute to the amazing Southern environmental scientist and farmer, Doctor George Washington Carver. While he may be better known for his work with peanuts, Carver was also passionate about the sweet potato and a pioneer in crop rotation and creative re-use. He’s a true Fullsteam hero. 5.8% ABV

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewbie (455) - New York, USA - AUG 20, 2010
on tap at the Pit in downtown Raleigh. nice light tan/yellow, small white head. just a hint of sweet potato in the aroma and taste. malty flavor and sweetness with a touch of hop bite. good beer that went went great with the bbq

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4025) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2011 Tasted as Sweet Potato Lager, feel like that last word is pretty important in the description. Pours a clean translucent tinted yellow with a one finger frothy white head. Nose is mildly earthy with a hint of sweetness (sweet taters), bit o’ hay, crisp/sharp hop character, bit bready. Flavor shows a crisp hop bite, clean flavor, mild sweetness with a bit of an earthy character. Overall pretty nice and drinkable, just hope that most everyone understands what sweet potatoes do to a beer and don’t think they’re getting something like a yam casseerole...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Served at Carver Sweet Potato Lager at the Tylers release last wednesday. This was one of my favorites of the night, surprisingly. Didn’t actually get much sweet potato character--maybe a little soil and earth--but I thought this was a really tasty lager. Nice floral and citrus notes with a very clean finish. A little bit of sweetness, but overall pretty dry for the style. I think its more of a pale lager, but I could drink this on the reg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (1832) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2010
On draught from the brewer at Bruisin’ Ales Teaser Tasting. Pours a clean orange into the glass, with a rententive soapy head. The nose is fresh and malty. Sweet malty flavor, allowing a hint of sweet potato through without being cloying. The finish is a bit dry, with a spicy hop close. Goes down well, with an active mouthfeel and medium body. Decent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chandler0201 (644) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Tan/brown pour with small, quickly dissipating head. Aroma of sweet potatoes and some pie spices. Flavor is straight up sweet potatoes and malts, light amount of hops in the aftertaste. Tastes just as its named, and thats a good thing

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