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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2011
From growler. Clear gold brown, full white head diminishes quickly & no lacing (glass not beer-clean). Strong aroma of earthy hops, soil, light malt, slight orange citrus. Flavor is soft light malt that melds into a crisp, lightly sour hop bite, earthy and vegetative. Much fuller flavor than most lagers. Fairly clean finish, leaves slight bitter linger. Light body, moderate carbonation, and crisp flavor make it thirst quenching and sessionable.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerme31 (551) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2015
22 oz. Pours golden orange, clear, medium off-white lacing. Some traditional lager aromas of grass, resin, caramel, and bread. Taste is medium sweet. Medium-light body, mildly sticky texture, ave carbonation, light bitterness and sweetness in a refreshing finish. I really enjoyed this lager and the infusion of sweet potatoes.

2.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
geologyguy (938) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Very nice sweet smell!! Only seem to get one good whiff though, maybe cause I let it sit for a bit, normal amber appearance, taste is malty on the front end and more hoppy on the finish..but light hops....watery though, light on flavor like a malty water

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (1905) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2015
A nice crisp lager with a mellow sweetness. It’s earthy to a degree and has a touch of sweet potato flavor. You know. It reveals itself a little more with each sip...like a sweet potato fry finish. It’s actually quite nice, I want to put salt on it. It’s a really solid lager base too. Excellent body, cereal flavors and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bomber from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours a clear amber with a thin fizzy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of sweet potato, spice, caramel. The taste is nutty notes, sweet potatoes, spice, caramel. Thin bodied. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (3208) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
22 oz bottle shared by a friend. Clear golden orange with big off-white head. Aromas of sweet potato, caramel, spice. Tastes of sweet potato, caramel, wheat. Medium body with a dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4397) - Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Rated on 02-27-2013 at Fullsteam Brewery. This draft beer has a small smooth off-white head with a short retention, golden transparent body, no visible carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is earthy, sweet and bready malt. The flavor mimics the aroma. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this is a quaffable session beer with not a lot of character to it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5598) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
22oz bottle, I drunk most of it. Poured a mostly clear amber color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma was lots of sweet sugary notes, sweet potato yam character. Light lemon, caramel malt, lager character. Interesting. Not bad, but perhaps just a little sweet. A touch refreshing with a lower abv that was nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (8410) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2014
22 oz bottle. 5.5%. From a trade with jcnielsen. Thanks a lot Justin!
Clear copper colour with a small frothy white head. Sweet malt, mild bitterness, mild metal and some sweet potato notes in the aroma. The flavour is dry bitterness, malt and more dryness. Very dry flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Nice light sweet ale. Amber colored. Aroma and taste only give slight sweet potato presence, but sweetness is there. Other than that plenty drinkable, but nothing too special.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1978) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Great idea. Aroma was of startch and sugar. Pour was a dark amber with a froathy off white head. Taste was of a sweet stout with a little bit of chewyness in the finish.


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