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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spilledpint (352) - 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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (4017) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2016
Can. Pours light brown with a thin white head. leaves some lacing in the glass. A fair amount of sugar on the nose. Very sweet on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid but not particularly compelling.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Iphonephan (5541) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2016
From a can. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Earthy, toasted aromas. Flavors of vegetables and bread. Bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (3777) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2016
16 oz can served in a lager glass. Oct. 2015 canning date (stamp on bottom of can). Pours with a slightly hazy, deep amber body topped by a short but durable and creamy head. Full sheets of lacing are left on the glass with each tip. Lightly sweet with clear evidence of adjuncts that I probably wouldn’t identify as sweet potatoes without foreknowledge. An unexpected but acceptable tartness. Feel: medium+ soft carbonation that seems just right for this medium bodied brew.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (19477) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Draft. Hazy golden amber color. Aroma of earthy lager. Taste is earthy as well. It works.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (7660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2015
22 ounce bottle .. . Yeast, mild potato air, cereal .. . Useless but not for long .. Mouth is spot on, decent but not getting much sweet potato .. . . Matt has the best meat

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (12845) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Can- pours orange white head - nose/taste of earthy, sweet potato, gourd and pie crust - medium body

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerme31 (617) - 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 (1214) - 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 (2065) - 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 (11469) - 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.


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