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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.5
Nsanders (1144) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2017
Pint can. Apricot color with a white head. Lager yeast, sweet potato/squash, grain cream soda and green apple aromas. Lightly sweet with a light green apple tartness. Lighter body with a watery feel.

4.2
ordybill (1758) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear light amber to gold color with a small white head. The aroma is a mild sweet scent. The taste is mild hops with some sweetness, I am assuming this is the yams used to make this brew.

3.4
hershiser2 (3242) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2016
$2.95 pint can from Wine Warehouse. Pours orange with an inch of soft white head. Aroma of sweet grass, sweet potato. Taste is interesting. Sweet up front, a bit like a sweetened flavored tea, but then turns a bit nutty and slightly grassy. Interesting. I almost want to say a bit on the flat side, but I think the flavors are making me think that.

3.6
obguthr (6355) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2016
Pounder: Pecan, hay, and earth nose. Hazy copper, medium yellow head. Pecan, brief sweet malt at midpalate, Light body, easy carbonation. The sweet potato comes across more as a earthy nuttiness which is not unfamiliar for the style. Great job.

2.7
yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2016
From tap. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty and slight caramelish. Toasted, slight fruity and light herbal. Dry and caramelish finish.

3.1
Cybercat (5834) - Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Taps clear amber with a typical buff head. Aroma features malt and fresh sweet potato notes. Flavor continues the tasty sweet potato, and ups the malt a bit while adding honey and ginger hints. Body and fizz are fair. Carve room for one.

3.2
slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Solid brew, not to exciting but a little differently. Nice crisp lager base, slightly sweet leaning with malty and sweet potato flavor and nose.

2.9
DiarmaidBHK (4907) - 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
Iphonephan (6988) - Jackson Hole/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
chinchill (5010) - 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.


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