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Space Monkey - Allentown Brew Works

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BA SCORE
78
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142 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allentown Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: yourefragile on 06-27-2010

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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

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4.29/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My local trader, tone77, and I did another pick-up/drop-off the other day and this time our roles were reversed - I dropped off while he was at work. More bottles for me to keep the numbers aligned with The CANQuest (TM). So be it!

From the bottle: "Saison ale brewed with 100% natural raspberry juice".

My pour resulted in just better than a finger of foamy, cotton candy pink head with decent retention. Color was a hazy pinkish-amber. Nose was ... well, you had better like raspberries going into this one! This smelled like my late paternal grandmother's backyard raspberry patch! I poured a lot of this during the early-Spring Taste of PA fest and I can tell you, it is a real hit with a specific audience. A real panty peeler, if you get my drift. Mouthfeel was thick and full with a blast of raspberry tartness on the tongue. Finish was equally tart and highly refreshing. This would be an excellent beer for the summer, ABV notwithstanding.

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear peach color with a very foamy head; plenty of lacing left behind

Smell: Raspberry fruit and yeast; sweet and tart

Taste: Raspberry, plain and simple, with fruity sweetness and tarty complexity

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Like others, I don't think much of this as a Saison, but as a fruit beer, it is very good and I have rated it as such

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When i poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a dark amber color body, with a little bit of fizzy head. The smell is dominated by raspberries. The taste has a nice tart taste of raspberries, with a little bit of hop notes. This beer has a good mout feel, rolls off the tongue very nice. Overall this is a good drinkable beer.

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.97/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Looks pretty nice with a good level of carbonation and a 1/2 inch of head that forms a thick lace.

S - Smells of sweet and tart raspberries, maybe a touch of lemon or lime from the farmhouse side.

T - Actually better than expected. Mostly tart raspberries and a clash of lemon as well with a bit of vanilla sweetness. Finish is crisp and sharp.

M - Light to medium drinks very well.

Overall I expected this to be just another raspberry knockoff but they did a very sweet job of making a farmhouse ale with raspberry flavors. Would buy again.

Photo of Boggdogg
3.97/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-pours a bright amber color with an average white head which leaves a small ring of lacing that lasts throughout.
S-high point of the beer. Tremendously atomic with raspberries wheat and lemon.
T-very complex flavor with sweetness from raspberries up front sour lemons follow and finished with a pepper note.
M-medium body with a peppery after taste and very dry feel.
O-well brewed and complex flavored balanced well with sweet, tart and spice. Unlike any other beer I have had.

Photo of Knapp85
3.97/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was much better than the Monkey Wrench in my personal opinion. The beer poured out as a murky looking orange color with a white head on top. The smell of fermented raspberries came through on this one. The other aromas that the regular Monkey Wrench had were masked by the fruit in this one making this a much nice beer to drink. the flavors of raspberry come through nicely also. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Overall this brew was pretty good I thought.

Photo of rdub
3.95/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hmm, interesting. This was in a corked bottle. I was expecting a raspberry bomb but was pleasantly surprised. The appearance was less pink than I would have thought. The smell was of nice raspberries and the taste was kind of basic. Not much of a saison and not much raspberry. It reminded me of a Magic Hat #9 but with different fruit. Mouthfeel was thin and spritzy and drinkability was very easy and smooth. Not as sweet as other reviews led me to believe. Glad I tried it and would try again.

Photo of zrab11
3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice red/pinkish color with a very small thin white head

S- Has a nice aroma of yeast and saison funky smell. Also get some lemon and raspberry aroma as well.

T-Starts off with a nice raspberry flavor then followed up by a yeasty lemon flavor and then finish's with some more raspberries

M-Medium body with Great carbonation

D-Overall i liked this brew better than some on this site. Im not sure its a saison but it is very tasty and very drinkable. At 7% i could have 3 or 4 of these a night. A very interesting brew that id love to have again

Photo of JMad
3.89/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I drank this from a pint glass...

It pours a murky dark orange color with a soapy, foamy sky-rocketing head that clung to the glass. The smell consists of wheat, raspberry, a slight hint of metallic and grassy/ lemon hops. The taste is tart with flavors of wheat, some tart raspberry and metal with a slightly sour and grainy aftertaste. The beer is very light with a boatload of carbonation and a tart, dry finish. I really enjoyed this interesting take on the saison, the raspberry was a nice addition adding just a hint of tartness with nothing overpowering the flavor.

Photo of beerwolf77
3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes to Jwiss22 for this unique extra. Poured from the bottle into my duvel tulip.

A: Pinkish orange hue. Two fingers of bright white head. Little bits of lace remain.

S: Super sweet artificial raspberry is the dominating character. It smells a lot like cotton candy. There's just a hint of lemon and funk that can be picked out. A touch too sweet for a saison or any beer for that matter.

T: Very well balanced flavors of raspberries, lemons and light yeasty funk. The sweetness from the nose has been cut almost in half. Thankfully.

M: Light and bubbly body. Lots fo carbonation.

D: Overall a nice change of pace. Easy drinking and tasty. A full 750 would have been a chore but splitting it had me very satisfied.

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Space Monkey from Allentown Brew Works
78 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.