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Space Monkey - Allentown Brew Works

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BA SCORE
78
okay

131 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 17.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 06-27-2010)
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-15-2012 21:11:43 | More by GeoffreyM
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a bold, clear copper with a thin head and no lace. It's aroma is musty hay and fruity. The flavor is mainly sour cherries with a bit of sweet malt. The mouthfeel is medium and has a mild warmth in the finish. Allentown Space Monkey is a good beer, recommended!

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 00:56:21 | More by B967ierhunter177
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Bethlehem

Poured a mostly clear copper color with a small foamy head that dissipated to a tiny ringlet, with no lacing to speak of. I'd seen this beer advertised fairly often, but I never really looked into it to see what it was. Apparently it's a raspberry saison. And that's what it resembled, pretty much, though the saison qualities weren't too strong. Aroma of bready yeast and berries. Taste is similar, with bready yeast, biscuity malts, obvious raspberry flavor that is actually right about spot-on--not too sweet or overpowering--slight Jolly Rancher tartness, and a bit of bitter skunk in the finish. More of a fruity amber ale than a saison, I'd say. Mouthfeel is light, and the beer is fairly drinkable. Not something I'd want to have again, but honestly not that bad overall for a fruit beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2012 13:48:29 | More by Rifugium
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kwa357

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-08-2012 00:50:02 | More by kwa357
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -26%

04-27-2012 20:33:37 | More by bacher468
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

04-27-2012 04:06:36 | More by JeffTheJuice
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indiggio

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

04-27-2012 00:37:23 | More by indiggio
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18.3%

04-19-2012 14:03:16 | More by yergermeister
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

04-16-2012 17:49:24 | More by ShemRahBoo
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an amber orange color with a big frothy head. The head gives way to skim and leaves a little lace on the glass. The aroma is of sweet raspberries and a hint of yeast sweetness along with a slight grain. The taste starts out with a big tart raspberry taste with a hint of saison lemon grass. There is a slight grain taste at the backend. The majority of this beer is raspberries dominating. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Overall it is an okay saison, mostly raspberry hiding any other saison flavors. A little more balance and it would have been a pretty solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 21:39:17 | More by goblue3509
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claspada

New Jersey

2.55/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a clear, copper color with a medium size white head of fluffy foam that left little to no lacing.

Aromas begin with It smelled of raspberries and Belgian yeast. Light biscuity, crisp, toasted maltiness but really takes a backseat to the artificial fruit smell.

The taste follows the nose with a lot of artificial raspberry flavor with a little Belgian yeast tart/spice bite. Not much more the the base beer, which I don't think it too stellar to begin with, is really masked by the sub-par raspberry flavors.

The mouthfeel is medium to light in body with medium carbonation; would prefer a bit more for the style. The finish was fairly crisp and dry.

Overall this was okay at best; to be honest I had a hard time finishing it even on a warm afternoon. Needs less artificial fruit flavor, more saison kick and a boost in carbonation to help enhance the dryness that I look for in the style. I cannot recommend this and will not be revisiting anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 19:17:38 | More by claspada
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kimbo33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18.3%

04-14-2012 02:10:44 | More by kimbo33
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Mikeymcglynnigan

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

04-12-2012 12:21:46 | More by Mikeymcglynnigan
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

04-07-2012 04:46:10 | More by st9647v3
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 05:03:40 | More by DrDemento456
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Mudawg

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

04-03-2012 09:57:18 | More by Mudawg
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

03-13-2012 06:59:41 | More by ygtbsm94
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -40.8%

03-12-2012 01:31:07 | More by nmann08
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robieobie1

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18.3%

03-05-2012 19:48:35 | More by robieobie1
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OneDropSoup

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a stemmed tulip: Light brassy orange body, transparent, with two fingers of frothy, effervescent head that drops to an uneven coating with a collar that clings to the sides.
Moderate, fast nucleation.

Sweet & tart raspberry in the nose, with mild green apple cidery notes, a little yogurt or custard, some vanilla. Maybe a little latex. Not bad - complex nose with some interesting stuff going on.

Tart berry juice, seltzer-like dryness that just stays dry til the finishes & hangs on afterwards with serious conviction. Yeah, this is like straight up mineral water with some raspberry flavor. Aftertaste is bitter & dry, like salad greens.

Sparkling, effervescent mouthfeel that comes in sharp & is assertively dry, again. Really lingers on the palate.

This is definitely an interesting saison - based on the nose, I was expecting it to be more like a Flemish sour kind of sweet/tart balance, but it was just unflinchingly dry & bitter. I don't regret trying it & might even go for it again, for the experience, but I can't really say I enjoyed it that much. Didn't even find it all that complex, just kind of difficult.

EDIT: Did I mention boozy? Oh yeah - boozy too, in a kind of medicinal way.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 23:26:56 | More by OneDropSoup
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-19-2012 05:46:25 | More by nrs207
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11.2%

01-15-2012 02:10:54 | More by acurtis
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev +18.3%

01-15-2012 01:31:05 | More by THECPJ
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dakx13

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

01-12-2012 07:05:20 | More by dakx13
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WaydeRafnel

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18.3%

01-03-2012 22:47:15 | More by WaydeRafnel
Space Monkey from Allentown Brew Works
78 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.