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Monkey Chased The Weasel - Carton Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

227 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 17
Gots: 14 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
MONKEY CHASED THE WEASEL
Sour Ale
ABV: 3.9% | IBU: Sour | SRM: Ojo de Gallo

The backyard of our brewery has a mulberry tree that drops its fruit in the first days of summer. We moved into our building during early summer 2011, tracking a bright purple path through our new home with every laden step. It was then we decided: if mulberry was going to get that deep into the brewery, it probably should get into a beer as well. Stealing a process from Berliners, we let the lactics in a wheated mash sour up to a green apple/lemon level, accentuating the bright side of the mulberry profile. Meant for quaffing when there is no reason to avoid direct sunlight on balmy summer days, drink Monkey Chased The Weasel because there is more sun than moon at the top.

(Beer added by: claspada on 06-15-2012)
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A lighter than grapefruit flesh color with a quickly-forming, nicely carbed, small-bubbled white head. Not a lot of persistence or retention. Bit of stickiness.

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Monkey Chased The Weasel from Carton Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.