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Monkey Chased The Weasel - Carton Brewing Company

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Monkey Chased The Weasel
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BA SCORE
88
very good

181 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 9
Gots: 14 | FT: 5
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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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-19-2013 12:46:41 | More by ColForbinBC
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3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Iron Monkey in Jersey City, NJ

A: Pours a hazy pale straw yellow in color with some light amounts of slow visible carbonation with some hints of golden yellow + lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall fizzy white head that quickly reduces to to a small patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of sourness with notes of citrus/lemon and hints of wheat + light fruit (granny smith apple).

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of sour wheat with light notes of citrus/lemon and granny smith apple. Some light notes of lactic acid tartness/sourness which linger in the finish.

M: Light bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Easy to drink and very refreshing on a hot summer afternoon/evening. I really enjoy this one and could really see myself enjoying quite a few of these. Definitely sessionable.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2013 22:24:32 | More by dbrauneis
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-18-2013 16:19:18 | More by Bandi
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-17-2013 13:12:40 | More by fdig23
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-15-2013 16:49:46 | More by RobertColianni
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-15-2013 02:40:58 | More by pknyc
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ehammond1


4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler

Acquired via trade
Thanks, YaKnowBrady!

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.

Very nice aroma. A bit of tartness, mild fruit, definite wheat, some lemon, and just a tiny bit of an earthy hay character.

The wheat and earthy hay character carry the flavor, though there are nice citrus (lemon) notes throughout. Moderate lactic tart character. All the flavors come together very nicely. Incredibly drinkable.

Thinner to near-medium bodied with near-high carbonation. Disappearing but with a long wheat-flavored finish. Fantastic. Well crafted beer.

Excellent, interesting, tasty berliner. Would happily drink again.

Serving type: growler

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08-12-2013 15:00:12 | More by virinow
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-12-2013 01:33:26 | More by BeerForMuscle
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap at Morris Tap and Grill in NJ.

Pours cloudy hazy pale yellow gold. Ring of white foam. Peppery/rye like nose. Slight sour taste with a deep bite. Bitter hangs around. Interesting blend of a slight sour taste and a hop. Works very well together.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2013 11:30:04 | More by KTCamm
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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08-03-2013 15:53:13 | More by bum732
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finished off a very enjoyable tasting session at Tørst with this one.

Cloudy pale orange. Head is white, small bubbles with thin rim left behind. Bit dark, actually, for the style. But nice.

Smells very funky. Tart, vinegary, to the point of smokiness actually, which is a little bizarre. Hugely organic. Bit yeasty. Not bad.

Taste is tart, gets more tart and also funky and organic. Big apple cider note with cider vinegar edge. Gets a little bready and almost like a bread pudding with raisiny sweetness. Tart overall, a bit dry. Barnyardy. Mulchy at times too. Tastes nice, but has a few very odd moments through the palate.

Bit of body, gets a bit of a pull but not very puckering.

Decent Berliner weisse, very much in the organic school of beers.

Serving type: on-tap

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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Connecticut

4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Tørst.

A: Cloudy pale peach-hued body with a finger of creamy off-white head that, sadly, disappears completely and leaves not a trace. Pretty weak.

S: Musty, funky wheat - like the inside of a grain elevator. Some slightly rotten apples and flinty minerality as well. Really weird, and I like it.

T: Tart lactic acid up front, with apple, wheat, and earthy funk. Musty and leafy on the finish, with some nice lingering granny smith tartness on the aftertaste. Delicious and complex.

M: Creamy carbonation in a medium body. Excellent.

O: Bizarre and hugely enjoyable. I had this side-by-side with Hottenroth, and the contrast was striking: that beer was clean, crisp, and consistent; this one was heavy, variable, and just weird. I preferred this one.

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Serving type: on-tap

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Monkey Chased The Weasel from Carton Brewing Company
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