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Monkey Chased The Weasel - Carton Brewing Company

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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 26
Gots: 15 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

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(Beer added by: claspada on 06-15-2012)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

first beer ive ever had with mulberry, and its a low alcohol summer berliner, how perfect! cleverly thought out, and well executed, this pinkish purple pale blonde white beer smells like tart fruit juice and a heavy sour lacto mash. its white wheat, low body, high refreshment, maximum drinkability. this is a perfect summer drink, tart enough to be refreshing without being sour enough to sit weird in the belly or be caustic when it warms up a little. the low abv makes it an all day beer, and i think the pint can is a nice format for it. a touch of white white acidity in the finish, along with the fruit, which i wouldnt immediately identify as mulberry, but it is a little different from other fruits, really juicy and tart. carbonation is medium, but its enough with how light the body is. overall a really fun beer, and a little something different. a great first impression from these guys as well. worth seeking out.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2014-06-29 at the brewery.

A - Orange-straw with a hint of pink depending on how you hold the glass. 1-finger head that fades quickly with zero lace.

S - Sourdough-wheat bread, grass, hint of fruit. Certainly has the smell of a good Berliner Weiss.

T - Quite tart. Echoes the smell pretty well but the wheat malt presence is stronger as is the fruit flavor, which definitely is mulberry. I've been picking and eating them off the trees all this month of June while hiking and I can easily identify their flavor in this beer. Mulberries are delicious and have a balance between sweet and tart, which works really well here. The brewer did an excellent job of letting the mulberry flavor poke through to compliment the Berliner Weiss style without turning this into something even remotely close to the undrinkable-for-me, "Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss". I'm quite impressed.

M - Light body and light-medium carbonation. Crisp, refreshing and puckering.

O - It was a three-hour, one-way drive from my house to the brewery to try this, as well as the other brews on-tap. I also worked in a hike at the beach at nearby Sandy Hook, and then drove back home. I brought back this brew, Boat and 077XX. All are very good, but from a uniqueness standpoint, this stands above the others. I think my wife is really going to like this one when she tries it. I certainly do.

Tucquan, Jun 29, 2014
Monkey Chased The Weasel from Carton Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.