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Monkey Chased The Weasel - Carton Brewing Company

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88
very good

245 Ratings
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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 17
Gots: 13 | 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:
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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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

KathrynD, Jul 30, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Beer4B, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

scotv, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Getalegup, Jul 27, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev +4.3%

Appearance: Pours with half a finger of head which quickly dissipated and was not present while drinking. The color is light orange, peach color. Active carbonation is a touch light for the style.

Smell: Sprite tropical fruits and some light berry sourness greet the nose. Toasted malts with some semi-sweet bready notes open up on the body. The mulberries are felt throughout, providing some light tartness but remaining balanced and controlled throughout. There is also some apple and banana fruit notes that get picked up on the back end.

Taste: This brew wastes on time amping up the tartness on the front, with accents of berries, white grapes, prairie grass, and bright fruits that get accentuated by the carbonation. The sourness drops off after the front, but plenty of earthy berries and crisp fresh fruits are left lingering on the palate. Some malt sweetness picks up on the back end and really evens out the palate, making you want to go back for more. Some biscuit and lingering tart fruits sit on the palate long after drinking.

Mouthfeel: This brew peaks in tartness on the front, but a complex back end makes up for the fading tartness. Carbonation is low overall, but does its job when it needs to. An outstandingly drinkable sour.

Overall: A versatile and complex sour that I really enjoyed. The mulberries play well and plenty of other fruit and sweet malts throughout create an exciting experience for the drinker. I think this brew would play well with a newbie to sours or a hardened fan of the tart. Well done.

KFBR392, Jul 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

monmilano, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

qcbrewer, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

cp45, Jul 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Micsy, Jul 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Marco_Gtz, Jul 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Braden, Jul 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

gfg0020, Jul 22, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +9.2%

A - This is different than any beer I've had. It's got a hue that I'm not used to seeing. Almost reminds me of De Garde Imperial Plum Bu. Really inviting.

S - Light tartness, like fruit, extremely refreshing smelling. Smells like something I could just crush.

T - Follows up the nose. You get a nice sourness, certainly nothing insane. The fruit is in there for a nice contrast from a lot of the beers in this style. Really on point.

M - This is the best part about this. It's so refreshing, drinkable, and just awesome. The fruit balances the sourness and it melds into something great.

O - I haven't had too many Carton beers, but this is definitely one of, if not the best. Boat is awesome as well. Would definitely recommend this batch. Perfect for a nice summer day.

nrs207, Jul 21, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +4.8%

Pourded into a wine glass, pinkish hued in color, with a half of finger of large white bubbled head. Smells of wheat and not much else. Easy drinking that's for sure. A slight sour crispness to it. Super duper crushable. Don't know what a Mulberry taste like, but there is a little bit of a berry taste to it. This was really nice summer beer. Not super tart, but definitely an above par berliner.

Davepoolesque, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

jshusc, Jul 20, 2014
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2/5  rDev -49%

Shawn_Money, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Guzzle_McBrew, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Knapp85, Jul 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

JohnParadee, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

fthegiants, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Yeti1979, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

bcm75, Jul 17, 2014
Monkey Chased The Weasel from Carton Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.