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Monkey Chased The Weasel - Carton Brewing Company

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282 Ratings
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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 31
Gots: 14 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: claspada on 06-15-2012

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.

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Photo of axeman9182
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in a pint glass at the Cloverleaf Tavern.

Carton Monkey Chased the Weasel pours a slightly hazy goldenrod, with a wispy bit of white foam lingering for a minute before dissipating. The nose has plenty of lactic tartness, along with a light berry aroma. The flavor profile opens with a touch of wheaty, grainy sweetness. A big lactic sour and funk note comes in next, and fills in the majority of the beer. The finish, where most berliner weissbiers lose me, is saved by a subtle fresh berry note that works very nicely with all that came before it. The body is appropriately light, and the carbonation, which doesn't leap out of the glass, has a certain pep to it. Monkey Chased the Weasel is one of the most enjoyable berliner weissbiers I've had. The addition of mulberries really helps it shine over more traditional offerings.

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

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of claspada
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color with a small quickly dissipating white head.

Aromas begin with the obviously solid backbone of wheat, semi-sour maltiness coupled with a light berry sweetness and some complementary tart fruitiness. As it warms you get more of the Brett sourness and emerging lactic notes. The fruit flavors never overwhelm and the acidity stays in check.

Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is lightly tart and semi-fruity.

Overall this is a super flavorful beer for being so light in ABV. I normally am not a fan of this style at all, but the addition of mulberries has added a freshing dynamic that elevates this beer to a new level. So impressed by Carton and super-psyched to see more great local beer from NJ.

Photo of BMMillsy
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can shared at the Swamp Head Batch 600 release. Pours a purplish pink color with a creamy white head on top. Aroma of mulberries, sour vinegar, wheaty malts, and berliner like yeastiness. Flavor follows with big notes of mulberries--wow they go really well in this style--wheat malts, yeasty tart berliner notes, some lemon peel, and some floral notes. Really light bodied with high carbonation. While I’m not a fan of the style generally, this was very nice. I would have it again for sure.

Photo of xnicknj
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

growler poured into taster - thanks brad

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a crop of white head resting on top. Some splotchy lacing is left behind along with a cloud of filmy retention.

Funky and fruity in the nose with some pleasant lactic tartness. Wheat and soft malts with a touch of sweetness and barnyard mustiness.

Tart and snappy on the tongue up front with a mellowed sourness. Not very aggressive, with a tempering berry and green apple flavor that adds a dash of sweetness. Wheat and soft malts with a wet, yeasty funk on the back end. Finishes a little fruity and tart.

Lighter medium body, crisp and bubbly on the tongue - highly refreshing. I was waiting since March to try this and I'm definitely excited about this one. Nice balance between low alcohol, tartness and fruit - I want another growler!

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Photo of jerrytodd
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light colored, hazy, decent head.

S: Tart with mild wheat/malt.

T: Lemon tartness with mild wheat malt backbone.

M: Slightly thin as you'd like with this style.

O: Really enjoyed this 8oz pour, drank it in near record time on this hot NYC night!

Monkey Chased The Weasel from Carton Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.