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Monkey Chased The Weasel - Carton Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

246 Ratings
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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 16
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of BMMillsy
3.94/5  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.

BMMillsy, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
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.

dbrauneis, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%

Thanks to Thebrewracho for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours a hazy light orange-red with a foamy bone head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, berry, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour berry and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, light, and easy to drink.

Serving type: can.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Mersh
3.92/5  rDev 0%

Mersh, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of wethorseblanket
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

Sixteen ounce can shared by Ron - thanks.

A: Pours a hazy faint and light reddish orange with a thin white head which fades rapidly to the rim leaving spots of lace.

N: Fruity with tart wheaty and malty notes.

T: Mostly tart wheat with fruit (mulberries) like a blackberry and some lemony citrus.

M: Light body and light carbonation. Finishes wheaty and tart.

O: A nice light Berliner Weisse.

wethorseblanket, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Texas Arizona, Hoboken, NJ

A: The beer is very light yellow in color and has slight hints of visible carbonation. It poured with a very thin white head that quickly faded down into lacing on the surface and eventually completely disappeared, leaving only a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are faint aromas of sourness in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has a light amount of sourness and tart notes of mulberries.
M: It feels light-bodied and rather tart on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down easily and is very sessionable. It is a good representation of the style.

metter98, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 8/23/2012 at Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell, NJ, served in a US pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains esters, citrus, light caramelized malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a mild sourness. Then some sweet citrus flavors come in. The hops presence is very mild and the malt character is thin creating some balance. The after-taste is sour and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a good beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

TheManiacalOne, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of joefuzz
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours straw gold with a small white head. Smells of tart peaches and apples with a slight barnyard ish funk. Taste is slightly tart green apples up front that mellows out to a very nice funky wheat base. Mouthfeel and carbonation are very on point for the style. Overall probably the most refershing thing I could have ordered on this 94 degree nyc day and at 3.9%abv I think I can drink it all day.

joefuzz, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of dar482
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a clear pale yellow.

The aroma has some apple, lots of tartness, some wheat, and lemon.

The flavor follows with apple and lemon tartness, some tartness, a bit of funk in there as well. The mouthfeel is thin, but in general quite refreshing.

The beer is a bit light on flavor, has a tartness of apple cider, but also some funk and wheat of a Berliner weiss.

dar482, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of KTCamm
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

KTCamm, Aug 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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