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Monkey Chased The Weasel - Carton Brewing Company

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89
very good

268 Ratings
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 27
Gots: 16 | 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.

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(Beer added by: claspada on 06-15-2012)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden straw with a pinkish hue to it. Tons of active carbonation, thin light pink head fades fast and leaves no lacing. Tart in the nose. Lemon, sour apple, berry and a little funk. Tart on the taste, lemon, sour apple, and a hint of mulberry in the finish. Straight forward but great. Sharp carbonation carries that tart flavor and gives a highly carbonated feel all the way through the finish and some dryness at the end. Great beer for the style with a nice twist with the mulberry.

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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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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.

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4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours an odd color of pink hued orange. Very strange. With a thin fizzy white cap that quickly dissipates. I imagine the pink hue is due to the mulberries, which turn from pink to red as they ripen.

The scent of the beer is fruity, with a sour apple and yeast flavor. Very subtle scent that is difficult to pick up. The flavor is much stronger and you certainly get bang for your abv. Very tart of green apple and lemon. A slight puckering finish with a lingering wheat flavor. I could willingly drink this all day all summer. Each sip refreshes you for the next. I love that the abv is low, which makes sense in the summer. Tons of flavor. Notes of pear, cherry and seriously tart.

Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, but very well carbonated. Highly drinkable and very flavorful. As I drink it I think it would also act as an excellent base for some summer punch.

Monkey Chased The Weasel from Carton Brewing Company
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