Space Monkey | Allentown Brew Works

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Space MonkeySpace Monkey

Brewed by:
Allentown Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by yourefragile on 06-27-2010

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Photo of Suds
3.44/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a reddish, clear brew with a flat-ish, white head. The aroma is of a sweet, slightly malty-mixed with tart raspberry. The wheat really comes through in the aroma. Also present are notable raspberry fruit characteristics. The taste is, at first, tart and refreshing. An underlying sweetness comes out after a few sips. The fruit is notable, and well represented. Medium to light in body. This is a nice, but not exceptional, beer.

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Photo of Houser
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of gcamparone
3.78/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a shandy glass.

A- Pours a clear golden body with a modest very light pink head that reduces quickly and leaves no lacing.

S- Strong raspberries, grains, cherries.

T- Raspberry notes dominate here - sweet raspberry juice, some grainyness, light vanilla, creamy aftertaste. Not bad.

M- Light and refreshing. Medium carbonation

I liked this beer - nothing amazing but definitely something I'd pick up on a hot summer's afternoon.

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Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jhartley
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of EFR94
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of jp312
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of ThreeFishes
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of WanderingFool
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of NonicPanic
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of jolah6
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of microbrewlover
3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a cloudy copper with a small white head which dissipates quickly. Heavy carbonation and light lacing on the glass.

Smell-Raspberries, apples, bubblegum also there is a wheat like, yeasty earthy wet straw smell.

Taste-Bubblegum, raspberries, apples, cloying sweetness moving to tartness. Slightly earthy and dank on the backend.

The mouthfeel is tingly, due to the carbonation. Slightly dry taste left in the mouth after swallowing.

Overall, this is an interesting take on a Saison; it is much more sweet than earthy or yeasty. Not bad at all and worth a try but this brew is so sweet I don't believe I could have more than two in a session.

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Photo of Dawkins
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of calcnerd
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of ZEB89
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of matthiasbrau
2/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of BGsWo22
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of TimHitchings
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of mpalestino
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of NiceTaps
3.02/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

On tap in a pint glass.

A- Poured a nice looking reddish-amber color with a 1-finger pure white head that tapered quickly and left nice lacing.

S- Big blast of raspberry. Some faint spice and malt.

T- Raspberry, lots of it.

M- Thin, minimal body. Soda-pop-like.

O- Saison? Hardly. This is a fruit beer at best and its best is not very good.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Barleycorn
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of HuaJiao
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of LoveStout
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of orsulacp
3.37/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I haven't reviewed a beer in a few years, very exciting. Nice clear orange body, the head is white and very small. The nose gets hit with the raspberry, acidic, smell, sadly the rest of what makes a farmhouse style beer is hidden. The taste starts out sweet and then has a great refreshing tartness, with a bit of yeasty grassy flavor hiding in the background. I think if the sweetness was tamed, the tartness stayed the same, and more of the yeasty grassy flavor was there the beer would rate much higher. The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium, which is good, the carbonation level is a bit low for the style. Overall it is worth drinking, I don't thing with the sweetness level it should be classified as a saison, but a fruit beer.

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Space Monkey from Allentown Brew Works
3.42 out of 5 based on 168 ratings.
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