Monkey Chased The Weasel
Carton Brewing Company

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Berliner Weisse
Ranked #311
Ranked #8,828
3.97 | pDev: 10.58%
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
Very Good
Monkey Chased The WeaselMonkey 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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4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A:Gold with light head and no lacing.
N: Sour apples with champagne.
T: Sour notes up front with a very bubbly feel overall.
M: Light
O: Very refreshing beer, sour but not over the top. Very clean and good for summer.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glad to see this back, now reviewed in my missing lineup from my hometown brewer: Carton.
My partner Victoria loved this as most sours, but this scored and soured higher.
a) Clear pale yellow body, small white head, short last, little lace.
s) Lemony, bright sour nose.
t) Super packed with complex, berry, grape, lemon, yeast, grass, cider, and white wine like flavors.
f) Bright effervescent, clean delightful. Great summer sour - like champagne.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks again to Mr SammyJaxxxx for another interesting Carton beer.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

decent, didn't do it for me but I do like the effort to get different styles out to the people. Liked it up front but the finish lingered a bit too long.

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2.5/5  rDev -37%

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4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a glass at Good Beer in the East Village. This was a pleasant surprise. I haven't tried many good American-made Berliners, usually they're all bite, without much flavor. This beer, however, had a light creamy malt character with touches of fruit in addition to the well-balanced tart bike. Very cool beer. I hope to find more of this in the summer.

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2.25/5  rDev -43.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Monkey Chased The Weasel from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 336 ratings