Monkey Chased The Weasel | Carton Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by claspada on 06-15-2012

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Reviews by nrs207:
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4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - This is different than any beer I've had. It's got a hue that I'm not used to seeing. Almost reminds me of De Garde Imperial Plum Bu. Really inviting.

S - Light tartness, like fruit, extremely refreshing smelling. Smells like something I could just crush.

T - Follows up the nose. You get a nice sourness, certainly nothing insane. The fruit is in there for a nice contrast from a lot of the beers in this style. Really on point.

M - This is the best part about this. It's so refreshing, drinkable, and just awesome. The fruit balances the sourness and it melds into something great.

O - I haven't had too many Carton beers, but this is definitely one of, if not the best. Boat is awesome as well. Would definitely recommend this batch. Perfect for a nice summer day.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


Acquired via trade
Thanks, YaKnowBrady!

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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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2/5  rDev -49.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
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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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.52/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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