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Carton Monkey Chased The Weasel

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 9   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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. The barley of the malt bill is light continental two row, its kernel’s nuttiness playing to the softer, fruity component of the berries’ flavor, keeping the beer from flying too close to bright. Meant for quaffingg 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 of Summer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ. Pours a slightly cloudy, dark golden straw color with a half finger white foam head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Minimal spots of lace left behind. Slightly funky aroma with a faint lactic/cheesy presnce. Kind of bland really with subtle spice, citrus rind and bread. A bit sulfuric as well but the nose is kind of one dimensional and weak. Medium bodid with some tart, puckering acidity up front that’s countered by citrus fruit and sourdough bread notes. Flavors fall off mid-palate and there is an odd metallic adjunct flavor that overpowers. Doesn’t have traditional characteristics associated with the style. Lacking in bready yeast, fullness in body, lactic funk and wheat beer notes. Kind of bland really with some lactic funk and sour lemon acidity up front.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (15750) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 12, 2015
Runder, deutlich saurer Antrunk. Dabei ist von den Maulbeeren wenig erkennbar. Die Säure steigert sich leicht, süffig, ab dem hinteren Mittelteil mit deutlich bitteren Noten. Säuerlicher, trocken herber Abgang. Gut! 2/11/11/11/5/11

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadIndian (2718) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2015
Can from SJ. Definite funk aroma...almost egg like. Notes of lemon, wheat and fruit. Tart finish. It was okay for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5202) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Poured a light golden color with aromas of wheat, floral notes, some tartness and a light berry as well. Flavors matched the aromas wheat and light tartness a touch of floral notes as well a solid berliner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (4380) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Can thanks to Dmac: Poured a clear golden with a white haze on top. Aroma is light sour berry. Nice acidic sour berry with a soft grain balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
[6617-20140815] Bottle. Sour plant juice aroma. Slightly hazy, pale yellow body with a quick foamy white head. Soured fruity grapes flavour. Medium body. Weird. (7/4/6/3/13) 3.3
(@ Campground Brewdown 2014, Millmont, PA)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2439) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Growler..Pour is odd pinkish with white bubbles..Nose is mint, wheat, musty, spice, dry, stale sea breeze... Taste is light, funk, spice, dry, sweetness, some lemon notes..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ScipioA (405) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Pours out a sunset pink orange with only the slightest hint of a white head. Sour with a little fruit and a little vinegar in the aroma. Tangy and sour are pretty much the only flavors I get here, pleasant but not very complex. If I try really hard I get a little bit of mulberry in the aftertaste. Effervescent and bubbly with a light watery mouthfeel, although the finish is quite dry. Decent -not great - Berliner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (19881) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Can courtesy of Mike, thank you sir! Slightly hazy pink color. Aroma is lightly floral. Taste is straight acetic, light berries, unbalanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1448) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 30, 2014
16oz can pours hazy pale pink orange with tiny head. Nose is wet grain, light acidic fruity notes, lacto cheese, hay. Taste is light bodied, sharp acidity, subtle fruit berry notes, grains, cheesy lacto, wet straw. Finish is tart acidic lacto cheesy grain and tart light fruit.

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