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Monkey King Saison, Farmhouse Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

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Monkey King Saison, Farmhouse AleMonkey King Saison, Farmhouse Ale

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81
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258 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 258
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kerrie on 03-05-2013)
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Reviews by barczar:
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barczar

Kentucky

3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy medium golden with apricot highlights and a foamy half inch white head that dissipates somewhat quickly, leaving watery sheets of lacing.

Pear, nectarine, lemon, belgian yeast, and confectioners sugar sweetness form the initial aroma. Peach, a hint of must and earthiness accent bready malt.

Fruity flavors abound, with pear and earthy hops at the base throughout. Tart tangerine, lemon, peach, and and coriander add complexity. There's some belgian yeast esters and clove that kick in late, just before the fairly dry white pepper finish. Fairly spicy. Musty barnyard character is somewhat of an afterthought.

Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation. There's a slight alcohol warmth.

Lots of interesting flavors going on, mostly fruity and estery. There's a bit of barnyard. The finish is a little too bitter, and a metallic note creeps in as it warms. Would be much better without that.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 01:57:13 | More by barczar
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Gidyup

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-28-2014 01:22:19 | More by Gidyup
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Gadun76

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-26-2014 21:54:04 | More by Gadun76
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-25-2014 00:32:39 | More by kjfinnerty
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alamb


4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-23-2014 20:10:57 | More by alamb
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ksills

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-23-2014 15:04:23 | More by ksills
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SinHippie

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

07-22-2014 23:18:12 | More by SinHippie
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schaffer9252

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-22-2014 21:27:11 | More by schaffer9252
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reedmn

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-21-2014 03:09:36 | More by reedmn
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-20-2014 20:29:27 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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MarshMan71

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-18-2014 20:23:40 | More by MarshMan71
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civicm87

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-16-2014 19:49:28 | More by civicm87
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a tulip.

Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a very fluffy two finger white head but unfortunately it is very quick to fade away leaving just a small ring of lacing around the sides of the glass.

Aroma is spicy as a Saison should be with peach and orange peel along with a bit of pepper. It is a little limp, though, and one dimensional.

The flavor carries the peach notes over from the aroma along with the Belgian spiciness. A little more in the way of citrus juiciness and less spice along with light bread. The mouthfeel is where this beer tends to be lackluster. It is not real crisp and dry like a good Saison should be. A bit too oily and sticky on the finish.

Overall, while this beer can't stand up to some of the better Belgian examples of the style, it is decent and priced nicely. I am a huge fan of the style and this makes for an affordable go-to beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 01:06:34 | More by rangerred
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Geekly

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-14-2014 23:37:48 | More by Geekly
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WesM63

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-13-2014 21:21:28 | More by WesM63
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Nunya

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-13-2014 00:31:50 | More by Nunya
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nate-henry

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-12-2014 05:28:59 | More by nate-henry
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours with a golden orange color. Half a finger of head on the pour which settled in to a thin ring on the edges of the glass. Good amount of active carbonation but probably a touch slow for the style.

Smell: Interesting front of banana, white grapes, apricot, and prairie grass. Bright light fruits continue to build on the body. Buttery, creamy yeast rounds it out. Not overly complex but an interesting tilt on the style.

Taste: Bright front of banana, cloves, prunes, apricots, and straw. Oak, white pepper, lemon and some mossy hops show up on the body. Yeast has a rustic earthy flavor which masks the palate pretty well. Continuing bright fruits and some dry tobacco round this one out.

Mouthfeel: Lower carbonation makes for a very easy drinking saison. Bright fruits throughout are a unique twist.

Overall: An interesting saison to say the least. Really interesting hop/fruit flavors and aroma throughout set this one apart. Solid offering from New Holland.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 20:42:53 | More by KFBR392
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psmith161

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-08-2014 13:06:05 | More by psmith161
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johnklotter

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-03-2014 23:07:26 | More by johnklotter
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RollBounce

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-29-2014 20:55:12 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

06-29-2014 02:24:48 | More by Walkerjgt
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DBosco

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-28-2014 06:33:40 | More by DBosco
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 1 inch head, medium-high carbonation, light yellow in color, clear

Smell: flower, wheat, and banana

Taste: flower, wheat, and banana

Mouthfeel: sweet, light bodied and medium carbonation

Overall: More floral than a lot of the saisons I have had lately. Banana also sines through. I enjoyed this one and could see myself having a few on a hot day.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2014 16:33:18 | More by tigg924
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Monkey King Saison, Farmhouse Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.