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Monkey King Saison, Farmhouse Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

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81
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336 Ratings
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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 3
Gots: 36 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: Kerrie on 03-05-2013

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3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a hazy dark straw color with a white head. Aroma is fruity, with citrus, unripe banana and clove factoring in. In the taste, unripe banana and lemon upfront; herb, pepper and a bit of malt sweetness round it out. Not really bitter and virtually nothing there to balance the malts. Too sweet, not at all as spicy, earthy or tart like great saison style beers. Light body with a medium carbonation. Overall this was an ok wheat but falls short as a Saison.

Photo of hopnado
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of gwiedman1
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Hopstout
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Wazeecha
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of neckbracesub
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of craft_shannie
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Soto
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of bcapon
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of visualmartyr
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of jschwei
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of KAF
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Nyskizy
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Eh. This is a saison of that soapy variety that seems common amongst American brewers (but definitely not the Belgian ones). Seems to be a wad of spices thrown in there that don't really give a sharp display of flavor. Feel is good. Like I said: eh.

Photo of BB1313
3.09/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy golden with a small white head that fades very quickly and leaves little lacing. The aromas are full of green apples and a crisp pear. Hints of orange peel and lemon zest. There's a decent maltiness that lingers as well. The flavors are very earthy and rustic. There's a subtle bitterness to this one blended with some fruity notes. I can pick up some grass and just a tad of funk. There's a decent spiciness coming from the black pepper. Slightly syrupy, but finishes dry for the most part. The carbonation is very active, fluffy, creamy, syrupy. Almost feels heavy, but it's medium-bodied. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

Not bad, but nothing special. It's crisp and refreshing, but doesn't rival the better examples of the style, IMO.

Photo of Franziskaner
3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Yellow gold colored with a nearly instantaneously vanishing head. Lively carbonation. Good clarity. I smell the pepper like saison yeast and light, biscuity malt. There's a definite candy like sweetness in the aroma. The heavy carbonation pricks the tongue and the mouthfeel is a bit salty and sticky. It's like a somewhat peppery club cracker.

Photo of brutusmuktuk
3.16/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Has a hazy gold color with a white head. The mix of pepper spice and sweet fruit is more strange than pleasant. Still, the beer is enjoyable and it offers a unique flavor. Feels fizzy on the tongue and has an unfortunately abrupt finish that doesn’t cap off the unusual body very well.

Photo of soju6
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy copper color with a small head that fades quickly to no lacing.

S: Has a mild malt and grain aroma with a bit of citrus and spice in the background.

T: Taste is a bit tart with a mild malt sweetness, grain and a bit of spice and fruit in the background. Mild bitterness with a lingering tart finish.

F: Moderate body, smooth with a bit of a sticky feel. Not lively as some Saisons, needs a bit of character.

O: Not a bad beer, but I was hoping a bit more.

Photo of JasonL02
3.24/5  rDev -9%

Photo of virinow
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Monkey King Saison, Farmhouse Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.