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Monkey King Saison, Farmhouse Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 4
Gots: 43 | 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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Ratings: 355 | Reviews: 57
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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.

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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.

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3.07/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Fresh 12oz bottle served in a Leffe chalice. No bottle date.

Appearance: Orangish yellow with plenty of large bubble head and beautiful Belgian lace. Fair amount of sediment in the bottle that made its way into my glass.

Nose: Fruity, spicy, Belgian farmhouse funk, Belgian yeast, some off vegetal smell in the end

Taste: Slightly creamy, muted spiciness, sorta malty, no yeast flavor, slightly bitter in the beginning but that fades instantly, lemony

Overall: Well, it's not a Dupont Saison thats for sure. This one came as a recommendation from the seller at a local shop. It's ok but certainly not what a saison should or can be. Look to Ommegang, Goose Island and Allagash for those.

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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.

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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.

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Monkey King Saison, Farmhouse Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
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