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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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BA SCORE
81
good

285 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 1
Gots: 18 | 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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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

CDubbs75, Sep 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Nyskizy, Jun 08, 2013
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3.03/5  rDev -14.6%

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.

RblWthACoz, Jun 01, 2013
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3.1/5  rDev -12.7%

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.

BB1313, Apr 10, 2013
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3.11/5  rDev -12.4%

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.

Franziskaner, Oct 05, 2013
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3.15/5  rDev -11.3%

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.

brutusmuktuk, Feb 20, 2014
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3.21/5  rDev -9.6%

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.

soju6, Jul 14, 2013
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Monkey King Saison, Farmhouse Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.