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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
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245 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | 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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visualmartyr

Indiana

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-04-2014 22:58:28 | More by visualmartyr
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

2.96/5  rDev -16.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2014 23:43:47 | More by Stinkypuss
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Blueribbon666

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12.7%

05-31-2014 11:50:14 | More by Blueribbon666
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-31-2014 03:01:52 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3/5  rDev -15.5%

05-29-2014 23:46:36 | More by neckbracesub
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Lightman

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

05-28-2014 20:59:12 | More by Lightman
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pandow

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

05-27-2014 23:12:41 | More by pandow
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Wazeecha

Michigan

3/5  rDev -15.5%

05-27-2014 02:44:42 | More by Wazeecha
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Ohiovania

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-27-2014 01:25:21 | More by Ohiovania
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-26-2014 19:42:36 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

05-26-2014 01:21:17 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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mpenning13

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

05-21-2014 02:48:20 | More by mpenning13
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lucasj82

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-19-2014 23:29:20 | More by lucasj82
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tallfellapgh

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

05-16-2014 15:30:10 | More by tallfellapgh
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +12.7%

05-13-2014 00:21:41 | More by kybeerdrinker
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minarobin

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-12-2014 17:23:45 | More by minarobin
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a cloudy gold with a fizzy white head that recedes to a thin, stable mousse fairly quickly.

S: Aromas of minerals, crackers, biscuits, spicy yeast, and lemony, grassy hops are present on the nose.

T: Notes of spicy yeast, banana, candied lemon peel, caramel, grass, herbs, crackers, biscuits, and minerals fill the mouth. The finish is spicy and sweet with mild notes of caramel, spicy yeast, banana, and candied lemon peel.

M: Medium in body and smooth. Carbonation is airy and active. This ale feels lighter and thinner than it really is.

O: Not a bad saison/farmhouse ale by any means. It definitely lacks the complexity of some of the higher end examples of the style, but for what it is, this is a really respectable offering from a very consistent, and in my opinion, underrated brewery.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 16:50:54 | More by mrfrancis
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Paid $2.19 for the single. Into a pint glass

A - Bright golden in color with a nice bubble stream. Head is a nice 1/4 inch that settles to a good lace ring.
S - Smell is good sugary yeasts and some spiciness kind of funky too.
T - Not bad its like the Black Tulip ale but lighter. Spiciness is real mild and yeast isn't very chalky it's sweet and smooth.
M - Light to medium easy to drink.

Overall it's a decent take on a Saison I dig the fruity yeasts and the lower carbonation. Tasty.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2014 06:31:01 | More by DrDemento456
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-04-2014 23:48:02 | More by Eaglefan344
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amalburg

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

05-03-2014 16:10:34 | More by amalburg
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PaulyB83

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-01-2014 13:14:11 | More by PaulyB83
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atrocity

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

04-29-2014 19:07:22 | More by atrocity
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

04-26-2014 19:07:39 | More by marmstrong1212
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

04-26-2014 14:12:46 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Williaar

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

04-25-2014 21:57:03 | More by Williaar
Monkey King Saison, Farmhouse Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.