Monkey King Saison, Farmhouse Ale - New Holland Brewing Company
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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
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
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
Monkey King Saison, Farmhouse Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
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