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Monkey King Saison, Farmhouse Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

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356 Ratings
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Ratings: 356
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: 356 | Reviews: 57
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3.39/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
2.85/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a large fizzy 2 finger head that fades semi slowly, light spotty lacing, very clear tan color.

Nose brings lots of saison spices, more Americanized saison, little orange peel and lemon, touches of baking spices, potpourri like spices, with a little grainy bready malt, light sweet malt as well.

Taste brings more of the same, Americanized fake saison, with lots of spices, clove coriander cardamom like spices, lemon, citrus peel, zest, bitter orange peel, some sweet candy malt to go with it that has been dried to hell, bitter lemon zest all over, with a little yeast flavor, and the carbonation is even in the way.

Mouth is med bod, way too much carbonation.

Overall not very good, just a batch of spices and lemon with bad bitter zest and interfering carbonation, nothing even really redeeming about this beer.

Photo of sculls65
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.24/5  rDev +19.4%

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5/5  rDev +40.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Chaz
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nearly-brilliant, beautiful golden in color, topped with a very decent looking off-white head. Head falls after a few minutes, but there's plenty of lace, and it's a nice looker all around. A bit of haziness (wheat malt or… ?)

Nose is lightly spicy with hop profile reminiscent of a Noble hop offshoot, if not Saaz. Rather neutral apart from that -- somewhat yeasty… touch of coriander (ala a Witbier) and citrus zest. Hmmm.


Much more of the same spice and hop zing and lemony zest/rind on the first sip, and there's just enough base malt (pale, crystal, Pilsener style base) to give the spicy character plenty of room to move on the palate. Lighter carbonation. Yeast kicks in toward the end along with a trace of fusel alcohol character, and some nice 'white grape'/grapeskin ala Sauvinon Blanc.

Easy-drinker, lighter in body… dangerously drinkable and full of character at this strength.

Well-above average for the style. Really worth seeking for a domestic, Craft alternative to an import.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.8/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a IPA glass.

Look: A hazy murky lightly burnt orange body holds up a soapy cream colored head that is slow to recede. Massively thick bands of lacing cover the glass.

Aroma: Banana, and a very nice aromatic assortment of fruit like orange and maybe even something tart like raspberry. Yeast and mustiness on the back end.

Taste: The fruitiness dominates with cantelope being a surprising player. Banana is faint, and in the finish black pepper emerges.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light in body, spritzy.

Overall: Pretty good. I can only drink saisons every so often, but I have nothing but good things to say about this one.

Photo of Flounder57
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a wine glass.

Appearance: A two finger head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a hazy pale yellow color with good vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Spicy, peppery, vanilla, apple, pilsner malts, pale malts,

Taste: You get the above mentioned flavors, but things finished off light and a bit watery.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light to medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, dry, a little chewy, a little watery, and some bitterness.

Overall:

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.32/5  rDev -6.5%

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Monkey King Saison, Farmhouse Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.