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Monkey King Saison, Farmhouse Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

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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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Photo of allengarvin
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%

This is a murky, cloudy beer with a head that fades pretty quickly. Aroma is quite fruity with notes of apple, together with a fresh bread-dough malt scent. Highly fruity flavor as well, with a light bitterness that leaves the taste a bit sweet. Phenols add a clovey, bandaid flavor that makes the finish moderately interesting. Could be better carbonated: that would probably help the head as well. As it is, it's a bit watery.

allengarvin, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of edglodek
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

edglodek, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Gidyup, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Gadun76, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

ColdOneKev, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

alamb, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

ksills, Jul 23, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

SinHippie, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

schaffer9252, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

reedmn, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

BrewtalHonesty, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

MarshMan71, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of civicm87
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

civicm87, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of rangerred
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%

12oz bottle into a tulip.

Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a very fluffy two finger white head but unfortunately it is very quick to fade away leaving just a small ring of lacing around the sides of the glass.

Aroma is spicy as a Saison should be with peach and orange peel along with a bit of pepper. It is a little limp, though, and one dimensional.

The flavor carries the peach notes over from the aroma along with the Belgian spiciness. A little more in the way of citrus juiciness and less spice along with light bread. The mouthfeel is where this beer tends to be lackluster. It is not real crisp and dry like a good Saison should be. A bit too oily and sticky on the finish.

Overall, while this beer can't stand up to some of the better Belgian examples of the style, it is decent and priced nicely. I am a huge fan of the style and this makes for an affordable go-to beer.

rangerred, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of Geekly
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Geekly, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

WesM63, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Nunya, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of nate-henry
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

nate-henry, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of KFBR392
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%

Appearance: Pours with a golden orange color. Half a finger of head on the pour which settled in to a thin ring on the edges of the glass. Good amount of active carbonation but probably a touch slow for the style.

Smell: Interesting front of banana, white grapes, apricot, and prairie grass. Bright light fruits continue to build on the body. Buttery, creamy yeast rounds it out. Not overly complex but an interesting tilt on the style.

Taste: Bright front of banana, cloves, prunes, apricots, and straw. Oak, white pepper, lemon and some mossy hops show up on the body. Yeast has a rustic earthy flavor which masks the palate pretty well. Continuing bright fruits and some dry tobacco round this one out.

Mouthfeel: Lower carbonation makes for a very easy drinking saison. Bright fruits throughout are a unique twist.

Overall: An interesting saison to say the least. Really interesting hop/fruit flavors and aroma throughout set this one apart. Solid offering from New Holland.

KFBR392, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

psmith161, Jul 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

johnklotter, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

RollBounce, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

TheManiacalOne, Jun 29, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Walkerjgt, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

DBosco, Jun 28, 2014
Monkey King Saison, Farmhouse Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.