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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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 3
Gots: 32 | 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

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(Beer added by: Kerrie on 03-05-2013)
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3.24/5  rDev -9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this is really well made. its the safe side of saison though, i mean, not real funky or weird yeasty, not cloudy and raw, not wild in any way. its more reserved than that, more refined in some ways, faster, cleaner. its a blonde beer, bright and foamy, with a nose of white peppercorns and coriander, a light belgian fruit thing, and a pretty fair malt base. the flavor is similar, with the yeast lacking some of the fuzzy funk and grassy dankness that it can sometimes bring in the style. its a cleaner culture here, a regular brewers pitch and a quick fermentation. nothing wild or slow paced about it in the traditional sense, but i think the flavors come together really well, and that there is a role for saisons like this. its like a more approachable belgian ale to a non craft drinker, i think this has that kind of appeal. the more i drink it, the more i taste hefeweizen yeast too, very banana heavy in this, which really works. its also a year round sixer, which means its one you can get anywhere and drink a lot of. nice carbonation and a clean finish, not common in the style, but it works in this case. both refreshing and satisfyingly hearty. i liked this better than most have apparently.

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3.28/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.64/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of seedyone
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12/08/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. A bit heavier than my favorite saisons but not bad at all. Easy spices & negligible hops make for a slightly "less than" drink.

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4.1/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

2.76/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.52/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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5/5  rDev +40.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Monkey King Saison, Farmhouse Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.