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Monkey King Saison, Farmhouse Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
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260 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 16 | 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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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +12.4%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Kentucky

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
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 +3.9%
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 +5.3%

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

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

04-25-2014 21:57:03 | More by Williaar
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mte1972

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +12.4%

04-25-2014 19:06:47 | More by mte1972
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PhilMiller

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

04-21-2014 00:51:12 | More by PhilMiller
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amishbooze

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-20-2014 00:35:32 | More by amishbooze
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Beerasaurus

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a rich golden color out of the bottle, not much head or lace. Aroma is extremely sugary sweet, with a bit of a herbal note. The sweet smell seems a bit similar to the Black Tulip aroma. Taste is sweet upfront with herbal spiciness on the back end. Altogether very smooth. Not as much kick on the back end like other saisons or farmhouse ales. Mouthfeel is light, very spring like, a welcome offering after a long, cold winter here in the Midwest. Overall, a good effort, but lacking the depth and complexity of a DuPont or Boulevard saison.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 21:38:43 | More by Beerasaurus
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazed golden hue with a bright white head, forms thick like clouds floating above the edge of my wannabe mason jar. Fine lacing the carbonation is on par so far to be a nice saison, based on the look. Faint citrus and spicy yeast just a hint of pepper in the background, light summery almost like some wheat beers. Flavor has spicy kick of Belgian yeast citrus notes, and black pepper bitterness not much in the way of heat or spice from the peppercorns...yeast driven dry powder character light herbal hop tea finish. Mouthfeel is easy on the palate no super rough edges it's like Saison light in a good way, very much not an astringent experience carbonation is smooth not as champagne like as a Belgian version but I get this one. Overall perfect for warm weather refreshing with a bit of flavor, that's what I'm looking for these days, plus there's not many beers from New Holland that I dig...this is decent.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 02:20:27 | More by WVbeergeek
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Two-6

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-13-2014 17:52:25 | More by Two-6
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LuvLagunitas

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy yellow with a thin white head. Not too much lacing. Looks fair for a saison.

S: Bready and yeasty come across quite strongly. A little sweetness in the back end, maybe banana?

T: Sweetness and mild yeast. A tinge of lemon fades into thick bread tones. Even smokey after the flavors sit for awhile. Very good. Different for the saison/farmhouse ale style.

M: Light, even for a farmhouse. Almost like sparkling water. Doesn't leave much behind in the mouth except for a clean slickness.

O: Its alright. I've always wanted to try New Holland, because their name is synonymous with good beer. Not overly impressed by this one, for it's a little odd for the style. Almost like a lager. Doesn't rate too high on my list, but it was quite session-able and enjoyable overall.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 00:17:46 | More by LuvLagunitas
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Filabee

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-05-2014 17:40:32 | More by Filabee
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clager

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

04-04-2014 00:36:35 | More by clager
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millertime5125

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-31-2014 16:19:51 | More by millertime5125
Monkey King Saison, Farmhouse Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
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