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Monkey King Saison, Farmhouse Ale - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

291 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 1
Gots: 19 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

SaisonRichBiere, May 26, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

mpenning13, May 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

lucasj82, May 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

tallfellapgh, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

minarobin, May 12, 2014
Photo of mrfrancis
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.

mrfrancis, May 12, 2014
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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.

DrDemento456, May 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Eaglefan344, May 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

amalburg, May 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

marmstrong1212, Apr 26, 2014
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Williaar, Apr 25, 2014
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mte1972, Apr 25, 2014
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PhilMiller, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

amishbooze, Apr 20, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +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.

Beerasaurus, Apr 19, 2014
Monkey King Saison, Farmhouse Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.