Monkey King Saison Farmhouse Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

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Monkey King Saison Farmhouse AleMonkey King Saison Farmhouse Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Kerrie on 03-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
492
Reviews:
77
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
11.73%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
80
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BillyDeeWilliams
5/5  rDev +39.7%

Photo of Isaacknows
5/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great Beer. Highly Recommend.

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Photo of Joec2
5/5  rDev +39.7%

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.65/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer had a wonderful citrusy flavor. Loved it.

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Photo of baliwog
4.57/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TerryB
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of drwatson32
4.48/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

We could try the charter. I don't know why really. The master? I think this is a solid four years ago

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Photo of Bear1964
4.43/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer starts out by looking great when poured into a glass, 3 finger bubbly white head sit atop a bright Golden brew. The aroma holds some spice and a tart green apple smell, taste follows with a refreshing tartness and a spicy forefront with hints of clove. Light mouthfeel that's easy drinking but with a lot of flavor going on, the tartness and bubbles work very well for a beer that's good anytime.

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Photo of jhickman
4.36/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.31/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice beer fresh from the brewery, but even nicer as the spices and fruitiness blend together. A bottle with about two years on it is just excellent!

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Photo of msondel
4.3/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Garvey
4.28/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ESchweers
4.27/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ufellc
4.26/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Crisp and malts flavor backed by some hippiness. Some sweetness and is a good drinker for summer. Pours nicely and has a nice aroma

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Slikpitt
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Lynn
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Jaredbuter
4.24/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of rolingm
4.21/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of F1Rumors
4.21/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Matches its description reasonably fairly. Coming from New Holland as a Farmhouse Ale, you always know that this is going to be pale and a bit sweet. Calling it fruity undertones might be a bit of a stretch, but is far from unfair.

On pouring, you get a clean, pale amber ale with a light, lacy head that dissipates quickly. Smooth, somewhat sweet ale. Clean taste, clean finish, very drinkable - give or take the sweetness, exactly the kind of ale I used to seek out at lunch time in my youth, would now drink with a salad, or to finish a pleasant lunch in the spring or fall. I'd prefer something with a little more crispness in the heat of summer.

I am probably going to look this up again at the end of next summer, though it will do nicely into the fall.

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Photo of Walleybeer
4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zach136
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, poured into a New Holland High Gravity flute.

A - Burnt orange hazy body. Thing quickly -almost instantly - dissipating head. Zero Lacing. Totally uncharacteristic head for the style.

S - Orange Juice, orange peel, and green apple. Light hint of grassy hops. Aroma is prominent, but not as much as others of the style.

T - Bitter orange, some earthy green pepper and lemon peel. No hop, funk or acidity.

M - Light body, solid carbonation, dissipating finish, refreshing.

O - Great Saison, but nothing mind blowing.

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Monkey King Saison Farmhouse Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 492 ratings.
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