Monkey King Saison Farmhouse Ale | New Holland Brewing Company

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Monkey King Saison Farmhouse AleMonkey King Saison Farmhouse Ale

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Ratings: 492 |  Reviews: 77
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1/5  rDev -72.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

Photo of CM31
2.05/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

An absolutely horrible and forgettable Saison. It has close to none of the qualities of a Saison and just falls flat in all attributes. It is hardly anymore interesting and eerily similar to a Miller or Coors...and that is not all.
Worst Saison to date for me and the $11.99 price tag makes the beer taste even worse.

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2.21/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3


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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
2.22/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of jp32
2.51/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a light, hazy, straw yellow. Maybe not quite as hazy as expected. Smell is faint and subtly earthy. Taste is relatively plain. Nothing really stands out about it, maybe a touch grassy, maybe a touch biscuity or yeasty, but really quite simple and plain overall.

I've had many better farmhouse ales.

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Photo of Cdax
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of cserrato02
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Fruity and sweet aroma, carbonated mouthfeel (slightly to much). Somewhat woody with little hints of spices. Fairly light beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.76/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a beer glass, pours a foggy light yellow color with a finger thick foam head that dissipates somewhat quickly.

Sweet fruit aromas present.

Slight bitter taste with a sweet fruit note to it,.

Mild carbonation that makes for smooth drinking.

Overall, a right balance of sweet with an almost tart taste with some bitter. Makes for a refreshing drink.

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2.76/5  rDev -23.1%

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2.78/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a well-hazed, orange-gold body with a brief, white head tapering down to a slim layer of fizz.

Smell: Grainy-scented malted wheat with a faint honey note, big (bold) banana, drip of citrus, heavy-handed dusting of ground clove and pepper.

Taste: Full wheatiness, with a sliver of honey glazed grains. Overbearing banana firmly affixed to peppery clove buds. Squirt of harsh lemon. Perfumy element midway. Moderate hop character and bitterness. The perfumy taste rebounds the pepper, the clove and holds until the grainy, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body, fluffy, even. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: I was not a fan of this new release. With its wheat qualities, punchy banana esters, and noted clove-like phenols, it really felt more like a hefe than a saison.

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2.85/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a large fizzy 2 finger head that fades semi slowly, light spotty lacing, very clear tan color.

Nose brings lots of saison spices, more Americanized saison, little orange peel and lemon, touches of baking spices, potpourri like spices, with a little grainy bready malt, light sweet malt as well.

Taste brings more of the same, Americanized fake saison, with lots of spices, clove coriander cardamom like spices, lemon, citrus peel, zest, bitter orange peel, some sweet candy malt to go with it that has been dried to hell, bitter lemon zest all over, with a little yeast flavor, and the carbonation is even in the way.

Mouth is med bod, way too much carbonation.

Overall not very good, just a batch of spices and lemon with bad bitter zest and interfering carbonation, nothing even really redeeming about this beer.

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2.87/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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