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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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3.58/5
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494 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#38,380
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
494
pDev:
11.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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6
Gots:
79
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 494 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of glass_house
3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving some patches of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of fruity yeast are present in the nose—bananas seem to stand out in particular—along with notes of spices.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of fruity and spicy yeasts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No dryness is perceptible.
O: This saison is a lot fruitier compared to many of the other beers that I've had in the style—the fruitiness is akin to what you would expect in a tripel.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of ryan33iowa
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 DrAnnaNemis
2.22/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Raislak
2.21/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Photo of warrenslop
3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of simplejj81
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mntlover
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly hazy pale orange color with a thumb sized white head. Leaves some light lace behind.

Aroma is light wheat notes some peppery spice very light fruitiness. Some hay notes but no real barnyard funk.

Taste is wheat malts some fruit notes, light fruit lemon, orange some light spice clove and pepper. No real funk either more like just a spicy wheat.

Mouthfeel is Sasion like light body fairly peppy carbonation.

Overall an average Saison not a bad spicy wheat beer, just wouldn't pick it up expecting a good saison. But an easy drinker.

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Photo of foundersfan1
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jaywalsh20
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jsprain1
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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 SteadyEddie93
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle to pils glass. Pours straw colored and a bit hazy, almost clear but not quite. A few inches of rocky head is produced. Aroma and taste are somewhere in the neighborhood of a hefeweisen or triple: yeast, bread, bananas and spice, clove. Not as tart or fruity (was looking for citrus, pear, or apple) as I was expecting, but still really enjoyable.

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Photo of Jeromedepot
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TX-Badger
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy light yellow golden color with white head. Bread, yeast, and some light cloves on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with banana and some bread.

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Photo of jtaylord
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a clear honey color with a prodigious head that fades noisily, leaving some webby lacing

Smell: Wheat bread and vegetal tones

Taste: Wheat bread with vegetal phenols, up front, with a developing hint of banana and clove; bready finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Unfortunately, a clunker; has elements of a hefe rather than a saison but really doesn't have much flavor whatsoever

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Photo of PatrickCT
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Monkey King Saison Farmhouse Ale from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 494 ratings
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