bagalagalaga (119) - Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Saisons are still one of the oddest beers I’ve had, they are all very different. The one thing you definitely notice is that there is a funky, off-taste like a very weird and over-ripe fruit mixed in among the typical beer tastes, but it actually goes together pretty well. I bought this one due to my love of monkeys and monkey kings, but I would get it again based on merit.
Bov (9717) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - pretty clear bronze beer under a long lasting white foam; fruity and piney hoppiness with notes of pears, almonds and yeast; sweet and rounded; a good malt backbone, light sourish and quite bitter, dry and long yeasty fruity and flowery finish
TheBear11D (272) - Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Monkey King pours a mostly clear light golden yellow with a thick ivory head that lasts a long while. The aroma is fresh bread with some lighter citrus fruit. The flavor is light citrus fruit, bread and a bit of caramel. Overall this is a decent beer.
ads135 (3071) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A better than average saison. Sweet with some tropical aroma, pepper and lemon on the tongue and some bubblegum finish.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: Bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a slightly hazy gold with a small head. Fruity nose with notes of peach, apricot, and pear. Hay, apricot, and white pepper flavors. Light body with a dry finish. Decent.
shigadeyo (3059) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow with a fruity and musty nose. Flavor is a touch sweet, but not to bad. Fruity (sweet citrus, melon, fleshy fruit), musty, a touch of pepper, spice; I don’t care for the finish. Medium light to medium body, decent level of carbonation. Just fair overall.
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s and shared with LeninCat. Gl ass to mouth. Pours a bit hazy, golden orange appearance with an off white head. Potpourri, bubble gum, white pepper, tropical fruits, and lemon zest in the nose. Quite a bit going on in the aroma. Medium body. Somewhat sweet. Banana, pear, bubblegum, and mango flavors. A bit gooey. Lightly spicy. Some banana in the aftertaste. Body is a little gooey and the esters are a bit heavy. Ok. LeninCat ticked this @ 3/5.
jmohno (1123) - Iowa, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Peppery spice and fruit nose. Somewhat tart to start with some aroma flavors. Dry lightly bready toasty. Not big on the style, boring to me, mostly pepper and citrus in character. Fairly tart and crisp. Orange and lemon citrus probably.
r464 (1944) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hints of fruit and spice, but quite a bit of eathiness as well that leads to a very dry and trashy finish.
blackflag321 (499) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour to shaker. Head gone immediately. Light citrus with light yeasty finish. Okay.
hockey9930 (106) - - SEP 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden and mostly clear. Floral and citrus aroma. Strong yeasty clove flavor up front and a piney citrus finish. Light bodied and fairly fizzy.