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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
An homage to the monk’s noble work, this unique farmhouse ale is incredibly complex with notes of lemon, pepper, straw and herbs balanced by the tang of Mandarin oranges and a spicy kick of pepper. The Mandarin oranges used to make this beer were locally grown, including a portion grown on the grounds of the Abbey of New Clairvaux and picked by hand by the community of monks living there. We hope you enjoy this collaboration ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (5175) - Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Pours clear amber with a thick and frothy eggshell head. Aroma starts with a malty core and then adds orange, pepper and herbal tones plus a snip of woody hops. Distinctive, and enticing! Flavor delivers all that the aroma promises, except that the fruit component is stronger, and has a bit of lemon; a little yeast comes out as well. Mouthfeel is firm and features a strong and lasting fizz. Get monkish!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OsuStu (221) - - SEP 25, 2015
12.7 oz bottle. A very hazy orange to yellow with suspended solids and effervescence. Aroma is a yeasty, spiced, overripe orange. Slightly tart with a sweet, juicy finish. Peppery notes, oranges, lemon juice, biscuit, a just a touch of funk. Pepper hangs around.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Draft at Bricks. Pours mostly clear golden amber with nice white head. Nose is mild orange and funk. Taste is nice orange and funk. Don't get the peppercorn until the aftertaste. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2413) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle shared with Mark Tanaka. Dark amber orange pour, pretty small head. Orange saison nose. A bit sweet, a bit sticky, hints of pepper, orange certainly. Quite tasty as a belgian ale but I don’t really understand why American brewers -- even SN which can brew a killer saison when they try -- aim for >7%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (2120) - Missouri, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle - big foamy head, hazy very dark straw color, medium fruity/orange aroma and flavor, mild yeasty peppery spice at the end, good malt backbone, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle->tulip. Dark copper with big frothy offwhite head. A: yeast, herbs, grains, pepper, citrus. T: bitter and heavy grains, yeast, pepper, citrus rind. Moderately heavy for a saison. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (5645) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2015
375ml c&c bottle from Xroads. Poured a honey amber body with a smaller creamy light beige head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, white pepper, bread, crackers, fruit skins, green apples. Flavor is less fruity than the aroma, notes of apples, grapes, crusts, toast, raisin bread, light citrus, hint of caramel and spice o the back end. Not really the citrus and pepper beer I was expecting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garrettnjay (20) - - AUG 21, 2015
A spot on brew. The beer tastes true to the flavor notes. A handcrafted quality feel to this one. Flavors follow through all the way into the finish. And hot damn, that’s some peppercorn right there! ps-smell the cork!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroadestTom (394) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Aroma hay, citrus, Orange Appearance copper, clear, off white foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate medium body, average carbonation, Overall a sweet beer that I could only have a couple of. Still I would suggest this beer to a friend

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13444) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2015
375 ml corked and caged bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a lingering ring of off white foam. Aromas of straw, floral notes, peppercorns and light orange. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of straw, orange and light peppercorns with a smooth dry finish.

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