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RATINGS: 307   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Draft at Blue Monk. Orange golden pour. Floral heavy flavor, mandarin orange hits tip of tongue. Passion fruits, light peppercorn. Fruit and floral forward beer. Fuller mouthfeel . Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4234) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle (375 ml). From dresden, thanks! Slightly hazy golden/orange with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma is floral with citrus (mandarin Orange), peppery notes and Saison yeast. Unique and interesting. Taste is slightly sweet with pepper, yeast, floral notes, citrus and malt. It doesn’t get together as much as aroma. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly dry. Original take on a Saison. Quite complex, but lacking drinkability/quenching qualities for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Pours a clear copper color with an eggshell head. Aroma is banana, clove and a touch of citrus. Taste is sweet with the peppercorns adding a great, spicy kick going on with the clove and banana. Sweet with a medium mouthfeel. Good beer, but definitely not a traditional saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerGolem (757) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
Bouteille partagée par Tom10101, merci! Robe orange claire. Arôme: impressionant bouquet floral, mandarine, poivre, lavende, herbes, levures et malt. Le tout est original. Caractère malté. Bien équilibrée. Ronde en bouche.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, clear dark orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of orange, sweet fruit, lots of pepper, hints of white fruit, more spice, caramel, biscuit, slight grass. Taste is a mix of sweet orange, slight lemon, hints of caramel, toffee, touch of earth, lots of pepper in there as well, finishing with some herbal notes as well. Not bad, a bit heavy on the orange.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (12509) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Draft. Clear amber body with small white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some flower, light spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/flower. Medium body, light stickiness, acidity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1427) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
On tap at the brewery/restaurant. I really enjoyed this beer. Lots of spice and the mandarin was moderate and played nicely. I did not get much from the peppers here, but still highly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3408) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle purchased at jubilation in albuquerque nm. Pours hasy orange with a small fizzy white head. Nose is spicy pepper oranges lite husky notes some lite hops. Some astringent peppery notes come I about mid palate. body is lite crisp and somewhat watery. Long peppery finish that lasts long into the sip. A very nice beer I like it however its not overly complex and interesting. Glad I found it though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (2022) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUL 20, 2013
12.7 oz corked and caged bottle. Pours hazy orange with a medium off-white creamy head with decent retention; falls into a skiff of foam. Aroma is cloyingly sweet, smells like those nasty orange circus peanuts. Taste is candy sweet with maybe a hint of citrus--it does finish with a little tartness. There is a bit of a pepper burn in the finish, but it’s not all that prominent. Doesn’t even taste like a saison, at least not one like I’ve ever had. More of a Belgian Strong Ale, I think. Mouthfeel is creamy, carbonation fine, body medium. What went wrong here? If there was more mandarin and peppercorn character and they dialed the sweetness way down, this could have been something I’d appreciate. I’m glad I didn’t buy a whole four-pack now. I was disappointed with the last Ovila, also--the sugarplum one. What’s going on with this series?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6024) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate orange/orange peel, light lemon, and very faint floral notes. It pours a transparent golden-amber with a one finger white head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with moderate orange and Belgian yeast. The finish has orange peel, light lemon, and a touch of pepper. It’s light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.

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