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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thewade (340) - USA - JUL 18, 2013
This saison is excellent. Slight lemon with slight peppery finish. Very dry and unique.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deekyn (1369) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 17, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2013 A- pours a clear, luscious warm orange copper with a faint off white head that does not linger. S- aromas a rich Belgium yeast and caramel malts with bubble gum, fennel, a peppery sting and candied orange. Some notes of citrus in the back of the nose and faint honey. M- a little syrupy and viscous body but palate is relatively mild. Carbonation is not overpowering. T- starts off with some bubble gum, resin and malts that mingle with hay, cloves and orange. A smidgin of bread and honey in the middle. Ending is a nice efficient caramel malt to refreshing citrus. The pepper lingers a little bit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2689) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Pours a deep copper color with a finger of eggshell foam. The nose is a bit harsh with spicy yeast phenols, caramel malt, some background candied orange. The palate is much lighter than the appearance and nose would leave me to believe. Nice citrus punch balanced by spicy peppercorns that slowly roll into the finish. Bright crisp mouthfeel with enough background grainy maltiness to keep it from getting overdone. Wish it was more readily available in Maine as I hear we only got like 9 cases to go around.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (718) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Light hazy orange color with medium fluffy off-white head. Aroma is strong, very floral. Flavor is great- nice mix of sweet citrus fruits and spices with a smooth, creamy malt finish. Unique and very good.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spence3208 (18) - Maine, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Orange pour with fast disapating white head. Citrus, bread, with a fair amount of pepper taste. Found to be somewhat dry. I guess just not my thing. Glad I tried it though

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1725) - Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2013 375 ml bottle- Pours a very dark hazy orange with an off white head that reduces to a collar too quickly. Aroma is Belgian yeast, mandarin orange rind, pepper, fresh smelling. The taste is a nice Belgian style saison with an orange taste in the background, not getting as much pepper as I would like, yeasty and mildly tangy. Body is medium and carbonation is prickly but not too high. Good beer, easily drink a four pack of this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2846) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, spice, yeast, and pepper. Taste is pepper, orange, bread and malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (15913) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Draft at Churchkey vclear dark amber color, white edge head. Aroma of grass, citrus. Taste is sweet and sour citrus. OK.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olr1984 (1324) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle pours a bright orange with a off white head. Citrus and orange aroma. Orange and spicy yeast taste. Great beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4786) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Small corked bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrus and oranges, spicy yeast, caramel malts, some light pepper, and floral hops. Flavor the same with a nice orange note. Average texture. A pretty good saison.


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