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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
This and the plum beer are standouts. Lovely mixture of orange and a touch of pepper. Just enough to taste but overpowering. Easy to drink. Pours almost a reddish color.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6263) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2013
375. Thanks A! Pours a hazy pale amber with a dense and fizzy whitish head. Musty hay-like nose, hovering right on the verge between funky wet hay and old dirty laundry. No real spicy or peppery esters, and not a love of peppercorn or mandarin orange on the nose either. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Mandarin starts to show up on the mid palate, very mildly. A little hay-like funk on the mid palate, but the peppercorns don’t show up until the finish. Overall, it’s solid, but very restrained.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (321) - Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Sunday, February 2, 2014
The fruity esters and adjuncts in this one have developed and meshed nicely with six months aging at 55-60º

Pour is consistent with fresh serving, cherry cobbler and apple pie merge into mandarin orange with a toasted caramel finish; the development of the rich cherry and additional bready notes are enjoyable bumping the score up a touch

Friday, June 28, 2013
A satisfying Saison with a solid toffee malt base to accompany traditional earthy esters and fruit

A clear dried apricot body supports a 2" mildly frothy bone white head settling to a medium to thin sheet with several short arcs of lace
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Mellow earthy floral perfume backed by toffee and light citrus oil, a solid backing of lightly peppered cantaloupe and honeydew, rich for a Saison, smooth to oily texture with very tight sharp carbonation, oily citrus and earth residuals fade into nutty toffee
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12.7oz cork and cage bottle code 3108616:16 @ 45°


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3019) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle. Sweet orange, banana, caramel, and light yeasty aroma. Clear copper with a small white head. Sweet orange, spicy, yeasty flavor, with a very mild bitter finish. Body on the light side of medium, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6781) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Pours clear amber wit a rich off-white head and an orange and toffee aroma. There is a fruity caramel malt flavor with a yeasty presence and a spicy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2016) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Clear orange in color... Aroma of citrus, oranges, honey.... Flavor is spicy grains, mandarins are prevalent... Belgian yeast finish... Nice beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3270) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
bottle from local shop. present, but muted black pepper intermingles with a muddled rustic earthy dough. too big. okay.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Orange pour with a white head. Nose of sweet orange, bread, banana, and white grapes. Some pepper, a touch of lemon zest, and yeast. The flavor is sweet up front with some dryness to the finish. Plenty of orange character, a bit of lemon, and some bread. Not much pepper, but some, and a yeasty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2302) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
description says it all it is a bit hot and spicy with a light fresh orange sense about it. otherwise it is a nice Belgian Farmhouse ale with a bit more color to it. heat lingers longer than the tatse.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5071) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Corked bottle, same as everyone else. Poured a mostly dark orange color with a foamy white head. Aroma was some slightly tart citrus notes, spice notes. Flavor was pretty subdued pepper notes, with a mandarin orange note in the back. Not their strongest entry in this series, but still nice.


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