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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2013 Draft at coles. Gold pour with a thin white head. Smells big on tangerine and yeast. Taste is sweet citrus with bubblegum and a dry pepper finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33187) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
From cask. Pours hazy orange with a small to fully gone head. Aroma is mild herbal, spiced and estery. Smooth fruity, mellow yeasty and light spiced peppery. Orange zesty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5454) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2013
Gravity @ gbbf, medium sample. Hazy golden color, short head. Aroma of spicy yeast, bit peppery, Orange, hint of citrus. Bit dry and sweet. Again could use more carbo, thx camra ...

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (865) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep orange/amber color with a bubbly, caramel-white head. Aroma of citrus, tart lemon, peppercorns, and a caramel malt. Flavor is moderate sweet citrus, caramel malt, spicy pepper, and a subtle funky yeast undertone. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Pours orange with little in the way of an off-white head. Yeasty aromas with some caramel notes. Terrific Saison flavor. Yeasty at first with some alcohol notes in the middle and a sweet citrusy finish. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (4372) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
Cask at gbbf 2013. Sweet orange blossom aroma. Some phenols. Clear bright orange pour. Flavour is sharp citrus semi sweet. Bready malt. Some pepper in the finish. Good stuff. Would be better on keg.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11748) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013. Somewhat hazy golden beer with a bubbly head. Malty spicy aroma, caramel, hay, floral, spicy notes, perfume, grass notes, citrus, some pine. Hoppy perfume flavor, pepper, mandarin, grassy, sourish, some coriander.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14345) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
Cask gravity at Gbbf 2013. Hazy copper colour no real head. Some Belgian yeast some Mandarin fruit. Some sour. It’s pretty decent. Not a favourite.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hartung32 (247) - Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Really great beer! Has a hint of Belgian yeast and orange in the nose. Love how restrained the use of orange is in the taste too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBeerFanatic (900) - Friona, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Pours a light amber/copper color with a quick dissipating head. Aromas hay, sweet caramel, slight orange peel, toffee, and Belgian yeast. Flavors of hay, medium sweet honey, coriander and some light undertones of pepper with a little kick in the finish. Medium sweet. Notice just a faint hint of alcohol in the finish.


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