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RATINGS: 243   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (7976) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of lemongrass, alcohol soaked orange peel, spicy peppercorn and yeast. Well balanced alcohol finish. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chalicemaster (109) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bubbly, light, and full of spice-tinged citrus flavor. Very solid saison, although I was a little disappointed with just how ’competent’ it is. The emphasis on mandarins and peppercorns was minimal and I feel this beer could of used more kick to distinguish it from similar beers on the market. Given the price, I’d go with Ommegang Saison every time.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freeofthoughts (647) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2013 Pours a hazy orange with off white fizz. The aroma is sweet and familiar Belgian grains with a light fruit. The flavor is similar with a smoothness that is fantastic. There is an upfront citrus that is heightened by the bubbly carbonation. It varies over an earthy funk and spice from the grain with a light caramel that reminds me of some German brews. The hops give a little dried flower and hay. Musty citrus flavor ends with a hearty Belgian kick. Nice overall and rich but a little gruff, still a decent offering from Sierra Nevada.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1611) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2013
pours orange, nose of orange. taste begins with slight sweetness washed away by lemon and orange peel. did not notice the pepper corn. body is light to medium.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1221) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Orange. And sweetness. Quite a bit of belgian notes but not much spice. Decent stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8270) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Tap at The Salted Pig, Riverside CA. Pours a clear, deeper gold to orange. Webby lacing. Sweet orange and apple pie aroma with vanilla. Taste is denser, spicy, mandarin orange juice and peppercorn bite. Nice stuff. Belgian spicy yeast forward. Just a bit too thick and sweet for saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle. Orangish gold pour with white head and some retention. Very bubbly for a saison. Nose and taste of straw, lemons, oranges, and faint spices. Funk is subdued a little too much. Actually quite enjoyable overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a slightly cloudy dark orange with minimal head. Aroma is slightly funky with some citrus and a little caramel. Taste is very lightly bitter amd medium-light sweet. Loads of orange and citrus with a little spicy pepper. Darn good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1466) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Musty orange peel, sweet caramel and white pepper aroma. Glowing orange. Mild citrus sweetness and a touch of yeast funk. Not really a spicy beer. Kind of tangy is a tropical way, which I guess is mandarins talking. Not dry like a crisp saison, instead a heavy washout for a body. Very American take on a Belgian style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2315) - 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.


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