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RATINGS: 240   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1589) - Near Buffalo, New York, 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 (1188) - 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 (8159) - 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 (2330) - 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 (1464) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6055) - 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 (258) - 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 (2827) - 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.


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