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RATINGS: 266   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mephisto (1269) - TAIWAN - JUL 4, 2014
Pours clear golden hue with white fluffy head that quickly dissipates. It has floral aroma with hint of citrus. The flavor is a blend of banana, vanilla, and cream. It finishes easy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
swanmann (604) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 29, 2014
From the bottle: Clear copper orange with some cream colored foam that settles soon. Aromas of honeysuckle, hay, mandarin, yeast, some alcohol. The flavor opens with some bright citrus and fruit, atop solid bready abbey ale, adequately not overly sweet, with a slight pepper bite and a touch of alcohol warmth. Slightly syrupy, it thins a bit with warming. I think it’s well done; a delicious alternative to hop blasts or lower abv warm weather brews.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1373) - Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2014
On draught at Roscoe’s. Crystal clear deep golden color. Aroma is pepper spice, light yeast, slightly unripened oranges. Taste is bubblegum, sweet orange, pepper, honey, and sweetly tart yeast. Light syrup mouthfeel with a lasting tart and sweet orange finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx76 (627) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2014
On draught at roscoes - pours clear orange copper. Small head. Nose of light spice and yeast. Taste is pleasant spice and yeast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewballs (190) - USA - JUN 29, 2014
I like how Sierra goes from totally approachable beers to esoteric ones. After all this saison is a collaboration effort. I like the presentation mostly. Barely visible head. A fresh spring aroma. Citrus. The taste is flat and powdery. I didn’t sense the oranges or other spices. It seems like a saison not as well done as Boulevard or Prairie Artisan. It lacks body or a clean aftertaste. Plain. Ordinary. It feels like it wants to be something but can’t connect with an identity and as a result the drinker is confused. Still I cant fault Sierra for not trying.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
haukur (1306) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 27, 2014
Orange color, firm head. Oranges in the aroma, peppers, some hint of rye. INCREDIBLY estery on the tongue, bone sucking dry, a bit unbalanced. Another seasonal beer from a good brewery that I dont like. Pity...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5286) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Sampled on 6/22/2014. This Saison pours a medium dark orange gold color from a 375ml corked and caged bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruit and sweet, with a touch of orange and spice. A touch of pepper and grass as well. Medium bodied saison. The malts are fruity and bready. The hops are earthy and spicy. A touch of orange and some white pepper in the background. Nice carbonation. Light and refreshing. A nicely balanced saison, the orange sweetness/tartness is up front with the peppercorns balancing in out at the finish. Hides the alcohol well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (838) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Deep golden color , big white head. Aroma of yeast , herbs and orange. Medium sweet , fruity and floral taste with dry finish. Moderate bitterness in finish and aftertaste. Easy-drinking and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (510) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Pours golden with a nice head. Aroma is awesome with grass, orange and lemon. Nice taste that mirrors the aroma and has a very nice palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle from Dresden, thanks man! Dark dolden pour with half a finger of white head. Aroma, spices (clove maybe), Belgian yeast, banana, tropical fruit, and some subtle sweetness. Taste, slight sweetness, followed by a bit bitterness, some citrus fruit, finishes dry. Overall, an interesting take on the style, very refreshing.


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