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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stef73 (257) - - DEC 8, 2014
achete lors d un voyage a nyc c est un melange interessant un cote agrume comme l orange et un cote malte syle belge c est un cote assez savoureux c est moins rafraichissant qu une saison

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (538) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Appearance: the beer is a darker shade of gold, cloudy, pours with a large beige head that settles into a moderate density Aroma: lemon, yeast, bread, some hints of sourness Taste: lemon, some light coriander, some bitterness as well, hides the alcohol very well, Palate: lively carbonation, lighter mouthfeel, slightly warm aftertaste Overall: this is a good saison, not great but good, I really like how the alcohol just shows itself as a warm aftertaste, pretty citrusy, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2656) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 5, 2014
12.7oz. bottle. Cellar aged for about 1 year. Malty, softly fruity and sweet aroma, with notes of doughy, lightly estery yeast, slight orange and lemon citrus, honey and dried herbs. Lightly hazy light amber in color with a lasting, fine, creamy head. Flavor profile is faintly peppery and spicy, suggestions of tropical fruit and citrus are present along with a honeyish, caramel malt sweetness and faint herbal hop flavor and bitterness in the background, particularly towards the finish, which shows a dash of clove late. Active and very lightly tart on the palate, a touch of warmth here as well and with a medium-full body. An interesting and tasty creation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (2843) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle - Pours lightly hazy golden amber with a thin white head. Nose is spicy, with coriander, white pepper, sugary orange, sweet bread, and doughy yeast. Taste is sweet, sugary bread, doughy yeast, and a bit of spiciness and citrus. Just too sweet and sugary. Slick and fairly full-bodied with ample carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (870) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - OCT 5, 2014
12.7 ounce bottle. Pours a golden color with a thin white head that fades. Taste is of raisin, yeast, malt, fruit and spice. Similar aroma. Has a decent body with a fruity, spicy finish that lingers. Easy to drink and rather enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5867) - Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2014
375 ml corked and caged bottle at home. Pours a clear dark golden orange color with a small white head that doesn’t last. The aroma and flavor have mandarin oranges, lemony citrus, mildly spicy pepper, some sweet malts, hay, a light yeasty note with light herbal funk. Decent on this first real fall night (though I will be moving on to darker heavier beers).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JRListon (9) - - SEP 28, 2014 does not count
Source: 12 ounce bottle Appearance: Rich Coppell not much had very little head actually completely dissipated Aroma: distinct Belgian style smell and I will meant that this is not my favorite style so the smell doesn't give me the best feelings going in the tastiest beer because I tend not to like these beers are very much Taste: much better balance than any Belgian style beer I've ever had before it's not overly bitter. doesn't have that kind of strong medicine taste a lot of Belgians have although it's definitely in the nose it's not so much in the mouth you can't say that the mandarin orange and peppercorns or picture in the taste but potentially that's what keeps this beer from tasting so mediciny to me as other Belgians do. Overall: again I have to admit I'm not a fan of the Belgian beers but this particular effort by Sierra Nevada is one of my most drinkable versions of Belgian beer I've had so I can't give it a great school I'll probably give it to because the style is one of my least favorite styles so like I do have to give it like up the overall taste for beer I would give it a C+ but for this style I'd give it an "A". A solid "A". ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1812) - - SEP 21, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-25-13- Poured from bottle into a chalice glass Appearance – The beer pours a murky copper color with a one finger foamy-just off white head. The head has a great level of retention, very slowly fading over time to leave a tremendous level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is bready and yeasty with lots of spice of clove and coriander. Some lighter aromas of caramelized sugar and some orange citrus fruit are there as well as some very light hints of pepper. Taste – The taste starts out with a smooth wheaty taste as well as a smooth tangerine orange flavor. A yeast cake and spice flavor of coriander and clove quickly come to the tongue. These flavors all create a base for the brew and persist to the end while other flavors also join in. Toward the middle to the end some flavors of pepper and grassy come to the tongue. At the end a little bit of a alcohol taste to leave a nice smooth Belgian spiced orange and wheaty taste on the tongue Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side in its creaminess and thickness with a carbonation that is average to slightly below average for the style. The two combined, accentuate the very smooth flavors of the brew giving it a very easy drinking style but having just enough of an alcohol presence to keep you in check. Overall – A very smooth and easy drinking saison. Not a flavor powerhouse and nothing super out of the ordinary, but very tasty and very easy drinking none the less.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
lweiberg (115) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Touch of barnyard rotten eggs with some soy sauce over skunky. It’s lite bodied with a soft brownish orange lite body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
"Darker in color, fruitier, and slighty more spicy pepper character than the original. The mandarins are a nice touch. This heavier than usual for the style beer took a while to open up, but once it did. I really liked the interplay between the citrus, bubble gummy yeast, spice and pepper."


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