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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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An homage to the monkís 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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimaybier (70) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Out of the Ovila beers, I will say this one is a bit of a disappointment for me. I was hoping for that tart, bready, funky barnhouse flavor that characterizes a "saison." Instead, it tastes more like New Belgiumís Trippel. Mind you, this is a well made beer, but it tastes more to a "dry" trippel than a saison. Still loving the Quad with sugar plums... They need to re-formulate this saison again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2145) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle. Moderate cereal and caramel for the malt, heavy perfume, herbs and orange for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with peach, dried apricots and sherry in the background. Head is small, fizzy, slightly off-white with slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy dark amber orange. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium and little slick with a lively carbonation. Big hop complexity and a strong malt backbone from this Saison.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (139) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle pour. Sour orange, citrus aroma. Quick fading head. This beer comes off as a little sweet at first, but turns bold in the finish with dark fruit. Not quite getting as much peppercorn as I was expecting, but overall I love this beer. Very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TizzleJizzle (530) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
12.7 oz bottle. Poured an bubbly unfiltered amber color with a thin white top that quickly vanished. Taste of lemon zest, oranges, spice, dry finish. High carbonation, medium body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 28, 2014
A little over sweet, sweet finish, malty murky flavors. Maybe too old? Oh well too many beers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2269) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle, pours bright yellow, aroma is fruity taste is a bit spicy, overalls nice and refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Cask @ GBBF 2013. The pourís gold with a small head. The nose is of bright orange. Sweet perfume hops. The taste is of pear and orange fruit salad. Belgian yeast. Sweet muffin mix. Medium body, soft carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ejh8 (55) - - FEB 1, 2014
12oz Bottle with a cork. Poured a rust orange color and delivers that rich saison flavor with a hint of sweet fruits. Has a tang in the taste and the texture is slightly cloudy. Delicious and well brewed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mdindy (31) - Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2014
orange to copper tint slightly hazy, aroma mostly of spices, some citrus. first sip peppercorn really hits you, but still very complex with some citrus notes, oranges and mandarin but more mild than the pepper. taste very earthy noticable for some yeast as well. very interesting flavour down to the last sip, highly recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle. Poured a clear orange copper color with am average off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus fruit and dark spice aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good complex brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (1787) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 19, 2014
12.7oz bottle shared with the cynical AndyReynolds - I get champagne yeast and orange. Iím missing out on the peppercorn. Sticky finish. Kind of flat.

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