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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An homage to the monks 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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Corked and caged, slick-looking bottle from Sams Quik Shop. Pours a clear orange with a smallish head. Nose of orange marmalade, saison yeast, and a mild earthy hop character. Taste just barely adds a hint of pepper. A bit sweet, but not bad.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1903) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle: Crisp and refreshing. Spicy aroma with a great flavor. Quite tasty. Some saisons are annoying to me but this is good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11774) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2016
Caged and corked bottle. Poured an orange / golden color with an averaged sizeed head. Citrus, oranges, pepper, and fruity.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (5317) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle from Beer Cartel 260516. Make no mistake this is a seriously good beer that looks amazing in the glass with a deep orange colour and a head that is there one minute and gone the next. Aroma is quite subtle with citrus and some sweetness mixed in with it. In the mouth there is the flavour that you get when you bite into a segment of a fresh sweet mandarin and right back in the finish there is a peppery kick, again subtle. Well brewed as are all Sierra Nevada beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours a golden yellow with minimal fizzy head. Musty hay aromas with a dry slightly fruity taste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (652) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2016 Fairly clear amber pour with a much smaller beige head than normally created by a saison. Sweet aromas of honey, mandarin, coriander, only a little straw, some bubblegum(?). The taste is also quite sweet - prominent candi sugar, slightly burned toffee, lemon, mandarin, lots of spice, fresh crusty bread, a little straw. Dry finish. Medium to full bodied and very lightly acidic. Quite enjoyable but more in line with a spiced belgian golden strong ale than a saison.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gururyan (720) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Poured from bottle into snifter, can taste all the notes described on bottle. A touch bright and carbonated, but a decent brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xfire73 (70) - - JAN 21, 2016
33cl bottle brown color orange aroma and kind of flower taste orange, a bit carbonated and spicy

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2016
Small head clear orange pour medium carbonation aromas peppery very citrusy yeast lots of spice banana grain the flavours clove orange mandarin the real juicy taste of citrus takes me back years how easy they were to peel when I was a kid pepper taste nutmeg banana grain flavour the finish nothing new but a good tasting Saison like the flavours of hop and spice sweetness is good very well done

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
willisread (2814) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle from Stone in Asagaya. Pours a hazy orange with a small foamy ring that lasts throughout on the edge of the glass. Orange marmalade, honey tea, apple and light citrus compote. Crazy sweet on the palate...like marmalade sweet. Bread and honey like body that weighs down the beer and starts to get a little cloying. Peppercorns on the finish. Not bad, but too sweet and heavy for my kind of saison.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leinielover (31) - - NOV 7, 2015
I am a fan of Saison-style... And this one certainty does not disappoint. In fact, I believe this could be my favorite beer of this fall. Bottle at home. Mouthfeel is bread, creamy. All spice, pepper, maybe a little honey. Nice citrus notes. Love this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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