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Funk - DuClaw Brewing Company

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80
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21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 17%


Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 08-19-2003)
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Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 8 | Show All Ratings:
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

06-29-2013 23:57:49 | More by bigfnjoe
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

11-29-2013 23:20:03 | More by dfhhead25
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RandomExile

Maryland

3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A: translucent amber/orange, no head, decent lacing but fades almost immediately
S: pretty much just blueberry, with a hint of malt
T: blueberry, citrus, malt, slightly bitter, lingering blueberry finish
M: thin-bodied, light, a bit of citrus bite
O: Not a bad blueberry flavor, but a bit of a weak gimmick.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2013 23:07:09 | More by RandomExile
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JakeDebus

Maryland

3/5  rDev -13.5%

09-23-2013 18:14:54 | More by JakeDebus
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

3/5  rDev -13.5%

08-31-2013 23:21:39 | More by JamieDuncan
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bmmortale

Maryland

3/5  rDev -13.5%

08-19-2013 21:42:19 | More by bmmortale
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-22-2013 22:21:29 | More by Boone757
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marlinsfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

07-18-2013 01:38:36 | More by marlinsfan4
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PStriedl

Maryland

3/5  rDev -13.5%

07-13-2013 22:32:31 | More by PStriedl
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ckollias

Maryland

3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this beer on tap at Duclaw in Bowie, MD out of a pint glass.

A: Pours an light orange hue with a frothy white head that quickly dissipates leaving no trail or lace.

S: Blueberry and malt aroma.

T: Blueberry flavor with a wheat malt background and finishes on the dry side of fruity.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation

O: Not a huge fan of these blueberry brews.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2013 20:00:26 | More by ckollias
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

4/5  rDev +15.3%

07-09-2013 23:17:53 | More by Hockey_Fan
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-06-2013 15:50:15 | More by OriolesFan1008
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dokupe

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

07-06-2013 15:17:09 | More by dokupe
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-04-2013 03:48:31 | More by Rhettroactive
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mendvicdog

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

07-01-2013 23:19:49 | More by mendvicdog
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claytri

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a light gold with a white head. The aroma was of malt and hops. The taste is of sweet malt and just enough hops to balance. The feel is light and dry. This was a wonderful beer that gave the best of a wheat and left you wanting more, definately one I wish was one of their regulars.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2007 01:37:03 | More by claytri
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3.08/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Fell's Point Location

Clear gold, with a medium sized white head. Looks a bit washed out.

Very mild aroma. Sweet and citrusy.

Flavor again very mild. More bitter than sweet, citrusy in character.

Light bodied. Medium carbonation. Fairly dry.

A good summer beer, but not much here to get you excited about.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2007 17:15:15 | More by
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MuenchenerKindl

Germany

4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler provided by KMWeaver, This was a good beer to start quite a night. The Liquid was a less then fizzy yellow, with ok carbonation. The head was a soft one finger white and left just a bit of lace.

The smell was good, light clean and a hint of something light vanilla or honey, kind of sweet. Bready like a classic Italian loaf this is a great lunch brew.

The taste was nice quite good, The dab of sweet honey/vanilla was just the right amount.

The mouthfeel is good. lighter then medium but a clean easy swill.

The drinkability was very high. This is a go anywhere drink anytime brew. Great choice! Prosit, MK

Serving type: growler

04-01-2007 05:20:21 | More by MuenchenerKindl
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tugdriver7

Maryland

4.47/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It's back. And there are a lot of smiles out there. DuClaw recently juggled their "permanent" beer line-up by replacing Kangaroo Love (the Australian-style lager that was a long-standing staple on tap for many of us lightweights) with what was once an extremely popular seasonal, "Funk," an American Wheat. The web site says it's back by popular demand... and I'm one of those who demanded--er, I mean, asked Jim the Brewer nicely in an e-mail. [But I'm not the biggest fan... I know one person who practically danced when he found out it was back on-tap full-time. And then he brought me a growler full. Thanks JB!]

Rich, clear yellow hue, small tan head that dissipated quickly but laced the glass nicely. Smell is mostly wheat/malt with tiny bit of hops in the nose. From first taste to last, rich mouthfeel with nice balanced carbonation. Taste is wheat, biscuity malt with just enough hops to linger a bit on your tongue, but not enough for what I'd call a real hops "taste." But who cares? It tastes great. Nice balanced, yet mild flavor rendering the beer extremely (a perfect 5) drinkable. So drinkable, in fact, you have to watch out a bit. It's so smooth it goes down very easily.

Nice balance to DuClaw's offerings!!

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2007 01:24:12 | More by tugdriver7
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sideshowrob

Maryland

2.05/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Beer was on-tap, poured a pale yellow color not unlike mass produced fizzy yellow beer. Some head. Smell was absent, presumed missing. No hint of the honey that was claimed to be present. Taste was again, much closer to the fizzy yellow stuff than what I would call an American wheat. If I squinted my taste buds, I could almost imagine a hint of the honey. Beer did have good carbonation, which helped liven up the mouthfeel. I was glad when this pint was finished. I'm Not sure if the Funk kegs got lost on the way to the pub-restaurant from the brewery and were replaced en-route by the yellow fizzy stuff, but I wouldn't be surprized.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2004 20:45:58 | More by sideshowrob
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From their website:
Funk
Style: American Style Wheat
Color: Light Golden
Hop Variety: Liberty
Grains: Pale Malt, Wheat Malt
Other Ingredients: Clover Honey
Bitterness Units: 16 IBUs
Gravity: 12 plato
Alcohol Content: 4.8% abv

This American wheat suggests a little more character in it's name than actually exists - but that's a good thing! It's a clean, fresh, lightly sweet and mildly wheat-ish ale that's quite enjoyable and refreshing. Its golden body teems with fine bubbles beneath a short head of creamy bright white foam. It's cushiony-looking head drops shortly to a creamy collar, but it does leave some minor spotty lace as it goes. The nose is quite clean; and expresses just a mild, sweetish maltiness. The body is medium and it's very fine, gently effervescent carbonation tingles the tongue before softening to leave it smooth and mildly creamy across the palate. The flavor delivers a clean, fruity, and mildly wheatish malt that's lightly sweet due to a small addition of honey. It's not too sweet, however, as it's balanced by a delicate, underlying bitterness that leaves it dry in the finish. Quite nice! A nice summer beer that has enough malt character to keep you coming back for more.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2003 22:28:13 | More by NeroFiddled
Funk from DuClaw Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.