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The Funk - Mad Fox Brewing Company

The Funk
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BA SCORE
87
very good

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 7.56%


Brewed by:
Mad Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sludgeman on 01-21-2013)
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 3 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Thorpe429:
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-13-2013 00:08:32 | More by Thorpe429
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21Maestro8

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-15-2013 04:28:49 | More by 21Maestro8
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-23-2013 23:31:19 | More by cjgiant
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scottDC

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-06-2013 02:59:37 | More by scottDC
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blackie

Virginia

3.35/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

"the funk" the mad fox saison dry hopped with citra - this was labeled "wet freshy funk" at the time, wet hopped with fresh citra

a: cask serving in a nonic pint at the brewpub, the beer is a hazy, darker golden in color, sporting a full finger of thick carbonation, retains well

s: the base beer is a sweeter saison - rich with malt and a bready yeast character that also brings some spice, some nice pulpy orange and tropical aromas blend with the yeasty esters in kind of a strange way, and there’s a bit of sour mixed in there as well, almost lemony

m: carbonation slight, medium bodied, typical cask smoothness

t: a dense, malty saison flavor fills the background, yeast bringing bread, spice, and fruit; dank steeped orange from the citra but a strange, lemon-acid sour running through the thing with a side note of sweat really puts me off, starts right off the sip and ducks out right at the finish, some drying to end things

o: not a fan of the combination between the sweet saison and the persistent funky/sour flavor - not sure where that’s from, was not present in the galaxy version (note that the type of “sour” here is open to interpretation, not really something I can honestly pin down, but it’s there), some promise on the nose but it overpowered the flavor

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2013 03:07:26 | More by blackie
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jcurtis55

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-26-2013 02:41:51 | More by jcurtis55
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ipas-for-life

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-23-2013 13:22:31 | More by ipas-for-life
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

02-13-2013 06:52:54 | More by jacewg
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-30-2013 00:30:56 | More by Eriktheipaman
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Myst

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-29-2013 22:16:33 | More by Myst
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-27-2013 02:36:24 | More by Gatordaddy
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fields336

North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A; Same as the saison, nice light golden to orange color, with very little head on it

S; pine, grapefruit, yeasty, orange, clove smell comes through at the end

T: citrus, grapefruit, then a wave of funky saison, then nice bready malt flavor and a nice yeasty clove/cardamom finish. goes amazing with the mussels i ordered

M: nice medium bodied beer with medium to high carbonation

O: i love the american twist on a classic belgian saison. would recommend this to belgian beer lovers and pale ale/ipa loves as well

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2013 00:57:45 | More by fields336
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-22-2013 21:24:11 | More by Rhettroactive
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Brewery indicated that this beer was first tapped on Jan 15. I had a full serving on Jan 19. Served in a beer snifter. Served too cold - allowed to warm across the drink.

A - Almost zero head on pour. Zero lacing. Honey gold and cloudy.

S - Citrus and floral with that classic farmhouse nose. Citra hops very evident.

T - Citrusy, earthy. Dry hopped but still some nice hops in the aftertaste. Not bitter but not sweet. A little spice but not the orange that the brewery notes in its description. Well balanced.

M - Light, a little minerally and a little under carbonated.

O - Better than the saison - nice mutation from the saison. I would drink this beer again.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2013 19:49:18 | More by Sludgeman
The Funk from Mad Fox Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.