Saison - Funkwerks
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4.25/5 rDev +3.7%
750ml brown bottle with no freshness date though there is a suggestion of cellaring this beer for no more than 2 years.
Look: Perfectly clear pale golden color, amazing display of froth and lace
Smell: Asian pear, fresh baked pita bread, dragon fruit, slightly earthy, nutty yeast, herbal, peppery phenols, very aromatic
Taste: Dry malt backbone, smooth, slight juiciness, chalky yeast, grapenuts, spicy, crackers, hay, light pepperiness, very dry finish
So flavorful with out being over the top, truly a well honed Saison that seriously rivals many of the originals from Belgium & France.
09-27-2013 02:49:28 | More by Jason
4.2/5 rDev +2.4%
Appearance: Pours a fairly hazy, pale golden body with a foamy, white head kept good and frothy by the stray streams of effervescence bubbling up from within.
Smell: Lightly sweetish, lightly creamyish notes of pilsner and wheat malt. Fresh, inviting blood orange and sweet lemon along with their fruity pals, grape, 'nana, and pear. Big pinch of coriander and fresh-ground black pepper pulling in a little noted earthiness.
Taste: Honeyish, cereal-sweet maltiness atop the doughy pils and soft wheat. Restrained sweetness. Snappy, sharp herbal notes cut with brightly acidic citrus juices and soon softened with spiced pear, banana and white grape. Soft yet lively finish, with final hints of herbs, fruit and piquant spices.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.
Overall: Plenty of saison goodness to be had here, without the need to resort to spices or unwarranted alcohol levels. If only Philip Seymour Hoffman could have lived long enough to enjoy it. Pity.
08-28-2014 22:10:24 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.35/5 rDev +6.1%
Large bottle purchased at the source last week, lovingly transported and allowed to settle and rest in the fridge for several days.
Pours clouded dull orange, under a frothy eggshell marainge head that lasts and lasts. Then leaves gobs of thicker lace all over the glass. Quality look to this one.
Orange, pepper, melon and yeasty goodness on the nose.
More of the same on the palate, with the melon and pepper coming through. Dry finish, with oranges coming to mind.
Seriously delicious, highly complex, I enjoyed and savored every drop.
Please consider distribution to NYC area!
Glad to have been able to visit the brewery/tasting room and glad I was smart enough to bring a few bottles home....
07-11-2014 13:43:40 | More by Billolick
Saison from Funkwerks
91 out of 100 based on 310 ratings.