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Saison - Funkwerks

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

363 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.05%
Wants: 68
Gots: 59 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Funkwerks visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Oxymoron on 11-22-2010)
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Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Jason, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of Mlkluther
4/5  rDev -2.4%

On tap at The Mayor in Ft. Collins. Excellent beer! Great depth for an easy drinking beer.

Mlkluther, Today at 03:55 AM
Photo of Iparedman
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

Iparedman, Friday at 12:08 AM
Photo of redblacks75
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

redblacks75, Wednesday at 07:26 PM
Photo of NSXAG
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Funkwerks - Saison (750ml ---> Stemless wine glass : 6.8% ABV)

Pours a deeper gold/orangish color with a slight hazy, fogginess to it and a nice bubbly 2 inch head with astounding retention and many steady streams of carbonation rising from the bottom... Detecting a little citrus on the nose, nothing overly forward though, with some earthy, grassy notes hidden beneath those - and a healthy head STILL residing after about 10 minutes of resting... Initially it's lemony with spicy traces showing up here and there, followed by a pleasant straw/grassy taste in the finish with a small bitter bite for a little complexity... An extremely nice, light mouthfeel to this beer, with the heavy carbonation lending to an almost creaminess... It took drinking a fair amount of this brew to see any lacing, as the head was prominent for an exceptional amount of time... A decent amount of lacing remains, compiled mostly of considerably larger bubbles... The earthy and spicy notes in this beer give great balance to the "brighter" aspects in this well crafted ale... Another good brew - Cheers!!

NSXAG, Wednesday at 06:33 PM
Photo of deac83
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%

deac83, Monday at 05:30 AM
Photo of abagofit
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

abagofit, Nov 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22%

JamesGrove, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

zestar, Nov 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

xJMFCx, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of gleemonger
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

gleemonger, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of quine
4/5  rDev -2.4%

quine, Oct 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

belgbeerdrinker, Oct 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

NJB145, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a tulip, the beer is a hazy, bright gold coloring with a foamy, sparse, white head. Nose of toasted grain, coriander, subtle farmhouse funk, tart notes, clove, and all spice. Flavors are toasted grain forward, with lemon grass herbal notes, another dose of farmhouse funk, and tart citrus notes. Light and crisp in mouth, with an effervesced, funky, tart aftertaste. Spiced, sweet linger. Nice and refreshing.

GarthDanielson, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of McNazz
4/5  rDev -2.4%

McNazz, Oct 28, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

mychalg9, Oct 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

JRBecks, Oct 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

pknyc, Oct 21, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -0.5%

TATURBO, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of cbutova
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fourth time having this beer. Once at Funkwerks and now the third of a four pack.

A- 12oz slim bottle poured to a snifter with a somewhat yeast hazed light golden yellow body. The head is white with a frothy texture and pretty good retention. Lacing is a mix of large sheets and drizzle.

S- Classic Saison yeast spice with a feel somewhere between pepper and coriander paired to fruit a aromas like lemon peel and pear. Slightly juicy stone fruit hint behind the rest but fairly minor.

T- Fruit notes open up a bit as a dryness sets in throughout. Tangerine, semi bitter orange peel, passion fruit and lemon match up to pepper, coriander and a certain herbal feel that could be from yeast or hops.

MF- Medium bodied for the style but finishes almost bone dry. The body has a smooth, creamy consistency even with a high end carbonation. Finishes moderately bitter and that combines with the dryness to linger on the palate.

I was a huge fan of this right off the bat at the taproom. After a few months in the bottle it has seemingly not changed and retains a nice balance of spicy yeast and fruity tones.

cbutova, Oct 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

CUBeerBuff, Oct 11, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -10.2%

cmzahrt, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

GeorgeCarroll, Oct 06, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

RyanStelzner, Oct 04, 2014
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Saison from Funkwerks
92 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.