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Saison - Funkwerks

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

289 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 68
Gots: 48 | FT: 2
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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boatshoes

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22%

11-15-2011 03:24:30 | More by boatshoes
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WillyMac

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +22%

12-24-2011 00:00:15 | More by WillyMac
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DearthVader

California

5/5  rDev +22%

11-14-2011 08:19:25 | More by DearthVader
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

5/5  rDev +22%

11-29-2011 22:18:20 | More by ucsbmullet
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Colorado

5/5  rDev +22%

09-14-2012 23:46:03 | More by cowineaux
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Doodler

Colorado

5/5  rDev +22%

11-29-2011 09:00:51 | More by Doodler
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Yokoono76

Colorado

4.78/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: hefty head, 3 fingers, some lacing, hazy light golden color.

S: very fragrant! Fruity, citrus, floral.. Lovely aroma!

T: fruit, sweet apple, pear, some banana, subtle spice in the finish.

M: very pleased with this! Warming, moderately carbonated, works well with flavor. Almost creamy, fantastic!

O: I was highly impressed with this beer. Balanced, complimentary flavors just an overall excellent saison! I will be buying more! Very pleased. Great mouthfeel, excellent flavor! Fantastic!

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 23:47:25 | More by Yokoono76
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tednkelly

South Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

11-02-2013 00:23:38 | More by tednkelly
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GOGRANDE

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

11-21-2012 03:55:28 | More by GOGRANDE
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

03-12-2013 03:43:33 | More by sendbeer
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mweso2000

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

07-09-2012 23:05:55 | More by mweso2000
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

06-22-2012 13:51:37 | More by PEIhop
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denver10

Kentucky

4.71/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Re-reviewing/updating my review on this one now that I have had the opportunity to drink much more of it since my initial discovery.

Pours a hazy orangey-yellow with a big, frothy white head and very nice lacing. Aroma has the belgian yeast show itself offering some ginger, clove, passion fruit, and a touch of some sweet graininess from the malt. Flavor is super tasty with the belgian yeast offering some spiciness, ginger, lemon, and an enjoyable contribution from the malt which provides some sweetness and graininess (verging between crackers and bread). A crisp, active mouthfeel. Super drinkable. Overall, one of my favorite beers and very likely my favorite bottled saison. A beer that has definitely been a bit of a creeper for me, liked it initially but slowly grew to like it more and more with each subsequent try.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 23:39:24 | More by denver10
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Auraan

Arizona

4.61/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a gorgeous semi-cloudy yellow with two fingers of gorgeous white head and ample bubbles sticking to the side of the glass. Quite beautiful to look at. Scents of apricot, barnyard funk, slight pear, faint sour notes and undertones of bubblegum. A very pleasing aroma, hits all the classic saison notes perfectly. Taste begins with Belgian barnyard funk, slight pear, some faint hints of bubblegum, slight hints of apricot pit, sour wild yeast notes, which are very faint but come through a bit stronger on the finish and become more prominent as the beer warms, some slight straw, very faint peach, slight grassiness and a bit of slight grain on the rather dry finish. A deceptively complex flavor profile that changes as the beer warms, opening up new flavors, but never becoming too much. It retains an easy drinkability and is amazingly refreshing. Mouthfeel is light bodied, with moderate carbonation, aiding the ease with which you can drink this beer. Overall its an excellent saison, one of, if not the best that I have tasted. It hits all the perfect notes and is a complex, refreshing, joyous experience.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2013 06:46:50 | More by Auraan
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myelo

Tennessee

4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Jax Fish House, Ft. Collins CO.

Golden yellow, somewhat cloudy with a bright white head that persists with a lot of lacing.

Fruity aroma with apples, pears and some citrus with a lesser degree of spice and finally a bit of musty yeast.

Taste is predominately fruit with sweet apples balanced with mild bready malt and mild bitterness with just a hint of ethanol. Very drinkable but with ample interesting flavor.

Medium creamy body with moderate carbonation.

Great complexity of flavor, well balanced and excellent example of the saison style. Refreshing and drinkable but with plenty of flavor. My favorite saison to date.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2014 03:23:17 | More by myelo
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mrw1zard

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

07-29-2013 14:52:43 | More by mrw1zard
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

06-24-2014 18:57:09 | More by ltdantheman
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MorganSaunders

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

03-18-2014 20:11:54 | More by MorganSaunders
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a hazy, darker orange color, with a big off-white head. Lots of lace and nice retention. The aroma is big on the wet hay/barnyard funk. There's spicy yeast esters, slight floral hops and tinges of citrus. It's beautiful. The taste isn't quite as funky, but it's still good. Nice slight citrus and light floral notes with a bit of a bitter, funky finish. The feel is light, slightly crisp, but seems a hair under-carbonated for the style, but still good.

Overall this is fantastic. It's a great lightly hoppy, beautifully funky saison.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 01:48:55 | More by EgadBananas
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-16-2013 17:16:08 | More by jaydoc
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap into a Funkwerks globe glass at the tasting room in Fort Collins.

A gorgeous fluffy white head is presented about 3 fingers, and huge staying power. It has caverns and a wonderful peaked whipped top. Body color is an orb glowing lemon unfiltered gem with hints of brown edges towards the sides. When finally settles it leaves a giant puck.

Nose is classic saison but incredibly subtle and balanced. Mild possibly brett with hints of lemon, it comes out as some type of grass garden large floral aroma, dripping with pollen and muted honey. Hits of spiced butter round it all out, with just a touch of heat.

Malts just roll all over the palate, there's some faint sweet bread like character that comes from this also. Big chewy body, hints of honey on the finish. Dense and juicy but in controlled almost as if the beer is kept to be not too aggressive.

I really like this take on this style from these guys, it's quite memorable and one thing that seems to make their saison stand out from all the others. Delicious stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2013 00:37:01 | More by smakawhat
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California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

10-28-2013 04:44:22 | More by bca115
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andysc83

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

01-23-2014 13:42:58 | More by andysc83
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

05-07-2013 20:20:28 | More by MinorThreat
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Jeffari2160

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

02-28-2014 21:41:04 | More by Jeffari2160
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Saison from Funkwerks
91 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.