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Saison - Funkwerks

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293 Ratings

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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 69
Gots: 47 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-21-2013 14:41:14 | More by GetTheYayo
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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Incredible true Belgian taste exudes from the glass of this Funkwerks brewery. Where many American brewers' ales are kinda Belgianesque, they seem to be on training wheels. This Saison is poppin' wheelies and gettin' air.

With its peachy straw hue, the rustic ale offers up a rocky, ivory-stained head. Spider webbing lace results from an intricate weave of clinging foam. Its high retention and firm yeasty haze continue to sing praises of well designed farmhouse ales.

Spice, malt and fruit sculpt the aromas- starting with pear, apples and lemony esters; these scents join forces with stern earthy notes of hay and fresh grass. Light citrus tones bounce off of a soft wheat backdrop and conclude with a light creamy malt tang and vinous white wine.

Fruit overtones kick off the flavor show with oranges, white grapes, apple skins, and lemon peels. A semi-sweet foundation of powdered sugar and dough soon recede to allow for a spicy middle palate of freshly grated ginger, coriander, freshly cut grass, and baled hay. Musty and vinous to close, the farmhouse ale leaves you with impressions of white pepper to close.

Its dry and spicy texture starts early but really kicks into gear as the malt sweetness and bread textures fade. All that's left behind is an effortlessly smooth hop bitterness, warm alcohol, and a bone-dry peppery-ness.

When a brewery doesn't have to contend with American-style beers and can simply focus on Belgian styles, the discipline in taste is obvious- this is just a more mature ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 05:50:56 | More by BEERchitect
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served chilled into a fluted tulip.

Pours a hazy straw color with 2 inches of foamy white head that quickly recedes leaving a heavy surface layer and lacing.

Aromas of sour grapes and citrus with a musty, spicy background.

Tastes of sour grapes, citrus zest, clove and pepper. With that musty, leathery and spicy funk indicative of the style.

Medium bodied with a crisp, dry finish and milder aftertaste than you would expect.

Overall, a very nice example of the style. Complex, but not overwhelming. Crisp and refreshing, as it should be.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 00:59:31 | More by srhoadsy
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a Southern Tier Pumking tulip glass.

A: Pours a light orange, hazy body. Bright, white, huge head. This one looks mega carbonated. Great head retention - clings to the glass and runs down the side slowly.

S: Funky yeast esters. Black peppery spice. Exotic fruits - guava, pineapple, papaya, mango, passionfruit. White wine grapes.

T: Spicy black pepper straight from the nose. Strong saison yeast and a little funk, but definitely not too much. The fruitiness is there at the finish, but it's not as strong as the nose suggests. The grapey, white wine taste is evident.

M: Light-Medium Body. High Carbonation. Prickly.

O: A very nice example of the style. I love the complexity that comes through from the exotic fruits, balanced with the black peppery spice. Very pleased with what I've had from FW thus far.

Serving type: bottle

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4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Apricot hue with a huge, over-the-top, frothy head--the head looks like the meringue on a pie

S: Lots of barnyard, musty, hay-like, cheesey, fruity, leathery aromas; this is so funky--I am pumped

T: Fruity--almost hoppy--up front with a funky undertone: hay, barnyard, mustiness, cheese, mmm

F: A little bit thin on the finish but plenty of creaminess

O: Such a funky, fruity, awesome saison

Serving type: bottle

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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

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3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle into a tall tulip

A: Pours a slightly hazy, light golden color with four fingers of dense head on a very careful pour. Woah, this beer is carbonated. Head retention is extremely good.

S: Macintosh apples mixed with clove starts out this very spicy aroma. As the massive head slowly dies down, I get modest amounts of peppercorn and a bit of lemon zest.

T: Similar to the aroma, I get Macintosh apples and lemon zest upfront. Bready malts are fairly strong for the style with a bit of caramel sweetness. Clove and spices are fairly restrained, but easily apparent.

M: Medium thickness with extremely high carbonation. A bit distracting.

O: Not a bad Saison, but not terribly good. I'd prefer more citrus and funk.

Serving type: bottle

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Saison from Funkwerks
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