Saison - Funkwerks

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

380 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 69
Gots: 60 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

on-tap at Root Down in Denver

Pale golden body - a bit cloudy, nice white foam. Crisp with a dry a rather dry finish, notes of pear juice, pepper, green apple, a pinch of lemon zest. A nice, traditional, saison that is a very logical perma-draft at the impressive food-haven of Root Down.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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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.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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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

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.07/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: Slightly hazy golden straw color with a huge bright white rocky head. Great head retention and tons of lacing.

S: Pepper and spice at first with lemon zest, grass, hay, tart apples and just a hint of funk.

T: Light black pepper with lemon zest, a bit of tart green apples, grassy/hay and a bit of funkiness. Finish is fairly dry and very clean. This is extremely clean, no offensive or overly assertive flavors at all.

M: On the heavier side of light. Carbonation is not as active as I thought it would be. Feels very slick.

O: Great drinkability. I can see why this was the 2012 GABF gold medal winner for French-Belgium style Saison. A great Saison, doesn't get much better than this.

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4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Pours a cloudy dark yellow color with a monster fluffy white head that has fair retention and crazy lazing. The aroma is classic saison with lemons, spices, mums and earthy yeasts. The taste is also classic saison and is reminiscent of the duponts; many complex flavors at play here--I get lemons, pears, a bit of apple, salt, pepper, honey and some biscuit. The palate is silky smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes long, but not dry, with lingering fruity yeasts.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Saison from Funkwerks
91 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.