White - Funkwerks
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3.33/5 rDev -17.2%
Served in a tulips glass.
Huge frothy, thick head eruption. The liquid below is a golden straw color, a little hazy and on par with style. This head is huge, and it's not fading very fast. Soapy lacing is bound to be left behind. Through the haze I can see the lively action inside, keeping the head alive. Nice stuff.
Smell is strong and fragrant. Tulips and lilies, juniper/gin, lavender, spices, oranges, limes, grapefruit. Very fruity and flowery, you don't come across many witbiers with this much flowery notes in the nose. Interesting, and a wonderful take on the style. Lacking some of the banana notes I like in wits, but that's okay, nothing seems to be missing here.
First impressions of the taste are; wow, there's a lot of grapefruit in here (and leaves a raw sensation on the palette) and I notice an odd sort of plasticky finish. The nose follows through with the flavors, again, lots of soft flowery notes. However, the raw grapefruit rind is distracting and honestly, doesn't do it for me. I don't like that taste overpowering the lighter fruits to be found. The flaked malts used really makes for a smooth foundation, the light breadiness stays in the background. Finishes a little raw and sticky with just a hint if banana.
I felt like I was really going to like this, but unfortunately, the powerful grapefruit rind taste is overtaking the qualities I like in a wheat beer.
04-06-2011 21:22:30 | More by SamN
3.43/5 rDev -14.7%
Served on-draught into a 330ml snifter at Funkwerks' taproom in high altitude Fort Collins, Colorado. Reviewed from notes. Serving volume was 4 oz as part of a tasting flight. On Funkwerks' beer board, it was marked "Test Batch", whatever that means.
A: Pours a half finger head of slight cream, bad thickness, and poor retention. Cloudy dark yellow colour.
Sm: Light pepper, lemon peel, and slight orange peel, with moderate spice & herbs, and some funkiness. Some mild honey. A mild strength aroma.
T: Honey, light pepper, moderate spice, and some lemon peel. Unexpected ginger. Certainly complex and decently built. Very well balanced, with no alcohol coming through. It shows promise.
Mf: Smooth and wet, until it coarsens slightly right on the finish. Suits the flavours.
Dr: Highly drinkable and complex for the style, with lovely pepper notes. I'd have it again, but it does need work. The 6.0% ABV doesn't come through at all.
12-24-2011 20:17:10 | More by kojevergas
3.55/5 rDev -11.7%
Served in tap at funkwerks tap room, in stemware :
A - presents a light, transparent yellow color with a thin white head of poor retention.
S - peppery spice, yeast, honey, and a bit of light malt. Inviting.
T - gingery spice and pepper, unidentified citrus and honey all mashed together, but I dig it. Quite complex for how light it is.
M - light, fairly crisp and dry. Almost right.
D - one of funkwerks better offerings. Really a solid beer overall.
12-21-2011 01:07:20 | More by blakelive784
3.65/5 rDev -9.2%
We took a trip up to Fort Collins last week to hit a few breweries. Sadly quite a few were closed so we hit this one out of necessity; fortunately for us, this one was quite good across the board. Poured a somewhat cloudy pale yellow color with a big white head. Aromas bubblegum, orange peel and lemons. Light bodied and refreshing, with flavors of Belgian yeast, spices and tart citrus.
03-10-2011 02:51:07 | More by emmasdad
3.83/5 rDev -4.7%
Thanks Herf for the bottle! I've thoroughly enjoys all Funkwerks prior to this, so I'm looking forward.
Pours a light, cloudy, soft orange color. There is a LOT of carbonation in this. Bright white foam is crowning out of the glass. Aroma is light with coriander, spices, a slight bit of grapefruit and other citrus fruits and a slight hay note. The taste kicks it up a good notch. Bright citrus notes, biscuity malts with some wheaty bits, spices, and a slight hay taste. Much better than the aroma. The feel is good, crisp and with plenty carbonation. It never feels prickly, sharp or abrasive though. All in all, a very nice white.
02-28-2012 01:34:54 | More by EgadBananas
3.83/5 rDev -4.7%
Draft at the brewpub.
Pours a hazy pale golden yellow color with golden lemon yellow hues and one finger frothy white head that slowly fades into lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind.
Zesty, earthy aroma with hints of pepper and coriander as well as some lemon peel/zest, straw and grass. Faint alcohol presence in the nose.
Lighter end of medium bodied with a crisp, zesty, spicy character up front . Hints of Pepper, lemon zest, coriander and ginger. Bready yeast adds fullness to the body without being to overpowering. Lots of sweet cutis especially lemon peel. Well balanced and easy to drink.
06-22-2011 01:47:07 | More by corby112
3.85/5 rDev -4.2%
[Best served in a Tulip glass]
The pour was a murky pale yellow with an average sized (1-2 finger) white creamy head that reduced to a thin cap, which produced excellent sheets of lacing.
The aroma was of a mild bread malt with a strong presence of a funky horse blanket Belgian yeast and had notes of citrus (lemon peel), coriander and some light fruity esters (banana and apple).
The taste was rather yeasty with a mild hint of a fruit from the onset and finished with a strong wheat flavor that had notes of coriander and a mild citrus peel bitterness. The flavor lasted only a short while after the initial swallow with a nice spicy yeast taste that hung on a bit longer.
Mouthfeel was light in body and somewhat watery in texture with a solid medium carbonation.
Overall a fantastic Witbier that possessed a nice mild spicy citrus presence along with a light and enticing fruitiness. Simply enjoyable...
07-01-2012 17:21:28 | More by KajII
3.9/5 rDev -3%
Great beer. Amazing flavors and incredibly drinkable. Love this beer. Slightly tart, dry finish. Sweet fruit flavors. Strong grapefruit. Very bright pour, nice clarity. Strong carbonation with a great mouthfeel. I could drink this beer all day long..
05-05-2011 02:31:44 | More by knucks999
3.9/5 rDev -3%
#267 of 2100 ... Poured into a tulip glass
A - Pours a light, pale or almost hazy golden yellow. Billowing 2 finger white head. No real lacing.
S - Lemon peel, some white pepper, definite funk along with a light malt added.
T - Ginger, lemon zest and some honey along with spices.
M - Light body, highly carbonated. Just effervescent to the max.
O - What an enjoyable brew! It was so light on the palette but very refreshing to drink.
07-18-2012 23:08:47 | More by cvm4
White from Funkwerks
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