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White - Funkwerks

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

81 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 24
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Funkwerks visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.00% 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 +5.7%

t0rin0, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -0.5%

zestar, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -25.4%

acurtis, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle at SAVOR 2011. Served in a goblet.

Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a large and fizzy white head. Good ringy lacing on the way down. The nose brings forward a bit of light wheat and grain with some coriander and orange people. Flavor balances the spice and fruit with the backing malt quite well. Light body and fizzy carbonation, going into a dry finish. A bit of white pepper in the finish. Very nicely done.

Thorpe429, Jun 09, 2011
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

GRG1313, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of womencantsail
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a massive white head. Like a mix of saison and witbier on the nose. Nice citrus peel, straw, and floral notes with a subtle tartness of lemon. Peppery notes and a few other spices, too. The flavor is somewhat sweet with nice bread and almost honey notes. Moderate spice and plenty of floral and citrus flavors. Really a nice flavor to this one.

womencantsail, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

largadeer, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

JAHMUR, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, golden yellow color with a two-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left some sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled fairly spicy with coriander notes. Nice cracked wheat presence, too.

T - Good spicy/yeasty bite up front. Cracked wheat and grains add some sweetness. There is a mild lemon flavor.

M - It was crisp and crackled on the tongue. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is really good. Another great brew from Funkwerks.

zeff80, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

cool brew from funkwerks. pours an insanely lively hazy white gold color with a hard to manage head frothing up. smells tangy like grapefruits and the yeast smell is strong. flavor is spicy and refreshing. not as fruity as the nose. really nice tart finish. the mouthfeel here was great, as carbonated as any beer ive ever had, super super bright, almost like a soda in the mouth. it really works well for such a light but complicated beer. everything funkwerks does is excellent and this is certainly no exception.

StonedTrippin, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of drabmuh
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer served in a wine glass. Beer is yellow with a slight haze and a monolayered fizzy white head, diffuse, leaves lacing on the glass. Looks good.

Citrusy in the nose, orange peel, corriander, sweet, mild wheat. Nice.

Beer is light in body but not watery, it is easy to drink and flavorful. The spices do well with the moderately dry finish. An enjoyable beer for sure. I really enjoy the Funkwerks, even if it has an annoying spelling.

drabmuh, Jun 20, 2011
Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev -0.5%

MarkyMOD, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
3.43/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

kojevergas, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of Gueuzedude
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled October 2011
Excessively carbonated, I was able to get it easily into my glass, but it foams up and over in my glass multiple times before I end up with a stable Tripel Karmeliet tulip full of six-fingers worth of pale, just barely tan tinged froth. The beer is a hazy, pale straw color that shows an excitable carbonic stream of bubbles billowing up through it. The beer smells quite like coriander; earthy, spicy and citrusy. The citrus is from both the coriander, but also from citrus zest; the both contribute notes of Meyer Lemon, some fruity orange zest and perhaps even some fruity tangerine notes. There is a touch of dried, grassy, perhaps more rustically, hay like with a touch of pale cracker character; all towards the finish.

The carbonation combines with the citrus and coriander-citrus notes to provide a zippy quality to this beer. There is a clove like phenolic note that mixes with the citrus pith character that also adds a bit of sharpness as well as an almost, though not quite, soapy taste. The coriander character adds quite a bit of earthy-spiciness to this beer, it is sort of herbal like, perhaps providing a touch of bitterness (though the hops help contribute the light bitterness that is here); really though the combination of coriander and phenolics provides the sharpness and bite that is usually supplied by hops. The beer is slightly tart towards the finish, this is accentuated by the citrus notes, boosted by the ample carbonation.

This is quite a nice Wit, it has just enough rustic-ness to keep me interested, though I can’t help but wishing it had taken a touch more of a wild turn with more tartness, but that would make this take a significant step down a road that is not a standard Wit. This is an exceedingly enjoyable example of a Wit, but it also seems to make me realize that my taste-buds have come to expect a bit more from this style of beer; as far as a standard example of the style goes, this is about as good as it gets, better than any other standard one that I can remember.

Gueuzedude, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of corby112
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

corby112, Jun 22, 2011
Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev -0.5%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a faded gold yet a bit bright. Hazy with a huge white fluffy head. Looks good.

Aroma is spicy, floral, citrus and some herbs. Very lively without being over the top. A slight sense of cream corn in the back.

Again, taste is lively without over the top. A rather tame grapefruit presence and dashes of coriander. Floral is throughout on a thin note, rides the soft light toasted biscuit. Carbonation does well to provide a zip to the flavors. Then end confused me a bit. There's a slight oily or thin syrupy feel just after the carbonation pops. A ginger-ish taste that is bathed in citrus. A bit different finish than the body was promoting.

Good beer from the Fort

Mebuzzard, Apr 16, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

PEIhop, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of Haybeerman
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Haybeerman, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Duff27, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of EgadBananas
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

EgadBananas, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of Holland
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Holland, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of deapokid
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to vasdef42 for this one. Enjoyed on 10/12. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a pale, murky yellow with a crisp, white head of foam. Lacing is heavy and it sticks like glue. Visually, it seems to glow a bit and is nearly impossible to see through, sort of like a fruitier-looking absinthe.

Aroma is milky and mild. Banana and cinnamon peak out, as does a little pepper. The smell is vibrantly yeasty, which is nice and authentic.

Flavor opens big, packing banana, lemon, cream, coarse ground pepper and a surprisingly strong dryness. It's very funky for the style, accompanied by a little booze and a dash of bacteria. This is unique and tasty, bridging the gap between several Belgian styles.

The closing dryness calms a bit as the beer warms, but it's initially a heavy, palate crushingly dry beer. I like the sledgehammer dankness and it masterfully imparts some great, barnyard flavors.

My girlfriend thought it was a bit strong initially, but I love that zesty, almost savory funk combined with the sweetness of a Belgian-style wit. This is a daring and different white ale, especially for an American brewery, and it has definitely left a great impression.

deapokid, Nov 09, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

crobinso, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to egrace84 for the share! thanks elliot!

reviewed from notes taken on 7/29/12.

pourd into tulip glass.

Appearance: cloudy yellow bodied beer with huge fluffy white head!

Smell: Wheat, spice, coriander, orange peel.

Taste: Big orange peel and coriander spice upfront. Touch of soft wheat, funk, and lemon zest.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderately high carbonation. Really easy drinker here. Super crisp carbonation and really refreshing beer.

Overall: Fantastic witbeer! Almost has some saison qualities to it. Just awesome hot weather brew! My first Funkwerks beer and I am looking forward to more!

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jul 30, 2012
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White from Funkwerks
90 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.