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White - Funkwerks

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 25
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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Photo of egrace84
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of emmasdad
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Beaver13
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with a bi fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is lemoney citrus fruit, chamomile, flowers, and some spices (corriander). Very nice and refreshing.

The flavor is saison earthy funk with a little sweet fruit and a little spice. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with some sharp carbonation.

Overall, a very nice and refreshing saison. Probably the favorite I've had from a very interesting up and coming brewery.

Photo of MinorThreat
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of GilGarp
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml capped bottle with white label. There is a lot of useful information on the label like ingredients used to make it, the open fermentation process, a website, serving suggestion, and cellar limit (9 mos.) but NO DATE!

Moving on, I pour it into a goblet (because I don't have a goblet) and notice it's slightly hazy golden yellow color. It has thick white head and settles slowly but no lacing.

The aroma is right on for a wit with all sorts of great citrus zest (oranage and grapefruit are actually listed) as well as the coriander and ginger. Lots of depth here and a lot to enjoy.

Flavor is sweet up front with a yellow cake-like character. It then leads into a lemon-tart middle with a bit of that Belgian yeast coming forward. It finishes crisp and dry with a nice aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light in body and perfectly carbonated. A great beer with which to welcome Spring.

Great flavor, depth, and balance... just like their saison. Worth seeking out.

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of beerwolf77
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of savagepm
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of bump8628
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I guess I'm a bit jaded towards witbier. This was a good one but it was hard to get excited about. Floral right from the start (chamomile and lavender). Bit of lemongrass, citrus, and cut grass. Dry finish, mild bitterness. Some black pepper and funk. Pleasant yeastiness. Twang of sour at the end. Flavorful and rather untamed.

Photo of katan
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml into a goblet

A - Hugely carbonated - lots of pearly white head that breaks down to a film. Golden to straw color. Very hazy and thick.

S - Starts off lightly sweet, some wheat notes and perhaps some coriander. Some funky attributes, seemingly grassy and even a little bit wild. Almost saison like.

T - Starts off lightly malty, sweet. The carbonation gets in the way of the flavors here, just dominates. Gets very dry mid-stream, more grassy and earthy - grainy. Finishes with a fruity orange and somewhat spicy note.

M - Very airy and carbonated. Almost tongue stinging. Finishes with a little bit of graininess on the tongue.

O/D - A refreshing and perhaps a very traditional Belgian style witbier. The carbonation is very hefty and very filling - almost more saison like. Since the Funk has a flagship saison, I don't think that a crossover was intended here.

Photo of claytong
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of JayS2629
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow with a huge sugar white head that fades very slowly and leaves big rings of lace.

The aroma is spicy with orange peel, coriander and tangerine notes. Black pepper and sweet grainy wheat in the back.

The taste is grainy, sweet wheat in the front, with some funky notes, barnyard, and earthy elements, spicy notes of black pepper, coriander and orange peel. Tangerine notes, chardoney, and some lime-like tarness.

Complex, interesting, light and crisp.

Overall a very interesting and complex, funky beer. Subtle and balanced.

Photo of ucsbmullet
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle purchased from Wilbur's in Ft. Collins, around $8. Into a NB Globe. Raising this one in honor of Pierre Célis, without his work, beers of this nature wouldn't be available.

A: Pours a slightly turbid lemon yellow color with an enormous dense, rocky white head, a significant amount of carbonation moves from the nucleation point aiding the retention. Where the head has started to fall there are enormous gobs of lacing.

S: Quite impressive, lots of fresh clean citrus smells from the grapefruit, and orange zest, a decent amount of spice in here as well. Lemony wheat malt really shows its head. A lot of spice here, smells quite floral as well.

T: Interesting beer, again a nice amount of clean citrus up front with a slightly tart amount of lemon from the wheat malt, but there is a nice lingering spiciness on the end of this beer. Label notes ginger in here, and it definitely stands out on this finish, with a quite gingery finish. Quite floral as well. The finish is dry and even a bit peppery. Very tasty.

M: Surprising amount of body here, but there is enough carbonation to more than break it up. Finishes very dry, easily one of the drier beers I've had in some time.

O: Fantastic beer, complicated enough to satisfy just about any hardcore beer geek, but still accessible enough that it wouldn't turn anyone away from it. I was a little skeptical about seeing all the spices used in here, but they all complement each other incredibly well. Very enjoyable beer for the warmer months. Well done.

Photo of KajII
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

[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...

Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of bluckbeyes
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of cbcrunch
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of theminutemen
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of hopfacebrew
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle 0840/2100 to tulip the beer arrives an opaque yellow golden color with a nice 3 finger white bubbly he's with some retention and lacing. The aroma is a delicate Belgian yeast with a pleasant toast malt base. Similarly the flavor is a pleasant Belgian wit with yeast toast and earthy hop mild bitterness that lasts a while on the palette. Nice. Lighter bodies and well carbonated and clean. Overall another nice beer from funkwerks.

Photo of Brushkanna
4/5  rDev -0.5%

White from Funkwerks
90 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.