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BA SCORE
89
very good

79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 22
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 claytong
4/5  rDev -0.5%

claytong, Dec 31, 2011
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 WillyMac
5/5  rDev +24.4%

WillyMac, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of blakelive784
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

blakelive784, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of savagepm
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

savagepm, Dec 18, 2011
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 spdyfire83
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

49th Review
Bottle to snifter

From notes. Shared at the DL Variant + Others Tasting in Chicago back in October.

A: Golden yellow. 2+ fingernail (pure white) head on medium pour.

S: Roasted wheat, coriander, and orange peel.

T: Zesty lemon and orange/tangerine (citrus) combination up-front followed by coriander and white pepper spice. Good balances all throughout that fades gently off the back of the palate.

M: Crisp. Refreshing. Light bodied and loads of carbonation. I repeat, refreshing (written multiple times in my notes).

O: Well done beer that was most enjoyable on a hot, humid Midwest afternoon in August. A nice change of pace from an up-and-coming brewery in the Napa Valley of Beer (i.e. Ft. Collins, Colorado)! I look forward to enjoying their beers for many years to come.

spdyfire83, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4/5  rDev -0.5%

TrickkyGangsta, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of ucsbmullet
4/5  rDev -0.5%

ucsbmullet, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of allforbetterbeer
5/5  rDev +24.4%

allforbetterbeer, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of kkrez
4/5  rDev -0.5%

kkrez, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of boatshoes
5/5  rDev +24.4%

boatshoes, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of timtim
5/5  rDev +24.4%

timtim, Nov 14, 2011
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
Photo of riored4v
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 7/25/11

Poured in to a tulip. Waaay over-carbed. Bottle foamed over and out and with an easy pour in to the glass, the glass foamed over as well. Egg-white like egg with a hazy, straw colored body.

Smell was oreange, grainy and a mild sweetness. Some light spiceness.

Taste had very good flavor. Hints of orange and citrus. Some good ginger flavor. Light spiceness with a mild sweetness. Slightly graing. Very refreshing.

Mouthfeel was medium/light body with extremely high carbonation. Dry finish.

Very good overall with high drinkability. No abv signs and mellow flavors.

riored4v, Sep 13, 2011
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.

JayS2629, Sep 01, 2011
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.

katan, Aug 24, 2011
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 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 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 knucks999
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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..

knucks999, May 05, 2011
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
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.

pokesbeerdude, Apr 10, 2011
Photo of SamN
3.33/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

SamN, Apr 06, 2011
Photo of Kemmerlin
4.58/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: light barely unfiltered yellow color. Very light head.
S: amazing smell. The yeast is putting out a vanilla grass coriander and wheat smell.
T: citrus and coriander with a great yeast character that adds a bit of sourness.
M/D: light bodied smooth and overwhelms the mouth with flavors. Very drinkable session beer.

Kemmerlin, Apr 02, 2011
White from Funkwerks
89 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.