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Tropic King (Māori King) - Funkwerks

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Tropic King (Māori King)Tropic King (Māori King)

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BA SCORE
89
very good

90 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 26
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ottovon on 02-24-2011)
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kkrez

Colorado

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-15-2011 15:41:02 | More by kkrez
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bob727

Florida

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-21-2011 05:19:49 | More by bob727
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quine

Colorado

5/5  rDev +24.4%

12-09-2011 07:58:54 | More by quine
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cestlavie

New York

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

10-15-2012 04:17:16 | More by cestlavie
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Draft at the brewpub.

Pours a hazy dark golden orange  color with golden tangerine hues and a one finger white foam head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Sporadic spots of lace left behind.  

Earthy, slightly funky aroma with the earthy citrusy hops complimenting the saison yeast.  Hints of hay,straw and grass as well as some zesty, peppery spice, lemon zest, apple, pear and citrus, notably pear, mango, pineapple and  papaya.  slight sweet alcohol presence.  

Medium bodied and fuller than expected yet it still manages to be light and very drinkable.  Slightly bitter and dry up front with the earthy hops complimenting the zesty, peppery spice.  Hints of coriander and lemon peel with some Bready yeast that adds fullness and complexity.  Sweet alcohol toward the finish but abv is very well masked.  Lots of light and tropical fruit, especially apple, pear, banana, mango and papaya.  Excellent balance and incredibly flavorful.  One of the best saisons I've ever had.  

06-22-2011 01:07:59 | More by corby112
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Dave121275

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

05-07-2012 01:39:57 | More by Dave121275
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JayS2629

Alabama

4.55/5  rDev +13.2%

Lots of tropical flavors and spice dominate.

It pours a hazy golden color with a huge white head, great retention, and full rings of creamy lace.

The aroma is full of tropical scents. Mango and peach with hints of ginger and clove. Green bananas, and pear with some tart funky notes of chardoney.

The flavor is a horn of plenty of tropical fruits. Let me name them all. Tons of pineapple, peach, mango, green apple, green banana, and pear. Bubblgum notes, cotton candy, and dry finish of spicy black pepper, and clove. Alcohol burn shows up a bit.

Nice balance, dry finish, light and refreshing.

Complex and fruity, delicious and complex.

09-01-2011 00:50:36 | More by JayS2629
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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-22-2013 00:16:18 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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rmaste6282

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-20-2012 19:13:20 | More by rmaste6282
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julian

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Bottle says 7.5% ABV / 1yr cellar limit. This should be consumed fresh!!!

A: Semi cloudy, thick billowing snowy white head with spotty sticky lacing at first, but doesn't seem to stick. Color is golden/coppery orange. Lots of head on the first pour. This beer is definitely carbonated to style. Love it!

S: Smell is intoxicating. Lots of peppery belgian spice and phenols. Hints of lemon and citrus. Bitterness is mild, but peppery and earthy. This actually smells quite amazing.

T&M: Carbonation is spot on for the style. Mouthfeel starts off prickly and bubbly, and finishes smooth and clean. Lots of flavor here. Pepper, earthy bitterness, lemon zest, mild citrus, floral. Awesome. Really drinkable. 3711 yeast is a workhorse and this is a prime example of what it can yield.

O: Love it. This is a SERIOUSLY delicious Saison. Alcohol is undetectable, flavor and aroma are intoxicating and leave me wanting more. I polished off a whole 750ml bottle and could easily drink another. This is a prime example of an American made Belgian Saison done right. Funkwerks - you rock. I will see you again soon :)

12-16-2011 08:36:21 | More by julian
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-18-2011 23:57:35 | More by savagepm
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riored4v

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%

Reviewed on 9/27/11

Poured in to a tulip. Dark golden body, clear. 3.5 finger, pillowy, white head.

Smell was estery, spicey, malty. Notes of of coriander and orange. Some mild sweetness and tropical fruit.

Taste was big on tropical fruit flavor. Light ginger and orange followed with a mellow bitterness. Slight pepper and malty sweetness. Some earthiness and some bready notes. Very good.

Mouthfeel was light body, crisp/dry finish with high carbonation.

Overall it was really good. No signs of ABV and drinks suprisingly well. Love the peppery, tropical flavors.

11-06-2011 22:23:42 | More by riored4v
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Twal

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%

Had on tap at Rueben's in Boulder.I was talking about this beer w/friends having read about it on FW's website earlier that day,no sooner did I mention the beer did the owner appear telling me he had just tapped a new keg,Māori King from FW...asked him if he was serious,were you standing behind me a moment ago,are you joking...

Not really good at the reviewing but I'll give it a shot...
Tastey,front of the mouth flavor w/ some fruitiness and not much actual "funk" thought it was balanced and subtle.
Need to go back for another and take better notes,this one was post Karmeliet so hard to stand up next to but was very impressed!

05-14-2011 18:28:55 | More by Twal
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Oxymoron

Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +7%

I would call this a Belgian IPA more than anything. Pours out a lighter orangey color with some golden hues through out. Mostly hazy. A soft fizzy white head with good retention and decent lace.

The nose has a good blend between spice and hops. Some minor malty undertones, but places behind everything else. The spice is more of a pepper note with a hint of coriander. The hops are kind of a mix between a citrus and lemon but a hint of earthiness as well. Some noticeable yeast character that is common in their beers

The taste is similar but the hops come out more verses everything else. A more citrus, mango hop note up front that continues into the finish. The yeast comes out more with some esters and phenols. Some light peach and tropical fruits. The spice backs off from the finish but some peppery notes in the finish. Some winey notes but not over the top.

The body is dry which helps bring out the hoppy notes. Carbonation is a bit much but overall ok. Some lingering yeast notes that come out more as it warms. Overall a good beer, but more of a Belgian IPA for me than anything else.

06-22-2011 15:23:25 | More by Oxymoron
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fmccormi

New York

4.29/5  rDev +6.7%

Straight pour from a 750ml pry-off bottle to a large wineglass (Hill Farmstead stem); no bottling date visible, but there's a note that says to cellar no more than one year. It was purchased within the last month, for what that's worth.

Appearance (4.5): Pours with three to four fingers of eggnog-colored head, composed of a mixture of fine and big, fat bubbles that slowly bubble away as the head recedes (which is extremely slowly). The head caps a glowing, orange-amber body, which is very cloudy. Shows excellent head retention with significant lacing, webbing the sides of the glass—even has a little plateau in the middle of the head. Awesomeness.

Smell (4.25): Walks the line between BSPA and saison, showing some candi sweetness in the malt body, throwing some simple syrup into a subtle, pale, crackery-bready character. But spice and fruit dominate the nose: candied orange slices, some sweet pear juice, and a good dose of warming spice (coriander, light clove, light ginger).

Taste (4.25): Really interesting things are going on here: honeydew, blood orange, some grapefruit peel bitterness, and then some cutting lime / lemon tartness intermixes with some vaporous (BSPA-like) alcohol warmth in the finish . . . all the while almost matched (like 60/40?) with coriander and ginger spiciness, a hint of black pepper, and a floral-herbal bitterness to boot. So much going on. Pale, bready malts with the brightness of wheat acts as a canvas for this craziness, and as it warms more of that starchy, bready, biscuity malt body comes out, and the fruit notes shift toward peach, mango, and lemon.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Great feel: slightly oil and viscous with a medium-full body, marked by sharply tingling carbonation that foams softly and smoothly on the way down, filling out moderately. The alcohol and hop oils dry out—gently, gently—the finish and it becomes very, very drinkable.

Overall (4.25): This shows off a very solid base saison, amped up to the point that it blurs the line with BSPAs significantly; the spiciness of the yeast, which creates a clear ginger character, acts as a fantastic complement to the juicy, fruity character of those Kiwi hops. More like a juicy-hoppy BSPA with a rustic, farmhouse-y side to the spiciness of the yeast. Great beer, worth seeking out if you’re a fan of saisons or BSPAs like me.

01-13-2013 01:32:35 | More by fmccormi
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rkarimi

Colorado

4.27/5  rDev +6.2%

06-07-2012 00:27:20 | More by rkarimi
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-14-2014 01:59:57 | More by CRJMellor
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Bunny_Shawe

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-06-2014 03:25:44 | More by Bunny_Shawe
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SourinQns

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-07-2013 02:53:26 | More by SourinQns
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CManuel

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-20-2012 18:04:03 | More by CManuel
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Yodo

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-03-2013 06:50:56 | More by Yodo
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StubFaceJoe

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-13-2013 02:07:46 | More by StubFaceJoe
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lazjuarez

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-19-2013 05:26:32 | More by lazjuarez
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logandouglasbrown

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

09-21-2013 19:42:45 | More by logandouglasbrown
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heresy22

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-15-2013 21:57:17 | More by heresy22
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Tropic King (Māori King) from Funkwerks
89 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.