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Tropic King (Māori King) - Funkwerks

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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

87 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%


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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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.  

Serving type: on-tap

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

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I hear this one is the next in line to be bottled. Some will have difficulty distinguishing the beers they have on the market, but I think this one has the most character.

Slightly hazed light orange, dark gold pour. Nice billowing head, somewhat sticky. Off-white, but fairly bright.

Yeasty spice aroma, bubblegum and citrus. Pale malt backbone gives it a nudge to sweetness.

Tropical fruits are pounded by the yeast and spice. I get some mango and peach--May Pride perhaps. A bit tangy and 'fleshy'. The hops add a bit of a 'pinch' to go along with the spice and yeast. Being a hop head, I'd like to see more hops, which I also think would give this beer more of a specific personality. But what do i know, I just drink the stuff.

Crisp finish with underlying sweet bread. Good carbonation

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2011 06:31:39 | More by Mebuzzard
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Freshcraft in Denver, CO.

Pours a murky honey orange color with a 1/2 inch bone colored head that fades to a film on the top of the beer. Random spots of lace form on the glass and drip back down into the remaining beer. Smell is of wheat, spices, and floral aromas. Taste is of whet, spices, and flower notes. This beer has good carbonation with a crisp and bubbly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good saison that I would definitely get again. I am glad I got to try this one as this is nowhere to be found in CA. My first beer from Funkwerks.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2011 16:51:03 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Twal

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: on-tap

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

Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Rackhouse Pub and served to me in a snifter. Yellow orange color, soapy head, looks good. Smells very yeasty, overpowering. It also tastes very yeasty, I got a bit of bubblegum but none of the tropical fruits promised by the description and New Zealand hops. Overall I much preferred the regular saison.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2011 20:21:25 | More by ArrogantB
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blackie

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: served in a brewery snifter, pours a cloudy medium gold in color, spotty head, looks nice

s: clean plis and pale malts give a slight malty sweetness to accompany the tropical New Zealand hop aromas, peach, grape, mango, pineapple, some slight yeast, maybe even a minty note here, delicate spices, like this

m: carbonated on the lighter side, body around light-medium

t: a pale/pils malt body serves as a structure for various tropical and white tree fruits, peach, grape, and pineapple all come through, some yeasty flavors and light ester influence, pulpy tropical hop flavors creeps to a delicate bitterness that cleans what was a slightly sugared middle

o: really like this saison - it's perhaps a little more yeasty than some examples but that's not a complaint, flavorful, plenty of good tropical character and nice balance

draft at the brewery tasting room

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2011 14:19:46 | More by blackie
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emmasdad

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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 nice medium yellow color with a nice white head. Nice hoppy aromas, mango, orange zest, citrus. Medium bodied, fruity, hoppy and spicy.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2011 03:24:11 | More by emmasdad
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ottovon

Arizona

4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the brewery. Says it's an imperial saison.

A: pours a straw yellow with a foamy white head.

S: I get some pepper and Ginger. Also a nice bit of clove and some light fruits like mango and peach. I also get a little bit of a Chardonnay aroma.

T: I get clove, mango, straw, and spice. Has a nice bitterness to it. The finish is fruity and dry with a slight bitterness to it.

M: it has a medium-thin mouthfeel with a nice bit of carb.

D: a very drinkable beer. I could drink a lot of this. It is a very good saison.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2011 19:57:14 | More by ottovon
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Tropic King (Māori King) from Funkwerks
89 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.