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Deceit - Funkwerks

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BA SCORE
89
very good

80 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 12
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Funkwerks visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: denver10 on 08-17-2012)
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Reviews by HattedClassic:
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3.98/5  rDev -0.3%

The beer has a a white and creamy head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is a golden amber that is clear and filtered. The beer smell is an interesting combination of smells. The dominant smell is apricot with a bit of Belgian funk. Other smells include some Belgian spices, sugar and a slightly yeasty smell as well. The more subtle smells consist of hints of peach and honey as well as a bit of alcohol. However, the other smells a bit subtle. The beer's taste is similar to its smell. The dominant flavor is apricot and the Belgian spices including clove. Unlike the smell, that taste has a lesser yeast presence that is dominated by other flavors. The beer has a wheat flavor that is very present and noticeable. Additionally, the beer has slight honey notes and a bit of alcohol taste. The beer has a slight alcohol warmth. Other than the alcohol taste, the beer has a clean and slightly crisp feel. Additionally, the beer feels smooth with a slight slickness at the end of the drink. Heavy bodied. Overall, a pretty good and unique Tripel.

HattedClassic, Nov 27, 2013
More User Reviews:
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2.63/5  rDev -34.1%

750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy straw amber with a big creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet malts and banana with straw and yeast.

The flavor is sweet soapy belgian malts and banana with some earthy yeast and a dry, almost plasticky, finish. There's a bit of warming alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a lot of spritzy carbonation.

Overall, an OK Belgian with some off-notes.

Beaver13, Nov 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

mverity, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of Auraan
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%

Poured a clear golden yellow with a thin bit of white head that left abundant lacing. Not as cloudy as some Belgians, but not out of style. Pretty good. Scents of apricot, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, tangerine and slight overripe fruit, sourness, and graininess with hints of alcohol, barnyard funk and bubblegum as it warms. A pretty well done, balanced yet complex Belgian nose, pretty true to form for a Tripel. Taste begins with Belgian yeast, bitter citrus rind, balanced with candi sugar sweetness, apricot and apricot pit. There is also a slight sour hint, a bit of funk and some grain on the finish. The finish overall is bitter and rather dry. A bit of spiciness as well. Again, rather true to Tripel style, but maybe a bit more bitter than some other examples of the style, not bad though. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall this is a pretty good Belgian ale. It has the usual complex aromas and flavors of a Tripel, but adds just a bit more bitterness than usual to balance it out. It's quite refreshing and hides it's alcohol well. I have to say I am impressed.

Auraan, Nov 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

ltdantheman, Jun 24, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +11.5%

750ml bottle served slightly chilled into a goblet.

I've been looking forward to trying this ever since the GABF results came out. Congrats to Funkwerks on winning gold!

Deceit is a very pale golden yellow color with good clarity. The head is thick and slow to settles leaving some spotty lacing on the glass.

Aroma is full of sweet and tart lemon character. It smells fresh and well-hopped for a Belgian.

Flavor is big and intense with more lemon, some pepper, and alcohol. It's not hot but the alcohol lets you know it's there. each sip goes from sweet, to bitter, and finally finishes dry and crisp.

Mouthfeel is light in body, nicely carbonated, and well balanced. Alcohol dries the palate on the finish.

Overall another strong offering from Funkwerks.

GilGarp, Dec 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

BrittQ, Nov 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

GRG1313, Feb 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

CRJMellor, May 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

bismarksays, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

GTJayG, Jul 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

CWhite, Sep 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

GABrew, Jun 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

bespin15, May 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

MinorThreat, May 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

ucsbmullet, Jun 16, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +8.5%

Deceit – Imperial Saison (9.0%) - Funkwerks (Colorado)
☆☆☆☆

App: Pours a slightly hazy lemon yellow with a nice one finger chalky white head that eventually settles, leaving massive amounts of dense lacing all the way up the glass. Some evident carbonation.

Smell: Aroma hints toward a Golden ale, with strong notes of banana, and a slight clove like spiciness coupled with a walnut maltiness which rounds out an otherwise sweet nose with some deeper aroma. Esters very noticeable, slightly sour as well. Hop aromas very minimal.

Taste: Toasted grainy sweetness comes together with fruity esters on the foretaste to create a flavor that transitions from banana pudding like heaviness to lemony tartness. One of those special beers that has distinct flavor evolution the longer you hold it on your palate. Even at 9% this beer goes down almost too easy. Hence the name.

Mouth: Light to medium bodied with significant carbonation that makes flavors dance across the tongue. Alcohol comes through a little more here with a volatility that is noticeable, but not off putting.

Wild Boar Cafe, draft into 12oz Snifter. 4/11/14.

ZoomanCru, May 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

ajmitch4, May 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

trebbates, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

BringbakFavre, Jan 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

SocalKicks, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

nmann08, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

thebigredone, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

With an elegant and simple label, Funkwerks Deceit continues to win over the eye with glassware recommendations, proper serving temperatures, cellaring requirements, and food pairings. Equipped with tasting notes, I like this guy already!

Strongly hazed, the dense appearance of yellow early and goldenrod late yields a separation of creamy white froth that billows to the rim before starting its slow recession into the glass. Its firm retention rests with an uneven sheet across the glass with intermittent and random lacing patterns on the glass. With less of the spritzy carbonation that I expected, the beer is a sturdy yet somber Belgian-style Tripel Ale.

Aromas are both delicate and bold while shining with notes of bread dough, sweet grain grain and powdered sugar. Fruit aromatics of banana, orange peel, lemon, apple, and melon even out the sweetness and allow a wine-like note to exhume. Perfumy spices of coriander, clove, white pepper, paradise seed, and cilantro conclude the scent with an attitude of zeal and elegance.

Its full Belgian flavor is wine-like, dryly sweet and backed by cookie dough and confectioner's sweetness. Its fruity taste of white grapes, pears, lemons, apples and cantaloupe is both rich and racy. Spicy alcohol flavors align with freshly grated white pepper, grassy bitterness, and straw-like hop bite. Even a mild soapy note with perfume returns in echos of flavors long after the taste finishes.

Its creamy medium-body is lightly zesty in texture. Its slightly elevated sweetness is slow to fade, but eventually gives way to a spicy and earthen finish. Lightly ginger-like in heat and prickle, its wine-like acidity balances the texture as much as does the alcohol or alcohol warmth.

Though the brewers have devised a very good Belgian-style Tripel, with a name like "Funkwerks", I expected something less normal. And with a brand called "Deceit", I expected an unexpected turn that the beer simply doesn't provide. It just ends up being a boring very good beer.

BEERchitect, Apr 12, 2013
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Deceit from Funkwerks
89 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.