1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Deceit - Funkwerks

Not Rated.
DeceitDeceit

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

81 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 81
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.77%
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 81 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of arlingtonjoe
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

arlingtonjoe, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev -6%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of maltlikker
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

maltlikker, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of jgpineda
4/5  rDev +0.3%

jgpineda, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Ricelikesbeer
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Ricelikesbeer, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of bismarksays
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

bismarksays, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Sigurd1
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Champagne like saison, light mouth feel, slight opacity, great finish. My favorite beer in Fort Collins...The head is large cell bubbles that reduces very quickly. I bought two bottles for later enjoyment. $17.95 at $17.95 a bottle. My wife loved this beer as much as i did.

Sigurd1, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of BringbakFavre
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

vermilcj, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of mevett89
4.41/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: golden with a beautiful, thick white head. Decent lacing.

Aroma: citrus, grapefruit.

Taste: delicious! Grapefruit bitterness and fruitiness from the hops, spiciness and funk from the yeast, and good light malt character.

Mouthfeel: good carbonation; effervescent, and tingly in the mouth. Medium bodied.

Overall: definitely worth the award they mention so proudly on the label. One of the best Belgian-style golden ales I've had!

mevett89, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of HattedClassic
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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
Photo of thebigredone
4/5  rDev +0.3%

thebigredone, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Auraan
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of marvmoreno
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

marvmoreno, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +0.3%

nmann08, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Twal
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Twal, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of freemanj
3.75/5  rDev -6%

freemanj, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of bauermj
4/5  rDev +0.3%

bauermj, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of zeledonia
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to drumrboy22 for the bottle. Tasted 23 July 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours cloudy pale straw yellow with a touch of gold. Three big fingers of fluffy white head, dense and pillowy, relaxing slowly and leaving gobs of lacing all over the glass, plus a resilient half-finger cap. Wow. Only thing keeping it from a 5 is a few little floaties.

Smell is big, pleasant, and difficult to define. Nice Belgian yeast, a good chunk of nose-tingling citrus, a little funk. A gentle, warm, grainy golden sweetness.

Taste is warm and enjoyable but rather simple; a bit spicy, a bit bitter, and a larger bit tart. There's all kinds of stuff going on in it, making for an enjoyable meal, but there's no punch line, no obvious main course. Good, though.

Feel is good, medium-bodied, with fluffy marshmallowy overwhelmingly-fuzzy carbonation. Awesome, actually. Feels like it's turning to foam in my mouth.

I like this beer. For a big Belgian ale, it's refreshing, relatively light but flavorful, and I feel like I could drink a lot of it. Very nice indeed.

zeledonia, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of vande
4/5  rDev +0.3%

vande, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of jwhancher
4/5  rDev +0.3%

jwhancher, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of mpenning13
2.25/5  rDev -43.6%

mpenning13, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of Zbeetleman
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Zbeetleman, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of ucsbmullet
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

ucsbmullet, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev +0.3%

eawolff99, Jun 14, 2013
Deceit from Funkwerks
89 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.