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Funkiest Beers...

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by XpensiveBieros, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. I'm interested in know some of the funkier beers you've all tried regardless of place or style. The funkier the better...hop on the Mothership!
  2. clonebrewer

    clonebrewer Aficionado (170) Iowa Sep 5, 2009

    Great Divide's Collette was pretty funky...
  3. Just had a botlle of crooked stave L'brett d'or dry hp version. Extremely funked out and outrageously good.
  4. Focusf111

    Focusf111 Savant (340) Vermont Jun 21, 2012

    Ta'henket. I used to be a huge fan of DFH...I also remember magichat's "Over the Pills" being funky.
  5. adkieffer

    adkieffer Savant (355) Washington Nov 23, 2010

    Recently had Hanssens Oude Gueuze. Super Funky and Sour!
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  6. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,040) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012

    Jolly Pumpkin Beers have some funk and sour to them. Not sure if you can get them as I have no idea where you are from.
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  7. 1 year old rayon vert. cracked one open the other week, all funk
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  8. mattafett

    mattafett Savant (465) Iowa Mar 9, 2009

    Drank a 2008 Boulevard Saison Brett recently. It was nice and funky!
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  9. FozzieThaBurr

    FozzieThaBurr Disciple (65) Feb 8, 2013

    Agreed. I love Rayon Vert and in terms of pure funk, it's tough to beat. It's a showcase for Brett.
  10. Had GF Rayon Vert last summer.. Completely disappointed with it. Probably wouldn't return to it again. Perhaps a bad 4 pack? Who knows.

    In terms of funk.. Just had Olde Hickory's Reedemer, which is a IIPA. Tons of funk & a damn tasty beer!
  11. Girardin 1882 is my favorite gueuze because the funk is so much more prominent than the sour, from what I remember (it's been a few years, sadly).
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  12. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (380) New York Jul 16, 2011

    madame rose? then again, that was the only sour beer I've had (not a fan of the genre). Seemed funky to me (the uninitiated)
  13. Round Guys Berliner-Weisster Weisster-Berliner
  14. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (780) Florida Oct 24, 2010

    Stillwater Table Beer
    Stillwater Premium
    Evil Twin Femme Fatale

    I love funk and all of those were either pushing it or at times distastefully funky. Table Beer was definitely the best of those.

    Edit: funky in a different direction, Funky Buddha's Passionfruit Berliner Weisse was the cheesiest funk I've ever tasted. Tasty, but very cheesy. Ommegang Ommegeddon and 1.5yr Matilda are probably my favorite high-funktality beers I've had. And Rayon Vert is a beautiful thing, at all stages . . .
  15. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (615) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    Funkwerks brett dream, crooked stave wwbi was pretty funky last I tried as well.
  16. donteatpoop

    donteatpoop Savant (350) Ohio Feb 18, 2008

    As mentioned above, anything from Jolly Pumpkin is funky... The wine barrel aging adds a strange twist on the beers. Great contrast. Interesting experience each time.

    Also, Goose Island's Matilda always seemed rather funky to me.
  17. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (660) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

    iO Saison - Jolly Pumpkin
    Jack D'Or - Pretty Things
    Lower Dens (Sensory Series Vol. 1) - Stillwater

    When I think funk, I think barnyard/earthy flavors, not to be confused with sours. I love both funk and sour though!
  18. SteelersX

    SteelersX Savant (465) New York Jan 30, 2011

  19. Table Beer had no apparent character to me other than being booooone dry. It was like seltzer. I don't think of Premium as being especially "funky" to me, either. Seems to me the aim of these two is being clean. Can't speak to Femme Fatale.
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  20. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (660) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

    I agree with your analysis of those 2 Stillwater beers. I don't really get funk from those either.
  21. Rayon Vert is great.
  22. I had this bottle of Fantome Noel over the summer (not sure of the vintage, though I suspect it was atleast a few years old) that had a very strange funk to it. I was getting notes off of it that were not unlike what you might get in a good, funky cheese. I would not call it off-putting, but definitely one of the stranger, funkier brews that I've had.
  23. sjccmd

    sjccmd Savant (285) Minnesota Feb 11, 2008

    Though they seem to be impossible to find nowadays, the De Proef Flemish Primitive series were all intensely funky (and not so much sour). I think it was the Pug Nun that had a distinct blue cheese aroma.
  24. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (780) Florida Oct 24, 2010

    Really? I thought they had (Premium in particular) the most pronounced brett-peppery character I'd ever encountered. Clean, yes, but absurdly bretty in that cheese-rind-rolled-in-black-pepper kind of way.
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  25. Alpine Chez Monieux smells like an enticing mixture of vomit, dirty feet, and blue cheese.
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  26. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Savant (455) Oregon Aug 17, 2005

    The Sahalie from Ale Apothecary is one of the funkiest things I've ever had. Once you get past the initial aroma of "baby diaper" wafting out of the bottle it takes your taste buds on an adventure from light, sweet malt to herbal/floral earthiness, and then finishes dry and tart with a lemony ending. Bizarre, yet delicious.

    Second behind that would probably be a bottle of Fan tome Bris BonBon that had been aging for 3-4 years. It made my tongue feel funny like drinking kava kava.
  27. Crooked Stave Bourbon Sentience. Almost no carbonation and about as deliciously funky and sour as you can get...
  28. Etan

    Etan Champion (755) Wisconsin Jul 11, 2011

    Anything from Hanssens will be super funky - they make some very brett-heavy lambics.
  29. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Washington Dec 15, 2010

    I agree with this. I've never had anything as potentially offensive that in concert works so wonderfully. That brewery is really hot on my radar.
  30. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 12, 2012

    I've heard Hommage is quite funky. Decade+ old Cantillon is also a funk bomb more often than not.
  31. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Mikkeller Funk-e^* is pretty damn funky.
  32. DovaliHops

    DovaliHops Savant (480) California Nov 16, 2009

    Fantome Saison. I also find 3F Kriek to be to be pretty damn funky in the nose...at least more so than the Gueuze, Golden Blend, and Schaerbeekse Kriek. Those are the two beers that just popped in my head immediately.
  33. huysmans

    huysmans Savant (395) New Jersey Dec 5, 2007

    Bitter Monk smelled and tasted like a piss soaked bum on a NYC subway circa 1985 - in a good way, of course.
  34. Saint Somewhere Brewery
  35. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Tennessee Feb 6, 2012

    How carbonated was that? I've never held onto Rayon Vert for more than a few months, but it's always a challenge to get it in the glass.
  36. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Tennessee Feb 6, 2012

    I got a bad 4 pack last summer, also in NC. Worth trying again.
  37. An old bottle of Lambik oud Beersel. When I opened this one in Brugge the smell made everyone in the bar turn and have a look.
  38. Held up pretty nicely
  39. amp138

    amp138 Savant (295) Rhode Island Dec 21, 2011

    Mikkeller/To Ol's Ov-ral was awesome and wicked funky
  40. I'm in NH clost to the MA border! Thanks!