(512) Funky Kingston
(512) Brewing Company

(512) Funky Kingston(512) Funky Kingston
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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #963
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Ranked #10,670
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 7.43%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
40
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(512) Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
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Rotating
Wants
  3
Gots
  10
SCORE
90
Outstanding
(512) Funky Kingston(512) Funky Kingston
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 40
Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very tart but fruit. Long tannic red wine finish.Bit vinegar. A sipper and something that must be shared. Reddish colour rich though no head. Thanks Jason.

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Photo of siege06nd
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Eric!

A. Deep, slightly amber honey gold. Thick two finger head with excellent retention and lacing.

S. Oak, funk, pitted peach, and a little must.

T. Very bretty and oaky. Slightly fleshy peach and a light-moderate tart punch. Bit of a buttery component in there, too, which is mildly distracting.

F. Drying and funky.

O. Good.

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Photo of dar482
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The aroma is tart, sour cherries, red wine.

The flavor follows with leather, crush berries, bright tart qualities, hints of funk, although with a weaker mouthfeel that is a touch light.

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Photo of HipCzech
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a Riedel Bordeaux glass. Pours increasingly hazy orange-brown with a frothy white head; limited lacing. Nice nose of funky yeast, tart fruit and light oak. Wood barrel notes push forward in the taste, earthy yeast, wine fruit and acidity, and an underlying honey sweetness. Medium body and carbonation. Very drinkable - refreshingly tart, enough interesting funk and and plenty of enjoyable oak wood notes.

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Photo of champ103
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a dark and hazed reddish/orange color. At first a two finger white head forms, but that fizzles out in a second and recedes to a ring that sticks throughout. Not much lace to speak of.
S: The nose is great. Musty yeast, tart fruits of cherries, grapes, and apples. Even some citrusy orange rind. This all intermingles with some light tannins and oak. The Brett yeast, bacteria and wood all work really well here.
T: The oak tannins are a bit more prevalent and up front than the nose. Up front is a litle sweet as well, but that fades as this warms and everything else takes over. Less of that musty basement character that I love, but still present and builds as this warms. Lightly tart fruits that follow the nose. It just doesn't hit all the right notes perfectly like the nose. Still very good anyway.
M/O: A light to medium body. Incredibly effervescent and spritzy. Tannins all over the place, which I really like. Very enjoyable and easy to drink. The 750ml will be gone in no time.

I have typically found 512's sour or wild ales a bit one noted and not particularly interesting. This is really well done though. With two years in a wine barrel, this gets a little tannin heavy, but it does work with the yeast and bacteria. Very much worth a try, and something I would recommend.

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(512) Funky Kingston from (512) Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 40 ratings