Fünke Hop Farm
Sudwerk Brewing Company

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Sudwerk Brewing Company
California, United States
Wild Ale
4.32 | pDev: 6.48%
May 27, 2018
Aug 04, 2014
Brewed with oats and wheat, and fermented out with two strains of saison yeast. It spends about six to nine months in an assortment of barrels-Petite Sirah, Grenache, Chardonnay-while being fermented with Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and a house yeast culture from their in-house solera system. It's then blended with an all-Brett beer that's barrel-aged separately, bringing in more tropical and guava notes. Oh, and it's dry-hopped at 1.5 pounds per barrel with Simcoe, Nelson, and Citra.
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Rated by akeikas from California

4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
beautiful color with amazing aroma + hint of that hop.
May 27, 2018
Rated: 4.82 by ClarenceSweetMeat from Idaho

May 27, 2018
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle. Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled funky, fruity and of sweet caramel. Funky and yeasty with a fruity bite and caramel finish.
Mar 21, 2018
Rated: 4 by Marvicsin from California

Mar 03, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by BarrelAgedG from California

Mar 03, 2018
Rated: 4.94 by beerrrrr from California

Sep 23, 2017
Rated: 4.32 by festizio from California

Sep 02, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by tomb_ride from California

Sep 01, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by Kurmaraja from California

Aug 15, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
i thought this was a really cool saison, not at all too much for how kitchen sinky it sounds on paper. the mix of wine barrels in the blend is awesome, you can appreciate all sorts of nuance from them, tons of oak in sum, and the mix of yeasts are always evolving from the second it hits my lips until even after the swallow, sour for a flash, then musty funky, back to clean lactic, and then bretty and rustic and dry again, its really cool, always moving, and very unique, even before the hops. the only part that isnt awesome is the appearance, where it looks overly murky, thick, and not very well carbonated. turns out looks can be deceiving though, and this is bubbly and lighter on the tongue, and dry by the end. tangy mouthwatering nose, lots of juicy dry hopped goodness here too. i can get nelson for sure, which brings out the white wine and wood elements really expressively, but there are others almost definitely, tougher to single out. lots of wine tannins and acidity at times, and at others its almost like a brett ipa, really complex beer, and they have packed a lot in to a medium body and just 6.5% alcohol. i havent had nearly enough beer from these guys, this was really excellent and about as layered as they get!
Aug 06, 2017
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong bacterial funk, apple, yeast, sweet malt, hint of alcohol, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong bacterial funk, yeast, sweet malt, alcohol, citrus, hint of pine, and a hint of hop. Overall, weak appearance, but otherwise a complex blend of a sour and a saison; tends toward the sour.
Jul 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Phil-Fresh from California

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Lots of hops with citrus, berry and white grape notes, coupled with tropical notes, light funk, moderate sourness with vinous character.

A: Golden color, hazy, with a uniform dense white head that has solid retention and plenty of lacing in the glass.

T: Crisp, with big hoppy flavors of citrus, berry, white grape, followed by a moderate tropical notes, light funkiness and clean moderate lingering sourness with a slightly wine-like dry finish

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Awesome; the beer is crisp and refreshing with an interesting blend and balance of vinous, fruit-like hops, tropical fruit notes and contrasting vinous character and sourness.
Jun 13, 2017
Rated: 4.22 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Jun 02, 2017
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Reviewed by LostCoastTom from California

4.69/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
I was really impressed by this beer. It was well balanced with the sour, yeast and hops. Not too much of anything but enough to leave a great impression. I drank it a few days ago so this is from memory but wanted to report that if you see the Sudwerk Funke Hop Farm, but it. If you like the farmhouse, Saison, style beers you will like it.
Mar 24, 2017
Rated: 4.2 by cantoroni from California

Mar 11, 2017
Rated: 4.09 by beFullCircle from California

Nov 23, 2016
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Reviewed by amano_h from Oregon

4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Poor man's version of Casey Brewing and Blending's "Brett Loves Citra." Subdued oak. Leathery funk. Earthy hops. Bright tart citrus. (lemon, orange, etc.). Bright berries. White wine-like vinous qualities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

T: Sour gummy worms. Tart citrus. Restrained earthy bitterness. Subtle cheesecloth. Bright berries. White grape. Rock sugar. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
M: Medium-light bodied. Moderate prickly carbonation. Slightly sticky. Dry-ish finish.
O: Dry-hopped. Wine barrel-aged. Bottle-conditioned. "Sour Saison." Sufficiently complex but not too intense to scare away inexperienced drinkers. A good gateway beer to the insanity that is the craft beer scene of today.⠀
Oct 17, 2016
Rated: 4.64 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Aug 22, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by kjkinsey from Texas

Aug 22, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by meangreenc from California

Jul 17, 2016
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