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Fünke Hop Farm | Sudwerk Brewing Company

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4.32/5
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77 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sudwerk Brewing Company
California, United States
sudwerkbrew.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by SocalKicks on 08-04-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,847
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
77
pDev:
6.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 15
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4.94/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of festizio
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tomb_ride
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
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!

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Photo of Tone
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.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
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.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LostCoastTom
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.

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Photo of cantoroni
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beFullCircle
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of amano_h
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. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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M: Medium-light bodied. Moderate prickly carbonation. Slightly sticky. Dry-ish finish.
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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.⠀

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4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of meangreenc
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of straightlambic
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ElBlimpo
4.98/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Straycorn
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dertyd
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of -blast-tyrant-
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I loved this one so much. Great head, great smell. The hops aree balanced well with the funk. Enjoyed the entire bottle all to myself, wouldn't think of sharing it. It blew away my expectations. Would drink again!

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Photo of RBorsato
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of captainkrad
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dheldman
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BDeibs
3.81/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #1: I'm a wild ale, lambic, gueuze and sour nut. These are my favorites. Truth be known, this is a really good, balanced, flavorful American example and perhaps even a gateway beer for those that don't like sours.

Not as assertive or acidic as some, and not as bold and "in your face" as many, this is still well rounded, fruity, earthy, tart and sufficiently acidic for those that like wild ales/sours and yet still very approachable for those that don't.

Nice effort.

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Fünke Hop Farm from Sudwerk Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 77 ratings
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