Raspberry Provincial | Funkwerks

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BA SCORE
3.9/5
Very Good
Raspberry ProvincialRaspberry Provincial
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funkwerks
Colorado, United States
funkwerks.com

Style: Berliner Weisse

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This 4.2% sessionable sour is truly a product of creativity, ingenuity, and luck. In the summer of 2013 we took a test batch of our sessional sour summer ale, Provincial, that didn’t quite hit gravity, and decided to have some fun with it! We added a heavy dose of raspberries. The end result was so delicious, we decided to recreate it! This delightfully tart fruit beer is refreshing, with a citrusy raspberry aroma which transitions to a subtlety sweet and tart finish.

Notes of lemon zest and tart raspberries.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,512
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
336
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
50
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 47 | Ratings: 336
Reviews by bsp77:
Photo of bsp77
3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice tart and dry raspberry aroma, with some light pepper and grass. Flavor is mostly raspberry as well, with some grassy and peppery notes. Cracker like malt body. The whole flavor profile is simply too subdued, with only a light tartness and a thin, watery body. My first disappointment from Funkwerks.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of peensteen
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of jmh21
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of FrauTotenkinder
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark pink with big, foamy head. Lots of carbonation. Smells like sweet tart. Light mouthfeel. Rasberry is suitable fruit for sour beer.

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Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheChickenWing
4.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Prager62
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 330ml bottle into glass. Bottling date is marked as '2016.09.20'.
Clear, red amber colored body. Each pour results in a piled on white head, which recedes quite rapidly. No lacing left behind.
Aroma is deep raspberry, no funk or sour aspects are presented.
Taste is a mix of sweet and funky raspberry. Not sour nor tart. The raspberry is presented in a full spectrum of flavor that represents the fruit well.
Medium mouth feel. High carbonation. Rather dry and tight (more than tart) in the taste profile.
Each sip is an experience of highly carbonated true raspberry fruit taste, as can be expected from a fermented drink.

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Photo of GTJayG
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of GreyGooseStout
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Claytonham34
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KaiserTrey
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antwon616
3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%

for a berliner weiss, not that sour at all, more sweet with plenty of raspberry, both in the nose and tongue. Body amazingly light and super-drinkable, like a great thirst-quencher brew for a super summer day.

Light and airy with great raspberry finish. Massively delicious. Definitely a must-try for berliner or fruit beer fans. I can see this one being real popular with the ladies.

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Photo of Chilmer
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Premo88
4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle poured into tall vertical at Jester King on May 14, 2017
(bottled on Jan. 1, 2017)

L: cloudy magenta (red-red-orange) topped by over 2 inches of white/pink-tinged foam; no stick/lace after foam dissipates quickly

S: sour-sour-sweet raspberry, slightly funky, maybe some lemon peel; as it warms, raspberry sweetness takes over lemon

T: tart raspberry

F: super light and super carbonated

O: amazing beer, about the only thing it's missing is freshness, but even a little past three months old, the raspberries are still very present and tasty, offering lots of tartness but bits and pieces of fruity sweetness that make it enjoyable; as tasty and well-made as this beer is, I'll be seeking out more Funkwerks in the very near future

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Photo of ClintGoodman
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of socon67
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of adosen01
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ndrwmngn
4.98/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of JackieTH
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours raspberry-hued rose slightly cloudy with a quickly fading head. Looks delicious.

Smells absolutely delicious- red raspberries, lemon, citrus.

Taste is raspberry- lemony tartness, slightly sweet, citrus bitterness into a tart/clean finish. Decent flavor if not quite tart enough.

Very light body on the palate, 3/10 on a tartness scale, so while it’s delicious it comes off either very sessionable or somewhat watery.

Enjoying it but would like something a little more substantial in body.

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Photo of JOSEPHthayer
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

MY WIVES FAVORITE
A BIT SWEET BUT STILL AWESOME

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Raspberry Provincial from Funkwerks
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 336 ratings