Pale Ryder

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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
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3.68 | pDev: 6.79%
Colorado, United States
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.29/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

this is by far the least appealing beer i have had from funkwerks, who i hold among the best breweries in our state. its a rye pale ale, very very rye heavy, which i like a lot, but the beer doesnt come together at all. it has some chocolate malt in it, maybe even chocolate rye, that really takes over the lighter beer, dominates with a weird earthiness and it covers the rye spice underneath it. it also doesnt look real nice, brown swirling in gold, without a head. undercarbed too, its nearly flat in the glass. it seems like something went wrong with this batch, as funkwerks usually has very high quality standards, how did this one end up in the market? they need to get back to their roots a bit i think here, a few misses in a row now with dahlia or whatever that dubbel was, and now this one. there is nothing cool about the yeast at all, its not even funky a little bit in this beer, and for me that really hurts it, these guys are known for that stuff, so i always expect it. let down tremendously by this, and would not recommend it, unless you are just looking for a rye bomb, which this is, and thats its best feature, but on the whole it is pretty poor.

Mar 26, 2015
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy, golden yellow color with a small, white head of foam. Tart aroma with a strong yeasty presence. Some grain aroma and fruitiness. Tasted of lemon, orange peel and other fruits with a spicy/yeasty bite. It was crisp and smooth.

Mar 24, 2015
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Texasfan549 from Texas

3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 13, 2015
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Pxlwix from Texas

3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mar 30, 2015
Pale Ryder from Funkwerks
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 4 ratings