Boysenberry Provincial
Funkwerks

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Style:
Sour - Berliner Weisse
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
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Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 2.67%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
6
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Funkwerks
 
Colorado, United States
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DefenCorps from Oregon

3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Kings in Phoenix.

A hazy, murky pink with a thin light pink head that falls off rapidly leaving little lacing this looks solid. The nose is hugely jammy with tons of fruit, juicy, jammy, pulpy and mildly tart but with no real seed character. A mild yogurt and lactic acid character is present. The palate opens with a ton of fruit, almost excessively so, dark, jammy, pulpy, with a mild vanilla note. This is carried on a thin, mildly lactic base that's tart, mildly yogurt like with a touch of guava. Mild grainy wheat is present. Yogurt like on the finish, this beer is light in body and highly carbonated. Flavors of boysenberry linger on in the finish. Solid, excellent given the $2.19/12oz price point.

Jan 13, 2019
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, pinkish purple color with a small light pink head of foam. It smelled sweet with boysenberry notes. Sweet boysenberry flavor with a touch of tartness.

Dec 08, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

an exceptional base beer on its own has now been bastardized, suffering a bit from what i like to call sculpin syndrome, which is the idea that you can constantly add new fruits to a classic and both increase your sales and retain the original revere for and glory of the original at the same time. this is of course a fallacy, and for how much i remember being impressed with the base beer when it first came out, these fruited variants have compromised what made it great, namely its clean, dry, simplicity and light piquant character. they all feel heavy and sweeter now, a little forced, and while this tastes just fine, just fine is a league or two below the original, at least for my palate. cool lavender purple color to this and a good amount of haze and body. it smells like melted berry candy, and i like the way it tastes too, a blackberry sort of sweet and tang, maybe a little more astringent from the fruit and the bacterial sourness together, but some of its tart refreshing character is lost to the jammy intensity of the fruit. meanwhile, we lose a lot of the grain influence to the fruit as well, and this is in danger of being juice, even more than some of the other fruited editions. i do not dislike it, and am probably being too harsh on the whole series, but i liked funkwerks better when they had actual new beers in the amrket fairly regularly, not just new fruits. i miss the old days, and i miss the original provincial...

Sep 11, 2018
Boysenberry Provincial from Funkwerks
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 6 ratings