Saison | Funkwerks

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funkwerks
Colorado, United States
funkwerks.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our flagship Saison was born from a series of test batches begun in Gordon Schuck’s backyard, the French Saison yeast strain used in test batch #6 was utilized to become the Great American Beer Festival gold medal-winning Saison that sits before you.

Notes of passion fruit, tangerine, lemon verbena, ginger and black pepper.

Added by Oxymoron on 11-22-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,429
Reviews:
151
Ratings:
621
pDev:
8.35%
 
 
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85
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Ratings: 621 |  Reviews: 151
Photo of corywalston
3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Streams of rapidly rising bubbles permeate a hazy gold pour under a thin white cap with fair retention

S: rich fruit aromas, tropical fruit, melon, a trace of spice and a hint of wet wool in the background

T: Mildly sweet fruit, tropical fruit, melon and some peppery saison yeast character lead to an assertive bitter fruit finish with a dash of astringent drying.

F: medium light and crisp with above average carbonation

O: a flavorful, refreshing beer to grab when you want something classy and elegant to drink

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Photo of BrewSTL
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Antwon616
3.15/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Helluvaz
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Quite above average saison. A flagship product from Funkwerks. Cidery taste makes this beer different from the other saisons I had before. Not too creamy head, but the CO2 concentration is good enough to make this beer do its work in your mouth around your tongue. I would give it a 4.25.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

these guys were doing a tasting at the bottle shop, tried this and convinced me enough to grab a bottle on the way out. sloppily poured into a tulip a every so slightly hazy gold/yellow, with a decent enough white head and some bits of lacing. funky yeast aromas creep up instantly, with some wheat/hay and pepper joining in. starts off light in flavor and builds as you go, there's plenty of that nice yeast mixed with hints of citrus, cloves and spice. sugars start to join in after a few drinks. really solid flavor that drinks well and isn't overpowering in any one area. leaves a bit of sweetness in the mouth, medium bodied and nicely carbonated. now to get my hands on the imperial version

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Photo of BerryKumquat
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ndrwmngn
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnDon
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of adosen01
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luckydog91
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of H-TownMcBuck
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured down side of glass, minimal head and almost no lacing. Yellow and gold with slight haze. Smells delicious with coriander, clove, yeast, and light notes of alcohol. Initial taste was a bit flat to me, but builds upon swallow and aftertaste. Lightly sweet, spicy, and yeasty. Tastes better and bettter with each mouthfeel. Pretty good, but I like their Tropic King more.

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Photo of JFrank78
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love some fine saison, and this is the best in the Rockies, which puts it at the very top of the best of the best. Great funk, subtle hops and a nice bright nose with fizz. Goes well with some Colorado bud too. Slow sip or drain it quick. It's good at all paces.

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Photo of JackieTH
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy golden with a persistent cap of creamy foam. Smells of earth, wet hay, unripe cherry. Taste opens with a flash of tart citrus across the tongue then it’s cloves, banana, candied sugar, mouldering hay barnyard funk. Finish mildly sweet. Medium, soft body. Moderate carbonation. This is a really nice saison.

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Photo of ClintGoodman
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of williamphelps
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow with a nice head and lacing. Pretty hay, grass, dried peach, dried apricot, dried cherry, Earth funk on Nose. Confirmed on palate with more focus on hay and dried grass subtle sweet finish. Feel of bright acidity, silky smooth.

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Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brantleysmith
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottvanbelois
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jaker07
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mchegash
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of schopenhauerale
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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