Saison | Funkwerks

SaisonSaison
BA SCORE
90.3%
Liked This Beer
4.08 w/ 580 ratings
SaisonSaison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funkwerks
Colorado, United States
funkwerks.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Oxymoron on 11-22-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,485
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
580
Liked:
524
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
8.33%
Alströms:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
113
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 580 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've heard of Funkwerks. But, they do not distribute in Chicago. So, it was a pleasure to happen upon them at Denver's thriving Union Station and enjoy the dual pleasures of a well-made beer in a well re-made place.

On tap, it arrived in an elegant tulip. Inviting. Smells were not particularly distinguished... except the malt/spicing balance was surrounded by a very pleasant yeast funk. Tastes were extraordinary. Not a melange of too many flavors, but more like a series of duets between different malts and spices... I'm guessing directed by a very talented yeast.

The trade-off of this seeming a bit low in alcohol was that the spicing could clear the palate for my next bite of a bar pizza that was well below average. (Clearly, my tongue wanted more of this ale.) The sign of an exceptional Belgian brewer is to make food taste better. Well done, Funkwerks. You specialized in the most difficult tradition and are setting the bar for American crafters to interpret the Belgian tradition. I want more !

 1,012 characters

Photo of VaporDome
3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mattreitz49
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stengelfoot
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MemphisSooner
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An excellent saison. Tons of banana and clove on the nose. Light enough to enjoy, enough body to to hold up. This one is a winner!

130 characters

Photo of BadlandsPig
3.48/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 11.2fl oz bottle into a tulip glass. Pale golden yellow color with small yet highly carbonated head. Slight yeast smell with hints of citrus. Flavor was mild and balanced, malt, grain, "barnyard" profile. Medium bodied, dry feel.

I am just getting into Saison style beers and while this Funkwerks was interesting, I can't help but expect more out of it, especially given the high Beer-advocate rating. Will definitely try this Saison again, maybe poured and consume at a warmer temp.

 499 characters

Photo of dshansen1184
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of breardon1776
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

All around great saison.

24 characters

Photo of breakingbland
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NeverSettle
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zbooks
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puftdank
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkyer
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gene-Colorado
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of einman
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Saison pours a golden color, with a long lasting, and lacing head. Big sweet and spicy aroma, lots of yeast and a flower like finish. Big strong spicy taste, hints of sweet fruit, and a dry finish. Good body and finish. Overall, a very top notch saison, big balanced flavor.

 278 characters

Photo of Wasatch
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. Bottle
Bottled On: 2016.12.06

Poured into a Tired Hands glass a very nice golden yellowish color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy/foamy one-finger plus white head, which leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some pretty nice banana/clove/pear notes, some licorice, with some wheat/grass. The taste is really nice, malty, yeasty, with some very nice banana/clove/pear, licorice, wheat/grass. Medium body, ABV hidden very well. Overall, another pretty tasty brew from FW.

 548 characters

Photo of mmilyko
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prowlingleo
4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbaz
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evanwoertz
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Saison from Funkwerks
Beer rating: 90.3% out of 100 with 580 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.