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:
#5,103
Reviews:
148
Ratings:
614
pDev:
8.35%
 
 
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86
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122
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Ratings: 614 |  Reviews: 148
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

Photo of pants678
3.61/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Translucent straw yellow with single finger retaining white head.

Hay, yeast. Meh.

Traditional yeasty and earthy. Not real dry, a faint honey sweetness and coriander. Tropic King is better, IMO, but if you let it linger there's misting notes of tea and pear on the mid palate.

Could stand some sugar to dry it out.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bitterbill
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled September 26th 2017, right on the label of the 11.2 ounce bottle. Their dating system rocks!

Pours a slightly hazy straw gold with a 2 finger head of foam to start, shrinks to a fine layer with good lacing.

Smells of Belgian yeast, has notes of white pepper, cloves, coriander, sweet from I presume candi sugar. Nice. Bit of funk.

Cloves, pepper, coriander, candi sugar, hop bitterness, earthy malt, very light with the Brett. Tasty.

Light side of medium bodied, adequate carbonation, fairly dry finish.

This is yummy.

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Photo of Dawon
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kccraftenthusiast
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a good-sized head of white foam. It smelled of spices, yeast and toasted caramel. Sweet caramel flavor with some spices, lemon and yeastiness.

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

Pale golden hued with a fingernail of bright white around the rim and covering most of the top. The aroma is an inviting blend of sweet pale Belgian malt and earthy saison yeast. The flavor closely mirrors the aroma with pleasing sweet Belgian light malt and the earthy yeast. The mouth is dry, crisp, and refreshing.

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