Saison | Funkwerks

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565 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
Ratings:
565
Reviews:
133
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
108
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 565 |  Reviews: 133
Reviews by DeanMoriarty:
Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 750ml bottle from the Funkwerks brewery in Fort Collins and poured it into an Odell's tulip glass.

A: Pours a hazy straw-like hue, slightly effervescent, with a fat white head that sticks around a while leaving massive amounts of lacing in its tracks.

S: A lot going on with this one, especially as it warms up a bit. Tropical esters up front in a major way that give way to lemon zest, spices and crackery malts - there's also a bit of hop in there with some funk mixed in as well.

T: Pretty much on point with the nose but the hop and funk are up more in the mix. Really a phenomenal tasting Saison.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied, dry and well carbonated for the style.

Overall a real tasty saison that is an extremely easy drinker.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml brown bottle with no freshness date though there is a suggestion of cellaring this beer for no more than 2 years.

Look: Perfectly clear pale golden color, amazing display of froth and lace

Smell: Asian pear, fresh baked pita bread, dragon fruit, slightly earthy, nutty yeast, herbal, peppery phenols, very aromatic

Taste: Dry malt backbone, smooth, slight juiciness, chalky yeast, grapenuts, spicy, crackers, hay, light pepperiness, very dry finish

So flavorful with out being over the top, truly a well honed Saison that seriously rivals many of the originals from Belgium & France.

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Photo of mactrail
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thoroughly interesting Saison with the usual sharp flavors and a faint whiff of the barnyard. Golden color with slight chill haze in the tulip glass. Not much head nicely carbonated on the tongue. Best feature is the rich, fruity tanginess with a hint of candy. The scratchy Belgian yeast is well in evidence, but seems to mellow as you sip.

On tap at Root Down in Denver. Very drinkable and refreshing. A good example of a Saison with complex flavors leading to a slightly woody, dry finish. Not very hoppy but some bitterness. "Lemon and mashed potatoes filtered through a paper bag," is how the conoisseur on the next stool calls it.

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Photo of warlock_with_a_backpack
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Todd
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beaver13
3.51/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle. Pours a hazy straw gold with a monstrous pillowy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is grains, some banana and clove, a little fruit, bubblegum and yeast with some floral hops.

The flavor is slightly sweet cereal malts, earthy yeasts, spices and pepper and some dry bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with spritzy carbonation.

Overall, a very solid saison.

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Photo of Dbrulet
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Billolick
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Large bottle purchased at the source last week, lovingly transported and allowed to settle and rest in the fridge for several days.

Pours clouded dull orange, under a frothy eggshell marainge head that lasts and lasts. Then leaves gobs of thicker lace all over the glass. Quality look to this one.

Orange, pepper, melon and yeasty goodness on the nose.

More of the same on the palate, with the melon and pepper coming through. Dry finish, with oranges coming to mind.

Seriously delicious, highly complex, I enjoyed and savored every drop.

Please consider distribution to NYC area!

Glad to have been able to visit the brewery/tasting room and glad I was smart enough to bring a few bottles home....

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Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of tednkelly
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of bsp77
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is dry, with citrus, banana, clove, pepper and somewhat musty. Taste is similar as described above with maybe a little more earthiness and a fleshy fruit backbone. While dry and effervescent, there is a lingering component that causes me to barely detract from the mouthfeel.

Overall, a very well executed, textbook example of a Saison.

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Photo of mrw1zard
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of ehammond1
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, quirkzoo!

Incredibly cloudy yellow with a huge, tightly-bubbled white head that lasts and lasts and lasts. This leaves ribbons, sheets, spiderwebs, and spots of lace all the way down the glass. Gorgeous.

A complete aroma and very typical of the style: grain and sweet breads, white fruits (green apple and some peach, perhaps), distinct, slightly funky yeast, and some mild pepper. Very nice.

The flavor too is fantastic: the yeast and white fruit flavors are front and center, but a mild funk and earthiness complement everything nicely.

Medium bodied with high carbonation. A joy.

Fantastic.

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Photo of boatshoes
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of MattyG85
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of boogerisu
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of moundbz
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrbill57
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of valkyre65
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jtladner
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of timontheroad
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Zonian1
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Beer21
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Saison from Funkwerks
4.1 out of 5 based on 565 ratings.
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