Saison | Funkwerks

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
574 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:
574
Reviews:
134
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.05%
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
112
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 574 |  Reviews: 134
Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2014.
Standard-looking cloudy saison with tons of carbonation. Smells lightly tart and slightly moldy in a good way. Lots of yeast on the nose. Flavor is very bright without being acidic and there is a small malt sweetness that can be described as bold for the style. Really delicious. Mouthfeel is simultaneously somewhat thick for a saison but complements the big flavors beautifully.
Very surprised by how much I enjoyed this beer, and I'm happy I waited a few years for it. This saison could stand a year or two more and continue to develop well. Excellent!

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BKotch
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.44/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Mega murk- very cloudy light golden body reminiscent of cloudy apple juice, coarse white flocculate head, strong stream of bubbles. Nose has panda pepper- a mix of black and white varieties- with yeast and a touch of sourdough bread. Taste is also vey heavy on the pepper notes, with plenty of yeast contributing quite a funky character. A bit of lemon and tropical fruit breaks the overwhelming spice here and there, but it's fleeting. Body is crisp with aggressive, brutish carbonation.
Perhaps a better base would have allowed to this magical yeast to show its potential, but nearly all it produced here was heavy handed, simple, almost overpowering pepper. Some raw yeast funk and pleasant but weak fruit was present, but it was not enough to make this a very tasty beer. Relying on the yeast alone to make a beer great works only when it... well... works.

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Photo of IrishColonial
3.57/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Amundra
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of donspublic
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap into shaker pint, nice creamy 1 finger head. Hazy golden to look at. Smells of standard saison esters. Taste of fruity peach, lemon with a mild spicy finish. Not overly dry, I feel this is one of the better crafted saisons out there, great mouthfeel

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Photo of sd123
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tubeyes
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aufie
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Very clean saison

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Photo of davidperez
4.54/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Goose Island Vintage glass, it pours a murky, hazy orange of a pale hue. It forms a two-finger head, white, sudsy and creamy, with excellent retention. The head dissipates until it leaves a permanent thin layer of foam. The lacing in this beer is nice.

The bouquet is very appealing.
Mainly fruity, passion fruit, lemon, peach, melon, tangerine citrusy and slightly tart. You get a hint of biscuit, and lots of spices.

Amazing flavor, so, so rounded.
Upfront a nice carbonation, lower to that of other examples within this style. Then, the flavor onslaught hits you. Fruity notes again, melon, peach, lemon, banana, and huge spices as in clove and pepper. That flavor lingers until it becomes more malty and yeasty, and it even reaches a faint note of vanilla. The aftertaste is long, semi-dry, slightly bitter and yeasty.
There is a great balance to this beer, although due to its subtle acidity and its semi-dry finish, you get more bitterness than sweetness. The flavors are very nicely intertwined.
Medium body, very, very smooth.

A world class saison for sure.

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Photo of Mtn
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SimcoeKid
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EvanRobertson
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Can_has_beer
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of qcbrewer
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cih26d
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of allforbetterbeer
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Velvety, substantive, layered, and sublime. This is a very nice American brewed Saison, incorporating sparkling flavors of red fruits, banana, spice, and cracked barley. Well worth seeking out, and much better than I remember from years ago when Funkwerks was the new kid on the block.

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Photo of soupyman10
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Saison from Funkwerks
4.1 out of 5 based on 574 ratings.
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