Saison | Funkwerks

567 Ratings

Brewed by:
Colorado, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Oxymoron on 11-22-2010

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Ratings: 567 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of SadMachine
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Duff27
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Tone
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, gold color. 3/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of wheat, yeast, sweet malt, slight pale malt, hops, hint of alcohol, and slight spice. Fits the style of a Saison / Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of wheat, yeast, sweet malt, slight pale malt, hops, hint of alcohol, slight spice, hint of earthy malt, and a hint of grass. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and decent body and blend.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a tulip, the beer is a hazy, bright gold coloring with a foamy, sparse, white head. Nose of toasted grain, coriander, subtle farmhouse funk, tart notes, clove, and all spice. Flavors are toasted grain forward, with lemon grass herbal notes, another dose of farmhouse funk, and tart citrus notes. Light and crisp in mouth, with an effervesced, funky, tart aftertaste. Spiced, sweet linger. Nice and refreshing.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Wasatch
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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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 drabmuh
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer served in a wine glass, beer is clear and leaves lacing on the glass from a decent head with nice retention. Looks great.

Aroma is sulfury / hoppy with a nice balance between the two. It smells nice. Expecting something bitter now.

The taste is a bit more grainy that I expected but it is not bad and does not lead to an aftertaste, the beer is bitter and hoppy, nice hop flavors through the midpalate. An overall great beer IMO. I enjoy it a lot.

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Photo of beernads
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a solid beer; one that isn't over the top, which so far represents all (two) of the FW beers I've had. Nothing crazy, just darn tootin' good.

Pours a hazy pale yellow with a head that reached the ceiling (no, I'm kidding), fluffy with some sticky lacing.

Aroma has the funk to it. An initial doughy-sweetness is covered with spice and light fruits. Tingle to the nose.

Nice blend of flavors, ranging from a light but solid biscuit and wet bread, to spicy herbals and floral. A quick burst of a bite of tannins or green pear...something like that. white pepper. It was creeping in on citrus before the spice and hops cut it off on the end.

Very nice beer. Good for those looking for an example of the style without going overboard on the sensors.

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Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of LoveStout
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled November 2011
A careful pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a voluminous, rim topping, pale tan, off-white colored head that leaves some thick lacing on the sides of my glass.. The beer is a clear, pale amber hue that shows a bright gold with copper highlights hue when held up to the light. The beer has a musty, earthy, spicy character to it that seems right in line with a good Saison. There is a soft fruitiness that clearly plays second fiddle to the up front notes, but provides touches of apple, a light touch of melon and some pear. The spices remind me of musty, white pepper, with the fruitiness perhaps a touch of young ginger and wait. Now that I have noticed it, I really had to dig to get it at first, there is a distinct fruit character that seems characteristic of hops; notes of tangerine, some lychee and it accentuates a ripe melon note; all of thes are just suggestions though. As the beer warms up there is a solid, dry, hay like and chewy, cracker like malt character.

The beer has a nice dry flavor to it up front, but there is a perceived sweetness that is accentuated by some fruit notes that consist of tangelo zest, ripe cider apple notes, and some honey dew melon notes. There is a firmness to the finish that is a combination of hop bitterness and phenolic notes that are spicy, a touch medicinal and with some tongue numbing turpene like clove notes. Over time the cider like fruitiness of this beer becomes a bit more prominent, though it is not so much that it becomes annoying, but I thought at first it might be. As the beer warms up and loses its carbonation, it becomes softer and lighter; this beer was always quite light and quaffable, yet still has enough texture to it that it doesn’t seem watery. The grain character plays a supporting role, but contributes noticeable dry, but somehow honey-like malt notes, some dry hay like grain

A little more fruit focused and without a balancing something else (hops or yeast character would have likely done it) to be perfect, but this is still a great example of a Saison. It seems a bit more balanced like a Fantome, but without the funkiness; it doesn’t quite have the dryness or mineral quality that Dupont does either. Both of these achieve a balance that this doesn’t quite reach; really the fruitiness needs something here to tame it just a bit more than it is. I feel like I am being more critical than I actually feel about this beer, but there is a lot of potential in this beer that just needs a touch of finesse to turn this into a wonderful beer; this has great yeast character, the beginnings of awesome hop notes, a firm, supporting malt character, it is visually stunning and has a great texture. I am feeling quite critical of this beer because it seems so close to achieving a greatness I suppose; we’ll see what the future brings.

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Photo of dwagner003
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of bigred89
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Saison from Funkwerks
4.1 out of 5 based on 567 ratings.
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