Saison | Funkwerks

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
568 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:
568
Reviews:
133
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.05%
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
111
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 568 |  Reviews: 133
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 BeerDawgs
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A 11.2 oz bottle with a bottled on date of 6.22.16

L - blond with 1 finger of head, lots of bubbles

S - Belgian candy sugar, sweet, amazing

T - apples, lemon, spicy, Belgian candy. Amazing saison

F - well carbonated and smooth

O - Ana amazing saison. Nail the style. Highly drinkable

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

Aroma is complex and fruity. Peaches, nectarines, oranges. Chamomile with some bubblegum. Fresh, floral hops. Peppery phenols.

Hazy gold/yellow with a somewhat thin white head. Good lacing, ok retention.

Full juicy fruits upfront. Apples and hay. Nectarines, white pepper, bubblegum. Fresh flowers. Light, crackery malt. More fruit than spicy.

Medium high carbonation. Spicy alcohols. A hint of creaminess. Very dry with lingering fruits and spices on the palate.

Really nice. With the fruit character, could pass as a Belgian pale, but a minor complaint.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 jera1350
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

L: Slightly Hazy straw yellow color with a small white head and no lacing at the glass.

S: Lemon and pepper, saison yeast, notes of doughy malt malt, some wet hay and a bit of funk.

T: Lemon and pepper, notes of saison yeast, doughy malt and a bit of a Funk.

F: Lighter body

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

A classic slight hazed yellow pour with a white head and streaking lacing. smell is slight tart and funk, taste follows nose with classic funk and lemon spritzes wet hay and malt, high medium carbonation with a slight lemon barnyard finish. A classic American rendition of the style.

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Photo of jtk21351
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave2234
3.49/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of C_Pel
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cdwil
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puck1225
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, but have also had it on tap. It has a cloudy yellow gold color, nice thick white head and curtain lacing. Wonderful fruity sweet smell. The taste is classic, lemony, spicy and refreshing. Great beer!

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Photo of Nhmp105
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of champ103
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a basically clear straw/yellow color. A towering and rocky white head forms that has excellent retention and lace is left all the way down the glass.
S: Lightly phenolic, but not nearly as plastic like that some American examples can be. Peppery spice, fruity esters of pears and apples. Pale, cracker like malts. Excellent.
T: Like the nose, lightly phenolic without being plastic in anyway. Fruity esters, peppery spice that follow the nose as well. Pears, apples, even banana like esters. Pale cracker and biscuit malts. Maybe a touch of earthy bitterness lingers. Excellent.
M/D: A light body that is perfectly crisp and supper clean. Beautifully dry as well. So enjoyable to drink, the bottle is gone in no time.

Something I can keep coming back to again and again. While this might not be as great as Saison Dupont, it is not far behind. While being about $10 a 4 pack, this will be an easy regular in my fridge. Something I have always enjoyed when I had the chance, and am very glad this is going to be easy to get in Houston now.

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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

Saison from Funkwerks
4.1 out of 5 based on 568 ratings.
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