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Saison | Funkwerks

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BA SCORE
4.08/5
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586 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:
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Added by Oxymoron on 11-22-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,549
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
586
pDev:
8.33%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
115
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 586 |  Reviews: 138
Photo of aufie
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ControlVolume
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
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 +11.3%
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 -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SimcoeKid
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EvanRobertson
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of qcbrewer
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cih26d
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of allforbetterbeer
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
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 +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz tried to be poured into a Spiegelau glass but I was only able to get half before the head almost flowed over bottled on 7/3/15

A: huge big bubbles fluffy head lot of bubbles in the hazy yellow bdy looks like the carbonation is through the roof

S: has a nice lemon peppery banana nose and some clove

T: light banana and clove with a touch of tartness the carbonation makes it feel spicy on the tongue

M: very effervescent and lively crisp and a dryer finish

O: A very easy drinking beer I like that the belgian yeast isn't over powering cloying banana and clove. Its there but bam its gone after it hits and the little bit of tartness and big carbonation makes this beer very refreshing.

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Photo of slvrmon82
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of keithv70
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I drank this 1 year after bottle date.

The color is very light yellow, with a giant white head that fades slowly. Lacing is moderate.

Smell is yeast and malt, with sour fruit notes. Taste is only slightly tart, with Belgian yeast and malt taking center stage. Mouthfeel is crisp and bubbly, which pairs well with the tangy flavor profile.

Overall this is a solid offering, and I will buy again if I can find it.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knobs303
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of the_encinitan
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jorgerod99
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fargrow
3.3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.36/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Saison from Funkwerks
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 586 ratings
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