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White | Funkwerks

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87 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funkwerks
Colorado, United States
funkwerks.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Oxymoron on 11-22-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,812
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
87
pDev:
9.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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27
Gots:
9
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of jbaker67
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to egrace84 for the share! thanks elliot!

reviewed from notes taken on 7/29/12.

pourd into tulip glass.

Appearance: cloudy yellow bodied beer with huge fluffy white head!

Smell: Wheat, spice, coriander, orange peel.

Taste: Big orange peel and coriander spice upfront. Touch of soft wheat, funk, and lemon zest.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderately high carbonation. Really easy drinker here. Super crisp carbonation and really refreshing beer.

Overall: Fantastic witbeer! Almost has some saison qualities to it. Just awesome hot weather brew! My first Funkwerks beer and I am looking forward to more!

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Photo of womencantsail
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a massive white head. Like a mix of saison and witbier on the nose. Nice citrus peel, straw, and floral notes with a subtle tartness of lemon. Peppery notes and a few other spices, too. The flavor is somewhat sweet with nice bread and almost honey notes. Moderate spice and plenty of floral and citrus flavors. Really a nice flavor to this one.

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Photo of Bardwashrind
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

The beer was lively in carbonation, slightly cloudy but still warm in color while altogether enticing. Had in a line up with four other Funkwerks beers, this was the most distinct in the lineup without trying to steal the show.

The presence of spices and citrus were gracefully layered without ever overwhelming the distinct saison yeast character. Aromas of dried orange peels, steeped green tea leaves and tart citrus fruits were in abundance and made for a very fresh and clean smelling experience.

Similar citrus play on the palate without being too sweet or 'wheaties' based. I liked the slightly lighter mouthfeel it gave, if it was more forced with candied flavors or sat with a richer body I believe the level of drinkability would not have been as nice as it was. Such a bright and aromatically enticing beer. I'm wishing for bottles to come soon, making this the perfect summer slamming hammock beer.

Any saison fan would find comfort in this beer. VERY excited with Funkwerks and their direction, can't wait too see what comes out of the few barrels that are silently working their magic.

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Photo of AlexFields
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spdyfire83
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

49th Review
Bottle to snifter

From notes. Shared at the DL Variant + Others Tasting in Chicago back in October.

A: Golden yellow. 2+ fingernail (pure white) head on medium pour.

S: Roasted wheat, coriander, and orange peel.

T: Zesty lemon and orange/tangerine (citrus) combination up-front followed by coriander and white pepper spice. Good balances all throughout that fades gently off the back of the palate.

M: Crisp. Refreshing. Light bodied and loads of carbonation. I repeat, refreshing (written multiple times in my notes).

O: Well done beer that was most enjoyable on a hot, humid Midwest afternoon in August. A nice change of pace from an up-and-coming brewery in the Napa Valley of Beer (i.e. Ft. Collins, Colorado)! I look forward to enjoying their beers for many years to come.

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Photo of deapokid
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to vasdef42 for this one. Enjoyed on 10/12. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a pale, murky yellow with a crisp, white head of foam. Lacing is heavy and it sticks like glue. Visually, it seems to glow a bit and is nearly impossible to see through, sort of like a fruitier-looking absinthe.

Aroma is milky and mild. Banana and cinnamon peak out, as does a little pepper. The smell is vibrantly yeasty, which is nice and authentic.

Flavor opens big, packing banana, lemon, cream, coarse ground pepper and a surprisingly strong dryness. It's very funky for the style, accompanied by a little booze and a dash of bacteria. This is unique and tasty, bridging the gap between several Belgian styles.

The closing dryness calms a bit as the beer warms, but it's initially a heavy, palate crushingly dry beer. I like the sledgehammer dankness and it masterfully imparts some great, barnyard flavors.

My girlfriend thought it was a bit strong initially, but I love that zesty, almost savory funk combined with the sweetness of a Belgian-style wit. This is a daring and different white ale, especially for an American brewery, and it has definitely left a great impression.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer served in a wine glass. Beer is yellow with a slight haze and a monolayered fizzy white head, diffuse, leaves lacing on the glass. Looks good.

Citrusy in the nose, orange peel, corriander, sweet, mild wheat. Nice.

Beer is light in body but not watery, it is easy to drink and flavorful. The spices do well with the moderately dry finish. An enjoyable beer for sure. I really enjoy the Funkwerks, even if it has an annoying spelling.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

cool brew from funkwerks. pours an insanely lively hazy white gold color with a hard to manage head frothing up. smells tangy like grapefruits and the yeast smell is strong. flavor is spicy and refreshing. not as fruity as the nose. really nice tart finish. the mouthfeel here was great, as carbonated as any beer ive ever had, super super bright, almost like a soda in the mouth. it really works well for such a light but complicated beer. everything funkwerks does is excellent and this is certainly no exception.

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Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of theminutemen
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ucsbmullet
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, golden yellow color with a two-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left some sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled fairly spicy with coriander notes. Nice cracked wheat presence, too.

T - Good spicy/yeasty bite up front. Cracked wheat and grains add some sweetness. There is a mild lemon flavor.

M - It was crisp and crackled on the tongue. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is really good. Another great brew from Funkwerks.

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Photo of Brob245
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of bump8628
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I guess I'm a bit jaded towards witbier. This was a good one but it was hard to get excited about. Floral right from the start (chamomile and lavender). Bit of lemongrass, citrus, and cut grass. Dry finish, mild bitterness. Some black pepper and funk. Pleasant yeastiness. Twang of sour at the end. Flavorful and rather untamed.

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Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Sampled October 2011
Excessively carbonated, I was able to get it easily into my glass, but it foams up and over in my glass multiple times before I end up with a stable Tripel Karmeliet tulip full of six-fingers worth of pale, just barely tan tinged froth. The beer is a hazy, pale straw color that shows an excitable carbonic stream of bubbles billowing up through it. The beer smells quite like coriander; earthy, spicy and citrusy. The citrus is from both the coriander, but also from citrus zest; the both contribute notes of Meyer Lemon, some fruity orange zest and perhaps even some fruity tangerine notes. There is a touch of dried, grassy, perhaps more rustically, hay like with a touch of pale cracker character; all towards the finish.

The carbonation combines with the citrus and coriander-citrus notes to provide a zippy quality to this beer. There is a clove like phenolic note that mixes with the citrus pith character that also adds a bit of sharpness as well as an almost, though not quite, soapy taste. The coriander character adds quite a bit of earthy-spiciness to this beer, it is sort of herbal like, perhaps providing a touch of bitterness (though the hops help contribute the light bitterness that is here); really though the combination of coriander and phenolics provides the sharpness and bite that is usually supplied by hops. The beer is slightly tart towards the finish, this is accentuated by the citrus notes, boosted by the ample carbonation.

This is quite a nice Wit, it has just enough rustic-ness to keep me interested, though I can’t help but wishing it had taken a touch more of a wild turn with more tartness, but that would make this take a significant step down a road that is not a standard Wit. This is an exceedingly enjoyable example of a Wit, but it also seems to make me realize that my taste-buds have come to expect a bit more from this style of beer; as far as a standard example of the style goes, this is about as good as it gets, better than any other standard one that I can remember.

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White from Funkwerks
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 87 ratings
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