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
Ratings:
87
Reviews:
30
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
9
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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
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 egrace84
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of crobinso
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Holland
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Herf for the bottle! I've thoroughly enjoys all Funkwerks prior to this, so I'm looking forward.

Pours a light, cloudy, soft orange color. There is a LOT of carbonation in this. Bright white foam is crowning out of the glass. Aroma is light with coriander, spices, a slight bit of grapefruit and other citrus fruits and a slight hay note. The taste kicks it up a good notch. Bright citrus notes, biscuity malts with some wheaty bits, spices, and a slight hay taste. Much better than the aroma. The feel is good, crisp and with plenty carbonation. It never feels prickly, sharp or abrasive though. All in all, a very nice white.

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Photo of Beaver13
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with a bi fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is lemoney citrus fruit, chamomile, flowers, and some spices (corriander). Very nice and refreshing.

The flavor is saison earthy funk with a little sweet fruit and a little spice. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with some sharp carbonation.

Overall, a very nice and refreshing saison. Probably the favorite I've had from a very interesting up and coming brewery.

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Photo of cbcrunch
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of deapokid
4.05/5  rDev +1%
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 EyePeeAyBryan
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of kiki3drt292
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of emmasdad
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We took a trip up to Fort Collins last week to hit a few breweries. Sadly quite a few were closed so we hit this one out of necessity; fortunately for us, this one was quite good across the board. Poured a somewhat cloudy pale yellow color with a big white head. Aromas bubblegum, orange peel and lemons. Light bodied and refreshing, with flavors of Belgian yeast, spices and tart citrus.

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Photo of GilGarp
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml capped bottle with white label. There is a lot of useful information on the label like ingredients used to make it, the open fermentation process, a website, serving suggestion, and cellar limit (9 mos.) but NO DATE!

Moving on, I pour it into a goblet (because I don't have a goblet) and notice it's slightly hazy golden yellow color. It has thick white head and settles slowly but no lacing.

The aroma is right on for a wit with all sorts of great citrus zest (oranage and grapefruit are actually listed) as well as the coriander and ginger. Lots of depth here and a lot to enjoy.

Flavor is sweet up front with a yellow cake-like character. It then leads into a lemon-tart middle with a bit of that Belgian yeast coming forward. It finishes crisp and dry with a nice aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light in body and perfectly carbonated. A great beer with which to welcome Spring.

Great flavor, depth, and balance... just like their saison. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ucsbmullet
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of MinorThreat
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of bump8628
4/5  rDev -0.2%
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 rbrefbeerman
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerwolf77
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of savagepm
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of katan
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml into a goblet

A - Hugely carbonated - lots of pearly white head that breaks down to a film. Golden to straw color. Very hazy and thick.

S - Starts off lightly sweet, some wheat notes and perhaps some coriander. Some funky attributes, seemingly grassy and even a little bit wild. Almost saison like.

T - Starts off lightly malty, sweet. The carbonation gets in the way of the flavors here, just dominates. Gets very dry mid-stream, more grassy and earthy - grainy. Finishes with a fruity orange and somewhat spicy note.

M - Very airy and carbonated. Almost tongue stinging. Finishes with a little bit of graininess on the tongue.

O/D - A refreshing and perhaps a very traditional Belgian style witbier. The carbonation is very hefty and very filling - almost more saison like. Since the Funk has a flagship saison, I don't think that a crossover was intended here.

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Photo of JayS2629
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow with a huge sugar white head that fades very slowly and leaves big rings of lace.

The aroma is spicy with orange peel, coriander and tangerine notes. Black pepper and sweet grainy wheat in the back.

The taste is grainy, sweet wheat in the front, with some funky notes, barnyard, and earthy elements, spicy notes of black pepper, coriander and orange peel. Tangerine notes, chardoney, and some lime-like tarness.

Complex, interesting, light and crisp.

Overall a very interesting and complex, funky beer. Subtle and balanced.

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Photo of claytong
4/5  rDev -0.2%

White from Funkwerks
4.01 out of 5 based on 87 ratings.
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