White | Funkwerks

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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%
 
 
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26
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9
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Photo of beerwolf77
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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 Gueuzedude
4/5  rDev -0.2%
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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Photo of RSchaeffer
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Brushkanna
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of kiki3drt292
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
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 claytong
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of kojevergas
3.41/5  rDev -15%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a 330ml snifter at Funkwerks' taproom in high altitude Fort Collins, Colorado. Reviewed from notes. Serving volume was 4 oz as part of a tasting flight. On Funkwerks' beer board, it was marked "Test Batch", whatever that means.

A: Pours a half finger head of slight cream, bad thickness, and poor retention. Cloudy dark yellow colour.

Sm: Light pepper, lemon peel, and slight orange peel, with moderate spice & herbs, and some funkiness. Some mild honey. A mild strength aroma.

T: Honey, light pepper, moderate spice, and some lemon peel. Unexpected ginger. Certainly complex and decently built. Very well balanced, with no alcohol coming through. It shows promise.

Mf: Smooth and wet, until it coarsens slightly right on the finish. Suits the flavours.

Dr: Highly drinkable and complex for the style, with lovely pepper notes. I'd have it again, but it does need work. The 6.0% ABV doesn't come through at all.

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Photo of WillyMac
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of blakelive784
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in tap at funkwerks tap room, in stemware :

A - presents a light, transparent yellow color with a thin white head of poor retention.

S - peppery spice, yeast, honey, and a bit of light malt. Inviting.

T - gingery spice and pepper, unidentified citrus and honey all mashed together, but I dig it. Quite complex for how light it is.

M - light, fairly crisp and dry. Almost right.

D - one of funkwerks better offerings. Really a solid beer overall.

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Photo of savagepm
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of womencantsail
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
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 spdyfire83
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
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 TrickkyGangsta
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ucsbmullet
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of allforbetterbeer
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkrez
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of boatshoes
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of timtim
5/5  rDev +24.7%

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 riored4v
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 7/25/11

Poured in to a tulip. Waaay over-carbed. Bottle foamed over and out and with an easy pour in to the glass, the glass foamed over as well. Egg-white like egg with a hazy, straw colored body.

Smell was oreange, grainy and a mild sweetness. Some light spiceness.

Taste had very good flavor. Hints of orange and citrus. Some good ginger flavor. Light spiceness with a mild sweetness. Slightly graing. Very refreshing.

Mouthfeel was medium/light body with extremely high carbonation. Dry finish.

Very good overall with high drinkability. No abv signs and mellow flavors.

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