Tropic King (Māori King) | Funkwerks

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105 Ratings
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Tropic King (Māori King)Tropic King (Māori King)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funkwerks
Colorado, United States
funkwerks.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ottovon on 02-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
105
Reviews:
36
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.68%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
28
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of mhaugo
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of jmarsh123
3.03/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours orange with a big thick head that eventually receded, but still good lacing.

A lot of floral aromas with a touch of citrus and some funk. Not a ton going on in the nose.

A little bit of a cracker malt sweetness up front in the palate. A little funky earthiness and way too much pepper then creep in before finishing somewhat spicy from floral hoppiness. Pepper is out of balance.

Decent mouthfeel. Medium bodied, probably a bit more than most saisons.

Meh have yet to be impressed by a Funkwerks beer. Nothing special here.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.16/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Rackhouse Pub and served to me in a snifter. Yellow orange color, soapy head, looks good. Smells very yeasty, overpowering. It also tastes very yeasty, I got a bit of bubblegum but none of the tropical fruits promised by the description and New Zealand hops. Overall I much preferred the regular saison.

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Photo of Zbeetleman
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.44/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a plastic cup.

Appearance - Hazy golden orange with a big white head. Thick collar and a lot of surface wisping.

Smell - Yeasty with a slight stone fruitiness to it. Pale malt.

Taste - Very malty. Sweet doughy malts. Fruity again. Yeasty flavor in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Overcarbonated. Slightly sweet with a medium body.

Overall - Decent flavors. Just a little rough.

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Photo of TaborTime
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of illidurit
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of the_encinitan
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baybum
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of RSchaeffer
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of AndrewK
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Moose90
3.52/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tertullian007
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of claytong
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance - burnt orange red, medium head with a nice fluff to it.

smell - bubblegum banana yeast, spices, malt, mango

taste - follows the smell with some hops, malt isnt as nice as it smelt, a bit bland.

mouthfeel - nice body and nice carbonation but was oddly a bit cloying

overall - like the name, like what theyre doing but this is not my favorite

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Photo of Beaver13
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

The aroma is wheaty malts, lemon and some tropical fruit with a little floral hops.

The flavor is wheaty, bready malts with some sweet tropical citrus fruits and a decent dry grassy hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a nice saison. The fruity notes are interesting, but it's a tad on the sweet side for me.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I hear this one is the next in line to be bottled. Some will have difficulty distinguishing the beers they have on the market, but I think this one has the most character.

Slightly hazed light orange, dark gold pour. Nice billowing head, somewhat sticky. Off-white, but fairly bright.

Yeasty spice aroma, bubblegum and citrus. Pale malt backbone gives it a nudge to sweetness.

Tropical fruits are pounded by the yeast and spice. I get some mango and peach--May Pride perhaps. A bit tangy and 'fleshy'. The hops add a bit of a 'pinch' to go along with the spice and yeast. Being a hop head, I'd like to see more hops, which I also think would give this beer more of a specific personality. But what do i know, I just drink the stuff.

Crisp finish with underlying sweet bread. Good carbonation

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of FalconA
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of timc13
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of marqoid
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of dhbiker0889
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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Tropic King (Māori King) from Funkwerks
4.03 out of 5 based on 105 ratings.
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