Tropic King (Māori King) | Funkwerks

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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:
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Added by ottovon on 02-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
105
Reviews:
36
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.68%
 
 
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25
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28
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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a cloudy beige color ale with a large dirty white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of spicy ginger notes with rustic malt and fruity zesty hops. Taste is a great mix between some rustic malt with quite dry aftertaste and some spicy ginger notes with some fruity and zesty hops. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation. I really enjoyed this beer but I would have personally prefer less ginger.

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4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, 8% ABV. I'm thinking this is actually the 'Maori King' version, as it proclaims to use those increasingly trendy Rakau hops from New Zealand. Thanks again to the good doktorzee for bringing this back from Colorado.

This beer pours a rather hazy, orange-tinted medium golden yellow colour, with a rising column of tightly fizzy, effusively foamy white head, which leaves some random splotches of patchy, fuzzy lace around the glass as it very slowly settles.

It smells of sweet candied, bready caramel malt, earthy yeast, papaya, banana, nectarine, and unripe mango, soft white pepper, and a more coriander-borne spiciness than that of ginger. The taste is semi-sweet bready, slightly crackery pale malt, with a duly lessened caramel input, muddled tropical fruit - the peach and dried mango standing out most - joined by some more pedestrian mandarin orange and melon tag-a-longs, somewhat acerbic farmhouse yeast, an ethereal powdered ginger spiciness, a touch of airborne black pepper, and some floral, lightly perfumed hops. That last bit brought to you by the cleverly obfuscated and integrated 16-proof booze quotient.

The bubbles are a tad tight and astringent at times, but mellow out just the same, the body a decent medium weight for this amped-up version of the style, and tacitly smooth, all that spice, fruit, and yeast hardly capable of anything more suave. It finishes off-dry, the grain getting a bit biscuity, the fruit remaining static, as the yeast and spices trail off into the ether.

A pretty tasty south-seas-enhanced saison, well bolstered by the domestic ABV goodness. This of course takes us deeper into headier Belgian ale territory, so much so that I'd easily mistake this otherwise for a yeasty strong pale ale. Ah well - borders are meant to be broached, aren't they?

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