Tropic King | Funkwerks

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Brewed by:
Funkwerks
Colorado, United States
funkwerks.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally designed to be a hoppier version of our flagship Saison, the accidental (but fortuitous) addition of two extra bags of Munich malt balanced the hop bitterness leaving us this very unique Imperial Saison. Tropical fruit flavors coming from the unique New Zealand hop variety, Rakau.

Notes of passion fruit, mango, peach, pepper and ginger.

Pairs well with hula hooping.

Added by lackenhauser on 11-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,751
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
526
pDev:
9.64%
 
 
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Poured out of a bottle down a glass. Half finger head with light lacing. Smell of bread with sweetness and clove spice - nice aroma. Feel of champagne bubbles. Taste of vanilla, spice, matlty, finishing with floral sweetness. It is complex, rich, and delicious. Yum!

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3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
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Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a lightly hazy, medium golden amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma of grainy malt, orange, tangerine, mango, peach and mint; nice. Flavor is grainy malt, saison yeast, mild orange, mango and peach. Some more bretty farmhouse funk develops as the fruit flavors taper off into a finish with light farmhouse funk, light grassy hops and faint hints of the fruit flavors. Medium bodied with sharp carbonation. The aroma on this is fantastic, but the bright fruit flavors seem attenuated in the taste. Starts as a fruity farmhouse, then dries out to more grain and hop forward finish. The fruit mix is very nice and with a little more balance across the taste, this would be outstanding. An interesting saison with a tropical fruit and hop twist. I'm not usually drawn to down under hops, but I like this New Zealand one, Rakau. Nice introduction to this brewery.

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Tropic King from Funkwerks
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 526 ratings