Fruition | Funkwerks

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funkwerks
Colorado, United States
funkwerks.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Saison Ale Brewed with Lemon

“History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes.” − Mark Twain

A lighter saison variety meant for sessionable drinking. This saison is full of citrus flavors that stem from the chosen hops and from the addition of lemon. A refreshing option to quench your thirst all day long.

Notes of fruity lemon and slight herbal spice.

Added by theformula on 06-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
8.73%
 
 
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7
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2
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: It pours hazy straw under a 3" lacy white foam collar with good retention.

S: smells like lemon, spicy Belgian Saison yeasts, light bread crumb, fruit, faint funk, a hint of banana and light citrus.

T: key lime pie, mild to moderate hop bitterness, Belgian yeast fruit flavors, hop spice flavors. The hop bitterness is medium to medium high, the added lemon is medium as are the hop flavors.

F: medium light body, above average carbonation.

O: flavorful, interesting, well balanced and drinkable beer

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Photo of Brob245
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keemohoppy
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought in a 12oz four pack. This year's Fruition is centered around a lemon profile, which is most pronounced in the smell and in the finish. Very drinkable at 5.2%, it would pair nicely with a variety of summer dishes. However, by itself it doesn't match some of it's better known peers, which is a slight letdown considering my affinity for Funkwerks' other creations.

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Photo of puck1225
3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Cloudy yellow color with a nice white fluffy head and good lacing. The smell is bright and lemony. The taste and feel are a bit of a disappointment but my standards for saisons are high. It is refreshing!

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Photo of HoistinBrews
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Metalsnota
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Haybeerman
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mactrail
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This one was literally in the cellar, and I didn't realize it was brewed over a year ago. The cool aging doesn't' seem to have done anything positive for it. This was hard to taste, first with the big foam up and then the abundant coarse carbonation and the thin, tart character.

Sharp, though some malt emerges in the lighter Hefeweizen aromatic style. Some nice hints of spice and something like orange peel. A hazy pale orange-tinged lemon color in the tulip with an attractive foam once it finally warms up a little and settles down. Some fruity aromas, like a whiff of pineapple.

Finally some apricot taste comes through. This is better than a flavored American-style wheat, at least, but I hate to think what I must have paid for this. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Grapevine Wine & Liquors in Denver.

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Photo of BringbakFavre
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of SourinQns
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of MinorThreat
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of appetiteforparis
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of spoony
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml into a tulip.

A-The beer pours a hazy, orange-hued straw color. A bit milky looking. The head is pretty awesome...two-plus fingers of dense, shiny white foam that hangs around forever.

S-The smell was saison yeast, with nice hits of white pepper and funky hay. I suspect my bottle had lost most of the apricot smell (this was a summer brew and its now nearly December), but there was a little bit of fruit left.

T-Taste followed the smell for the most part. Minimal apricot fruit, but a little banana was noticeable to go with what little apricot there was left. Fruit aside, this beer has a pleasant flavor of spicy, doughy yeast. Almost no hops to speak of.

M-Lighter bodied withs some prickly carbonation. Not quite quaffable, but not a total sipper, either.

O-I have mostly positive feelings about this brew. I know that I was about three months too late for the target season, but I found that even if the fruit had faded on this one, this was still a drinkable and pleasant tasting saison. I would drink this all day over the NB Peach Porch Lounger. Extra points here for the great foam.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

this is outstanding, and i cannot believe i waited so long to give this a try. i should have known better. everything funkwerks is great, but this is really beyond expectations. it pours an average looking hazy orangey yellow color with a one inch white head that settles to patchy spots after a few minutes. the nose is incredible, it makes my mouth water so hard. lemony tart notes collide with the grains of paradise, pink peppercorns, ginger, and of course the sweet apricot. the yeast is almost like a sour beer, its so puckery and tantilizing, epic. flavor isnt quite as intense, as the sour notes die down a little and the fruit really shines with the yeast, ginger is barely there. mouthfeel is just perfect, lively carbonation and medium body, but the tingling tartness from the nose stays in the mouth forever. i was tasting this beer, mouth wateringly, for hours after i drank it, no kidding. my lips were literally buzzing from this, just so interesting. it takes a lot for the mouthfeel of a beer to impress me these days, but this was entirely different. i loved this beer.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of quaybr
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

Hazy golden body with an orange hue. Short, white bubbly head recedes to a ring of white foam around the edge.

Smells of light fruit and yeast. Spices are present but relatively quiet.

Taste follows aroma: pleasant light fruity esters co-mingle with yeast which lends to a slight tanginess on the back edges of the tongue.

The ale is light-bodied with a surprisingly oily finish. Lends well to the slight sour and sweetness.

Overall this beer seems to veer a bit from the genre. However, this is an incredibly approachable farmhouse and there's something to be said about that. Beyond that, it tastes good. Give this one a go.

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Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of bluckbeyes
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.78 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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