Deceit | Funkwerks

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funkwerks
Colorado, United States
funkwerks.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by denver10 on 08-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
164
Reviews:
40
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
Wants:
16
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28
For Trade:
2
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Reviews by GilGarp:
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4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle served slightly chilled into a goblet.

I've been looking forward to trying this ever since the GABF results came out. Congrats to Funkwerks on winning gold!

Deceit is a very pale golden yellow color with good clarity. The head is thick and slow to settles leaving some spotty lacing on the glass.

Aroma is full of sweet and tart lemon character. It smells fresh and well-hopped for a Belgian.

Flavor is big and intense with more lemon, some pepper, and alcohol. It's not hot but the alcohol lets you know it's there. each sip goes from sweet, to bitter, and finally finishes dry and crisp.

Mouthfeel is light in body, nicely carbonated, and well balanced. Alcohol dries the palate on the finish.

Overall another strong offering from Funkwerks.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With an elegant and simple label, Funkwerks Deceit continues to win over the eye with glassware recommendations, proper serving temperatures, cellaring requirements, and food pairings. Equipped with tasting notes, I like this guy already!

Strongly hazed, the dense appearance of yellow early and goldenrod late yields a separation of creamy white froth that billows to the rim before starting its slow recession into the glass. Its firm retention rests with an uneven sheet across the glass with intermittent and random lacing patterns on the glass. With less of the spritzy carbonation that I expected, the beer is a sturdy yet somber Belgian-style Tripel Ale.

Aromas are both delicate and bold while shining with notes of bread dough, sweet grain grain and powdered sugar. Fruit aromatics of banana, orange peel, lemon, apple, and melon even out the sweetness and allow a wine-like note to exhume. Perfumy spices of coriander, clove, white pepper, paradise seed, and cilantro conclude the scent with an attitude of zeal and elegance.

Its full Belgian flavor is wine-like, dryly sweet and backed by cookie dough and confectioner's sweetness. Its fruity taste of white grapes, pears, lemons, apples and cantaloupe is both rich and racy. Spicy alcohol flavors align with freshly grated white pepper, grassy bitterness, and straw-like hop bite. Even a mild soapy note with perfume returns in echos of flavors long after the taste finishes.

Its creamy medium-body is lightly zesty in texture. Its slightly elevated sweetness is slow to fade, but eventually gives way to a spicy and earthen finish. Lightly ginger-like in heat and prickle, its wine-like acidity balances the texture as much as does the alcohol or alcohol warmth.

Though the brewers have devised a very good Belgian-style Tripel, with a name like "Funkwerks", I expected something less normal. And with a brand called "Deceit", I expected an unexpected turn that the beer simply doesn't provide. It just ends up being a boring very good beer.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.64/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy straw amber with a big creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet malts and banana with straw and yeast.

The flavor is sweet soapy belgian malts and banana with some earthy yeast and a dry, almost plasticky, finish. There's a bit of warming alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a lot of spritzy carbonation.

Overall, an OK Belgian with some off-notes.

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Photo of mverity
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MattyG85
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a big three finger off white head that settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A spicy and fruity Belgian style aroma with a scent of yeast and dried fruit. Belgian yeast with some farmhouse funk and spice hints of clove, coriander, and pepper. Big scent of dried fruit with hints of banana, pear, apple, lemon, pineapple, orange, and white grape. Sweet hints of Belgian candied sugar. Malt scent of wheat, grains, cracker, and biscuit. Also some hints of grassy hops. A very nice Belgian aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a spicy and fruity Belgian style taste with notes of yeast and dried fruit. Belgian yeast with farmhouse funk and spice notes of clove, pepper, and coriander. Mix of dried fruit with notes of banana, apple, pear, lemon, orange, white grapes, and pineapple. Malt notes of wheat, grains, biscuit, and cracker. Notes of grassy hops. Also some slight Belgian candied sugar sweetness. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Crisp, drying, and smooth with minimal alcohol heat.

Overall: A very good take on a Belgian Tripel/Golden Ale. Good mix of spicy yeast and fruit notes.

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Photo of boogerisu
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Auraan
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear golden yellow with a thin bit of white head that left abundant lacing. Not as cloudy as some Belgians, but not out of style. Pretty good. Scents of apricot, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, tangerine and slight overripe fruit, sourness, and graininess with hints of alcohol, barnyard funk and bubblegum as it warms. A pretty well done, balanced yet complex Belgian nose, pretty true to form for a Tripel. Taste begins with Belgian yeast, bitter citrus rind, balanced with candi sugar sweetness, apricot and apricot pit. There is also a slight sour hint, a bit of funk and some grain on the finish. The finish overall is bitter and rather dry. A bit of spiciness as well. Again, rather true to Tripel style, but maybe a bit more bitter than some other examples of the style, not bad though. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall this is a pretty good Belgian ale. It has the usual complex aromas and flavors of a Tripel, but adds just a bit more bitterness than usual to balance it out. It's quite refreshing and hides it's alcohol well. I have to say I am impressed.

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of BrittQ
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of GDBEERMAN
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent & chill hazed honey color with 2 fingers of ivory colored head. Some floaties, stays effervescent, nice head retention& lacing

S: Pears & apple blossoms, honeysuckle as well

T: Follows the nose with some honey crisp apple &pineapple up front, pretty dry as well. More orchard fruit, then a touch of dirty yeast (Brett I presume?), but only a touch, dryness also as this warm, a little bit of apricot over-ripe pear. Finishes fruity, with a whisper of citrus with just a bit of honey crisp apple & candi-sugar, a little grapefruit as well

MF: Light/medium body, firm carbonation, a little booze warmth as well

The 9.0 ABV is well hidden, a pretty nice stab at the style, pretty drinkable. On the edge of greatness & well worth a try. The warmer this gets, the better

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Photo of morimech
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of the more "Belgiany" tripels I have had from an American brewery. Slightly hazy golden color with a large, pillow type head. Heavy lacing is left down the glass. Aroma of fruity yeast esters. Vinous qualities abound like the classics. The taste follows closely with the Belgian originals. But there is something in the finish that does not taste right. A little astringent perhaps, maybe a bitterness I was not expecting. But it distracts from an otherwise great attempt. It also needs a little bit more carbonation as this lays a little flat on the palate. A little more life could boost the flavors.

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Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ElJosharino
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Danielr26
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CRJMellor
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jaydoc
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcotom
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ricoslim
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JDW4195
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Deceit from Funkwerks
4.08 out of 5 based on 164 ratings.
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