Deceit | Funkwerks

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Brewed by:
Funkwerks
Colorado, United States
funkwerks.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by denver10 on 08-17-2012

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Reviews:
39
Ratings:
163
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
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Photo of chugalug06
4.85/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing fluffy (bright) white head. Brew is clear and delicious yellow looking. Lacing is sparse, but still prevalent.

Crisp, clean, light banana.

Whoa. No heat or burn. Impressive. Awesome brew!!! I'm going to the nearest LQ to buy em' all!!!! Banana and cloves are nicely spaced out, nothing over whelming. Carbonation is is very light and perfect. Nothing over spiced or offensive.

This brew holds nothing back. I wish all brews could be this true. I'm kinda shocked/mad it sat in my fridge for so long... Price-point was perfect @ $15; I'll be buying all I can find. MAWHAHAHA

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Photo of denver10
4.66/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A nice hazy, yellow appearance with a little white head. Smelll is of belgian yeast offering a nice blend of some banana, pear and spices, a little lemon grass, pepper. Funkwerks described this as a Belgian Trippel and Golden Ale mix; flavor supported that. Belgian yeast offering some pear, banana and spices, lemongrass and a tease that it might get a touch bitter but never does, probably thanks to the nice addition of hops. A nice light, crisp mouthfeel. A touch dry and a touch of alcohol can be felt. Overall, love this beer. Great stuff.

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Photo of Yokoono76
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: light yellow, slighty cloudy. Great thick head when first poured, 3 fingers +, mellows to a light head that laces the glass.

S: lovely scent! Citrus, heavier floral and fresh bread scent.

T: wow! It's great! Lily like floral blends into clove and coriander. Lemon and tangerine notes. Complexity is enhanced as it warms. Fresh tasting yeast, but not overwhelming.

M: light to medium carbonation. Hearty mouthfeel for the flavor, complimentary to the taste for sure!

O: this is a lovely beer! Great balance of freshness and spice without being overpowering. Easily drunk alone or with a meal. Abv is high, but well hidden. as others said, deceit is a great name for it, at least pertaing to the abv! This will be a favorite in our house, for sure!!!

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Photo of spoony
4.57/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a 750 ml into a tulip.

A-The beer pours a cloudy, straw-color. An average pour yielded two-plus fingers of shiny, white foam. There was some very fine carbonation visible, which kept the head around for a bit. Nice lacing left behind.

S-Huge banana/clove/yeast on the nose. Also some bright lemon and orange flavors, as well as a little hay and alcohol spice. Really nice.

T-Taste follows the smell pretty closely. You get a wave of the aforementioned flavors, plus a little apple and funkiness on the finish. The alcohol gets a little spicier and more medicinal as the brew warms up a bit.

M-The fine carbonation makes for a creamy mouthfeel and a lighter body. I actually could have used a little bit more pop here.

O-I really enjoyed this beer and would rank it up there with some of my favorite tripels, e.g., Karmeliet, and Fin du Monde. The flavors are concentrated and complex and the alcohol is well integrated, which makes for a great smelling and drinking brew. I could have used more carbonation, but I will definitely seek this out again.

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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 GilGarp
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 mevett89
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: golden with a beautiful, thick white head. Decent lacing.

Aroma: citrus, grapefruit.

Taste: delicious! Grapefruit bitterness and fruitiness from the hops, spiciness and funk from the yeast, and good light malt character.

Mouthfeel: good carbonation; effervescent, and tingly in the mouth. Medium bodied.

Overall: definitely worth the award they mention so proudly on the label. One of the best Belgian-style golden ales I've had!

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Photo of Sigurd1
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Champagne like saison, light mouth feel, slight opacity, great finish. My favorite beer in Fort Collins...The head is large cell bubbles that reduces very quickly. I bought two bottles for later enjoyment. $17.95 at $17.95 a bottle. My wife loved this beer as much as i did.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 22oz bottle picked up in Denver, 2.2017

L - Bright yellow golden, no clarity, 1/2 a finger of head and some lacing left on the glass. Gorgeous beer!

S - Belgian candy sugar, spices, dried fruit.

T - Spices and pepper up front, and then the belgian bomb explodes. Apples, pears, dried fruit. Very tasty, and a dry finish. High ABV is totally hidden, and such a smooth easy drinker

F - Well carbonated and dry

O - Awesome brew!

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Photo of NickTheGreat
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L (4.25) - Hazy, golden yellow color. Bright white head on top. Slight bit of lacing going on, but not much
S (4.5) - Smells like a "Belgian Beer." Spicy, yeasty, etc.
T (4.25) - Very noticeable Belgian yeasty taste. A little bit of that spicy/peppery taste you'd expect. Not a tremendous fruity taste, in my opinion.
F (4.25) - Smooth, yet light and bubbly. Easy to drink, really.
O (4.25) - I like this beer. I don’t' drink a lot of these types of beers, but I'm a fan of all the Funkwerks ones. They're a top-notch brewery.

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Photo of ZoomanCru
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deceit – Imperial Saison (9.0%) - Funkwerks (Colorado)
☆☆☆☆

App: Pours a slightly hazy lemon yellow with a nice one finger chalky white head that eventually settles, leaving massive amounts of dense lacing all the way up the glass. Some evident carbonation.

Smell: Aroma hints toward a Golden ale, with strong notes of banana, and a slight clove like spiciness coupled with a walnut maltiness which rounds out an otherwise sweet nose with some deeper aroma. Esters very noticeable, slightly sour as well. Hop aromas very minimal.

Taste: Toasted grainy sweetness comes together with fruity esters on the foretaste to create a flavor that transitions from banana pudding like heaviness to lemony tartness. One of those special beers that has distinct flavor evolution the longer you hold it on your palate. Even at 9% this beer goes down almost too easy. Hence the name.

Mouth: Light to medium bodied with significant carbonation that makes flavors dance across the tongue. Alcohol comes through a little more here with a volatility that is noticeable, but not off putting.

Wild Boar Cafe, draft into 12oz Snifter. 4/11/14.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft at Scion DuPont in a tulip on 5/8/14

A-Pours is a hazy gold with a one finger white head. Nice lacing

S-Aroma is spicy with lemon.

T-Taste is like a green apple mixed with lemon citrus. Very refreshing.

M-Medium body with dry feel and a strong finish.

O-Overall, a great beer. Would buy again if I could get it in the dmv

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Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330 ml Bottle
Bottled On: 2015.07.22
ABV 8.5%

Poured into a chalice a very nice cloudy dark golden yellow color, with some very nice carbonation, with a very nice one-finger foamy white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some pretty nice banana, coriander notes, peppery. The taste is very nice malty, yeasty, spicy, with some very nice banana/coriander notes. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well. Overall, this is a very nice brew.

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Photo of yemenmocha
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Pours hazy pale golden color with chunks of yeast. Thick white head almost overflowed, but settled into a nice, long lasting layer. Nose has nice tangy fruits, yeasty/bready qualities, and a candied component. Palate offers a nice balance of flavors and a creamy mouthfeel. Would buy regularly if priced more reasonably compared to competitors such as NB Tripel. Or for this price, I'll just take the real examples from Belgium.

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Photo of bigaltemple
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Golden straw/hay color, slightly hazy. Soapy, white head quickly calms down to a small rocky cap. Some spotty lacing.

S - Light and citrusy, with definite lemon zest coming through. A little bit of green apple and "spicy" yeast character.

T/M - Follows the nose really well. Citrus zest mixes with green apple and pear notes. Mild bite of spice in the finish. Alcohol is hidden extremely well. Light body with just the right amount of prickly carbonation.

O - I like this one a lot! I will definitely being grabbing a couple more.

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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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Photo of zeledonia
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to drumrboy22 for the bottle. Tasted 23 July 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours cloudy pale straw yellow with a touch of gold. Three big fingers of fluffy white head, dense and pillowy, relaxing slowly and leaving gobs of lacing all over the glass, plus a resilient half-finger cap. Wow. Only thing keeping it from a 5 is a few little floaties.

Smell is big, pleasant, and difficult to define. Nice Belgian yeast, a good chunk of nose-tingling citrus, a little funk. A gentle, warm, grainy golden sweetness.

Taste is warm and enjoyable but rather simple; a bit spicy, a bit bitter, and a larger bit tart. There's all kinds of stuff going on in it, making for an enjoyable meal, but there's no punch line, no obvious main course. Good, though.

Feel is good, medium-bodied, with fluffy marshmallowy overwhelmingly-fuzzy carbonation. Awesome, actually. Feels like it's turning to foam in my mouth.

I like this beer. For a big Belgian ale, it's refreshing, relatively light but flavorful, and I feel like I could drink a lot of it. Very nice indeed.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a gold medal winner from funkwerks, finally makes it to the bottle. this is a tripel style ale, reminicent of the nineteen from avery in both aroma and flavor. it pours light a bubbly, with some haze, a sunny yellow color. the nose is spicy yeast and light fruit, with the classic sweetness levels. its alcoholic too, the bottle says 9.4% abv, and i feel like it is all of that. classic tripel sugar levels in both nose and taste. flavor is very balanced and drinkable. im thinking as a companion to seafood or pork. the fruit and yeast bring out the best of eachother, and the sugar rounds it all out without being dominant. this is a beer drinkers beer right here, its huge, its got everything you could want for the style, and it is artfully done. bright carbonation, expansive body, and a certain crispness you dont always find in beers that finish sweeter. this is a glistening example of the style, and i love it.

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Photo of Tone
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, gold color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong yeast, strong floral notes, hint of hop, and slight citrus. Fits the style of a Tripel. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong yeast, strong floral notes, hint of hop, slight citrus, slight coriander, hint of alcohol, and a hint of earthy malt. Overall, decent, mild, but a little earthy for my taste.

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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 stortore
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11.2 (I think) ounce bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy, but bright yellow, with a one finger head and lots of foamy cling. Smell brings Belgian yeast, light malt, some black pepper, a little funk. Slight fruitiness to the aroma. Taste leads with a strong yeast presence, some malt, some grain- maybe wheat, a little funk, some hop bitterness. Dry, crisp, refreshing, smooth, well carbonated, slight creaminess.

Really solid beer, well constructed. More yeasty and less sweet than most Tripels, it just has a really clean feel to it. Well worth a purchase.

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Photo of StoneTSR
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE: Straw, yellow in color. No bubble action beneath the surface aside from a stray bubble or two. The head, after a 12oz. pour into a Funkwerks globe, was greater than two fingers high. Over the course of three minutes, that big, tightly packed, white head fell down to a thin cap. Lacing is clearly present, but minimal.

SMELL: Bread is the only aroma that come through with any intensity. There is a hint of citrus (mostly lemon) and some slightly spicy notes.

TASTE: Spice and citrus. The orange comes through in a fun, playful way up front and ends up lasting throughout the sip. Some coriander and pepper follows it up.

MOUTHFEEL: This is absolutely ridiculous in the mouthfeel. 9.4% feels like an insanely light, 5% lager, but it has all the spiciness, character and depth of a Tripel...and, of course, hides the booze like any good Tripel would. Sweet enough, but with a nice, solid, dry finish.

OVERALL: This is a supremely drinkable beer and 9.4% is absurd. It's just too easy and enjoyable to drink.

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

Overall, Deceit, I give you a 4. I've been eyeballing the 750's of these for a while but settled on a 4-pack tonight. ABV seems to have been lowered to an 8.5 for this, which seems all fine and good for the style.

Pours pretty average with a soapy lightly bubbled head that dissipates pretty quickly. The golden liquid does have some cloud to it as well as sediment, which I like to see in any ale. The nose on it isn't anything special, neither hot from booze, nor super-funky, just some pretty herbal notes, spice and yeast. Tastes lightly sweet and a little tart, almost like aspartame, not in a bad way, it's just tart with a bitter edge.

The mouthfeel is medium and uplifted by the nice carbonation, and overall I went 4. Seems to more closely resemble a saison than a tripel, and would probably appeal to someone more into farmhouse or Belgian pale. It's good but for the >$10 pricetag for a 4 I won't be getting it again...now their Tropic King, that's another story.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very light golden/hay color. Clean and clear. Nice foamy white head, a bit rocky. Lacing is spotty.

The name hits the mark. While it looks light and non-threatening, the aroma is a kick in the nose. Banana, some bubble gum, coriander, Belgian yeast and spices. Light biscuit. Tingly.

Flavor is chock full of spices and yeast, without being overly bready. It's still a lighter flavor beer, with lots o'spices. Some banana and coriander, white pepper, lemon zest, biscuit. Pear and green apple.

Feels great. It pops. Nice finish, dry and smooth. Zings.

Great name for a nice beer. ABV is well hidden; this thing will warm you up

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

Not sure if this is a tripel as noted or a golden ale ....pour is hazed golden yellow with a white head, smell is fruity and spicy with hints of wood and booze , taste is fruity with a pronounced wood and cedar taste along with notes of grass and lemon with slight hops , mouth feel is dry with BA Rum finish this however does not overpower the brew. I liked this brew alot had a rum flavor with a golden ale and Belgian yeast taste.

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