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

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Added by denver10 on 08-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
166
Reviews:
42
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
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16
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28
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Photo of chugalug06
4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
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 +13.9%
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%
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 +11.7%
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 1withself
4.56/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably the best Tripel i've had in some time.

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Photo of Martin194
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattyG85
4.5/5  rDev +10%
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 sendbeer
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Birdsong
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The1WineGuy
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of 2013beer101
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GilGarp
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
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 mynewbeers
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Do not get booze at all which is dangerous but very balanced brew. Enjoyed.

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Photo of mevett89
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
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 +7.3%
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 cavedave
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Wasatch for another Co. treat!

Pours a cloudy gold with just enough clarity to give the beer gem like appearance. Five fingers fluffy foam float , filling the glass mouth with thick froth.

Tart and doughy yeast notes mix with sharper ones, some herbal and rooty notes, and combine with crisp grain, overripe peach and apple cider aromas to make a delicious bouquet.

Full and bright flavor that carries more bitter than expected, which combines well with the flavors of the nose, all of which are here a'plenty. It is an herbal and spicy bitter that is there at both ends of the sip. Super complex, highly delicious.

Full bodied, medium carb., highly viscous, killer finish with clean linger that entices next sip.

Hard to call this a tripel, better to use the name on bottle, golden ale, though that isn't a style. Highly recommended for folks who like their beers full of flavor and containing the sharper notes of Belgian-esque brewing.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
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 +5.4%
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 +5.4%
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 +5.4%
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 TheDudeAbides14
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mverity
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of CRJMellor
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of bismarksays
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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Deceit from Funkwerks
4.09 out of 5 based on 166 ratings.
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