Deceit | Funkwerks

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Colorado, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The label says it is best paired with half hearted apologies, so allow me to apologize for having this beer on a weekday.

Look: semi-clear golden, with a two-inch white head.

Aroma: yeast, fruit, banana, a little bit of pepper

Taste: Its sweet, wheat and other grains, yeast, some pepper and I believe cloves, banana, pineapple, pear, some funk, and no hint of the substantial alcohol. It is extremely good, a true Belgian Ale.

Feel: Medium body with significant carbonation, dry, but really nice.

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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 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 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 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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Photo of mac31
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12/17/15 bottled

Big spicy nose. Big, chewy fermented honey, akin to a mead . Subtle flavors of pear, peach, and kumquat after the honey pass. A wonderful yeasty profile that like the honey stands front and center. The profile is classic and then some-black pepper spice, banana is noteworthy, and some funk (yeast esters) that flows right in to an almost bone dry finish. Dry, light Belgian sugar candy figures in as well. Body is thin. Alcohol is well masked. This has some moments where it shines, but some sips where the yeast profile is overly dominant. This beer is not as drinkable as what I'm searching for, but still a very solid offering.

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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 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 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 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 ClavisAurea
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cold bottle served in a wine glass.

Appearance: beautiful golden straw color with a full white head of foam. Clear and bubbly.

Nose: pears, Belgian yeast, malty sweetness, minor hops character

Taste: follows the nose but more of the classic Belgian yeast. Very taste.

Overall: I actually thought this was more of a "Imperial saison" style. The carbonation was pretty high but that's not a bad thing. I really enjoyed this offering.

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

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass.

Appearance: pours a thick 2+" white head that drops slowly with a great deal of lacing. Color is light orange with lots of sediment in suspension and tons of streaming carbonation.
Aroma: sweet, yeasty bread, coriander, floral
Mouthfeel: medium body, prickly carbonation followed by astringency on the tongue and throat.
Flavor: sweet bread, banana, coriander, cinnamon, a bit of raisin, a definite lingering bitterness as the hops move from an initial floral to a finish of citrus rind.
Overall: well done, with an interesting balance between the sweet, spicy and bitter flavors.

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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 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 their Tropic King, that's another story.

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Photo of stephens101
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Label says 8.5%. Must be a new batch.

Golden-orange in color and a hefty and dense white froth covering. Smells malty and grainy with an undercurrent of light fruits. Tastes of melon, spice, taffy and finishes off with a bit of herb on the tongue and grain down the throat. Crisp and dry all the way.

Understated and dangerously drinkable but not as flavorful as I would like.

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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 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 GarthDanielson
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a tulip, the beer is a hazy, bright yellow coloring, with a halo of white head. Nose of grass, lemon, butter, floral hops, and all-spice. Flavors are lemon-grass forward, with bitter hops, pepper spice, and toasted notes. Smooth, mid-bodied, with a grainy and herbal aftertaste. Light, smooth, herbal linger in the finish. Very nice, well crafted beer.

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Photo of arizcards
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a 750 ml bottle in late March for $13.99. Total Wine Arrowhead received it on 11-11-13 but i could not discern a bottling date.

Beer poured golden with a beautiful white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose has hints of citrus and light malts.

Taste is lemon pepper with a nice light malt base.

Mouthfeel is legit belgian yeast strain, light and refreshing yet oh so smooth.

Overall this is a nice refreshing flavorful brew. Hard to believe that it is a 9.0 abv. This is the third solid brew i have had from Funkwerks, these folks are legit!

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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 Ricelikesbeer
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love Funkwerks and everything they brew has been good or great so far, had this plenty of times and they're priced very well too which is a bonus.

L: Light gold, very brilliant and clear. effervescent. light white head and medium carbonation. Head dissipates fairly quickly and does not linger.

S: Lots of Belgian esters in the nose, and lots of fruit. Peach, apricot, some tropical notes. light boozy hit.

T: Plenty of peach and apricot up front. get a nice range of sweet flavors and light booze. Not much heat, the alcohol is well integrated and adds to the experience rather than detracts. No hops.

F: light, medium body, medium carbonation. fairly dry and easy to quaff.

O: Overall a nice trippel/strong golden. I wouldn't place it in the upper echelon of great Belgian pales, but it is good nonetheless. Just doesnt' have the same complexity or yeast character to really put it up there with some of the best.

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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 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 HattedClassic
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer has a a white and creamy head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is a golden amber that is clear and filtered. The beer smell is an interesting combination of smells. The dominant smell is apricot with a bit of Belgian funk. Other smells include some Belgian spices, sugar and a slightly yeasty smell as well. The more subtle smells consist of hints of peach and honey as well as a bit of alcohol. However, the other smells a bit subtle. The beer's taste is similar to its smell. The dominant flavor is apricot and the Belgian spices including clove. Unlike the smell, that taste has a lesser yeast presence that is dominated by other flavors. The beer has a wheat flavor that is very present and noticeable. Additionally, the beer has slight honey notes and a bit of alcohol taste. The beer has a slight alcohol warmth. Other than the alcohol taste, the beer has a clean and slightly crisp feel. Additionally, the beer feels smooth with a slight slickness at the end of the drink. Heavy bodied. Overall, a pretty good and unique Tripel.

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