Deceit | Funkwerks

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Brewed by:
Funkwerks
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by denver10 on 08-17-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
156
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
17.94%
 
 
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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 156
Photo of bigaltemple
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
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 Mebuzzard
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
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 SkeeterBoganski
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle in to snifter tulip

A - Deceit is a subtle golden, soft yellow color, with some opaque-ness towards the bottom of the glass, some significant lacing, and a subtle white head

S - sweetly malty, slightly banana-lemon; it smells like a medium-hopped Belgian

T - a little banana, a little lemon zest; Belgian yeasts are all over this; there is some medium alcohol bite toward the end that includes a little spice; slightly sweet and tarty; some apple and pear notes

M - this beer is extremely smooth and hides the 9.4% amazingly well; the beer is pleasantly carbonated and light bodied; the alcohol provides a bit of a dry finish

O - solid; for me, a really good pseudo-introduction to popular/respected Belgian ales; it's really well-balanced, accessible, and full of nuance. Really strong offering.

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Photo of GilGarp
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
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 Beaver13
2.64/5  rDev -35.1%
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 chugalug06
4.85/5  rDev +19.2%
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 mactrail
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big foam-up in the tall glass, but it settles down to a puffy head. Very light golden color. Malty and fruity aromas.

Spicy and sharp on the tongue. Just a brief flirtation with sweet malt, followed by the tart appley taste. Fruity flavors of pear skins and dry pineapple. This is a serious mouthful of flavor. The Belgian yeasty taste is quite bold, and ends with the dry mouthfeel and slight bitterness.

I would call this a robust sort of Tripel, and if you like the bold flavors it's a winner. From the 750 ml bottle bought at Mayfair Liquors in Denver.

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Photo of spoony
4.57/5  rDev +12.3%
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 StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
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 denver10
4.66/5  rDev +14.5%
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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