Provincial | Funkwerks

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Colorado, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Summer

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Added by denver10 on 07-10-2013

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 60
Photo of stakem
3.37/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

750ml bottle poured into a snifter. The brew appears a hazy pale yellow color witha huge white head that fades leaving spotty lace.

It smells bretty and carbonic with mild yeasty phenolics.

This tastes yeasty then has something like pear juice with clove, wheat and sulfur. Not really clean and lemony lactic like I prefer for my berliners. Instead this feels like a funky mild belgian.

This is light in body with huge effervescent carbonation. Not bad, not good.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, split

I don't think this is properly classified as a berliner, despite claiming to be inspired by the style. I think the 'belgian-style ale' printed on the front of the label is more accurate of a descriptor.

So with that said, this isn't really anything like a berliner. Not overly tart - flavor profile dominated by lemon peel, coriander, belgian yeast, grass. Earthy and tasty, but a bit forgettable when put up against the rest of the funkwerks portfolio

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Photo of mactrail
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The label says this is "inspired by the sessionable German Berliner Weisse," but also that it's a "Belgian-Style Ale." Whatever category, this is really is an excellent sudsy light-bodied brew. The slightly tart sensation is just right and the spritzy mouthfeel is perfect and spews suds to the last pour.

Flavor is like a lighter Saison with a dose of Hefeweizen-style fruity and sweet-tinged flavor. Not much aroma. The warm, toasted malt is a delightful start to each sip, but the slightly tart taste makes is thoroughly refreshing. Plus you want another gulp. It's a little woody. Just what a Farmhouse style of beer should be.

Overall this is a tremendously drinkable beer and I am delighted to read that Funkwerks is experimenting with lighter and less alcoholic grews. This one is really worth a try, even at twelve bucks. From the 500 ml bottle purchased at Grapevine Wine & Liquors in Denver.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy yellow gold with a big meringue like white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is wheaty malts with some lemon peel and some earthy yeast and a little soapiness.

The flavor is sweet fruity wheat malts with a slight tart twang at the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall, a nice soft fruity wheat with some tart sourness. A nice lighter beer, but a bit pricey to buy much of.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

great to be back in Colorado, and beer like this is a big reason why. wow I have missed stuff like this. this new funkwerks offering is exquisite, both as a Berliner Weiss and as something unique. it pours an electric yellow color, a little muted from some suspended yeast, and showcasing a large white fizzy head. the nose on this is wonderful, lemony lacto is dominant over white wheat malt and a pucker dry Belgian yeast. the flavor is sort of gentle at first, citrusy and lemon zesty more than anything else. the acidic lacto comes in next, drying and more than tart, and finally a relaxed yeast driven finish. not a sour beer, but the tartness stays with me long after the swallow. this is delicate and memorable, an expertly crafted bottle of beer. I love the simple elegance here, just what it should be. carbonated like champagne and just enough body, this drinks pretty easy. overall a beer of superb quality from funkwerks, one of the originals and best in the game at beers like this.

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Photo of Chaney
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Huzuhbendah is the man! Thanks for share this brew with me, Matt!

Served in a Hill Farmstead glass.

A: Poured a slight peach color with a slight with head.

S: I got a good amount of a Belgian yeast strain and coriander. This was totally a spice bomb IMO.

T: This totally reminded me of DFH "Sahtea." Spicy, for sure.

M: Prickly enough, but not out of style.

O: Really good beer and definitely worthy of attention.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my awesome wife for beer shopping for me while she was in Colorado.

The beer is pale yellow / golden with a soft white head. Aromas of farmhouse funk, lemons and misc. tart citrus, floral hops, and grassy notes. Drinks as much or more like a farmhouse saison than a Berliner. Lemon meringue. Sweet but balanced by a delicate tart character. Lots of flavor and gracefully balanced. Light to medium in body with moderately low carbonation. Solid.

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Photo of WickedSluggy
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pale yellow fairly opaque in a large wine glass. There's not much foam or head retention. An attractive beer. It looks like a Berliner Weisse.

S - Clove phenolics, peppery with classic wheat grain aroma.

T - This beer is coming off as more of a Belgian white beer, but that's fine great style. Taste follows aroma, phenolic clove, spicy with some tangy citrus, but not sour.

M -Medium light body

O - A very worthwhile experience. Again not so much to Berliner Weisse style, but a great white wheat.

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Photo of hoppytobehere
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. No data under "bottled on". Weird.

A: Beautiful cloudy light gold body. Thin white head with decent retention. Lots of carbonation bubbles.

S: Tons of lemon and wheat. A little spice and tart.

T: I don't really know what style this is, but it tastes like a slightly sour Belgian Witbier. Really nice stuff and perfect for this 90 degree August afternoon.

M: Like a dry white wine, but lots of carbonation.

O: Great beer from Funkwerks.

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Photo of SFACRKnight
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750 to duvel tulip.
Hazy straw color, two fingers of snowy whhite head, tight small bubbles. Nose has some wheat, malt, spicy yeast, hint (almost imperceptable) of tart. Tastes like a well done wit bier. Wheat and malt working well, a bit a citrus zest, not getting the lacto as much as I would like. Well carbonated and dry as a bone, easy to drink. Overall, I went into this beer expecting more berlinner and less wit, unfortunately the lacto didn't come through and left me wanting somethiing with a bit more bite. It is a refreshing beer that I will buy more of, just not when I want a berlinner weiss.

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Photo of denver10
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice hazy white and yellowish sandy with a nice white head. Aroma is tart from the lacto, lemon peal, fruity esters coming from the wheat malt and belgian yeast, a little spiciness from the yeast too. Flavor pretty much followed suite, with a nice super dry finish. A medium bodied, creay, active mouthfeel. Overall, thought this was great.

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Provincial from Funkwerks
3.88 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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