Apricot Funky Wit
Perennial Artisan Ales

Apricot Funky WitApricot Funky Wit
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Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
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4.49 | pDev: 6.68%
Nov 07, 2022
Mar 01, 2015
Apricot Funky WitApricot Funky Wit
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Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Nov 07, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Spaten454 from Texas

Aug 10, 2020
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Reviewed by FrauTotenkinder from Missouri

4.71/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Sour pairs well with apricot. Smells deliciously floral and fruity. Mild carbonation. Taste the different stages of an apricot as if taking a bite out of a ripe apricot, mild, then sour, and full fruit impact at end.
Apr 19, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by fthegiants from California

Jan 14, 2020
Rated: 3.52 by acurtis from New Jersey

Dec 24, 2019
Rated: 5 by Ziosa from Missouri

Dec 18, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Dec 06, 2019
Rated: 4.54 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Nov 13, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.21/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
really tasty wild beer here, woody and vinous and really quite a bit more sour than i expected it to be, more sour than i remember from the original unfruited edition for sure, its really acidic, bacterial, sharp, and one glass felt like plenty. the apricot in it is amazing though, natural, ripe, fuzzy and easy to appreciate in aroma and flavor. it also is really light on the grain side, lighter than other wit types most of the time, almost as much pils or something as there is wheat, and less raw too, this is really mild and clean there, so the fruit really pops in this. a good amount of oak, some lemon accent to the apricot, and decidedly not peach or nectarine or anything, its all apricot, thats how pure it is in the taste here. with the name funky wit, i could have handled a little more bretty wild character rather than this overt acidity, its mature and all, and its not without some of that, but its the sourness that dominates for me. a little too aggressive if i am being critical, but the flavors and texture of this are still fantastic. high carbonation is awesome on it, and the dryness seems almost impossible given how much fruit runs all the way through it. delicious. looking to source the others in this series now!
Nov 12, 2019
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Had on tap. Cloudy orange body with a white cap, very eye catching. Definitely an american take on the style for how sour it is and the oak presence, but the wheat, funk, flowers and fruit lemon esters all make their signature appearance in the aromas amongst the neo sour fruits of apricot, clementine and peach. Taste is more uniform and not unreasonably sour, take all of the sour fruit with a huge oak backing to start then hits with the traditional wit funk, flowers and wheat to create a sour finish with a comparative hardy balance. Feel is oak laden, with sour, funk, wheat and fruit esters textures incorporated. A new world wit
Oct 11, 2019
Rated: 3.99 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Oct 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Rating for style, I am going with this being more of a Belgian sour or American Wild Ale than a Witbier.

Quite a bit of yeast sediment in this 22 month old bottle. With a careful pour and minimal sediment, the brew is lemon yellow and appears translucent, although there is no avoiding a fair bit of sediment. Head production and retention are weak, but not poor for the style.

On the nose, displays notes of coriander, orange, apricot, bubblegum, hay, and very light tannins.

Despite the restrained nose, this is a very sour brew on the palate, with loads of tannins, vinegar, tart overripe apricots, oak, orange peel, coriander, and very musty, earthy hay. A great balance between funk, sourness, and tartness that few brews manage, although it could benefit from more representation of the apricot.

Fairly strong puckering from the lacto-like sourness; slick feel.
Jan 27, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by nickfl from Florida

Mar 13, 2018
Rated: 4.65 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jan 04, 2018
Rated: 4.59 by mig100 from Texas

Sep 22, 2017
Rated: 4.48 by ladle69 from Florida

Sep 04, 2017
Rated: 4.26 by jaydoc from Kansas

Aug 29, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Aug 13, 2017
Rated: 4.58 by Jamison85 from Indiana

Aug 02, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by Gtwreck45 from Missouri

Jul 21, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by frasergrove from California

Jul 14, 2017
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Reviewed by markcp from Iowa

4.71/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Golden orange in color; funk, oak and apricot aromas burst out of the bottle; taste is perfectly balanced between earthy funk, ripe apricot, and oak; sour, but not too sour; highly carbonated, dry, extremely drinkable. Agree with the reviewer below--this reminds me of Fou. Fantastic.
Aug 16, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by mothman from Minnesota

Apr 30, 2016
Rated: 4.51 by barleywin from Missouri

Oct 10, 2015
Rated: 4.6 by c-rum from Missouri

Sep 22, 2015
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Reviewed by Kurmaraja from California

4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Surprisingly good and one I'd take over many of the excessively acidic Side Project sours. The Funky Wit serves as something of a blank canvas for the fruit flavors to play on top of. The beer begins crisp and clean with all of the floral and perfumed notes of the Apricot distilled down in the middle. Comes across as a precise and unique take on the fruit. Sweetness builds in the finish, a crescendo.
Aug 18, 2015
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Reviewed by danh53 from Florida

4.31/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
As soon as I pop the cap, funk aroma explodes from the bottle. Pours bright orange and looks like fruit punch in the glass. No head with lots of sediment gathering at the bottom of the glass and lingering on the floor of the empty bottle. Aroma is straight funk along with oak, apricots, and lemon. The taste follows the nose with huge amounts of funk, oak, and apricot. Each flavor is strong and holds its own against the others. There's also a mineral quality, and the lemon brightens it up and balances the dank, oaky funk. It features a medium mouth feel with spritzy carbonation and a dry, fruity apricot finish. This was great. Looking forward to other variants in the series.
Aug 09, 2015
Rated: 4.55 by stephensinner from Missouri

Jul 30, 2015
Rated: 4.43 by Jeffh84 from Illinois

Jul 16, 2015
Rated: 4.75 by saxclar123 from Pennsylvania

Jun 27, 2015
Rated: 4.84 by AndyEdgar from Illinois

Jun 19, 2015
Rated: 4.73 by snansel from Missouri

May 27, 2015
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.39/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
375ml bottle. Served in the proper Societe du Chene glass.

Appears hazy darker orange body, two finger white head with good retention. Nice effervescence, thick bubbly collar and nice lacing. Smells appropriately funky; a nice lemony, oak, leathery funk with a lot of apricot. Nice complexity to the nose as it warms; there is a bit of oak as well. But the funk is unreal. Flavour is equally complex and interesting; there is a strong apricot presence with plenty of funk. It's not superbly sour, but it is moderately tart in a vinegary manner, with a clean, slightly fruity finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit on the thinner side, good carbonation, tart and crisp, a bit dry. Finish is mostly fruity apricot. Overall, a damn tasty beer with a nice apricot and funk combination, exactly as advertised.
May 23, 2015
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Rated by Biff_Tannen from Missouri

4.85/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This is just a fantastic beer.
May 04, 2015
Rated: 4.73 by blacknyellow20 from Ohio

May 03, 2015
Rated: 4.54 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Apr 24, 2015
Rated: 4.96 by DiscLizard from North Carolina

Apr 04, 2015
Rated: 4.48 by IpeeA from Missouri

Apr 04, 2015
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Reviewed by bcp5296d from North Carolina

4.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
This one carries much more character than fosse in my opinion. Light to moderate carb, subtle funk, a light tart kick, moderate oak notes, and the apricot shines without overwhelming the other characteristics. Perfectly balanced for my taste. This is the closest beer to Fou Foune (14') I have had in the US. Just an incredible beer.
Apr 04, 2015
Rated: 4.81 by Tertullian007 from Missouri

Mar 25, 2015
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