Apricot Funky Wit
Perennial Artisan Ales

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Style:
Belgian Witbier
Ranked #3
ABV:
5%
Score:
91
Ranked #1,774
Avg:
4.5 | pDev: 6.67%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
40
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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.21/5  rDev -6.4%
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!

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Photo of REVZEB
4.3/5  rDev -4.4%
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

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Photo of Roguer
4.15/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

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Photo of markcp
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.48/5  rDev -0.4%
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.

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Photo of danh53
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of bcp5296d
4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Photo of gibgink
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I don't think that I will do this review justice, but will try. Pours a hazy golden orange with minimal head. The funk on this beer blew me away! Not being an expert in sours, I've only heard people describe "horse blanket" before, but now I get it. The taste dances the line between sour and sweet extremely well. The front of the mouth has a tangy sourness to it, that is then balanced by the sweetness of apricots. If you get a chance to taste this, consider yourself lucky.

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Apricot Funky Wit from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 40 ratings