Funk Fuzz
Fonta Flora Brewery

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Fonta Flora Brewery
North Carolina, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #263
Ranked #3,927
4.23 | pDev: 5.44%
Apr 01, 2023
Apr 01, 2016
Funk Fuzz, is our mixed house culture, barrel-fermented local peach and local nectarine Appalachian wild ale.
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This was an absolute gusher when I opened it. Once the volcano abated to a slow flow, the pour into the glass revealed a rich, rusty orange beer with surprisingly little head. Aroma is excellent, with loads of funky, earthy peach notes bursting from the glass. I tend to really enjoy wild ales, particularly when they have that funky aroma. Let's hope it carries to the tongue.

The verdict? This is not subtle. Loads of funky peach with lots and lots of musty, earthy barnyard funk. This beer is not for the wild ale newbie. Even for somebody as accustomed to this style as I am, it's taking my palate time to adjust. That said, this is very tasty. I don't like peaches, but I love them in beer, so this is right up my alley. Feel is light and lively.

Overall I'm really enjoying this.
Apr 01, 2023
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a light fizzy head with a little lacing and no real retention, semi hazy light pale to lemony yellow color

Nose is quite nice, lots of funk, souring bacteria possibly Pedio level of funk notes with some farmhouse Brett funk, cheesy barnyard funk, juicy peach, sour young peach and juicy ripe peach, some lemony tartness

Taste starts fairly sour, funky bacteria souring with acetic and maybe lactic acid, Pedio funk but also some creamy lacto funk possibly, a bit of farmhouse Brett funk but low on the cheesy barnyard funk, super juicy peach, again juicy ripe peach and young unripe sour peach, as well as that tart lemon juicy, flemmy tart finish

Mouth is med bod, higher frothy carb, big acidity, semi flemmy finish

Overall very nice as expected
Oct 14, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by Holderness from Massachusetts

Sep 12, 2022
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Exploded upon opening. Eventually pours a cloudy orange with a thin near-white head that leaves a soupy crown and no lacing.

Sour, lightly tart aroma with peach, yeast and maybe wheat. It smells “soft,” if that’s a thing.

Tastes soft, too, with nice juicy peach flesh, hint of berry beneath, more of that wheat impression and somewhat tempered acidity (although it’s still quite puckering).

Soft, medium-bodied feel with moderate carbonation.

The explosion notwithstanding, this is a lovely beer. The peach level is just about perfect, and while very acidic in the wide range of beer options, it’s not the type of enamel-stripper wild ale many “craft” breweries product these days.
May 03, 2020
Rated: 4.31 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Mar 12, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by nmann08 from Virginia

Sep 22, 2019
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Reviewed by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
2018 batch 3
Pour a med haze with little to no head glowing orange color.
Funk and tang at the start And nice peach the taste is tart a good bite but a touch sweet and odd pumpkin spice like note that pushed it too far on the sweet side.
Mouth feel was on the sweet side and good carb.. overall just good not make head or tails of the beer some part I loved other did not
Apr 28, 2019
Rated: 4.37 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Apr 19, 2019
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Rated by grover37 from District of Columbia

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Feb 27, 2019
Rated: 4.37 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Feb 17, 2019
Rated: 4.55 by PBRmeasap1980 from Indiana

Feb 15, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by Jhfinn from New York

Dec 19, 2017
Rated: 4 by acurtis from New Jersey

Dec 17, 2017
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Reviewed by Buck89 from Tennessee

4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a snifter. A hazy golden color with a thick white head. Bright peach aroma mixed with grassy funk and barnyard notes. The taste followed. Fresh peaches stole the show, but complexity was added with the slightly sour notes and funk. Crisp, clean, and dry. Outstanding.
Dec 08, 2017
Rated: 4.02 by IrishColonial from Texas

Sep 22, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jan 17, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by aasher from Indiana

Dec 26, 2016
Rated: 4.35 by loganburgh from Michigan

Nov 02, 2016
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Reviewed by Immortale25 from North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Wicked Weed snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a semi-hazy light amber color with a 1/4 inch white head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and minimal surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Lovely Brett character that's of the cleaner variety with a bright punch of sweet peach juiciness.

T- Tangy flavor of peach and Brett with a moderate tartness. Again, very clean Brett presence which helps with the drinkability. Pretty acidic with a peach pit aftertaste.

M- On the lower end of the pucker spectrum with medium carbonation and a light body.

O- Just like the rest of Fonta Flora's fruited sours, very good but nothing particularly remarkable.
Oct 26, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by erjaq from California

Oct 08, 2016
Funk Fuzz from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 39 ratings