Wit The Funk
Bruery Terreux

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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #1,149
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,125
Avg:
4 | pDev: 8.75%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
50
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Bruery Terreux
 
California, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: We make Wit The Funk with tradition in mind. Brewed with orange peel and coriander and fermented with wit yeast, brettanomyces, and our Terreux house mixed culture. Aged in oak foeders until final maturation, the result is a complex beer that's tart, funky, oaky, citrusy, and super drinkable. Sure, it takes longer, but WTF? It's worth it.
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snaotheus from Washington

3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2020-02-15
16oz can served in a big snifter. Dated 3/27/19.

Pours hazy bright yellow-orange with a biggish head that fades pretty fast. Smell is funk and fruit.

Taste is funk, slight banana and apple fruitiness, and a pretty strong bitterness. Plus something grainy or biscuity. And a citrus tartness.

Mouthfeel is medium and surprisingly still. Overall, not bad.

Feb 15, 2020
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Viaduck from California

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy golden color, coarse white head that instantly disappears. Aroma of lemon, apples, hay & mild funk. Taste is tart, slightly sour. Flavor: lemon, apple, yeast funk with hint of oak at the finish. Thin, well carbonated. Mouthwatering delicious & thirst quenching.

Feb 08, 2020
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Canning date stamped as '03/27/19'.
Mostly clear, straw colored body. One finger of fizzy, bubbly white head, which disappears within a matters of a couple of minutes. No lacing.
Aroma of tart lemon with a background of yeast funk. Has a touch of oak barrel.
Taste has some lemon tartness, with other citrus flavors. Dryness that expresses as oak barrel, and a good deal of yeast funk.
Medium mouth feel. Dry at the end. Good carbonation. Has some bite in the mouth.
Tart but not extreme. Good yeast expression. Easy to take repeated sips.

Oct 10, 2019
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I think to me the spices really throw it off it's quite a good sour ale has that weird thing going on with the oak foeders. Rather smooth easy to drink with a very good sour bite.

Oct 01, 2019
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KRug from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 3/27/19, thank you to Craft Beer Kings for scoring me this one

Hazy orange with a finger of loose white head, fades rather quickly

The smell suggests a funky sourness with notes of orange, mango, lemon, and pine, which all together smells inviting

Wow, it was more sour than the nose would suggest. Very brett forward with orange and lemon right behind, this tastes amazing. I wasn’t sure if I would pick up the notes of oak, but they come in the back end of the sip with a mild earthy hop flavor without any bitterness

The mouthfeel on this is very dry which works in its favor, leaving just a pleasantly tart aftertaste

Overall an interesting brew with the hybrid of a wild ale and a witbier, I haven’t had anything very similar, and I’m loving the minor oak flavor. This is a very refreshing beer and I could definitely see myself getting more

Sep 21, 2019
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can dated 1/29/19
Mini Nonic

Blonde color with a thin head of 1 finger, receding to a wispy ring.

Aromas of oak, clove, tart tangerine, vinegar, and must.

Wow! That's sour. Wasn't expecting that. Has some nice complex notes though, some orange and tangerine, browned apple, coriander, wet oak, red delicious apple, and sour orange gummy. The oak notes in this are impressive...deep, saturated, aged.

Feel is tannic and dry with some crispness, dryness like a cider, and woodiness.

Overall an impressive beer regardless of the type. I wasn't in the mood for something this sour, even, so for me to rate it like this says a lot about it.

Aug 26, 2019
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bubseymour from Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a nice clean sour with a touch of funk. Belgian wit beer it is not, so just wanted to give fair warning to others if that is what you were thinking this beer was going to be. Classified on Beer Advocate as American WIld Ale and that is 100% correct classification. Enjoy, its a good one.

Aug 26, 2019
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a snifter

A- pours a hazy dull orange with a one finger foamy white head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- earthy Brett notes with hints of barnyard, goat cheese, dried hay. Orange zest and peppery coriander. Undertones of oak

T- fruity up front with notes of orange peel and ripe peach and apricot, followed by the tartness of the yeast; farmhouse, slightly cheesy, dried hay. The finish is slightly oaky with more juicy stone fruit on the linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a semi-dry crisp finish

O- full flavor yet remarkably drinkable, very good

Aug 23, 2019
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Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours orangish a little hazy. No head at all!
Small is a little lemony funk and a touch of coriander or clove (similar to a wit). Flavor is mostly funk and some tart. Pretty thin - makes it very drinkable. I could enjoy these on a hot day.
Pretty good beer overall.

Jul 08, 2019
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Zorro from California

3/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Highly carbonated yellow colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells sour. Sour fruit mostly apple. Distinct Barnyard scent of Brettanomyces. But mostly is is sour.

Starts out sour. Lesser tastes of caramel and pineapple. Sour pineapple caramel describes the taste fully.

Mouthfeel is average.

Overall it is a sour pineapple caramel beer. If that appeals to you buy it. Not going to be buying a second one.

Jun 23, 2019
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malrubius from Vermont

3.04/5  rDev -24%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Can. Pale hazy yellow orange with head that fizzes off immediately. Not good. Funky farmhouse peach and wheaty tang aroma with similar fruity sweetness and tart dry finish. Light body fine internal carbo. No matter what style of beer you're making, if the head fizzes off immediately, then you've done something wrong. Otherwise, just a typical half-baked sour, barely a wit.

Jun 02, 2019
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metter98 from New York

3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with just a thin collar of white bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sourness and orange peel are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is a little sour with underlying notes of orange peel and coriander spices.
M: It feels light-bodied and tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very light and refreshing and isn't overly sour on the palate, making it very drinkable. It tastes like a classic witbier with an added sour twist.

Serving type: can

Jun 02, 2019
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Czequershuus from Minnesota

4.51/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a pale gold with a medium sized head. The aroma is beautifully funky, with loads of barnyard smells, apple skin, underripe peach, brown sugar, pineapple juice, and papaya. The flavor is gorgeous and powerful, with tart lemon and kiwi, pineapple, and peach, all tied together with a middling but tasty amount of funk. The mouthfeel is light with bold carbonation. Overall a magnificent ber - balanced, complex, good with food, good by itself - it does everything it needs to and more.

May 21, 2019
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sweetcell from Maryland

4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

golden, hazy appearance. tons of citrus in the smell. taste is pure funk with a hint of sourness, more like tartness. a perfect summer beer, i will be buying as many cans of this as i can find in preparation for BBQ & lawn mowing season. EDIT: i might not need to hoard, just read an article saying that it'll be a year-round offering... fingers crossed!

Apr 15, 2019
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teromous from Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the bottom of the can: "B670 PKG 3/1/2019"

Appearance: The beer is a hazy, nearly opaque, medium gold color. It has a short foamy white head that slowly fizzes to a flat surface and small soda-like bubbles popping on the surface.

Aroma: There is a light souring fruit aroma to the beer, like over-ripe plums. It has a bit of a raspberry scent and a bit of pear.

Taste: It has a nice tart berry flavor up front with a bit of gentle wheat flavor and a hint of pear skin. The flavor is consistent from beginning to end.

Mouthfeel: The body is light and a bit tart but it feels mellowed out by this smooth texture in the middle. It finishes clean and it is very easy to drink.

Overall: The can states that it is "AGED IN OAK FOEDERS" but it doesn't seem to impart any additional flavor or aroma to the beer. Aside from that the beer is very enjoyable. I would drink it again and I would recommend it.

Apr 07, 2019
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superspak from Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 1/29/2019. Pours moderately hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, pineapple, peach, pear, melon, apricot, red/green apple, white grape/wine, coriander, peppercorn, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of oaken vanilla, leathery/musty/lacto funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, spices; moderate pale/wheat malts, and oak notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, pineapple, peach, pear, melon, apricot, red/green apple, white grape/wine, coriander, peppercorn, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of oaken vanilla, leathery/musty/lacto funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate lactic tart/sourness, Brett tang, and yeast/coriander/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, pineapple, peach, pear, melon, apricot, red/green apple, white grape/wine, coriander, peppercorn, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, leathery/musty/lacto funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, spices; moderate pale/wheat malts, and oak flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/tang/sourness, and yeast/oak spiciness balance; with no puckering/astringent flavors after the the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tart/sourness, Brett tang, and yeast/oak spiciness after the finish. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy/acidic/tangy, and fairly crisp/sticky/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.4%. Overall this is an outstanding sour witbier. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, spices; moderate pale/wheat malts, and oak flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/refreshing to drink with the modestly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish, not overly lactic. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Fantastically well rounded Brett, Bacteria, Witbier yeast complexity, with balanced spices; nice pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity, and overall oak foeder presence. A highly enjoyable offering, and very impressive style example as expected.

Mar 15, 2019
Wit The Funk from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 50 ratings