Embrace The Funk - Delicieux
Yazoo Brewing Company

Embrace The Funk - DelicieuxEmbrace The Funk - Delicieux
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Style:
Belgian Pale Ale
Ranked #66
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
85
Ranked #19,635
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 7.97%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
40
From:
Yazoo Brewing Company
 
Tennessee, United States
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Rotating
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SCORE
85
Very Good
Embrace The Funk - DelicieuxEmbrace The Funk - Delicieux
Notes: Belgian Pale Ale with Brett and Stryian Golding dry hops.
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 40 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Bitterbill
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, there's a batch number but I can't read it.

It pours a cloudy apricot colour, has a small but long lasting head of foam.

The smell is pretty much all Brett. Funky like a monkey. Light hoppiness, smells like it's going to be very dry.


Brett is king here. Light hoppiness that could have been more pronounced but whatever. A bit of a tart dryness going on. Mouth puckering in an unusual way. Not fruity at all. Horseblanket is number one throughout the session.

Medium bodied, good mouthfeel.

I don't reckon that I would say this aboot any beer but this is too Brett forward.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This one pours a kind of odd dark orange/brown color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells surprisingly fruity, with lots of stone fruit, barnyard funk/horse blanket, grassy hops, lemon rind, lemon candy, and clove.

There's a lot of Brett here, but it works pretty well here. I think a more pronounced hop character would have made this even better. There is a nice grassy and lemony hop character, with a ton of fruit character- apricot/peach/pink grapefruit, and very slight vanilla. This is definitely very complex.

This is medium bodied, fairly crisp, with a good level of carbonation.

This is definitely tasty, but it could use a little bit of cleaning up and refining.

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Photo of beergoot
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Unique bottle info: BATCH TWO

Golden colored body with a thin yet lasting head; a touch of haze to the body. Barnyard funk with a slightly fruity undertone; apricot. Light fruitiness and brett funk in the flavor. Medium-heavy body; mild sting on the palate; crisp; mild tartness.

A fair if unremarkable beer.

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Photo of Buck89
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mildly hazy golden straw color with a generous fizzy white head. Nice aromas of orange, straw, hay, and dough. Huge brett flavor notes with barnyard funk, grass, lemon, orange, and a mild peppery spiciness. Moderately bitter, but soft and it melded well with the Brett. Nice light bready malt presence. Dry finish. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of MOVERTON1284
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had the regular version and a version with pineapples and oranges from ETF fest 2015. This beer is great, has lots of dryness from the brett while maintaining nice balance. Great execution by Yazoo

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Photo of adamhdg
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I hardly feel experienced enough to rate this beer. It was quite expensive at over $5 per bottle in a local store. I was expecting magic. However, I experienced much less. The smell possessed a hint of fermented apples. The taste was bizarre with flavors of apple, apricot, citrus, and grain, and like nothing I've had to date. It wasn't unpleasant but not something I would go back to.

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Photo of brewskifan55
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at LD's Beer Run during Giant Beer Pong. Thanks for bringing it, Cynthia.

A: A bronzy opaqueness with a half finger off-white head that dissipated fast into a frothy top. Thick lacing.

S: Apricots and barnyard funk. Some Belgian yeast pops up along with spicy notes.

T: Follows nose with a funky apricot/Belgian yeast/floral sweetness/slight sourness. The taste is all over the place but it works.

M: Low to medium with medium carbonation. A dry finish.

O: A strange little critter with killer artwork on the label. A style to be shared with friends and sipped on a hot, oppressive day. Glad I got to try this odd, tasty treat.

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Photo of Ri0
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

poured 12oz bottle into snifter.

A - Burnt orange with a 1.5 finger dirty white head. Nice retention that fades into a thick collar. Lacing forms in thin rings around the glass.

S - It has the aromas of both Belgian Pale and Saison. A mild leafy, floral hoppy scent along with Belgian yeast. Subtle straw, funk, and spices also creep in.

T - It begins as a Belgian Pale, but really finishes like a Sasion. The Belgian yeast stand out right away followed by muted leaf and floral hop notes. It has a very mild funk in the middle from the Brett, but finishes with a nice spicy kick.

M - Medium to lighter feel with some dryness. Carbonation is spot on to keep it feeling smooth.

O - A fun, funky beer hybrid to enjoy. I'm really starting to appreciate this type of beer.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a Goose Island wine glass, assuming that's what the glass is considered (only reason I mention Goose Island, so maybe someone will know what glass this is).

Initially has a frothy khaki-colored head but it recedes quickly. Settles into a lacy film over the cloudy, copper-colored body. Surges of carbonation create cloudy upward currents. 4.25

It smells zesty, floral, lemony and acidic, and faintly malty with blessing of caramel. 4

Surprisingly funkdafied. I was expecting tartness but got more of da funk. The brew starts off saison-like, floral, lemony, and with a strong current of grape or white wine character. A taste of bubble gum pops up. As it warms, it becomes more grape-heavy, like what you'd expect from a barleywine or old ale, and less funky. It's tasty and a little scattered simultaneously. 3.75

Saison-qualities pop up all over this beer and especially on the palate. It drinks lighter than medium but with an aggressive carbonation feel. Though it started both tart and funky, warmth allows a sweeter beer to emerge. 4

My first reaction was to love this beer, but it developed into a very busy beer with a bit too much grape candy flavor that lowered it to a enjoy category. Which is to say it's good.

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Photo of kencarman
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is the best of both worlds. There's a fine pale ale in the background dancing around a belgian with some horsesaddle, some pepper phenols, slightest hint of rhubarb. Visual is grand with lots of pillow, balance is superb. The only failing is visual and, for this, I can forgive. AND, if you know someone shy around more funky brews this would be the perfect crossover/educate the palate selection.

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Embrace The Funk - Delicieux from Yazoo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 40 ratings