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DuClaw Funk (pre-2013)

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DuClaw Funk (pre-2013)
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Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We’re putting some Funk all up in this American wheat beer. If you’ve been jonesin’ for a groovy mix of wheat and barley with a hint of sweet, sweet honey, then we’ve got something you can groove on. So don’t be a jive turkey, take a sip and enjoy your trip!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 2, 2007
Growler, courtesy of my amigo Russ. Thanks, dude! Pours a brilliantly clear, honey-orange color; white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Sugar and floral notes in the aroma. Medium, sugary mouthfeel: citrus hops and minerals. Light citrus and sugar finish. Very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Draft from the brewpub. Luckily the beers were not a reflection of the service from this joint. Clear and bright gold. Layered white head. Crisp bright flavor. Grainy and bready. Orange citrus fruit. Lively with a little of that bubblegum yesty sweetness. Nice example.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2007
Once a seasonal, now a staple on tap by popular demand. This is a new version with an all-american hop bill that’s minus the honey. Sparkling gold, creamy white head. Nose held soft notes of grassy florals, toasted grains, and fresh bread dough. Just a hint of citrus plays out upon further warming. Flavor was very well balanced and clean with touches of florals, grass, and grainy yeastiness. Light bodied, soft carbonation, light breadsy finish. As I am not a fan of the American Wheat,but this brew one is very well done. Perfect for consuming in mass quanity on a hot summer day...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Tap at Duclaw, September 2003. Mildly cloudy, golden pour with a thin white head. Aroma is subtle and hard to pick apart, but not at all unpleasant. Light aromas of hay, wheat, honey butter, grassy hops(very light) and lemon zest. Flavor is the same, finishes short and a little sweet. Palate is very thin but soft as a cloud. Unremarkable.

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2006
This was my first wheat beer. I enjoyed the fact of the unfiltered beer, but wow! After developing my tastes for other, tested, tried, and true wheat brews, Funk is unique. Like the concensus states: where are the hops? I would try it again if it were produced, but please, have more refinement!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Old notes from Dominion Fest. Poured a clean golden/yellow color with a white head. Subtle malty and wheaty nose. Not a huge amount of flavor in this wheat (and a very noticable lack of hops) but it’s very esay to drink and nice chilled on a hot day.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holdwine (1075) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2004
Stick with their powerhouses. This is a wimpy wheat. By calling an "American Wheat" does that mean the malt takes over? Smooth enough but where are any hops? Yes, a mild mead-like quality, but not enough to order another one.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ladyhedgehog (34) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Pours pale yellow with a small white head. Smells like a slice of bread covered in honey. The honey taste is lovely, but overpowers the wheat. Citrus elements are low and I found the beer to be very much aided by the addition of a lemon slice. (Which I had to ask for.) Palate is very smooth, but thin. Overall, enjoyable in summer weather, but I think it would have greatly aided by being unfiltered.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2007 Rating #900... Sparkling clear, deep golden lager. Very small, creamy, white head. Lightly floral with butterscotch notes in the nose. Flavorwise, canned-corn and butterscotch notes up front. Astringent and well-balanced on the backside. Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, crisp, clean finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdogg (9) - Edgewood, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2003 does not count
A good summer beer. I agree with Guzzler, "Sweet wheat taste with a hop balance". As the beer loses some of the coldness, the flavor of the Funk tends to agree with me even more.


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