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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This single-hopped Belgian golden ale features Styrian Aurora hops. The hops, along with a blend of yeasts, yield a beer with a massively fruity aroma. Notes of citrus fruits, peaches, and pears, along with subtle hints of spice, lead into a soft, malt sweetness with a dry finish.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
The pour is a nice golden color with a tall white head. Opens up with a light floral aroma followed by lots of fruits. Plenty of banana, pear, and apple with a a hint of peach. Hints of spice and a light funkiness along with plenty of yeast. Bready malt serves as a clean base. The flavor is crisp and rather dry. Bread malt flavors accompanied by an array of sweet fruits such as pear, sweet apple, peach, and apricot with just a hint of banana. Light citrus and spice qualities in the background.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9800) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2012
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of straw, earthiness, light fruittinessand a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness, fuittiness and a hint of spice with a smooth dry lingering earthy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy to lightly cloudy orange with a large, frothy (thick) white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is bright floral and grassy hops, lively fruity esters (pear, apricot, peach) with straw and meal malt. Some barnyard and horse blanket notes late. Flavor is lively fresh hops, medium-light bitterness, tropical fruity esters, malt backbone with earthy and barnyard yeast and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Bottle @ home. Admins, I added this as a belgian ale but feel free to adjust the style as you see fit. Cloudy, yellow-orange appearance with a fluffy white head. Pretty potent fruity (pear, apple, citrus fruits), spicy, peppery, belgian yeasty, sweet malty aroma. Spicy, peppery yeasty, grapefruit, citrus hoppy, sweet, a touch toasty malty, rich fruity flavor. This doesnít necessarily taste flawed, but it is the second straight disappointing bottle offering from these guys.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8023) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2012
draft. yeast-covered, muddled, quiet nose with mildly sweet honey cracker malt aromatics. mild touches of candied / gelatin orange-scented hops and starchy grass are present. has a fairly bland and plain flavor turning slightly sour and chalky late with mild toast and butter notes. dull orange pith and astringent grass mixed with damp dishrag and a watery body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Bottle thanks to Scott! Pours a slightly hazy pale gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice light grain note with some earthy funk and cereal. Flavor begins with light grains backed by light funk and light fruit with a nice dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Pour out of bottle is clear yellow-orange pour with white head, aroma brings notes of biscuit, pear and peach notes, touch of orange and citrus, hints of slight grassy notes with a touch of spice. Taste is a mix of sweet pear and peach, hints of grass and spice, sweet biscuity bread finishes fairly sweet. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 23, 2012
love funkwerks, lets see .. . deep gold .. . medium sturdy head .. lacing is great .. . lots of summer fruit, yeast, and daisys . .. refreshing and bubbly .. . nice stuff .. . . iíve been calling her Krandell!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2012
Big thanks to fortsambo for sending a bottle of this out my way. Always love a new Funkwerks brew. Served in a Funkwerks tulip. The only thing keep this brew from a 5.0 for appearance is that itís fairly hazy. Other than that, a nice light golden color with a huge, foamy white head that really will not go away. Loads of lacing on the way down and a half-finger cap throughout. Did someone say cumulus? Truly impressive. The nose brings a really nice initial dose of hops. I donít know for sure if itís Styrian Goldings, but itís certainly something along those lines. Nice floral notes with a touch of fruit. Some spice lingering in the background. The yeast hits back with a nice bit of spice and zest. The flavor is even more impressive with some really nice spice and floral notes. Thereís a very fresh hop character to this to go along with some yeast spice and a touch of light fruit in the background. The body is fairly light, though there is a slight chewiness to it. The carbonation is moderate to high, and thereís a touch of bitterness and a kiss of grain through the finish. Lingering hop flavor after each sip. Quite drinkable and no detection of the 7.5% ABV. This is quite impressive and something I would certainly like to try again.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Cloudy golden pour, with a frothy, lasting head - resembles a Hefeweizen - subtle but pleasant and complex nose of peppery and tropical hop character, moderate spices (sage, white pepper, thyme), a bit of pineapple - soft but full carbonation - light to medium bodied - flavor is moderately sweet up front, followed by mildly tangy citrus, melon rind - dries out through the middle, bringing fairly strong peppery phenols complimented fairly well by the single hop, adding even more of a spiciness - finish is dry, with lasting spiciness - a little thin/watery in the finish - needs to retain itís body/firmness throughout, so it kind of falls apart in the end, but still fairly enjoyable.


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