BlackForestCO (975) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Poured a clear copper-orange color with a moderate off-white head that faded to a ring. Aroma of sweet, bready malt with some soft caramel paired with a spicy, earthy yeastiness with some light bandaid phenols. Smooth, lightly sweet entry with some soft maltiness leads into lightly tart middle with some soft citrus fruit (lemon, orange) that is followed by an abrupt yeasty dryness that lingers into the finish paired with a light fruitiness and some soft breadiness. Tight carbonation and a crisp, dry mouth feel. Overall, its a nice meld of styles that does resemble a good biere de garde as lush said.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Clear, dark amber with a creamy but small head. Nose of caramel and banana and taste adds yeast and crisp finish. Solid.
GarrettB (897) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Summer 2011 - I think Belgian has plenty of its own resistance, what with that whole separatist movement thing going on. A little of Belgian Resistance out in Ft. Collins is fine, though. It’s a dark amber color, and opens with smell of graham crackers and grilled chicken, harkening back to strange memories of childhood treats and bachelor dinners. The flavor treats the tongue to a nice dose of brown sugar and some of that graham flavor, but as lightly and as quietly as possible. It’s like a dark saison, and still features that characteristic Funkwerks subtlety that gives it its own place in a town crowded with breweries.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a medium cream head. Aroma of fruit, florals, grain, light pepper, and mustiness. Flavor of yeast, apple, toasted grain, caramel, and nuts with mild bitterness in the finish.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a hazy copper body with a lasting off-white head. Aromas are flowery, spicy, phenol, malty, hoppy and some vanilla. Flavors are malty, honey/floral, grainy, a bit of peppery phenol. Lively bubbles, dry and good. A bit more malt forward (and yeast clean) than any of the other Funkwerks beers that I have had. Nearly Biere de Garde like in that respect.
craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
taster at FW on 11/18/11. deep ruby pour with a small white head. light citrus nose with yeast esters. med body with citrus / banana and a light malt backing. well balanced. semi-dry finish with caramel, toast and light yeast esters.
arminjewell (5586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery, pour is clear red with white head, aroma has sweet lemon, herbal, toffee, orange and grapefruit notes in there, hints of grassy earth in there as well. Taste is hints of orange, lemon and grapefruit notes in a non-hoppy way, some slight acidity, toffee, grass, some herbal notes.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours an offwhite head with hazy amber color. Aroma is spice/lemon, medium malt. Taste is spice/lemon/grassy hops, light/medium malt, slight yeast. Easy.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Funkwerks. Pours an orangey gold, fluffy and persistent white head. Nose is pretty generic to Funkwerks. White pepper and strong malty component, light fruitiness. On tasting, more of the same. Grassy hop notes and white pepper. Pretty well balanced but not particularly memorable overall. Okay.
dnstone (2092) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2011 Sweet aroma. Golde-copper n in color with off-white head. Sweeter and maltier with pronounced belgian yeast flavo and slight tart edge.
BeerandBlues2 (8988) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium-large, creamy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is spicy, grassy hops, peppery nose, light biscuit malt and light fruity esters. Flavor is malt dominant with light Belgian yeast, spicy and peppery notes, caramel malt and a lightly sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth.