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Funkwerks Chardonnay Barrel Blonde

Funkwerks Chardonnay Barrel Blonde
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
The second release from the Funkwerks brettanomyces inoculated barrels! Smoky, earthy aromas from the brettanomyces play off the oakiness of our Chardonnay barrels, combined with a slightly sweet fruitiness of a high gravity Saison; this makes for a complex beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 10, 2012
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of horse blanket, chardonnay, citrus, musty straw from a livestock stall, and wood. Flavor of oak, vanilla, chardonnay, pepper, earth, and brett with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a clear golden hue with a small white head. Aromas are spicy, phenol, grape, chardonnay, lots of barrel and wine character. Light funk. Flavors are dry, tannic, fruity, grape tannin, chardonnay, peppery. Lively bubbles, dry and very good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2011
taster at FW on 11/18/11. golden pour with a slim white head. big oak nose with light Brett. med body with a really nice oak presence throughout. chardonnay notes with light funk and oak. dry finish with oak, vanilla and light funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2011
on tap-pours an offwhite head with hazy yellow color. Aroma is some brett, oak, sweet white wine, some light malt, yeast. Taste is oak, sweet white wine, some light malt, yeast, hint of brett.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2614) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Slightly hazey blonde with a white head. Winey and woody funk aroma. Malty light with wine-barrel and hint of tart edge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Draft at Funkwerks. Pours a deep and mostly clear gold, nice white foam. Nose is really nice, good level of funk, cherry brett and some faint grape acidity in the nose. Pretty clean overall. On tasting, Nice light yogurt and grape component, but leans back towards the Brett with some soft cherry. Dry and clean finish overall. Really a solid beer, though could always use a bit more funk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12051) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Tap. Pours clear gold with a medium-light fizzy white head, medium-short retention with good lacing. Aroma is funky yeast, chardonnay, light lactic sourness, straw malt, light citrus hops, and oak notes. Flavor is Brettanomyces, straw and meal malt, chardonnay and oak with a dry finish. Medium-light body, low warmth, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2011
On tap poured hazy yellowish-orange with white head, aroma has nice notes of white grape, very slight oak, pineapple, slightly tart lemon, orange, hints of spice and biscuit in there as well. Taste was a bouquet of tropical fruit with pineapple, peach, funky lemon and a hint of oak goes into some sweet biscuit and a slight wine character. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13094) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2011
On tap at Funkwerks poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of horseblanket, white wine, pepper and straw. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, white wine, horse blanket and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering funky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2011 Tap @ brewery. Another really beautiful, colorful beer from these guys- mildly cloudy, yellow orange appearance with a pearl white head. Moderate brett, white wine, earth, oak, pepper, organic, floral, tart, citrusy aroma. Light citrusy, mango, pineapple, mild pepper, mild brett, white wine, earthy, oaky flavor with a mildly dry, peppery finish. Pretty tasty.

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