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This light-hued beer was inspired by Belgian Tripels and Golden Strong ales. A high percentage of Pilsner malt and a new yeast strain we used present a lemon character in the aroma. This citrus quality carries into the flavor and finishes with a slight tartness. This beer is well balanced and smooth, making it easy to drink and sightly deceptive because of its high ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mickles (1) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2013 does not count
Itís clear why this beer won gold at gabf. Elegantly done in an in-elegant category from a brewery that specializes in doing elegant styles better than the benchmarks of their original countries. Also, why are all these ratings from Denmark? Didnít Funkwerks just recently make it to Nebraska? Snag a bottle, the Danes are incorrect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mensch (262) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bright and very pale yellow with a rocky white head. Lemon and chalky yeast aroma - tart and lactic. Initial sweetness is quicky walloped by that tartness and a bone dry, fully attenuated finish, like chewing on Meyer lemon rind. Tastes as if they snuck some New Zealand hops in there. Evident alcohol. Highly carbonated, but mercifully, less than the benchmark - Duvel, and the lemon notes are an interesting addition. I believe the student has surpassed the master.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (648) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Out of the bottle: Itís bright, straw golden in color, hazy, with well sustained, fluffy, sticky white head. Aromas of lemon, citrus, caramel, some booze and biscuit. It tastes sort of like a Saison, but not as dry. Itís tart and fairly sweet, but not nearly as sweet as a trippel. The carbonation is adequate. Holds up fairly well as it warms, with tartness falling back a bit. GREAT BREW!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5188) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2013
From the September 2013 3R6P tasting +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a hazy pale yellow color with a large foamy white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was tangy sugar, ripe golden fruits, bubblegum, bread dough and passion fruit. The flavor was tangy and sweet sugar, golden fruits, bubblegum, bread dough and passion fruit. Long tangy sugar, passion fruit and golden fruit finish. Only a touch boozy with a moderately thick and full body. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2014
A steady pour into my New Belgium tulip produces a two finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a straw gold color that shows a brilliantly clear, stunningly bright, almost metallic, light gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma has lots of pale malt straw character, and sun-toasted pale grain, this is well balanced by fruit-laden notes of pear, lightly spicy higher alcohols, and a hint of tinny metallic character, as well as a bit of floral apple character. There is a soft earthiness to the spice character here, it almost has a bit of savory character to it that accentuates the pale malt character a bit.

The beer has a soft sweetness to it that is balanced by a light herbal character, a bit of metallic character, and a light bitterness in the finish. The malt character here has a nice toothsome character to it, despite being pale malt character, with a rich pale cracker character, and sweet, almost honey-like, pale malt character. Higher alcohol notes towards the finish provides some warming character as well as a bit of peppery, ginger like spiciness. There is lots of fruit character here as well; pear, floral honey notes, a touch of apple, and some clean honey dew melon character. There is a pervasive, though soft, lemon zest character, that boosts the other fruit notes and adds a nice zing to this beer.

This is quite a bit better than I was expecting; they have packed a bunch of character and complexity into this beer, much more so than I could have expected. It has been a while, this is one of the best new Trippels or Duvel-inspired beers that I have had in a pretty long time. Despite the higher alcohols, this is actually quite smooth for a beer of this strength, especially given the spiciness, and fruit character from the vivid fermentation / yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6346) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2014
750ml bottle from buddy in Colorado: Pours a pale golden hue with an initial huge fluffly head and nice lacework. Really liking the nose with its combination of classic Belgian yeast esters along with lemon zest and faint mango. The taste is a tad more traditional but you still get some back notes of citrus and peppery finish. Solid pils, wheat, and biscuity malts layers. Mikey Likey

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3031) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2012
On tap at Freshcraft. Pour is hazy yellow with a long-lasting white head and good lacing. Belgian yeast, clove, fruity ester, light banana, and pepper in the aroma. Taste is heavy clove, coriander, lemon peel, orange, and banana with a nice spicy finish. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Nice spice and fruit characteristics and pretty smooth for 8.5%. Well-done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
awterry (2) - highlands ranch, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2014 does not count
Bomber. Pours golden with a thick white head, nice lacing. Aroma fruity with spicy hops. Flavor medium sweet light bitter. Over all great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMurph72 (14) - - FEB 13, 2015
This beer has been cellared for about 6 months. Pulled out today and spent about an hour in the fridge before opening. Great Belgian yeast aroma that lingers during the first sip. Very peppery, almost saison like. Hints of band aid and bubble gum. Very easy on the palate with a quick finish. White lacy head that lingers throughout the entire experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ddemmingjr (744) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottled 8-13-12: pours cloudy lemon yellow, off white bubbly head with a fair amount of carbonation. Nose is banana, clove, yeast, lemon, eaters. Grassy pilsner malts, banana, yeast, sweet malts, esters and peppery heat on the finish. Well hidden 9.4% as this another solid beer by Funkwerks. Classic Belgian golden. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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