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Funkwerks Key Lime Rye

Funkwerks Key Lime Rye
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Our second summer seasonal. Made with 30% rye, key lime juice and lime zest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1365) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Summer 2011 - Following the taster of the Casper was the Funkwerks Key Lime Rye. Considering how light and delicate (and fragile?) the Casper tasted, I wondered if this wouldn’t taste like a tropical version of the Casper. It, too, is a straw, yellow beer. It differs distinctly in the aroma, where I catch scents of sourness, though it’s not obvious that the tang is from limes. That comes in the taste, where razor sharp pricks of lime dot the flavor amidst a background of grains and general flavors of a wheat beer. So, basically, a well executed wheat beer with lime, and frankly, that’s what I wanted at the end of a day with a lot of walking, and too few limes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12565) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 10, 2012
(Draught) pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of lime, rye, and light florals. Flavor of lime, grain, florals, yeast, and grass with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a really pale yellow body with a white head that fully lasts. Aromas are very fruity, spicy, rye, phenol, hoppy (or citrus at least), grassy and lime. Flavors are fruity, lime, estery, spicy, grassy, peppery, and super dry. Very nice yeast character. Light bready and spicy malt character. Well made. Lively bubbles. Dead dry. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours pale golden, pretty clear with a white head. Tart citrus, including lime. Mild spice from the rye, but not much. Not their best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11860) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2011
on tap-pours a thin white head with hazy straw color. Aroma is lemon, sulphur, light malt. Taste is lemon/banana, light malt. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2454) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Quite hazey, white-gold with white head. Malt dominated aroma and taste with some spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Draft at Funkwerks. Pours a pale yellow with a fluffy white head. quite pale and slightly hazed. Nose is faintly citrusy, but more yeast forward. Lots spice and white pepper on the nose and grainy. The lime is really just there by suggestion. On tasting, again, really fresh and clean, lots of refreshing fruity esters from the yeast and white pepper. Really clean and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11665) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Tap. Pours hazy light gold with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is key lime, farmhouse and barnyard yeast, straw malt, fruity esters and faint spicy hops. Flavor is farmhouse yeast, straw malt, faint fruity esters, spicy rye, and a dry finish. Light body, low warmth, medium-high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1743) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
On tap at the Funkwerks tap room in Ft. Collins, CO. Light yellow pour with a white head. Funky aroma of barnyard, leather, and light citrus. Citrus flavor upfront with funky lime and soapy flavors. Clean flavor and finish. A very nice interpretation on a saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5626) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Tap at Funkwerks - hazy golden - pretty much a well-executed saison overpowered by an addition of lime juice that is a little over the top - soft carbonation - toasty graininess, wheat - dry and flinty, with a mild touch of funk - some creamy texture - again, though, the lime it a bit much - would be better without it - still nice, especially for summer.

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