dnstone (2000) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite hazey, white-gold with white head. Malt dominated aroma and taste with some spices.
zizzybalubba (1161) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BlackForestCO (958) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Poured a hazy, bright golden-yellow color with a third-quarter inch white head that slowly faded to a thick layer and left some spotty lacing. Aroma is mostly doughy, dusty yeast with a peppery spiciness paired with a light rye maltiness and a faint hint of citrus. Smooth, moderately sweet entry with a moderate grainy rye maltiness paired with a lightly tart hint of lime that transitions into a dry, doughy yeastiness with the same peppery spice present in the nose that lingers into the finish where it is paired with a faint hint of earthy hops. Moderate carbonation and crisp, dry mouth feel that makes it inviting to drink, even though the flavor isnít spectacular. Overall, it was solid and very inviting to drink. It seemed a tad unrefined and like mj said, the lime seems a tad out of place and throws of the balance some. Still, on a hot day it would be easy to drink a lot of.
GarrettB (790) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 wouldnít 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 itís 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, thatís what I wanted at the end of a day with a lot of walking, and too few limes.