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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1793) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - 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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13260) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2011
On tap at Funkwerks poured a clear yellow with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, rye, key lime and yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of straw, rye, yeast and light lime with a smooth dry lingering yeasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2011 draft. murky and cloudy golden wheat body. frothy, doughy and unsettlingly strong yeast in the nose (bready, dusty, peppery). lime accent gives it an oily citrus rind quality and tastes mostly out of place. the lime definitely doesn’t help or bring together this beer; it would probably be better without the lime, but it’s still a fun experiment and it has a pleasing, subtle, quiet flavor. about par for funkwerks: maybe a bit too gritty/unrefined at times, but flavorful and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2650) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2011
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 isn’t 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5728) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - 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.

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