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Funkwerks Māori King/Tropic King

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our goal at Funkwerks is to make good beer for our customers. Our intention was not to disrespect the Māori people or their culture in naming our Māori King beer. Out of respect, we are re-branding this beer as Tropic King. This is our new Imperial Saison! Bursting with a lot of fruity tropical characteristics of passionfruit, mango, and peach from the New Zealand Rakau hops we used. Combined with the pepper and Ginger flavors produced by our house yeast, this is a flavor extravaganza.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2094) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Poured from 22oz bottle. Dark golden color. Tons of fluffy white head. Fruity apricot lemon and slightly bitter. Pretty good saison

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ModeEngage (143) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2014
http://imgur.com/FkCj4Kh - Pours hazy orange with overzealous white head. Smells of citrus, bubblegum, and vanilla. Drinks smoothly with little lingering hop bitterness. Light bodied. Tastes of light mango, citrus, light malt, and wood. Highly effervescent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (7926) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
7400th rating! Also kind of an ironic choice for a snowstorm. Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a massive foamy tan head. Pretty much all head, actually. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits with some biscuit malts and a strong yeasty note. The taste is stone fruits, apple juice, citrus, tropical fruits, canned fruit cocktail, mild spice, mild bready malts. Medium bodied, slight lingering spice. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (971) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle thanks to lenincat. Nose of funk and tart with lots of citrus. Taste is similar and no notice of alcohol. Solid beer. Informative review.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (467) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. pours a clear golden yellow orange color with huge white rocky head. Sweet, Belgian yeast character, slightly spicy phenols. Big Belgian character, spicy, alcohol, sweet malt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (1665) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2014
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Orange and pretty clear with a white head that lingers and leaves light lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus hops, black pepper, spice, Belgian yeast and other fruity esters. Similar flavor, crisp and smooth with a nice body and a great mouth feel. Hard to believe I never rated this as many times as I had it living in the Fort.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3105) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Root Down, Denver tap ($8): Pours slightly cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma is saison funk, tropical fruit, spices, citrus. Taste is pretty funky and fruity. Alcohol is slightly felt in the taste. Body is somewhere around medium. Nice amount of funk. Hoppy undertones. This was pretty good. The fruitiness and the different hops make this one an interesting sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joet (2052) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Cloudy golden with ample fine and persistent head. Yeasty sake tropical nose. Fruit clove. Herbal light pine edges. Very creamy feel. Lightly tart and bitter finish. Unique surprising and well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
750 mL from Liquor Galaxy. Finally a Funkwerks offering that I really enjoy. The nose is very aromatic with pungent pineapple, pepper, mango, and notes of lemon zest, hay and honey. It’s a hair sweeter than I like my saisons, but that’s not to say this is too sweet. I just like the style bone dry. The juiciness enhances the fruit bouquet in the palate, making for a beer that certainly lives up to its name. Lots of fruity notes in the flavor ranging from mango to orange to kiwi. Finish is a little peppery. This is honestly a very nice saison at a great price point.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2013
bottled, thanks to kcorum10 in trade, nice hazy orange yellow color, sweet tropical tripel aromas and flavor, dense fruit notes, overcarbonated otherwise very nice beer


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