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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerproject (129) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Aroma is tropical fruit and citrus. Taste is a smooth bitterness with more tropical fruit, brett funk and a dry finish with lingering bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
On tap at Rackhouse Pub and served to me in a snifter. Yellow orange color, soapy head, looks good. Smells very yeasty, overpowering. It also tastes very yeasty, I got a bit of bubblegum but none of the tropical fruits promised by the description and New Zealand hops. Overall I much preferred the regular saison. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 04-26-2011 20:21:25

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6450) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy orange-brown with a hig, fine head. Funky, dusty nose with a bit of veggies and some spice. Estery flavor, peaches, dust, sweet! Bit too sweet and estery for a saison, but interesting and decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2134) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2012
Bomber. Thanks to Albert of AQ. Big yeasty and mildly fruity nose. Very pretty golden straw color with a fine delicate head. Mild, sweet initial; bitterness rises in mid palate; smooth lemony finish. Thin-medium body. Very good, mild-mannered, but maybe too sweet as a saison.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokephibroke (291) - Mead, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle. Explosive off white head when poured into tulip (New Belgium glass wear). Takes a while to settle into a cloudy dark gold fluid. Yeast and tropical fruits dominate the nose in the form of banana and papaya. Sweetness and a little sour pop at first, with a bitter linger. But lacking body overall.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beertimenow (22) - - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle. Slightly cloudy straw color with a lot of rocky white head. Aroma is banana, pepper, spicy, fruity, pineapple, barnyard. Taste up front is hoppy, citrusy, fruity. Pepper and ginger on the back end. Kind of watery body. Very light. Average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (909) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2012
First imperial Saison I’ve had. Nice light amber color. Average palate with no overbearing carbonation. There were a lot of fruity notes in the aroma. The same can be said of the flavor but not citrus fruits. This did have a sense of spice, which could have been the pepper or the ginger. The alcohol was well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Sampled at GABF 2012. Nice change of pace here. This beer stood out in the session. Good tropical fruit notes. Saison was a little alcoholy but the package worked. Nice spice notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcnielsen (2100) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours a golden color with white head. Mango, passion fruit, malty saison. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7839) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
Draught at the brewery on October 9, 2012
Hazy copper color, white head. Fresh, spicy scent. Malty, fruity, light clove taste. Dry a bit tart finish. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.


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