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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3270) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Sample at the brewery. Comes a hazy dark gold with a nice white head. Aroma of grain, malt, yeast, and fruit. Taste is yeast, grain, malt, and citrus fruits. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7567) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Sample at Kurt’s 49th birthday party. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium ivory white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Fruity aroma with some wheat in the background. Medium body with a tropical fruit character and notes of wheat and yeast. The finish is fruity with a short mildly spiced aftertaste. Decent beer overall.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Scrivartha (4) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2012 does not count
Of all the breweries I visited in Ft. Collins, this one had the best beer, and this beer was the best of the best. Aroma was typical Saison - lemongrass, jasmine, caramel, straw, hints of spice from the yeast, and with a higher abv of 8%, definite alcohol notes. Flavor is rich, slightly sweeter and more yeasty than a standard Saison style, but still with pear or green apple flavors. They claim tropical fruits like passion fruit or mango, but honestly if those existed at all it was only because of the strong, souring effect of the saison yeast, and I think standard fruit is more honest (in other words, there is no fruit in the beer, and it’s not particularly "tropical" - it’s just marketing.) Dry finish with a lingering, slightly bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel was slightly warm - the alcohol is definitely detectable. I definitely bought a few bottles to bring home to AZ.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2012
7/8/12. 750mL bottle thanks to adnielsen! Hazy orange pour with a huge khaki head that lasts forever. Huge fruity aroma with plenty of guava and a hint of phenolics and plastic. Slightly milky flavor with tons of tropical fruit and a bit of a yeast bite. Not bad!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3214) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Tap at Trinity brewing company CO springs, CO May 2012-pours bright orange with a sudsy fine bubble white head very tight with lots of carbonation. awesome nose of fruit, lite spice, lite funk, GOP. very nice flavors are litely sour grains, spice (GOP, corriander, lite medicinal tones)hmmm, finishes very metallic and medicinal with lingering grains. Had a strong start, yet the flavors let me down a bit. decent yet not flattering due to the unbalances flavors here. for this style, something didnt seem right. I got alot of ripe bananas out of this beer long into the finish. Almost seems like a big Wit on the flavors. Ok

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4766) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle thanks to errl. Yellow pour with a white head. Nose is funky, earth, florals, and lightly sour. Great on the palate,x earth, spices, lightly tart, grainy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAXSON (526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Thanks Dan! Pours a peach orange with a fairly large white head. Nose is grainy with a very prominent saison yeast and citrus fruit, more mango/pineapple as it opens. Soft fruits in the front palate with a pretty dry mid and a long finish with that saison yeast. Carbonation level is really high. Pretty enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2012
On tap @Backcountry Pizza in Boulder. Pours a hazy deep orange, big pillows of yellow head, leaving nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of mangoes, papaya, caramel malt, yeast. Taste is slightly tart/citrus, sweet, very fruity with a round mouthfeel. Balanced well with a little hop flavor, dry finish. Aftertaste has a hint of mango and citrus hops.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2012
750ml bottle that my sister-in-law brought back from Denver, thanks Alyssa! Bottled as Tropic King at 7.5% ABV. Pours a cloudy, darker gold colored body with a big, two finger-width, pillow-soft, frothy and foamy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is really nice. A bit of a white pepper blends with some crisp, very lightly sweetened wheats and grainy pale malts along with a good amount of fruitiness. Tropical fruits with a distinct passion fruit and mango as well as some citruses giving this a touch of zest. A light bread, some peach, apricot, grass, and a hint of ginger. Flavor is slightly tart initially with some peppered yeast, citrus, and light wheat notes. Tropical fruits come along in the middle as the wheat malts and lightly sweetened pale malts get a bit grainy alongside the yeasty pepper. A touch of ginger towards the end as well as some peach and melon fruits before this finishes with a good amount of yeasty white pepper, a light grassy bitterness, some slightly tart citruses, and just a slightly noticeable heat. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a lively carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid saison. I really dug the aroma and the flavor was nice as well. Yeasty, fruity, and crisply malted with a lively carbonation. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4167) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2012
This poured a semi cloudy lighter orange color with a white head. Aroma was lots of yeasty notes, some light citrus fruits and some grain. Flavor was grainy, lighter malt, some spice and yeast notes, with light fruit. A bit over carbonated but overall a decent beer.


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