Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big thanks to fortsambo for sending this bottle out my way. Thanks also to rake for sending this in the Sour, Saison, & Funk BIF. Served in a Funkwerks tulip.
Pours a nice golden color with a thick, foamy white head and a good bit of sheety lacing on the way down. Good cap and collar throughout.
The nose has some light fruits and a bit of white pepper. Light perfume and floral hops. The hops come out a bit more in the flavor. Nice Belgian varieties. Light bready malt. Touch of earth. Body is light-medium with good carbonation. Semi-dry finish.
Nice beer. Would like a bit more yeast character for a beer of this size, but still quite good.
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. golden orange pour. fluffy head filed with tiny bubbles. Milder aroma, pretty high carbonation. notes of tropical fruits, lighter flavor. decent
scoth (474) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy yellow amber with a large puffy beige head, very fine clinging lacing. Aromas of mango, citrus, bubblegum, caramel, grass, and biscuit. Smooth, creamy, medium body. Moderately sweet, tangy and peppery, with a medium bitter finish. Complex, but surprisingly drinkable.
soyorganic (280) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice beer, high carbonation. Sweet notes, there is some light fruit notes in the taste, I am not getting the passionfruit/mango in the description, but I guess some peach. Fruit is not dominate. Notes of wild yeast are strong. I do like the high carbonation, it makes this beer nice. Well done, almost a high-end session. Right on Ft. Collins!
Camons (5610) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ grand tour of Fort Collins breweries and bars with Aaron and Armin, Thanks !! This one at Funkwerks taproom. Pours dark yellow with a staing dense white head, fine bubbles heading for the surface. Aroma of sweet, yeast, mango, pepper, spices. Taste is yeast, lots of tropical fruit, mango, tangarine, peppery notes, spices. Medium body, lively carbonation. Another great beer. 250212
wchesser (1097) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2012 Cloudy yellow with persistent head and heavy lacing. Nice but subtle tropical fruit aromas and yeast notes, but this was a bit of a letdown overall. Wanted more umph-didn’t think there was anything special in the fruit notes on this that set it apart. Decent, inoffensive, but prefer their White and regular saisons.
>>>Rerate: This time I had a bottle of the original Maori that I’ve been cellaring for probably just over a year. Color was much darker orange than I remember. Thick persistent head. BIg honey aromas with warmth. Terrific tropical fruit (papaya, mango) aromas. Very enjoyable-wonder if the recipe changed with the switch to Tropic King or if the cellaring really did all that. An order of magnitude better than my first rating of this.
Denver2012 (24) - - FEB 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Golden Orange with a nice thick white head that took its time receding.
S: Crisp with just a touch of sweetness. Citrus fruit aroma and floral aroma from the hops give it a freshness, maybe the malt gives it some sweetness.
T: I’d say this has some sweetness there as an undertone, which is coming from the malts. There are some nice citrus and floral flavors on top of that malt base and are a bit sharper in flavor. Towards the finish some earthiness and pepperiness introduced itself. I usually do not like the peppery component to beers but here I thought it worked very nicely.,
P: Loved the mouthfeel. Thicker than I would have anticipated and maybe a little syrupy type creaminess to it. Started off a little effervescence in feel but finished out clean and smooth.
O: Very nice beer and I would love to drink again. Probably ideal for a nice, sunny day but I enjoyed it quite a bit in the middle of winter. It would be very easy to drink a lot of this one but the ABV would sneak up on me and get me in a bit of trouble.
StephLJensen (15) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Very fruity and bright. Lots of tropical fruit, floral and citrus.
Appearance: Pale and cloudy
Taste: light sweetness, lightly sour, with some peppery flavors on the finish.
Palate: medium body, lively
Overall: It was a great beer to start a bottle share with. Woke up my taste buds and was fresh and lively. Slight tartness is always a good thing in my book.
Hair6a11 (1313) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Maori King) Bottle; Pour is fairly clear golden with chunky white head out of the gate; it retains fairly well, and the lacing is heavy.. if a bit.... sticky. This one was over carbonated. So - I think the nose was the highlight on this beer - you do get some nice fruity notes here - the funk... is not so funky , though - the fruit... peaches, definitely. A grassy hop profile with some white pepper, definitely. Anyway.... there is some slight cream at the onset.. the Rakau hops? I’m not sure if I’ve had it before - It seemed overly bitter for the style but it started to mesh a bit bitter as I progressed.
Anyway - more white pepper and grassy hops, a touch of muscat grape skins, peaches, maybe some mango... seems a stretch. The finish is a little off for me. Well...
djd07 (3243) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Camp Beer IX. Pours a cloudy yellow with white head and sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is floral hops and fruit. Thin mouthfeel with a ginger and pepper flavor with light dry finish. A good saison from Funkwerks.