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RATINGS: 243   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (2566) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle thanks to adnielson coming throug honce again ! Pours a rich golden slightly hazy color with a big frothy three finger head. On the nose there is some nice earthy yeasty saison spice mingling nicely with tropical fruit and some sweet notes of bubblegum... On the palate its clean and refreshing with great mouthfeel, a really nice balance between traditional saison peppery spice with some tropical fruit and grassy hops. Nice solid beer that was spot on with my sushi dinner !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RoyalFlushing (324) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle poured a clear honey color with a huge long lasting fluffy white head and notable lacing. Aroma is quite sweet with big honey, pineapple, and mango notes. Taste includes apple, pear, banana, and floral notes. Enjoyable slight carbonation with a crisp finish and flavors lingering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks eyes_wide_shut and YK23. As Funkwerks Tropic King Imperial Saison. Hazy golden with big frothy white head. Aroma of carambolka, pear, a bit of peaches, more fruits and some earthy yeast. Fruity and spicy flavor with yeast and a dry and rather bitter finish with a bit of citric notes. Medium-bodied. Good stuff. Alcohol is pretty well-hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (8815) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
I was expecting to really like this one but it just didn’t come together for me. I love tropical fruits but this one just didn’t hit the right notes.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7240) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2602) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokephibroke (294) - 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.

   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.

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