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RATINGS: 212   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAXSON (529) - 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 (4672) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4203) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Rated at the 2012 RB Pgh May tasting. Big thanks to Horny Devil. Nice big foamy head. A slightly fruity aroma with a farmy background. Lots of co2 on the palate but its a gentle non-sizzling kind of co2; nice. Burns a little going down the hatch. Fading lacing. Volatile on the olfactory after a while. Fairly alky forward. Finish is warming.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3914) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Hazy gold with a large off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, melon, yeast, peaches. Taste is of coriander, yeast, orange.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4150) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle. Orange colored, off white head, decent lacing, and cloudy. The smell is yeasty, fruits, earth, Belgian, and sweet. The taste is the same with a little more funk and alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (5100) - Utah, USA - MAY 1, 2012
750ml bottle thanks to Doodler
Appearance: Clear golden with a big white head and lots of lacing and carbonation
Aroma: Fruity, sweet, wheat and citrus
Taste: Wheat, sweet fruit and citrus
It was decent, but kind of a let down for my first Funkwerks beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6311) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2012
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 750 ml bottle thanks to Craig. A clear golden color with a large white head. A sweet fruity nose. A sweet rich fruity malty brew, some tropical elements, dry, lingering bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gription79 (2310) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 28, 2012
Thanks to Craig. Huge tropical fruit notes, sweet malts, dusty notes in the nose, lemony, spicy. A solid bitterness that gets followed by a malty sweetness and a carbonic finish. I did not really care for this.


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