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RATINGS: 195   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1061) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2013
On tap at funkwerks taphouse pours a hazy orange with a large white head. orange and lemon zest taste with a peppery finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacBoost (1263) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle from box aroma
thanks, pussypete!

Pours very dark and dank for a saison. Amber with a white head. No straw color offered. Aromas of banana, some clove and perhaps just a touch of sweet citrus fruit. Taste is spicy Belgian style yeast esters. Pretty focused not the goofball hops too. Not bad, me likey.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4847) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2013
75cl bottle pours a murky neon orange with lots of frothy head. Nose has tons of fruit, tangerine, yeast, pineapple, some pepper. Flavor is sweet, mango, tropical fruit, pepper, yeast, orange, tangerine, malt. Spicy finish. Very high, distracting carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2055) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
The beer pours perfectly with a nice hazy orange hue to it that passes almost no light through it, a solid white foamy head, and great lacing on the glass at all time. (For The Record, Ive Never Given Out Any 5’s before). The smell is great with a blend of orange peel and lemons, with a spicey follow up of pepper and corriander. The taste is great with orange up front then follows with a lemony and peach bitterness. The mouthfeel is decent with a dryness and the beer is well carbonated. Overall, this is a great beer that acts more like a Saison than a belgian as the bottle advertises.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2298) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Bottle shared thanks to Matt at proof happy hour! Sparse notes, but slightly hazy yellow with bubbly white head. Nice funky Belgian yeast and light fruit on the nose, taste follows, alcohol well hidden and good balance. Nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1368) - Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Kind of a generic, lightly fruity Saison. Not that that’s a bad thing, but I hardly get the explosion of tropical character I’d hope for from a beer with this name. Spice notes, light mango character, good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3219) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by someone at a tasting. The pour is an orange golden with a small white. The aroma is tropical fruit hop, along with a nice balance of cereal grain. The taste is balance between the fresh bright tropical hop, the fresh cereal grain and a bit of pepper and ginger in the back. The palate is a little rough, though I don’t mind this since it accentuates the pepper and ginger. The finish is nicely dry, with grassy earth bitterness from the hops. Interesting one, glad I was able to try it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deekyn (1171) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
A - pours golden orange with high fluffy head an sticky lacing. S - at first it's a malt heavy ipa aromas. Caramel malts, soapy malts and grasses. Some yeast notes. M - fluffy and full bodied. Nice palate. Lingering bitter end. T - soapy, citrusy, and yeasty first. Caramel malts and grasses. Some tartness. O - another malty saison from funkwerks. They definitely blur the lines between ipa and saison, blurred right into the ipa end. 3.6

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2013
From the September 2013 3R6P tasting +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy yellow-apricot color with an enormous foamy-fluffy orange-white head that lingered and left decent lacing - overflowing and almost gushing. The flavor was sweet candied tropical fruits with a yeasty undertone. The flavor was sweet and tangy bread, sugar, passion fruit, mango and papaya and underlying tart grapefruit. Long tangy and tart finish of sugar and candied tropical fruits. Moderately full bodied but overcarbonated. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4328) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2013
750 ml bottle. Semi cloudy yellow/orange, with an off white head. Tropical fruit, bread, yeast, light pepper and funk. Overall very malty and too sweet and heavy. Not high on my saison list.


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