RateBeer
overall
96
93
style
Serve in Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4806) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of tropical fruits, orange, orange peel, mango, and some light dusty yeast notes. It pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a large orange-tinged off-white head that has good retention. There is some soapy webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick moderate tropical fruits, pineapple, and citrus, The finish has light lemon/lemon peel, yeast, and pepper. It’s medium bodied with lively carbonation that is a tad prickly at times. Overall, I like the regular Saison much better.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle @ GABF 2013. Pours a hazy yellow color with a longlasting white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty bitter yeasty hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter spicy yeasty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1749) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Draft from the source (GABF weekeend) - Pumped to try this one. Clear gold pour with nice white head. Aroma is spicy and delicous fruity. Flaovr has more spice, tropical fruits, barely funky. I know I didn’t detail it, but there is kind of a lot going on here. Lingering fruity finish. Just lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
An immense Saison! This teeters on the edge b/w Saison and Tripel...but regardless of the style, it does not disappoint. This is an incredible brew. Fans of either the Saison or Tripel style will appreciate (and enjoy) this amazing beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1076) - 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 (1273) - 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 (4869) - 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 (2083) - 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 (2315) - 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 (1376) - 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4  5  6 7 8 » 20


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50