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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1600) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
On tap at Breckenridge at the Ballpark in Denver. Pours deep orange colored with a small off white head. Aroma of tropical fruits as expected, some light funk, and a hint of spice. Flavor is on the sweeter side with lots of bubble gum notes and some tropical fruits, sweet wheaty malts, and very little zesty saison like barnyard yeast going on here. Medium plus bodied and medium carbonation. Overall I found this to be only OK, but not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4926) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Hazy golden coloured body with a nice two centimetre tall frothy white head. Aroma of pale malt, yeast, grass, hay, wheat and a lot of light herbal spiciness. Medium-bodied; Strong malt and yeast characteristic all the way through with a pungent fruit flavour and some lighter sweetness and a touch of herbs and spices. Aftertaste shows some nice fruity flavours, but the showcase is the malt and especially the drying characteristics that are noticeable. Overall, a good saison with a nice and fragrant aroma and a well-balanced flavour. Definitely worth trying if you can find this! I sampled this pint on draught from Mellow Mushroom in Denver, Colorado for US$4.99 on 08-June-2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (6345) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
an imperial saison, why not i suppose .. . hazy pear gold .. really solid foam, lots of lacing .. . wheat, cereal, cardboard, and sharp hay .. . mildly tart .. . not very enjoyable, kinda weird .. unusual from such a solid brewery .. . . did you know they make pills you stick up your butt!?!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2577) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange liquid with huge off-white head. Aroma of white pepper, citrus, mango, grain, earth and tangerine. Taste is dry and light sour with notes of citrus, white pepper, mango and barnyard. Light to medium bodied with high carbonation. Pretty nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1470) - Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Cloudy orange, orange juice like body. Medium to large fizzy frothy white head. Aroma is yeasty, super fruity, as described. Flavor much the same. Lighter medium bodied and highly carbonated. Some alcohol present. Touch of spice. Ginger stays complimentary. Very fruity. Certainly ’imperial’.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (632) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Yeast, citrus, a little grainy, fruity aroma. Taste is very similar. A little alcohol, strong flavors, some spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (945) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle poured a hazy deep golden hue w/ a medium creamy diminishing head to a white ring w/ nice lacing. Moderate sweet funky aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter funk finish. Tastes are pineapple, ginger, white pepper, peach, and funk. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, and light warmth in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5679) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Had it side by side with the regular saison, very similar with just some extra touch of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (6340) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
Draft - Mango and Belgian yeast. Cloudy gold with a thin white head. Mango, apricot and the usual Belgian yeast finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1885) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a large white head. Aroma is peach, pine apple, white pepper, sweet malt. Taste is fruit, medium sweet with a fruity, spicy, slight alcoholic finish. Light spicy bitterness. Light oily texture with a medium body and quite fizzy carbonation.

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