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RATINGS: 238   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18726) - 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 (1983) - 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 (1232) - 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 (1449) - 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 (5477) - 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 (2423) - 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 (2828) - 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 (1689) - 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 (3396) - 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.


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