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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1710) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2013
(old entry on my phone) On draft at the brewery. Slightly hazy orange pour. Tropical nose, malty and citrusy. Nice mouthfeel, funky, fruity and clear. Very nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Banana esters, hearty Brett, cloves, overly sweet. Minimally sour, kinda heavy on the yeast, not the most complex. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Almost reminds me of a Belgian blond or trippel more than a saison. Aroma of floral hops, light coriander. Pours golden clear with good head and lacing. Pepper and light lime as well. Finishes with faint sweetness. Nice package, just off for saison. Thanks to Sammy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8912) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
Lacy. Carbonation right there. Spicy with pepper, alcohol. The saison characteristics come out in the finish. Some hops. Mild fruit aroma. Good drinkability. Bottle from Jason B.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Concealer (837) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Pours an orange-gold with bubbly off white head that sticks around for awhile. Aromas of passion fruit, pepper, ginger, and a hint of yeast. It is a real sweet smell followed by some pepper/spice. Taste is sweet at first with passion fruit and mango follow by pepper. There is some booze-y warmth here; it is hidden well and is barely noticeable but itís there. Overall, this is one of the better saisons I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (850) - - JUL 7, 2013
Hazy amber pour, massive head. Funk and spice aroma. Yeast, passionfruit, pepper, slightly boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5867) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2013
750 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a medium plus sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, yeast, tropical fruits and some lighter peppers and ginger. Pretty good. The label had already been changed to Tropic King which was disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1843) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
Pours a light hazy orange yellow. I was slightly disappointed in this because of its lofty rating. Some tropical notes in the aroma and flavour.. But otherwise it was fairly average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11491) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Capped 750 from LetsPour.com. Pours translucent gold with a creamy white head. Aroma is earthy/spicy multiple fruits. Full bodied. Flavor is earthy/spicy multiple fruits. Iíd say itís much more tropical fruit than anything else. Fruit wise. The rest is earthy, approaching barnyard. Love the ginger notes. Finishing so complex that I will not attempt the details. Lovely, lovely, ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3077) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2013
A very nice saison, filled with tropical fruit and belgian yeast aromas. Spicy, tart, and pungent, with a dry aftertaste. Medium bodied.

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