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RATINGS: 188   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3015) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Poured from a 75 cl bottle shared in Breckenridge CO. Pours a cloudy gold with a thick white head. Fruity aroma. Flavors of tropical fruits, pepper and lemon zest. Astringent mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (1858) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2013
From a bottle. Smells like yeast and spices. Strong flavor. Tastes like pepper and lemon peel. Foamy frothy head. Lots of carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3295) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy, gold with thick, frothy white head; good retention and spare lacing. Aroma is biscuit and toasted malts, light straw, lemon, bananas, citrus and floral esters, light caramel, and some herbs. Flavor is bready malts forward with good supporting light fruit esters, grassy hops, herbs, spice, and light woody notes; crisp, dry finish. Medium body and high carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReggieDunlap (3005) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Pours a hazy orange with a huge white head...excellent retention and lacing. Aroma has notable spice...peppery and clovey...hints of tropical fruits. Flavor has fruit rind, grapefruit, tropical fruits, and plenty of clove and pepper...very spicy. Mouthfeel is light/medium and silky with a dry rindy/clovey finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doofgoblin (280) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2013
This one's really great! Lots of fruity notes of stone fruit and tropical aromas. Also some yeast and dough smells round out the burst of aroma. Pours a golden color slightly cloudy with nice lacing. Taste is sweet with fruity hop notes a smoothness and some banana yeast characteristics too. Great finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cthomas2390 (211) - Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Pale, hazy golden pour. Fairly smooth and rounded with more buttery characteristics and malt notes than you might find in a traditional saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2479) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle via trade. Pours out a cloudy orange/amber color with a moderate white head. Aroma is of fruity yeast, light tropical fruit hops, passion fruit an guava with a mild acidic bitterness. Taste is complex, fruity dry Saison yeast, tropical fruit hops, grass, light berry, some earthy pepper notes and a mild bitterness on a somewhat dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3872) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle shared by Dean during the Super Bowl. Poured a hazy light orange body with a huge long lasting mostly white foamy head. Aroma, although decent, was loaded with over sugary fruit notes. Lots of tropical fruits, mango, apricot, peach, pineapple, nectarine, sugar and a touch of spice. Rather full body with strong carbonation and a spicy finish. Flavor was tropical fruits, spice, wet bread, a touch of menthol and some bubble gum.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
750 ml bottle served in a Half Acre snifter. Thank to pmoney for the share. A: Pours a deep hazy amber color with a frothy white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly with great head retention. Sticky sheets of lace are left down the glass. S: Spicy yeast notes and big citrus orange juice dominate the nose. A banana bread-like sweetness takes over on the backend. T: Spicy Belgian yeast. Fruity esters with a light banana presence and a ton of orange juice pulp flavor. Some light musty notes and a touch of grainy malt sweetness. Orange zest with some mineral-like qualities to the finish. M: Sweet and musty finish with a medium light body. Drying finish with a medium carbonation level. O: I enjoyed the juicy and zesty-like qualities of this one. I’d definitely try this one again. Serving type: bottle

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
750 ml bottle from adnielsen. Thanks, Aaron. Pours a mellow hazed golden hue, some sunshine hues glow. A bit white head atop dies to a small layer, laces small. Aromas offer funk, straw, and grass. A bigger waft of fruit into the equation with some melon, apple, pear, and citrus. Gentle doughy malts start to come out, cereal, some tangerine, citrus, and melon. Initial is a bit bigger, touches of sweet grains mix with fruit, tropical fruit, melon, and citrusy lemon. Gentle dryness, middle shows the malt heft, more fruit as we trail out into a more dry and bitter backend, a touch hoppy bitterness, dry hay and grass, florals. Lots of fruit elements, gentle yeast. A bit of an odd bag. I’d probably like it more with a smaller malt bill.


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