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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1056) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2012
First imperial Saison I’ve had. Nice light amber color. Average palate with no overbearing carbonation. There were a lot of fruity notes in the aroma. The same can be said of the flavor but not citrus fruits. This did have a sense of spice, which could have been the pepper or the ginger. The alcohol was well hidden.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CloakedDagger (726) - - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle 75 cl. Comes as: "Funkwerks Tropic King Imperial Saison". Pours a clear golden with a creamy and lacing white head. sweet malty and very fruity aroma with only a whiff of yeast. A tad of funkiness in the nose. The body is surprisingly sweet, malty - almost like an Imperial Pils. Then a solid yeastiness comes creeping - combined with the exotic hops making for a rather solid Imperial saison - although the funk is close to absent. 181214

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5013) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget, drunk in my hotel room at Radisson Malmö. Hazy orange with a medium white head. Aroma and taste of yeast, mango, citrus, light spices and some bread. Smooth and easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (2355) - SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
@ Radisson Malmö 14-11-23: lätt doft av jäst och tropisk frukt. Eftersmaken lite kort, torr men helt ok.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (896) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
Pours hazy orange with tall white head. Aroma of honey, wheat, grapefruit, light peach and mango. Taste is big fruit sweet, with just a hint of sourness to balance it. Long, honey sweet finish. Body is light to medium, creamy and smooth with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abergdahl (62) - SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
Very good, Nice orange color with a lot of fluffy foam, saison style. Fresh aroma of hops and yest.. Taste is sweet full and with hints of alcohol,, nice balance and the maltyness gives it a nice body.. Enjoyable

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbuskirk (479) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Tropic King is a strange animal of a beer - I mean that in the most complimentary way. The inclusion of New Zealand hops gives this beer a distinct tropical fruit aroma that plays well with the yeast esters. While the flavor isn’t as tropical as the aroma or name implies, Tropic King reveals some bittersweet citrusy fruit flavors. There’s some nice black pepper spice and an earthiness that’s not quite grassy but close. I loved how fresh and crisp this beer felt on the palate. While I didn’t love Tropic King as much as Funkwerks Saison, this brew offers a lot of refreshment and unique flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (563) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. A- Tropical fruits, hoppy, yeasty. A- Orange color, cloudy liquid, white frothy head. T- Slightly bitter, bready, tropical fruits, mango, peach, caramel, subtle funk, spices. P- Medium body, average texture, medium high carbonation, smooth finish. O- A lot different than I expected. There is bitterness that I didn’t expect but wasn’t necessarily bad. I was expecting this to be a fruitier version of their flagship Saison. I was quite wrong. This resembles that beer in no ways. I was hoping for a Saison that was full of juicy fruit notes, but this was more like a White IPA. Not bad, but not really what I wanted.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK (3525) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle from Hazel’s beverage world. pours yellow with a half inch of white foam. leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. I can smell the mango as I type this before I’ve even picked up the glass. has some sweetness on the tongue as well as a hint of funk. Really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lhns03 (81) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Pours a beautiful clear straw yellow until the settled yeast is added to the glass and fills it with a nice haze. Firm white head that retains itself for quite some time. Aroma’s are tropical with pineapple mango and bready notes as well. Smells bright and sunny. Flavors are good sweetness upfront followed by a rustic dryness. Mouthfeel is rich and rounded at first then grainy dry with some spiciness on the finish. Good balance and big flavors on this imperial saison.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle at T+M’s. Pours a hazy light orange with a diminishing off-white head. Some Belgian yeast aromas. Mediim bodied. Lively carbonation.


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