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RATINGS: 240   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Poured a bright, semi-hazy golden orange color with a moderate white head that faded to a partial layer. Aroma is heavily peppered, along with a spiciness from the earthy yeast and the fruits present (tangerine, peach, and mango). Smooth, moderately sweet entry with some sweet fruitiness (peach, tangerine) before giving way to a moderately dusty, dry yeastiness with a nice peppery compliment that lingers into the dry finish where it is paired with a soft tropical fruitiness. Moderate carbonation and crisp, lively mouth feel. Overall, a real nice mixture of dry earthiness and fruity flavors.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorm (1646) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
Dunkel gyllen farve med lyst skum. Lukt av gress frukt og gjær. Smak av gress frukt og gjær. Tropisk avslutning. Lokal øl-smaking på Bryne; 3xUntappd, 2xRateBeer & 1xNeutral.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nilsas (2071) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015

Lukt: Frukter og karamell.
Utseende: Dunkel gulbrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum, noe karbonering.
Smak: Syrlige frukter, krydder med en karamell avslutning.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Sytembolaget, Nydt@Tasting hos Bryne med Gorm og Untapped gutta.
Medium: Flaske@750ml, ABV@8%, Når@01.05.2015
Drukket Som Alias@Funkwerks Tropic King Imperial Saison

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4095) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2015
Bottle, shared. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a moderate white head on there. Nose has some hops to it, with some grassy and floral elements as well as a nice bit of funk. Taste is slightly sour up front, but drinks very fresh and has a pleasant bite to it. Very solid saison.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6504) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2015
330. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold with a loose white head. Huge grassy nose. Creamy medium body with wooly carb. Tangy mango and grass mid palate. Long mildly fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CObiased (95) - - APR 23, 2015
Bomber - pours a cloudy golden orange with a thick fluffy head that sticks. Great complexity for a saison. Lots of subtle fruit flavors with the backbone of a wheat beer. Long finish of banana and papaya accompanied by a mild bitterness and clove note.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3889) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
hazy golden color. Thick frothy white head. Dry black pepper, oranges, licorice, med full body. Dry. Very hoppy. Like a Belgian IPA with more funk. Fantastic.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemike (2454) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2015
sample at big texas beerfest Transparent gold, shimmering puffy white head. Pine, soap, lemon rule the nose. Flavor is yeasty, thick, peppery with zippy carbonation and lightly frothy bitterness, soapy and overall dry, nicely attenuated to allow softer elements to play. A bit too yeasty, not quite dry or funky enough, not much fruit either, but pleasant

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1560) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours a foggy, fizzy golden color with a thick, frothy white head. Delightful, citrus aroma with a grassy finish. Passionfruit flavor. Mangos and kiwis. A little pepper and ginger in the finish. Really solid saison.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2015
On tap at The Pour House. Cloudy light pour with a big white head. Aroma is a good bit of fruit and yeasty funk with a little alcohol. Taste is a little hot, lots of fruit, baking spice, and banana. Peppery, yeasty finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1500) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2015
Good saison -- but I think that there’s a reason why you don’t see too many imperials. This burns a bit hot.


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