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RATINGS: 225   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrob21 (2761) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Sample at HMOG 2015. Spice and pepper dominant. A little astringent yeastiness. Dominant yeast flavors sort of take over. Not something I could drink a lot of but glad I got a chance to try it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1181) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2015
An interesting saison overall. Pours a cloudy orange with a soapy white head. Smells of pear, peach, and apple with saison undertones. Taste is dry with lots of peace and apple, with a herby background. Had in the bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (222) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours amber orange with thin head. Smell is spice, bread, fruit and yeasty funk. Taste is tropical citrus and a tiny bit of funk, bread and spice. Medium body, Medium carb.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1665) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with fizzy white head. Citrus, yeast, funk, and some wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a some light fruits, mango and peach are what come to mind.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
legion242 (2303) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Poured a dark yellow with no head. Very light carbonation in the mouth. Slightly fruity in the mouth. Just an ok saison.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Tasted on 8/1/12 from a capped 750mL bottle at City House for Curtis’ birthday. Pours hazy dark orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to thick, rocky lace. The nose is bright, green grassy and pine hops with a touch of caramelized orange peel. sweet bread and spicy yeast. The flavor is the touch of sweet bread up front, moving to the caramelized orange peel, grassy, green, bitter hops, and spicy, dry yeast. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long dry, spicy, and nicely bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1188) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Hazy orange pour with a big white head. Great lacing. Aroma is citrus, spicy saison yeast, and some dough. Taste is peppery with tropical fruit and a little funk. Dries in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (702) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2015
On tap. Amber\golden color with little one finger head. Ginger aroma. Taste has some tropical fruit, but more ginger. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (3840) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle - thanks adneilsen! Pours crystal clear orange, large beige head, creamy but dissipates quickly. Nice lacing left behind. Aroma is corn, hay, black pepper, dust. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, Belgian yeast, corn syrup, dust, spicy yeast esthers. Medium body, creamy, high carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (1196) - Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma is yeasty, estery, fruity, dry. Taste is highly carbonated, light bodied, very dry. Overall, okay.


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