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RATINGS: 230   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1416) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
Beer tasting @ Fillepolo 150329. Fruity and yeasty with some spicy notes, grapefruits, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, yeasty, fruity and spicy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (695) - SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
Beer tasting @ fillepolo 29/3-15. Bottle from Systembolaget. Yeasty and tropical fruity. Body is medium, the finish is yeasty and tropical fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fillepolo (19) - SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
Beer tasting @ Fillepolo. Nice Beer fruity sweet yeasty saison. Like a fresh finish on a midsummer night.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TizzleJizzle (673) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2015
11.2 oz bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with a foamy white top. Taste of spice, yeast, tropical fruit with a nice bitter finish. Medium carbonation and body

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (1637) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2015
This my be my first beer considered an Imperial Saison. That title seems a little strange to be honest since most saisons I have are on the lighter, more seasonable side. Light pour. Floral aroma. Sweet and crisp flavor, light body. A little yeast and spice. Light fruits but I didn’t taste the tropical variety.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrob21 (2772) - 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 (1202) - 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 (223) - 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 (1707) - 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 (2307) - 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.


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