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RATINGS: 215   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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3.9
   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarageBrewer80 (23) - SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
Flaska från regeringsgatan. Grumlig smutsgul färg. Doft av jäst och tropiska frukter. Lätt söt och torr smak. Lite druva, äpple, ananas och smak. Liten beska. En sommaröl i första hand skulle jag säga.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TychoJames (192) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
Flaska systembolaget. Gyllengul kulör med fluffigt vitt skum. Doft av apelsin, stall och ljust bröd. Smaken drar åt vinergum, hö och citrus. Sommarfrisk och trevlig med rejäl kolsyra

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyF (173) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
Flaska från SB. Dimmigt gulbrun med bisarrt mycket vitt skum. Kryddig och jästig doft med inslag av tropiska frukter. Torr och lite fruktig med viss beska som dock försvinner fort.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CloakedDagger (782) - - 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 (5031) - 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 (2364) - 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 (900) - 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 (64) - 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 (486) - 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 (573) - 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.


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