HonusWagner (1531) - Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kind of a generic, lightly fruity Saison. Not that that’s a bad thing, but I hardly get the explosion of tropical character I’d hope for from a beer with this name. Spice notes, light mango character, good beer.
gyllenbock (4957) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
SirLimpsalot (2320) - SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Radisson Malmö 14-11-23: lätt doft av jäst och tropisk frukt. Eftersmaken lite kort, torr men helt ok.
Nische (873) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
abergdahl (62) - SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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..
jbuskirk (467) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
HuskerTan (544) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
DiarmaidBHK (3521) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
lhns03 (81) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
sunevdj (3264) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at T+M’s. Pours a hazy light orange with a diminishing off-white head. Some Belgian yeast aromas. Mediim bodied. Lively carbonation.
joergen (21333) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Mette & Theis.
Hazy orange colored with a medium white head.
Fruity aroma of spices and yeast.
Fruity flavor of spices and yeast with notes of exotic fruits.