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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.

HonusWagner's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1357) - Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3039) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Tropical fruit, malt, citrus, hops, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Tropical fruit, floral, grapefruit, spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2485) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2014
Pours, hazy brown/orange with a large head.
Aroma is meringue, vanilla, toffee and a little bit of chocolate.
Floral hop-flavor with notes of oranges and some alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3209) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle, in a location remote from my dining room.
Pours a very hazy blonde with a very small head.

The aroma is peachy and spicy with some floral and peppery notes. The alcohol does really come through in the aroma with this one.

The flavor is a touch sweet with some warming booziness. It’s got some fun passion fruit character, some black pepper, and fruity hops. It’s odd, but nice in many ways.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (3984) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden body with a large rocky white head. Aroma is sweet estery sugar tones, red fruits, mild farmhouse yeasty brett-like notes and hints of gooseberries. Taste is grass, herbs, smokey cheese tones, red berries and hints of citric peel and grapefruit. Medium body and carbonation. Quite well-rounded and fruity saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2031) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014
Flaska från SB. Jag har lite svårt för stora starka saisoner, tycker att det tar bort det väsentliga i stilens karaktär. Stor kropp med maltkropp, lite söt, fruktig med jämn och fin smak som avrundas med en fin beska. Smakbild med jäst, gröna druvor, citrus, grapefrukt, papaya, passionsfrukt, gräs, med toner av örter och peppar. Trevlig helt klart och ändå inte riktigt min öl.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (1571) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
Smak och doft av humle, malt, jäst, gröna druvor, citrus, grapefrukt, papaya, passionsfrukt, gräs, med toner av örter och peppar. Lagom sötma, fruktig med jämn och fin smak som avrundas med en fin beska.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (2685) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours very hazy deep golden with a huge frothy and slightly fizzy offwhite head that leaves lots of sticky and spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity and slightly spicy with crackers, freshly baked white bread, overripe tropical fruits, overripe citrus fruits, moist grass, dry soil, white pepper corns, overripe apples and hints of alcohol. Taste is slightly sweet, tiny bitter, fruity and tiny phenolic with white bread, baked pears, overripe tropical fruits, grapefruit juice, orange zest, lemon zest, banana bread, grapeskins, apple skins, marzipan and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, slightly crisp, round and medium bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, estery and phenolic with yeasty dough, hay, dry soil, baked pears, marzipan, banana bread, orange zest, lemon zest and grapeskins. Bit too high on the boost.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle, thanks to _angst_. Cloudy golden beer with a decent white head. Hoppy bready aroma, citrus, grapes, yeasty, spices, esters, dough, cream, caramel, some grapefruit. Hoppy citrus and grapefruit flavor, yeasty, spices, hay, föoral notes, creamy, a bit sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5586) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Bottled at Alex Hazy amber with a large white head. Grassy and spicy aroma. Slightly vinous flavour. Sweet tropical fruits along with yeasty spiciness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1318) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
On tap at Breckenridge at the Ballpark in Denver. Pours deep orange colored with a small off white head. Aroma of tropical fruits as expected, some light funk, and a hint of spice. Flavor is on the sweeter side with lots of bubble gum notes and some tropical fruits, sweet wheaty malts, and very little zesty saison like barnyard yeast going on here. Medium plus bodied and medium carbonation. Overall I found this to be only OK, but not bad.

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