crajun (1009) - , Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
purchased in CO; drank in TX - nice aroma - light citrus and hay/grass? Cloudy/hazy golden pour with huge pillowy white head. nice mouthfeel/palate. Flavor is citrusy with some yeast - a little chewy. Very nice saison!!
Hair6a11 (1392) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; Pour is murky gold with a frothy white head in this glass -retention is nice - with some sticky lacing. The nose is grainy, mild funk, herbal... pepper and general spiciness. Fruity again... but not funky. Am I the only one that finds that ironic? ("funk"werks") Well.. whatever... peaches, orange peel, lemon grass, pepper......grains, caramel... interesting... but Iím not a huge fan.
illidurit (2180) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle shared at the January 2012 Sante Cruz tasting at Sante Adairius. Pours an orangey gold with a thick white head. Lemony, grassy, peppery aroma. Very German malt profile, reminds me of a helles lager. Flowery notes and light stone fruitiness round it out. Solid beer.
djd07 (3974) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Camp Beer IX. Pours a clear orange with frothy white head and sticky lacing. The aroma is yeast and pepper. Medium mouthfeel with citrus and lemon with a nice pepper finish. Easy to drink a very impressive saison from Funkwerks.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy orange with a frothy white head. Nose is lightly sweet, some pear and apple, pepper, spices, lemon, slightly herbal. Flavor is more dry with some mild sweetness, notes of apple, lemon, floral notes.
BritAlesRule (214) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a fine dry straw color with a huge foamy head. Fairly opaque and inviting. Surprised by the hop presence in the nose. Like my nose is right next to the fresh cut. The background however is very pleasant. I get the pepper, the summer grains, the sun dried fruit. Actually shocked by the first sip. Expecting to be attacked by bitter hop, instead itís something akin to a European hop balance with malts shining through. Quite a trick. The mouthfeel is glorious. Creamy with a little bite. Maybe the best I have ever experienced as far as balance. While I certainly donít consider this a Saison, I find it a fine beer using hops strictly as aromatics while not intruding upon the taste.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5136) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
My first beer from this brewery. +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a murky yellow color with an enormous foamy white head that lingered forever and left incredible lacing. The aroma was tart and musty yeast, citrus, chalk and dust. The flavor was bitter, tart and chalky with notes of bread, Sweettart candies and lemon. The finish was dry, chalky and must with lingering lemon. Medium body. Ok.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
this saison is nicely balanced with spices and sweet wheat tones, nuanced bitterness, pepper, fruit tones.
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle... bright straw a bit cloudy, big lasting head... the aroma is quite nice, sweet but a little sharp sour musky bite, has me wanting to try it... taste is pretty boring, doesnít show much, sourness is gone... average
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2013 bottle. Pours hazed yellow gold with white head. Nose is musty, minerals,
floral, white pepper. Flavors minerals, florals, white pepper, thin body, finishes a little sweet but not bad.3.6.
Rated at the source. Pours gold with white head. Aroma funky, bit toasted malt, sweet bread. Flavors are toasty, sweet bread, funky. Nice full mouth feel. good fermentation.