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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The beer you are holding is unique. A special strain of yeast and a warm fermentation produces a beer of exceptional flavor and aroma. An extended secondary maturation and bottle conditioning ensures all these unique qualities are preserved and evolve over time. Serve at 50°F in a tulip glass.

What to expect
This tawny orange beer pours with a rocky white head. Aromas of passion fruit, tangerine, and black pepper hit the nose. Flavor is a cascade of orange, lemon verbena, ginger and pepper. And in a second it is gone, finishing with a dry and lingering bitterness that awaits another sip.

Cellaring Information
Store upright in a dark dry place at cellar temperature (ideally at 50 degree). Cellar limit is 2 years.

Ingredients
* Organic German Pilsner Malt
* Organic American Pilsner Malt
* Organic German Munich II Malt
* Organic German Pale Wheat Malt
* Organic German Opal
* French Saison Yeast

Finished Result
* 1.058 original gravity
* 1.006 final gravity
* 25 IBU
* 4 SRM
* 6.8% ALC/VOL


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Hazy gold with a large off-white head. Aroma is of spicy black pepper, light lemon and hay. Taste is orange, lemon, lots of black pepper and very dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1222) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Summer 2011 - If O’Dell beers are loud and proud, somewhere down the road Funkwerks is assembling the quietest choir of whispers in the beer industry. The soloist in our sampler flight was the Saison. It was a little bit louder than the rest, but still quiet and muted. That’s not to say that lacking flavor decibels is good or bad, but certainly a signature style of Funkwerks this early in their history. Although called a saison, the smell reminds me more of a golden ale, like Duvel, with a nice spicy and exotic aroma, and a touch of Meyer lemon. The flavor is distinctly sour, graced with a barnyard flavor - maybe from a brettanomyces yeast - but otherwise quiet and delicate. Good, but again, hard to extract the flavors after a long day of tasting pushier beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle. Rating #114. Nice beer, dry with a light funk. Nice hazy straw yellow color. Very nice. (2487)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2012
bright gold with two fingers of foamy white head. A perfect example of a Saison. Not much more can be said

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle from argonaut in Denver. Pours golden and hazy, smells of spices and hay. Flavor is very well balanced--a great Saison. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerproject (129) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Aroma is spicy, floral and maybe a bit earthy. I can smell some european hops in there. Taste is smoothly and mildly bitter up front, followed by belgian yeast spice and a sharply dry and effervescent finish. One of the best saisons I’ve had.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3475) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 7, 2012
750 ml bottle purchased at Joy in Denver, Colorado. The pour is a hazed golden yellow with a well formed one inch white head. The aroma is straw, hay, citrus lemons, touch of grass and bready malt and wheat. A lot going on in the nose, all well integrated. The taste follows the nose, nice blend of the straw, hay, grass, citrus notes all held together with the wheat and malt. The palate is medium to light bodied, great unfiltered mouth feel, clean dry finish. Nice, well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2215) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Capped 750ml bottle. Pours hazy golden light orange with white head. Aromas of orange citrus, doughy malts, spices, and a bit of funk. Flavors of orange zest, bready malts, peppery spices, yeast, and light funk. Lots of carbonation. Finishes dry. Nice saison.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4266) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Sample at the brewery. Comes a pale hazy golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast, wheat, and spices. Taste is yeast, lemons, grass, wheat, and spices. Some hops at the finish. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (5490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2012
On hand at Wynkoop’s United Tastes of Belgium 2012. Cloudy corn-y/gold, with a nice aroma of some perfumy hoppiness, tangerine, a nice malty sweetness of pale cereal grains and coriander. Flavor of the same, with some pale malty sweetness and a light herbal/grassy bitterness and perfumy hop/yeast combo. It’s pleasant, I just have a hat time describing with words why I think it’s pleasant.


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