jcnielsen (2732) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a golden color with white head. Citrus, malty, orange flavors. Awesome beer.
kevinator (1476) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice Saison. Nice golden color with a slight fizzy head. Fruity notes that were predominantly citrus. Palate was smooth and crisp. Tastes of subdued lemon and orange. Ginger was also present after it lingered in the mouth. There is a quick bitterness that makes the finish dry. Nice and refreshing.
gnoff (8929) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewery on October 9, 2012
Hazy golden color, white head. Spicy, hoppy, yeast, phenolic scent. Spicy, phenolic, dry, clove taste. Dry clove aftertaste. Medium to spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
drjay44 (3034) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained white head with extensive lacing, over a cloudy orange gold (SRM 5) body....nose is pear, apple, light spice, hints citrus, floral honey.....taste is light pear apple, light spice, hints of citrus, leading to a light pepper bite on the dry finish....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation adds tingle. This beer meets the style nicely with appropriate aromas, flavors, and dryness. The finish was right on. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7
DiarmaidBHK (3821) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at taproom. Pours golden with an inch of white foam that leaves lacing. Nice fruitiness on the nose. A bit of funk on the tongue. Clean finish. Solid.
travita (4531) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The look is whitish head, orange look, cloudy, good head, and sediment. The smell is yeasty, fruits, pear, spritzy, wheat, and nice. The taste is yeast, fruity, straw, wheat, pear, and good.
jkwalking05 (4331) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
GarrettB (1252) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rating #114. Nice beer, dry with a light funk. Nice hazy straw yellow color. Very nice. (2487)
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bright gold with two fingers of foamy white head. A perfect example of a Saison. Not much more can be said