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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crajun (1009) - , Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2012
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!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hair6a11 (1392) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2012
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 I’m not a huge fan.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2180) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 31, 2012
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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3974) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2011
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BritAlesRule (214) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2011
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 it’s 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 don’t consider this a Saison, I find it a fine beer using hops strictly as aromatics while not intruding upon the taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5136) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2011
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2011
this saison is nicely balanced with spices and sweet wheat tones, nuanced bitterness, pepper, fruit tones.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2011
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, doesn’t show much, sourness is gone... average

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
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.


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