jbuskirk (443) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Funkwerks Saison does justice to the brewery’s name. This Farmhouse Ale does indeed boast a lot of yeasty, Belgian-style funk. Yet, it has more to offer than that. For starters, the hazy, brownish-orange body produces a massive amount of head. The frothy, robust suds do a fine job of propelling the aromas of earthy yeast and tropical fruit esters. On the tongue, Saison starts off with spicy black pepper kick with some sweeter herbal tones to balance it out. At the middle of the mouth, you get some crisp hoppy bitterness. The finish is mellow and fruity with orange, lemon, and tangerine. The superb balance, rich complexity, and full-bodied flavor make this a world-class Saison that would taste good when paired with about anything and would suit any season of the year.
HuskerTan (497) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- Tangerines, black pepper, citrus.
A- Orange color, super cloudy liquid, large white frothy head.
T- Tangerines, black pepper, lemon zest, balanced.
P- Medium body, average texture, medium carbonation, smooth fruity finish.
O- What an outstanding beer. The description says it all. The palate starts out with a pepper kick and immediately dissipates and turns into a tangerine fruity finish with just a subtle bitterness. There isn’t much to dislike about this beer. It is all it says it is and more. The pepper and fruit notes work together very well and make for an exceptionally complex beer.
HIGHB4LL (529) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Funkwerks. Appearance: Finger white head, golden yellow, clear. ok lacing. Aroma: fruity, floral, apple, tart. Palate: light body, lively carbonation, slightly dry finish. Taste: sweet to medium tart with very light bitter finish. Overall, one of my favorite saisons. Super drinkable, very refreshing, and super well done.
rarbring (1366) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall: Spicy, fruity, nice.
Note: Bottle 750 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-05-24.
ekstedt (5435) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Shady golden, medium white head. Fruity and peppery aroma with some peaches, along with floral hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.
Ferris (4166) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Hay, citrus and yeast. Hazy yellow with a decent white head. Light bite up front with som hay, fruity esters and yeast.
Timvim (90) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ home 20150518. Huge head, fair head retention. Lively carbonation. Aroma of citrus, spices and bread. Taste is orange, pepper, and clove with a nice crisp bitterness. Dry and refreshing. Exactly how I like a saison.
ansalon (1382) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours honey orange with a massive, quickly settling frothy white head. Aromas of orange, grapefruit, kiwi, lime, citrus, funk, grass. Taste is orange, honey, grapefruit, kiwi, lemongrass, funk. Mouthfeel is quite dry and sprightly. Aftertaste is grapefruit, honey, citrus, funk. Very good!
hackobock (1367) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 Bottle. Pours clear golden/yellow with a large dense fizzy head. Aroma is citrus, coriander, black pepper, yeast, earthy, Taste is spicy, citrus, medium sweet with a spicy light bitter finish. Medium body and fizzy carbonation.
Ktwse (1994) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy yellow with massive white head. Aroma of honey, wheat, citrus, coriander, pepper, herbs. Taste is spicy with light citrus bite, sweet wheaty backbone, abrupt finish. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation.
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