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RATINGS: 221   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


kevinator's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (840) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2012
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (1975) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Flaska från SB. En relativt stiltypisk kraftfull saison med lite extra tryck i beskan och med en hel del citruszest och beska lite ananas, passionsfrukt jämte örtig, jordig saisonjäst, peppar, gräs. Riktigt gott.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (99) - - JUN 27, 2014
Pours a hazy golden body with a giant head. Mild aroma and a fresh and very nice taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1636) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle from Hazel’s beverage world. Hazy golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, spices, earthy notes, hops, grass and a bit of ripe fruits. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, spices and earthy notes. Very nice saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2140) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. Almost clear golden liquid with huge white head. Aroma of citrus, lemon peel, grain, white pepper and floral hops. Taste is dry and light bitter with notes of citrus, lemon peel and white pepper. Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2223) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
Saison rating #100. Estery notes from the yeast. Flowery and spicy. Notes of thyme in the aftertaste. Rather good! A bit too carbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16224) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (402) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2014
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HuskerTan (445) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (421) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1232) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
Overall: Spicy, fruity, nice.
Note: Bottle 750 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-05-24.


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