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RATINGS: 224   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


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Timvim (51) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (413) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Sampled at GABF on 9/18/2010. This saison pours a light gold color from a 750ml bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is sweet, spicy and floral. A medium bodied saison. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops and herbal and spicy. Lively carbonation. A very crisp and clean tasting saison. Light and refreshing. Finishes crisp and dry after starting out sweet. Excellent saison. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doofgoblin (281) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 This is awesome! Aroma is citrus, floral, hint of banana with some yeast notes as well. It’s a cloudy golden pour with a white head that doesn’t linger but clings to the glass. Taste is awesome. Fruity, yeasty, smooth and sweet with some slight sour funk notes. It really matures on your palate. The strange sour funk"ness" is what makes this taste so interesting. It’s refreshing and complex at the same time. Love it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
firkinChad (49) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 7, 2013
A-Bread, pepper, with a significant funky yeast aroma. A- hazy golden hue, big pillowy head that holds for a long time with nice lacing. T- biscuity, bread, pepper, and citrus. P-very lively body. Has a very pleasant mouthfeel and dry pop on the finish really highlighted by the carbonation. O-A very enjoyable saison with nice barnyard aromas and flavor. The Pepery dryness haswonderful popping citrus notes. One of my favorite saisons in quite some time.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReggieDunlap (3025) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Pours a hazy honey/gold color with a large foamy white head...awesome rretention and heavy lacing. Aroma has light citrus and hoppy spice...just a touch of a honey note. Flavor has nice mild citrus and great spicy notes...very mild leather and wildflower honey notes. Mouthfeel is light and very lively with a dry spicy/leather finish. Great saison.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2011
thanks Ricky, i really enjoyed this .. . Pours a medium hazed gold yellow, great foam, lacing is all up and brusseled! .. . i got a dream,, to have a dream! .. . damn, this saison tastes fresh! light bitterness, light grassy notes, hay, light funk, and a touch of herbalness.. . smooth mouth, very clean and balanced .. . a very nice well made saison, like i said, i enjoyed the hell out of this beer.. . did i say stop drawing!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2493) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Pours quite hazy lemon with a bit of an orange hue and huge creamy white head. The aorma smells like a fresh orange spring morning, so pleasant in the nose. Flavors of sweet and citrus yeast that settle pleasantly on the tongue with just the right touch of tart/bitter flavor. The body is quite carbonated.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4646) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle: Poured a dirty beige color ale with a super large off-white foamy head with great retention and some super good lacing. Aroma of rustic malt with light peppery yeast notes and some light dry hops in the aftertaste. Taste is also dominated by rustic malt with balanced level of sweetness with some peppery yeast notes and some dry hoppy notes in the aftertaste. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Very solid interpretation of the style with great balance and easily drinkable character.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HuskerTan (462) - 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.


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