Timvim (51) - 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.
jbuskirk (417) - 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.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Doofgoblin (281) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
firkinChad (49) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
ReggieDunlap (3030) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
SudsMcDuff (5794) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!!
Damico (2511) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Boutip (4656) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
HuskerTan (463) - 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.