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Funkwerks Tropic King

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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Originally designed to be a hoppier version of our flagship Saison, the accidental (but fortuitous) addition of two extra bags of Munich malt balanced the hop bitterness leaving us this very unique Imperial Saison. Tropical fruit flavors coming from the unique New Zealand hop variety, Rakau. Notes of passion fruit, mango, peach, pepper and ginger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2293) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours pale gold with a fluffy white head that settles to a rocky film and collar. Aroma is light funk with some mango fruit bubblegum like yeast and malt. Taste is funk with mango papaya and bubblegum yeast malt. Palate is medium buttery and finishes oily yet dry. Dig it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (1001) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 11, 2016
Bottle share at Evernote in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is light funk, bubblegum, Belgian candy sugar, fruity yeast esters. Taste is light malts, light bread, cloves, some funk and fruit. Very Belgian in style. Great mix of flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Tap at Busters on 28th. Very slightly hazy yellow pour with a white film head. Saison yeast, bubblegum, some tropical fruit. Pretty solid. Soft palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jinroh (1241) - ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2016
This one feels very Belgian to me. Pours slightly hazy golden. Initially a huge frothy head but that comes down to a still decent layer of foam. Aroma is full of spicy yeast, together with candy sugar sweetness. Candy sugar is coming out also in the taste. Body is quite heavy and thick, taste caramelly, sugary and yeasty. If you come over of this initial heavy feel it has, some fruits come out as well, peach and mango maybe but a bit too much powerful yeast spices and sugary heaviness are not letting me to enjoy that fully. Still not bad but I was hoping for a more funky beer (Funkwerks - funky??? Too much to ask?).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2909) - California, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Golden orange in color... Aroma of Belgian malts, toffee, bubble gum, Candi sugar... Flavor is sweet and fruity, bubble gum notes, some tropical fruits... Really good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lownote (530) - Austin, Alabama, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Pours amber with a nice big head that lasts. I assume the color is bc of strength. Strong peppery aroma. Delicious. A bit thick bodied for a saison. Has a bit of sweetness, thanks to its size.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Bright golden color, hazy. The aroma is a bit too much vegetable, but also lightly fruity. Good body, sweet, spicy, a bit woody. Good, but a bit too American, which is a flaw.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Andrew196 (1475) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Draft - Tinted gold, nice sudsy, bright white head. Spotty lace. Aroma of yeast, coriander, cardboard, some bubblegum. Pretty sweet, too much bubblegum, some spice, notes of nondescript fruits. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2320) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Tropical notes Carmel melon. Carmel. Vanilla melon. Sweet. Nice head. Nice aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (2543) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a clearish gold with 2 fingers of foam that dissipate fairly quickly. Big bubblegum, candy sugar, pina colada nose with some light apple as it warms. No funk to be found. More of a weizen bock / generic saison hybrid. Feels heavy, overly boozy and waaaayyyyy to sweet for a saison. Typical saison swill from the states and I’m American.

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