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Funkwerks Tropic King

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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jinroh (1177) - 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?).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2873) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lownote (521) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19119) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Andrew196 (1438) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2296) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Tropical notes Carmel melon. Carmel. Vanilla melon. Sweet. Nice head. Nice aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (2454) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (687) - Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Shared bottle. Hazy pale gold with a white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, yeast, funk and spice. Taste is fruit, yeast, spice, hints of bubblegum, light pepper. Medium-bodied. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1286) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Dark gold pour, small head. Nose is soft tropical fruit and yeast. middleis basket of fruit; mango kiwi, papaya. Finish is sweet, yeasty malt. ABV well hidden, be careful.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (15615) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2016
Slight haze. Light gold. Light piña, mellow apple, quite sweet, and the esters come across as a bit much.


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