HuskerTan (1034) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAY 28, 2014
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
A- Funky, dank, musty, sweet.
A- Black color, dark liquid, huge tan frothy head.
T- Funky, slightly malty, slightly sweet, slightly sour.
P- Medium body, average texture, high carbonation, astringent finish.
O- With a name like Funky Galaxy, I should have known this was gonna be funky. The aroma reminded me of my grandma’s basement. As it warmed, some chocolate tones seemed to appear, but this was still not was I was hoping for. Just not my thing.
jbuskirk (815) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
As a so-called "Galaxy hopped black farmhouse ale," Funky Galaxy is probably the most unusual beer I’ve had in a long-ass time. Pouring midnight black, this Farmhouse Ale looks more like an Imperial Stout. The head is just ridiculous - velvety, frothy, retentive, and brown. The smell proves that this beer is aptly named. There’s a whole lot of dank yeast funk that makes you think of basement or barnyard smells. It finds its way onto the tongue, too. Funky Galaxy has a strong yeast taste but it’s also countered by the fresh hops and rich malts. The hop bitterness is concealed but you can still pick up their subtle fruit flavors. The chocolatey notes from the malt help to mellow out the funk. For all of the lively carbonation and huge flavors, this Farmhouse Ale has a silky, refreshing mouthfeel. This one’s an oddball, no doubt about that. Still, Funky Galaxy offers a whole lot of yeasty goodness and a fun range of flavors to explore.
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Raisins and earthy roasted notes tag along citrus and tropical fruit in this complex, fluffy brew.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the cloudy dark brown.
-There is so much going on in this one it’s almost hard to find a dominating character and hang on to it.
-Bitterness is mild, leaving room for fruitiness and peppery spiciness.
-Drinkability is very high.
-Grape juice flavors are also discovered.
RickTheRick (706) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ça, c’est exactement le genre de bière bizarre que tu aimes ou que tu n’aimes pas, il n’y a pas de juste milieu. Moi? Oh que j’aime! Noire, opaque et couronnée d’une mousse beige qui ne tient pas à étirer sa présence, cet hybride entre une Saison et une Black IPA dégage des parfums de cuir, de gomme balloune et de pastis. Les bretts font un travail colossal tant au niveau olfactif qu’au goût. Ceux-ci procurent donc une belle acidité en bouche, juste assez discrète pour ne pas camoufler les saveurs d’anis, le chocolat et la subtile torréfaction. Les houblons Galaxy relâchent quelques saveurs fruitées et herbacées, plus présentes lorsque la bière tempère par contre. Une amertume très fine se glisse en finale. C’est fucked up et c’est bon.
tderoeck (6591) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
1/V/14 - 50cl bottle @ ThirstyBird’s place - BB: n/a (2014-459) Thanks to ThirstyBird for sharing the bottle!
Bit cloudy very dark beer, big aery to creamy beige head, pretty stable, very adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: artificial brett all the way, something nasty, reminds me of latrines, damn dirty! MF: over carbonated, medium body. Taste: this is just nasty, I taste clams, bit salty, rotting stuff, artificial brett, pretty sour. Aftertaste: still dirty, artificial brett, pretty bitter, roasted malts, unpleasant brett flavours. Wow, what is this supposed to be?
drsandman (661) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml in NYC. Pours a murky brown / black with a med tan head. Aroma is funky earthy brett, sour apple, mango, grass. Taste is tart apple, brett funk, dirt, grass, dark malt, bitter hop. Finishes on the sour side, funky galaxy is right.. nice stuff.
mnmike (1071) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very interesting brew. Dark Cascadian like. Strong hops with some interesting smells and tastes.
Johnsense (1038) - - MAY 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, massive lasting head. Bandaid funk and cola aroma. Hoppy, funky, yeast, some dark chocolate, grass, though nothing really stands out. Light sweet aftertaste.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Coaltrain’s the night before my first day back to work after moving to Colorado. Pours a deep, dark brown, but not quite black with a thick tan head that would be gushing without careful pouring. Aroma is super fresh grassy and lightly citrus zest hops. Taste is grass, lemon, orange, grapefruit, a bit of funk, sugar. Crisp, lightly sweet finish. Pretty easy drinking.
DuffMan (8167) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Parksy. Dark body with a foamy brown head. Funky and earthy, a bit of pot, barnyard, grass. The dark malts take a back seat to all this hoppy yeasty funkiness. Delicious!