BrewDog OverWorks Funk x Punk

Brewed by BrewDog OverWorks
Style: IPA - Sour / Wild
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
This 5.5% ABV new world, hop-forward IPA embraces old-school methodology having been inoculated with Brettanomyces and then aged in a Sangiovese red wine foeders for a month. Nothing we have ever released comes close.

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DruncanVeasey (10294) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2020
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2020 4 pack. Beckoning tart horse, bit of Bazooka, Orval nose, shrivelled lime nose. Good. Murky orange with narrow persistent head. More funk than punk with streaks of lemon and lime, lily pollen, lambic, green apple and almonds. Definite slurp of Orval with a dash of lime. Flattens a bit quick but decent.

Grzesiek79 (5610) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 17, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2020 Many thanks for this Brett IPA to Theydon_Bois. (Hi was my EuroSanta in January this year). Vintage 2018. Spora piana, trwala, puszysta, spora metnosc, barwa pomaranczowo-piaskowa. W aromacie troche cytrusoww, gruszki, bialych winogron i agrestu. W smaku spora slodowoasc chmielne wykonczenie, wytrawne i pijalne, lekko dzikie, szkoda ze w dzikosc nie poszlo bardziej, no ale to nie gueuze w koncu. Dobre zwienczenie do objedniego mintaja z sosem smietanowym.

bierkoning (17264) - La Tropica/Doarp/Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2020 Bottle. Blonde. Citrus, grass, soft vinous notes and hints of brett in the aroma. Citrus, gooseberries, pineapple and soft bretty notes in the vinous flavor. The hops have largely been replaced by a moderate fruity and lots of funk and complexity. I like it!

Alengrin (8456) - BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2020 BrewDog has been playing with sour and wild ales in this distinct OverWorks project for several years now, and this Funk X Punk is apparently one of the core beers in that range, basically their classic Punk IPA inoculated with wild yeast and aged on red wine barrels for a month. From a 50 cl bottle with crown cap bought at Geers. Initially very thick, foamy, egg-white, loudly crackling, plaster-like lacing head, slowly thinning and dissolving over a misty apricot blonde beer with deep golden hue and khaki-like edges. Aroma initially dominated by sharp carbon dioxide but once this fades, pointing at moldy lemons and old oranges, 'natural' white wine, damp hay, strong 'Bretty' horseblanket, overripe pear, margarine, white bread pulp, hints of milk gone sour and manure when warming up, white grapes, hints of 'rotting' rhubarb, withering basil leaves, field flowers, banana, dill, tulips, lychee. Estery onset, lots of fruitiness from the Brett including banana, peach and kiwi, sweetish with a 'dim' sourish edge but no acidity as such, medium carbonated, bit creamy, slick body. White bread pulp-like maltiness with ongoing fruity esters on top, leading to a very Bretty finish with strong 'horseblanket', stale urine and fermenting hay aromas retronasally, paired with a distorted image of citric hops, now reminiscent of moldy grapefruit peel, as well as a green, kitchen herb-like aspect, still executing drying bitterness that goes well with the drying, powdery effects of the wild yeast and a slight tannic edge from the barrels (though very subtly so). Minerally notes linger, as well as a lot of fruitiness, not just from esters but also this typical soft, sweetish 'grapeyness' you often get from wine barrel aged beers that are not bacterially infected. Old dry grapefruit peel bitterness gently ripples on in the end, with those fruity aspects on top, while the Brett reverberates. Feels a bit lazy and 'hastily made', to be honest; it could have had more depth of flavour if the Brettanomyces would have felt more 'natural' and if both it and the barrel aging would have been given more time. That said, a very enjoyable 'wild IPA' with certain (old) Orval-esque features, and an easy one to drink if you're into Brett beers. I do wonder, however, what this would have turned out like if it had been made by BrewDog ten or fifteen years ago, before they became the 'commercial craft beer giant' they have become in the meanwhile...

zacgillbanks (7087) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2020 500ml Bottle from Tesco, Gateshead. Hazy pale straw coloured with a huge white rocky head of foam. It has a gentle tart lemon flavour with herbs, vanilla, yeast and spices on the earthy and slight sour smooth finish. Excellent!

dannyhill (877) - SLOVAKIA - MAY 1, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2020 C: murky amber N: brett, funk, barnyard P: yeast, brett, pasty, super dry, champagne without the sweetness, white grapes. Absolutely no sugar or sweetness, but yet so good.

lokis333 (921) - Bir�ai, LITHUANIA - MAR 15, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2020 Aromas- Sour and tangy with fruity notes of raspberries, grapes and citruses along with a red wine or rose notes with a solid oak barrel background. Appearance- Murky yellow colour with medium-weak white foam. Palate- Medium body with a smooth but lighter texture leaving a yeasty mild finish. Taste- Yeasty, notes of bread, bananas, peppers, and wheat with a light sourdough zing. Overall- More like a wheat beer than an IPA, although, it is nice, I like it. In a way reminds Lithuanian farmhouse ale (Naminis) in both flavour and appearance.

radassace (770) - SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2020 500ml bottle. Pours like a Hefeweizen. Aroma is fermented yeast, nutty cheese, red wine tannins, banana, wheat cereal and citrus peel. Fairly silky medium bodied. Taste is wheaty, slight sweetness, banana, clove, apple cider, oak aged red wine, citrus and nutty cheese. Some pineapple in there too. Very dry on the back end, slight bitterness, almost sour. Wasn’t sure about this one, but grew on me as I drank it. Very funky and unusual taste, but strangely refreshing.

redders1974 (2611) - Rochdale, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2020 Bottle from Tesco hazy mid Amber some Brett going on a sour saison if you like

mkel07 (8637) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2020 Beer Number From Brewery: 1 Container Type: Bottle Date Drank: 9 February 2020 Purchase Location: Dog Tap Aroma: Funky, yeasty Appearance: Hazy golden colour with an even layer of white foam Flavour: Funky but in a good way Mouthfeel: Full bodied, smooth Comments: Nice beer that I thought was going to be a lot funkier than it was- turned out that I didn’t have to work too hard to get through this beer

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