Funkwerks Apricot Tropic King

Formerly brewed at Funkwerks
Style: Saison
Fort Collins, Colorado USA
Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
After years of wondering how King would taste with a healthy dose of fruit, we mustered up the courage to add over 160 pounds of apricots to the fermentor. Delicate fruit aromas and flavors in conjunction with clove and pepper flavors contributed by our house yeast make this an easy beer to drink for everyone including those who dont typically enjoy fruit beers. A dry and rejuvenating finish will make you want even more of this limited release beer!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (3150) - Gray, Maine, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle thanks to adnielsen ! Pours a medium golden color with a couple fingers of tight white foam. Lots of fruity esters on the nose with some rustic grain and fresh apricots. The palate follows with some honeyed sweetness rounding out the field grain backbone. Nice balanced flavors of apricot a touch of green apple tartness and a crisp aggressively carbonated mouthfeel. Tasty and clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle thanks to Aaron. Shared @ Bobbys house. Hazy orange pour with a white head. Aromas of apricot, toast, bread, and grass. A bit sugary, some dough, and a light tartness. Flavor is quite sweet. Very apricot forward. Mild fruity tartness, some grass, bread, and caramel. Light dough and yeast, too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
750mL thanks to brokensail. Pours a full haze peach, good yellow rocky foam. Nose is cleaner in profile yeast wise than other Funkwerks offerings. Bright nectar fruit, still estery. Taste is mildly tangy, soft nectar fruit. Solid.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Cloudy, golden hue sprouts active white head and foamy lace. Aroma of melted plastic reminds me of my last a Funkwerks beer.

Tastes like carbonation and tropically infused malts. Minimal funkiness; more sweet and fruity than anything. Again, this assumes you can even taste anything over the excessive carbonation.

Plasticky aroma & over-carbonation seem to be a theme of the FW beers, which doesn't bode well for them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6151) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
(750ml bottle) cloudy apricot color, frothy off white head, nose of apricot, light plastic wrap. Taste of apricot, very dry, too attenuated?, Belgian yeast. Dry, carbonated palate finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
At Thomas. Aroma is harsh moldy hops, some metal, little apricot. Taste is more of the same, not very smooth or tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (3398) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. Thanks to adnielsen for sending. Pours a hazy orange with white head. Fruity, apricot, sweet bread aromas. Sweet, apricot, orange, fruity flavors. Alright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9556) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy orange-golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of white fruit, peach, nice apricot jam notes into a mix of grass, slight vanilla into biscuit, bread, hints of yeast and earth. Taste falls a bit flat, very slight apricot but pretty hidden, some grassy, sweet vanilla, honey, and biscuit notes go into some yeast, spice, finishing fairly bitter, slightly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2013
750 ml bottle from the brewpub. Pours a bight hazy orange with a large white head. Funky yeast taste with slight fruit taste. Great beer. Lots of carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Notes of orange, apricot, zest, and a touch of banana all present as well. The taste starts with some spicy notes of Belgian yeast followed by increasingly fruity notes. The finish is dry which moderates the fruit a bit. Mouthfeel is medium with spritzy carbonation. Overall, a bit sweet and fruity for a saison but refreshing at the same time.

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