funkyfrank (1) - - JUL 14, 2015 does not count
Golden in color. Aromas of pineapple and pear. Delicious Belgian esters, without being too malty and sweet. Great Belgian-Style Golden ale! Deceitfully powerful ;) mickles (1) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2013 does not count
It’s clear why this beer won gold at gabf. Elegantly done in an in-elegant category from a brewery that specializes in doing elegant styles better than the benchmarks of their original countries. Also, why are all these ratings from Denmark? Didn’t Funkwerks just recently make it to Nebraska? Snag a bottle, the Danes are incorrect. Mmgkelly (1) - - JUL 18, 2015 does not count
One of my favorites from Funkwerks. Deliciously dry and crisp. A delightful example of the style. Brewed in the same style as Duvel and it shows! mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bright and very pale yellow with a rocky white head. Lemon and chalky yeast aroma - tart and lactic. Initial sweetness is quicky walloped by that tartness and a bone dry, fully attenuated finish, like chewing on Meyer lemon rind. Tastes as if they snuck some New Zealand hops in there. Evident alcohol. Highly carbonated, but mercifully, less than the benchmark - Duvel, and the lemon notes are an interesting addition. I believe the student has surpassed the master. MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Deceit is a great name for an easy-drinking brew with a high alcohol content. With its clean malts, bright yeast, medium carbonation, and lively hop note, it’d be easy to overlook Deceit’s 8.5% ABV. Taste reveals pear, tart apple, lemon, and some spice. Deceit is the sweetest kind of lie. Another great Belgian-style brew from Funkwerks.
swanmann (773) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Out of the bottle: It’s bright, straw golden in color, hazy, with well sustained, fluffy, sticky white head. Aromas of lemon, citrus, caramel, some booze and biscuit. It tastes sort of like a Saison, but not as dry. It’s tart and fairly sweet, but not nearly as sweet as a trippel. The carbonation is adequate. Holds up fairly well as it warms, with tartness falling back a bit. GREAT BREW!
FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2013
From the September 2013 3R6P tasting +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a hazy pale yellow color with a large foamy white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was tangy sugar, ripe golden fruits, bubblegum, bread dough and passion fruit. The flavor was tangy and sweet sugar, golden fruits, bubblegum, bread dough and passion fruit. Long tangy sugar, passion fruit and golden fruit finish. Only a touch boozy with a moderately thick and full body. Quite nice. FlacoAlto (4182) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2014
A steady pour into my New Belgium tulip produces a two finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a straw gold color that shows a brilliantly clear, stunningly bright, almost metallic, light gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma has lots of pale malt straw character, and sun-toasted pale grain, this is well balanced by fruit-laden notes of pear, lightly spicy higher alcohols, and a hint of tinny metallic character, as well as a bit of floral apple character. There is a soft earthiness to the spice character here, it almost has a bit of savory character to it that accentuates the pale malt character a bit.BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2014
The beer has a soft sweetness to it that is balanced by a light herbal character, a bit of metallic character, and a light bitterness in the finish. The malt character here has a nice toothsome character to it, despite being pale malt character, with a rich pale cracker character, and sweet, almost honey-like, pale malt character. Higher alcohol notes towards the finish provides some warming character as well as a bit of peppery, ginger like spiciness. There is lots of fruit character here as well; pear, floral honey notes, a touch of apple, and some clean honey dew melon character. There is a pervasive, though soft, lemon zest character, that boosts the other fruit notes and adds a nice zing to this beer.
This is quite a bit better than I was expecting; they have packed a bunch of character and complexity into this beer, much more so than I could have expected. It has been a while, this is one of the best new Trippels or Duvel-inspired beers that I have had in a pretty long time. Despite the higher alcohols, this is actually quite smooth for a beer of this strength, especially given the spiciness, and fruit character from the vivid fermentation / yeast.
750ml bottle from buddy in Colorado: Pours a pale golden hue with an initial huge fluffly head and nice lacework. Really liking the nose with its combination of classic Belgian yeast esters along with lemon zest and faint mango. The taste is a tad more traditional but you still get some back notes of citrus and peppery finish. Solid pils, wheat, and biscuity malts layers. Mikey Likey foyle (422) - Wyoming, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass.
Appearance: pours a thick 2+" white head that drops slowly with a great deal of lacing. Color is light orange with lots of sediment in suspension and tons of streaming carbonation.
Aroma: sweet, yeasty bread, coriander, floral
Mouthfeel: medium body, prickly carbonation followed by astringency on the tongue and throat.
Flavor: sweet bread, banana, coriander, cinnamon, a bit of raisin, a definite lingering bitterness as the hops move from an initial floral to a finish of citrus rind.
Overall: well done, with an interesting balance between the sweet, spicy and bitter flavors