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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ghostbeer (202) - Nebraska, USA - APR 22, 2017
Barrel aged 2016. Fruity but not overly sweet. Interest continues with each sip and is really not too bad. Surprised how well I like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (1032) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2017
Cloudy golden orange, ample foamy white head. Dried apricot, hay, light resin. Some honey and coriander. Fairly bitter, some sweetness. Quite spicy. Medium oily body, extremely long finish that has a good amount of funk to it. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (5042) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bottled August 2016. Hazy orangish color with a large head. Funky barn aroma with some mango. Banana and yeast flavor. Hay. Very dry. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
flatearthman (56) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Clean grassy with slight fruit nose; a lingering foamy head that turns lacey. Smooth mouthfeel with a slightly bitter citrus (mango & ginger...yes, pepper and peach...not so much) taste and a clean, back throat quenching finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1425) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Pour is hazy golden orange with an ample white head. Aromas of apricot, orange, pepper, glue, and ginger. As with all of Funkwerks offerings, there is a house taste that seems a little artificial. That said, the tropic king seems to vault over the other beers Ive tried thus far. Solid beer, yet not to the level of greatness within the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coachd (744) - Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Smells of funk and yeast with some tropical fruit thrown in. Very pretty bright orange color with a small white ring of foam. Tastes earthy and fruity with some funk in the aftertaste. Low carbonation in the palate, very smooth. This was ok but saison is not my favorite style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2336) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours pale gold with a fluffy white head that settles to a rocky film and collar. Aroma is light funk with some mango fruit bubblegum like yeast and malt. Taste is funk with mango papaya and bubblegum yeast malt. Palate is medium buttery and finishes oily yet dry. Dig it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (1177) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 11, 2016
Bottle share at Evernote in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is light funk, bubblegum, Belgian candy sugar, fruity yeast esters. Taste is light malts, light bread, cloves, some funk and fruit. Very Belgian in style. Great mix of flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (10122) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Tap at Busters on 28th. Very slightly hazy yellow pour with a white film head. Saison yeast, bubblegum, some tropical fruit. Pretty solid. Soft palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jinroh (1437) - 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?).

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