Funkwerks White (- 2011)

 
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Formerly brewed at Funkwerks
Style: Witbier
Fort Collins, Colorado USA
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer pours with a voluminous white head from a high percentage of raw wheat. Aroma is of orange zest and orange blossoms combined with hints of saffron. The flavor is crisp, clean and dry with a supple tartness. A summer brew that is great year-round.

Ingredients:
2-row malt, Pilsner malt, wheat malt, flaked wheat, flaked oats, orange zest, grapefruit zest, coriander, ginger, chamomile.

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3.9
Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 19, 2011
750 ml bottle poured cloudy straw in color with a long lasting dense head. Aroma: orange, light spice,hints of ginger Taste: tart, orange/citrus, touch of spice, ginger, dough This is one of the better White Ales that I have had.

3.9
drfabulous (7950) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 29, 2011
750 thanks to adnielsen. Wit/saison. Dry. Very dry. Lemon and citrus. Really nice tart aroma. Lovely finish. This is another excellent beer from Funkwerks.

3.4
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - JUL 25, 2011
750 ml bottle. Pours hazy golden yellow with a frothy white head. Light aroma of citrus, coriander, and ginger. Flavor was also a little tart. Dry and crisp, with lively carbonation. A nice summer brew.

3.8
arminjewell (9676) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Bottle at Funkwerks. Aroma is striking, like smelling the inside of a really ripe orange, with notes of some lemon, some nice coriander and spice notes. Flavor is not as spice filled, but has lots of nice sweet orange, lemon, some tropical fruit, nice complimenting bread notes, finishing dry and fairly sweet.

3.7
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Big thanks to my pusher, Jeff. I was mildly curious as to how this new (to me) brewery would approach what can be the blandest of styles. Pours vibrant straw gold with a vigorous head, rocky and riotous like a good bottle of Dupont. Nose is great, with a lot of yeast and spice, again like a saison, with the wit characteristics in there subtly enough to be an afterthought. Body is lively, medium, and has a nice bit of bite in the palate owing to the sharp citrus rind. Flavors are really well done for the style, like one of those slightly modified saisons from Upright. Flowers, mild white pepper, citrus rind, yeast, all kinds of things happening. Really good stuff. I’d buy this on the reg in a heartbeat if available to me locally.

3.5
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy pale golden yellow color with golden lemon yellow hues and one finger frothy white head that slowly fades into lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind. Zesty, earthy aroma with hints of pepper and coriander as well as some lemon peel/zest, straw and grass. Faint alcohol presence in the nose. Lighter end of medium bodied with a crisp, zesty, spicy character up front . Hints of Pepper, lemon zest, coriander and ginger. Bready yeast adds fullness to the body without being to overpowering. Lots of sweet cutis especially lemon peel. Well balanced and easy to drink.

3.6
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
From the bottle at SAVOR 2011. Served in a goblet. Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a large and fizzy white head. Good ringy lacing on the way down. The nose brings forward a bit of light wheat and grain with some coriander and orange people. Flavor balances the spice and fruit with the backing malt quite well. Light body and fizzy carbonation, going into a dry finish. A bit of white pepper in the finish. Very nicely done. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-09-2011

3.5
ephemeral8 (69) - denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2011
bottle pour, clear.
just a pretty, feminine nose. tons of herbaceous notes--tea like, esp chamomile, but lots of zesty lemongrass, verbana, lemon oil. a bit of garrigue--thyme, sage, mint, etc, without being overwhelmingly potpourri like. really, very expressive and quite compelling.

sadly the mouth falls very flat. all the gorgeous floral complexity in the nose just compresses into something dull. maybe my palate is on an upswing for new world/obviousness, but this just doesn’t quite deliver. oh well.
bonus points for non-barbie pretty.

3.4
radagast83 (8074) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Sampled at SAVOR. Poured a hazy golden color, thick white head. Aroma was orange peel, wheat grains, touch of spice - coriander. Flavor was refreshing orange, citrus, orange orange, hoppy notes, touch of yeast.

3.7
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Sampled at GABF 2010. Pale, hazy golden pour with frothy white head. Aroma of light funk, wheat, light orange peel and hay. Notes of pepper and coriander as well. Flavor has a lot of chamomile and herbal hops, some bread and straw. Floral notes as well as lemon, hay, and pepper. Slick on the palate, it finishes on a slightly tart note. One of my favorites of the festival.


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