Funkwerks Saison

Colorado
United States
Saison, Funkwerks
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Our flagship Saison was born from a series of test batches begun in Gordon Schuck’s backyard, the French Saison yeast strain used in test batch #6 was utilized to become the Great American Beer Festival gold medal-winning Saison that sits before you.
Notes of passion fruit, tangerine, lemon verbena, ginger and black pepper.
Pairs well with high fives.

Profile

ABV: 
6.8%
IBUs: 
20
Served at: 
50º
Judges Review 
Pat Mulloy's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Funkwerks Saison by Funkwerks, Inc. is being judged as a Saison BJCP Category 25b. Saison makes me nervous -- too many glases of skunky, imported, green-bottled saisons or domestic saisons that don't get the yeast right. The first sniff reveals this as a proper saison: ripe fruit, mild hops, white grapes, pepper, spice and alcohol. It drops hazy gold, permeated with streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a massive persistent rocky white cap that rises up over the glass's rim. Orange lemony fruit, pepper, spices and a pleasant moderate citrus pith bitterness lead the flavors. It finishes bone dry, almost puckeringly so, with a light juicy tartness. This highly effervescent medium-light bodied saison hits all the right buttons.