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Judge's Review: 94 Rating - Funkwerks Saison by Funkwerks, Inc.

April, 2018
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. 

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