A Note on This Beer
From humble homebrewed beginnings to earning GABF’s prestigious Small Brewing Company of the Year, Funkwerks quickly rose through craft beer ranks to become one of America’s premier artists of Farmhouse Ales.
And their flagship Saison, winner of both GABF Gold and Silver, is the beer that started it all.
Saison’s tale of beloved fruity funk began as test batches in the headbrewer’s backyard. After an exhaustive and meticulous series of trial and error, two important keys were discovered to ensure this award-winning Saison’s delicious victory:
Special House Yeast Strain - Based on a French Saison yeast, Funkwerks’ version amplifies trademark flavors of the style. Farmhouse earthiness livens the nose with a bouquet of apples, while a rush of peppercorns rides casually with grassy citrus.
Warm Fermentation - In Funkwerks’ capable hands, the careful use of warmer fermentation magnifies the yeast character. This coaxes out subtle flavors normally hidden, like wild honey and pears, and gives Saison a rich mouthfeel and a 6.8% ABV.
We’ve been anxiously awaiting the return of Saison since it was featured last year. Epically desired, this quintessential take on the beloved Belgian style vanished nearly overnight. For those of you who missed out last time, here’s your chance to load up and savour a fresh taste.
97 on Ratebeer; 95 from the BeerAdvocate Bros
Bottled on 11/20/2015
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