Category Archives: Funky Fluid

Funky Fluid Leviathan Pedro Ximenez Barrel Aged

Brewery: Funky Fluid
Country: Poland
ABV: 11%
Style: Porter – Baltic
Other Notes: Coconut flakes and cocoa nibs

Brewer Description: (from bottle) We’ve put Leviathan, our Imperial Rye Baltic Porter with coconut and cocoa nibs, into Pedro Ximenez sherry barrels. The outcome exceptionally full of flavour chocolate monster, enriched with sherry notes, bringing to mind dried fruit and muscovado sugar.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.13
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml red waxed bottle, with a best before date of 30th December 2023. Poured into what I guess is a water glass (being all that I could find at the hotel late at night).
Appearance: Poured a dark cola brown in colour with pretty much no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Coconut, milk chocolate, dark fruit, raisins, prune, with maybe a hint of vanilla.
Taste: Moderate sweetness, dessert like, chocolate, raisins, prunes, coconut, vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Rich, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: An enjoyable sipper that was rich, but surprisingly not too sweet. Although the barrel influence didn’t seem too apparent, there was lots of good coconut, chocolate and dark fruit notes.

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Funky Fluid Triple Gelato Ice Cream Sour Nero

Brewery: Funky Fluid
Country: Poland
ABV: 8%
Style: Sour Ale – Smoothie / Soda / Pastry
Other Notes: Raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, blackcurrant, plum, marshmallow, vanilla

Brewer Description: (from can) In this Gelato we decided on a mix of dark fruit – raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, blackcurrants & plums. We added marshmallow & vanilla to round it up. A fruit bomb!

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.65
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.5

Intro: A 500ml can, with a best before date of 21st April 2023. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A dark maroon colour with a one finger pinkish purple head that had pretty good retention, while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, candy like, raspberry, blackcurrant, blackberry, blueberry, vanilla, and cream.
Taste: Sweet, mixed dark berries, blackcurrant, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, and vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: The flavours are exactly what I enjoy. Vanilla mixed with a whole bunch of dark berries. Just yum.

Funky Fluid Triple Gelato Ice Cream Sour Yellow Fluff

Brewery: Funky Fluid
Country: Poland
ABV: 9%
Style: Sour Ale – Smoothie / Soda / Pastry
Other Notes: Banana, passion fruit, marshmallow & vanilla

Brewer Description: (from can) Gelato is a series of sweet & sour beers inspired by the intense Italian ice cream flavours. This one is revisiting & amplifying our Yellow Fluff recipe, the banana & marshmallow packed delight. A liquid dessert.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 500ml can, with a best before date of 28th March 2023. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A golden orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a ring around the glass while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, dessert, passion fruit, with light notes of banana and vanilla.
Taste: Sweet, sour, jammy, passion fruit, banana, vanilla, with hints of cream soda.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.
Overall: I wasn’t entirely sold on the aroma, but the flavours does work well for me, and it drink so easy that you don’t feel it’s 9% abv at all.

Funky Fluid Breakfast Stout Rwanda Minazi Coffee

Brewery: Funky Fluid
Country: Poland
ABV: 7%
Style: Milk / Sweet Stout
Other Notes: Hops – HBC 472

Brewer Description: (from can) Full-bodied and smooth milk stout with Rwanda Minazi coffee selected by Sławek Szostek & Kuba Poręcki and roasted by Czarna Fala in Warsaw. Perfect match!

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.13
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 500ml can, with a best before date of 17th December 2021. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark brown in colour with a half finger tanned head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, coffee, with milky/creamy notes.
Taste: Mildly sweet, milk coffee, roasty, coffee beans, espresso, light bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, velvet silky, smooth, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Very coffee forward, but that’s great if you enjoy coffee. Creamy and silky smooth just made it so easy to drink.

Funky Fluid Gelato Pastry Sour – PB&J

Brewery: Funky Fluid
Country: Poland
ABV: 5.8%
Style: Sour Ale – Smoothie / Soda / Pastry
Other Notes: Hops – Amarillo

Brewer Description: (from can) Sweet & sour beer. Inspired by Italian ice creams and famous Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich. Packed up to the ceiling with raspberry & black currant purée.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.17
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 500ml can, with a best before date of 1st July 2021. Poured into a Alvinne teku glass.
Appearance: A cloudy artificial purple pink colour, with a one finger pink head that disappeared almost immediately, while leaving no lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, dessert, jammy, mixed berries, wafer, nutty, with notes of peanut butter.
Taste: Sour, tart, jammy, mixed berries, sweetness, wafer, nutty.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Easy drinking dessert like beer. Although the nuttiness was more like wafer/peanuts than peanut butter, it still tasted nice with the jammy mixed berry flavours.