Two Chefs Brewing Funky Falcon

Funky Falcon


Two Chefs Brewing in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands 🇳🇱

Pale Ale - American Style / APA Regular
ABV: 5.2% IBU: 25 Ticks: 49
A light, fresh and very drinkable beer with lemongrass. The Funky Falcon thanks its name to the funky hop varieties that are used. When you smell this Pale Ale it feels like falling in love. Everything comes together in these melony, lemony and lemongrass aromas.

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Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7

16/VIII/21 - 33cl can from Albert Heijn (Delft) @ the Abeels’ place, BB: 24/VI/22 (2021-828) Thanks to Abeel for sharing the can!

Clear pale light yellow beer, creamy irregular white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: bit fruity, citrus notes, some coconut, soapy touch. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: soft acidity, malty, citrus, fruity, some oranges and orange peel. Aftertaste: bit fruity, soft bitterness, oranges, sweet touch, hint of banana, bit malty, soapy touch.

Tried from Can on 16 Aug 2021 at 18:30

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 6 | Flavor - 6 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 6

0.33 l can from Amsterdam. Thanks, Dinko! Hazy golden, small off-white head. Moderately hoppy, citrusy, zest, malty, herbal, cardboard. Citrusy, malty. Refreshing, light body, moderate carbonation, light finish. Average.

Tried from Can on 03 Apr 2021 at 17:50

Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 6 | Flavor - 6 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 6

@home poured into a shaker. Clear pale amber colour, small moussy white head, mostly diminishing, thin layer remains, light lacing. Aroma pale malt, orange, caramel, bread. Mild taste, medium sweet and light bitter, malty, orange peel, passion fruit, light spicy notes. Light to medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, dry sweetbitter aftertaste, chaly, cardboard, spicy notes, not much character, okay (nothing less, nothing more).

Tried from Can on 26 Mar 2021 at 17:48


Tried from Bottle on 19 Jul 2020 at 14:33

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 6.5 | Flavor - 6.5 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 6

Small white head over clear metallic copperish golden beer. Faintly hoppy, fruity, light green leaves, faintly peppery, fresh celeri (no doubt rather the lemongrass). Bitterish-hoppy, again these peppery hops. Chalk, soapy (idd...) and quite a bit oxidation. Light body, the hoppiness petering out. Feels better carbonated than it looks. Not ideal - supermarket purchased beer, hence?

Tried from Bottle on 10 Feb 2020 at 20:33


Tried from Draft at Hendrix Bar & Restaurant on 01 Feb 2020 at 09:47


Tried on 26 Dec 2019 at 16:45


Imported from untappd on 02-05-2020

Tried from Bottle on 30 Nov 2019 at 17:46


Tried on 25 Nov 2019 at 17:47

Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 6 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 5

An APA with lemongrass from this enthusiastic Amsterdam craft brewery - though the funky in the name lead me to believe that it could have been a Brett pale ale, wrongfully so, it seems. Longneck bottle from the Albert Heijn supermarket in Hulst. Snow white, mousy, frothy, quite thick head slowly breaking over an initially cristal clear, straw blonde beer with 'old gold' hue and a suspension of yeast bits throughout, and that is how it stays even with the sediment added to the glass. Aroma a bit lightstruck at first (ammonia-like mercaptans), slowly receding (yet never disappearing as it ought to) to unveil somewhat more flattering impressions of dried apple peel, old bread crust, moist white pepper, old dried out lemon peel rather than lively lemongrass, Cape gooseberry, straw bales, soggy chicken food, spoiled leek, hints of toasted garlic, old dusty 'herbes de Provençe', linseed, potato peel. Cleanish, crisp onset, subdued green apple, unripe banana, green pear and vague pineapple fruitiness but only restrainedly sweet, sourish undertone enhanced by lively carbonation, minerally, slick grainy pale malt sweetish core with thin white-bready edges, ongoing carbonation effects distracting from the actual flavour, until the hop component appears - bringing only soft 'end' bitterness, gently peppery and drying with some retronasal floral notes and a very mild old and dry lemongrass spiciness. Ends simple: cereally-grainy, moderately hop bitter and very lightly bready, with retronasal impressions of old dried herbs and some spoiled leeks. Clean, simple, boring and bland, this almost feels like a pale lager spiced up with hops, which remain altogether mild and have, more than anything, effected a nasty lightstruck effect, being the only funky aspect I could find in this beer. Granted, I should not have taken this from a bland and overexposed supermarket shelf and seeing other ratings here from trusted colleagues I clearly stumbled upon a sample in bad condition, but still... With a 'living' and fresh lemongrass factor and the right hops in the right proportions to support this, this could have been a fine modern pale ale, but in this form, it turns out to be boring, simplistic and even a bit unpleasant due to the mercaptans. This does not deliver at all what it promises - I have given up to find any true 'funkiness' in this beer meanwhile, but even as a so-called APA, this dramatically underachieves. Two Chefs may be commercially successful, to me they still have to brew their first truly great beer. This is what you get in Holland these days: cashing in on the hype, but lacking in experience, profundity and mere good taste. I would, however, give this non-APA a second chance if I would encounter it fresh from tap somewhere...

Tried from Bottle on 09 Nov 2019 at 02:09