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Floridian Hefeweizen | Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DosBeerigos on 09-27-2010

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Reviews: 74 | Ratings: 476
Photo of PhillyStyle
4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle. This may be the best American-made Hefeweizen that I have had to date. It hit all of the right notes that one would exect fro this style of beer. It had the right look, feel and taste. Excellent example of the style. Can't imagin ehow much better this beer would be on tap.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first offering from Funky Buddha and it did not disappoint. Pouring out into a pint glass the beer has a very nice golden ochre color that starts off with a nice looking head, but has no staying power or lacing down the glass. The beer was not as cloudy as most of this type, which I found unique, and I think I would look more for in future Hefeweizens. The scent was possibly the least appealing part of this beer as it had distant citrus notes with none of the wheat smell, but the feel was certainly crisp and the early tangy-ness on the tongue was balanced with a smoother feel towards the bottom of the glass. The taste was strong, almost pungent at first, but once you let it roll around for a couple of sips it was definitely a bold and flavorful beer. Though this wasn't the best Hefeweizen I've had it rates up there pretty good.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

120z bottle into a pint glass.bottled date of 1/27/16, so a little under 3 months in.

looks pretty decent. hazy yellow body, little carbonation, good white head which dissipates to a ring and a faint film. no lacing to speak of.

aroma is quite strong, banana and cloves, and something else i cant put my finger on.

the taste is slightly acidic. the flavors from the nose come through, but the tartness is somewhat off putting.

feel is between thin and medium, finish is slightly dry.

overall, not really enjoying this one too much. not a completely bad beer, but seems a little unbalanced. not sure where the tartness comes from.

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Photo of johnnyd10vt
1.3/5  rDev -65.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer is sooo not my cup of tea. The color is slightly darker than a lager and slightly cloudy. The head is thin and white. The smell is a watered-down version of the taste. The taste starts with a strong hint of bananas and quickly finishes with the taste of burned rubber.

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Photo of lwillitz
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle into large wheat beer glass

A - 3 fingers white foam over a cloudy body of golden yellow, high visible carbonation

S - bananas & cloves

T - banana, clove, apple, lemon, lightly toasted wheat; tart, dry finish

M - refreshing, chewy medium body; high carbonation

O - a very refreshing and very enjoyable hefe

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Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This came highly recommended by the ABC store manager in Ormond Beach. She was right. Thanks.

It looks great in the glass and has a great skunky wheat beer aroma. It totally works and feels authentic.

The taste is a good yeasty wheat beer taste with a balance of sweet and sour overtones that are neither subtle nor overdone. An excellent balance. The aftertaste lingers a little sour on the tongue.

This grand Floridian is highly recommended as an authentic, fresh tasting drink. I am glad Florida finally has a craft beer scene. It is a bit small for the population, but there was enough to keep me working at trying them for a week. I wish I could spend another couple weeks sampling! And sunning.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint

A- pours a hazy golden-yellow color with a small foamy white head that has short retention and leaves a ring around the edge

S- earthy yeast gives notes of banana, citrus, coriander & clove with some toasted malt aroma underlying

T- crisp and refreshing fruit notes up front of banana & citrus, followed by flavors of clove & coriander, toasted wheat backbone leaves a dry and crisp finish

M- medium body and medium biting carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a dry, crisp & refreshing finish

O- for a straight up Hefeweizen brewed in America, it doesn't get much better. Up there with the best of them

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours a semi-clear golden yellow color. Aroma is very light. Sweeter than I want it to be. Some banana, Belgian yeast, spice and grain. Flavor is pretty much the same, Finishes sweet, too. Textured body. I can't really hate on a decently brewed hefeweizen. I don't see them all too often.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden color with white head. Wheat, citrus, banana, cloves, and some yeast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with wheat and spice.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 12-31-15. Pours a clear straw color, with a thin white head. Initial impression is light and lemony, with a refreshingly dry finish. Medium to thin mouthfeel; medium carbonation. Easy and refreshing to drink, but I generally enjoy something with a little more substance to it.

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Photo of madelfonatree
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/27/2015 enjoyed 1/19/2016 in a pint glass.

Look - Little murky. Yellow orange. No head. No lacing.

Smell - Banana. Bread. Wheat. Salt.

Taste - Banana and wheat. Lighter than most. Light orange and lemon.

Feel - I hate overly carbonated wheat beers and this is not it. Great feel, sits well, no alcohol.

Overall - Decent wheat. Lighter on citrus. Not too carbonated.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
3.37/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very golden color with absolutely no head on it. Has a very citrusy, fruity smell on it. Along with a hint of wheat. It tastes just like how it smells, fruity wheat.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tap poured
Opaque golden yellow , white foam layer quickly faded to a ring of bubbles
Aroma of lemony citrus
Tastes tart lemony tang , light mouthfeel , yeast
Reminds me of summertime, would be good after cutting the grass

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brilliant gold colored with a fingernail of pale white around the rim and covering about half of the top. There's a massive amount of small carbonation bubbles erupting from within. While I do detect some banana esters in the aroma I would also have to say I find some pale wheat and perhaps some light lemon notes. The banana esters dominate the flavor with the pale wheat showing in the back of the palate. The mouth is very light, dry, and smooth.

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into shaker pint.
Really enjoyable. Everything I was expecting from a style I love! A little sweet and tad tart. Great yeast presence sets this off.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look is straw colored gold with a thin Lacey head.

Aromas is spice and grassy. Lots of lemon and coriander.

Taste is a really well balanced hefe. Nice and cleansing.

Great hot day beer.

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Photo of CHickman
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy bright gold color with a lot of bubbles racing up the middle to a small white head that faded and left decent spotty lacing.

Smells of wheat, banana, biscuit, pepper, coriander, funky yeast, toasted grains, lemon zest, flowery spices and citrus fruit. Mostly spicy and grainy with enough complexities to make it interesting and on par for a hefeweizen.

Tastes of banana, pepper, funky yeast, honey, lemon zest, toasted grains,light clove, grass and citrus notes. Some malty sweetness and floral hops create balance and let the mild spices work as they should for the style.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a very "meh" beer. Drinks like a traditional hefe, but the maltiness seemed a bit off to me. It had enough malt, but for some reason the flavor didn't seem well balanced. Seemed like something was missing.

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Photo of VTR
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Funky Buddah finally made it to my area and this beer has been sitting on shelves and I don't know why. Poured a golden beer with a nice white head. Banana, clove, spices, and more banana jump out at you. The taste follows the nose but tastes even better. The banana is up front and prominent and is very pleasant. The finish is clean with a nice flavor lingering. I almost detect a slight bubblegum flavor mixed in there somewhere. I will happily purchase this again as it is an easy drinking beer. I would have no problem recommending this.

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Photo of Hop_God
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: golden to orange yellow neon bright orange hue. Thin white foam

S: cloves. Spices. Banana. Bread

T: bananas foster. Cloves. Nutmeg. Spice. More slight sour banana.

F: medium carbonation. Crisp and clean.

O: solid Bavarian style hefe

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Photo of tbryan5
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is my first beer from Funky Buddha and I have to say that I was thoroughly impressed despite it being a "shelf" beer. Really great color and smell that fits the Hefeweizen style perfectly. My non-craft drinking friends enjoyed this one as well. Tons of bananas and cloves. I could drink this all day. FB definitely made a great first impression.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pint glass which definitely had a negative impact. Couldn't really area the carbonation but it seemed insufficient. I need that rocky head on my hefe. Orange hue that seems a bit too dark. Aroma is orange, lemon, banana, wheat. Not much of the clove or yeast spice I'd like but still quite tasty with a good if inauthentic aroma. Feel is a bit heavy.

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Photo of babaracas
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light amber with thin fizzy white head, thin ring retained, a few dots of lace down the glass. Smell: caramelized banana, wheat cracker, clove, pretty fruity... pear-ish, sweet smelling. Taste: caramelized banana again, lightly bready, notes of stone fruit and sweet orange citrus, clove, nice mineral character that helps balance the sweetness. This is really nice!

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Photo of BigRedDog
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice hazy straw color.

Great banana nose, nice hint of some clove spice.

Taste follows the nose. Big banana ester and slight lemon.

Great mouthfeel. The yeast lends itself well to a slightly thicker body.

Overall a great example of a hefe.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle a hazy golden color with highlights of orange. Head is bubbly white but not thick. Smell is orange, banana, wheat, honey, crackers and hints of clove. Taste reveals orange and lemon flavors on the tart with a soft wheat taste on the tongue and a slight sweetness to the beer with further notes of banana and a finish with light clove and pineapple. Refreshing on a hot day as it suggests. Better then average American hefeweizen.

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Floridian Hefeweizen from Funky Buddha Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.