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Floridian Hefeweizen - Funky Buddha Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

50 Reviews
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Reviews: 50
Hads: 345
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 16
Gots: 78 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: DosBeerigos on 09-27-2010

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Reviews by jwjon1:
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2.82/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This one is tough. I can't help but to feel I'm being over critical of the Funky Buhhda image, and that I probably look like I'm hating on hype. Oh well. My other funky buddha reviews will be much less critical than this one.

My least favorite Funky Buddha offering, and I generally really appreciate Hefes. Bananas all the way from aroma to finish. It's really overwhelming, almost like eatiing banana runts. Remember those? What I appreciate about FB is that they can take a taste sensation and turn it into a spot on beer. And though I didn't know it when ordering, I really didn't want to revisit my youth through runts candy. Beyond that dominant aspect--which resulted in a uni-dimensional flavor--the finish was extremely short. I appreciate hefe's, just not this one. (776 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.8/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.28/5  rDev -14.1%

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3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Notes from 7/2012

A somewhat hazy pale yellow pour with a thin cap of white foam. Huge banana aroma with just a bit of lemon. Taste is similar, with a touch of bubblegum thrown in. Definitely light in flavor and body, even for the style, which was intentional from what I understand after talking with the brewers. A slight tartness as well, but pretty refreshing overall. (373 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tap at Proof. Slightly hazy tan-orange with off white head, medium-thick collar. Aroma is really citrusy, I get some plenty of wheat-like grains, and some berry. Light in body, low carbonation. Thin mouthfeel, this beer fades quickly from my palate. Taste is pretty much exactly like the aroma. (294 characters)

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a shaker pint glass

A - Slightly hazy pale wheat with 1 finger white head with good retention and moderate lacing

S - Wheat, banana ester, honey.

T - Nice strong wheat backbone with moderate-high banana esters, sweet honey, touch of orange, very refreshing.

M - Light body, moderate carbonation, crisp.

O - Great lawnmower bear, more banana in my hefe than I life, but overall though it had a lot of flair.

On a side note this is beer review number 200 for me on BA. Woot! (495 characters)

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Funky Buddha Brewery "Floridian Hefeweizen"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED ON 06/02/15"
$1.67 @ Trader Joe's #766, Tampa, FL

Appearance: Typical Bavarian hefeweizen... maybe a little on the light side, and with better than average retention and lacing.

Aroma: Wheat, minerals, banana, clove, grass, tart apple, slight earthiness.

Flavor: Tart upfront with fruitiness (apple, perhaps pear and/or berry). Clove/banana and wheat as it crosses the palate. A touch of grassy and leafy hops towards the swallow. Median to moderate bitterness is all that's needed to balance it because of the lower pH. Some hops and a bit of chalky mineral linger in the finish with a swirl of clove.

Mouthfeel: Light and spritzy.

Overall: Refreshingly tart but subtly funky. Perhaps a touch too light in body. Otherwise easy to drink with a nice bit of character, and even somewhat unique. The name does it justice as this would make a great beer in the heat, but not so much so in the cold. (979 characters)

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Floridian Hefeweizen from Funky Buddha Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.