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Blueberry Cobbler - Funky Buddha Brewery

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Reviews: 35
Hads: 257
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 16.45%
Wants: 74
Gots: 47 | FT: 3
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Funky Buddha Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dimenhetfield on 06-26-2011

A hefeweizen with blueberries and brown sugar added.
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Photo of jhartley
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Cuvee glass out of a 12 oz. bottle. Bottled 01/22/15
Beautiful purple tinted to red body, thin amount of head. Real blueberries used to brew this beer.
First smell is of vanilla! Tons of vanilla, hint of cinnamon and then blueberries. Smells like a sweet blueberry cobbler to be sure!
Taste...WOW! It's just like eating a blueberry cobbler with melted vanilla ice cream. Sweet, vanila-y (is that a word), delicious.
Mouthfeel is light and sweet.
Overall, a delicious dessert beer. It comes through on it's promise of tasting like Blueberry Cobbler, because that is exactly what it is. A little sweet, but c'mon what are you expecting when you buy a beer like this? (686 characters)

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I was excited to try this but it just missed the mark. The red color is nice and unique. The nose is blue very sweetness with lots of vanilla. The taste is overly tart with more blueberry and vanilla but the vanilla is too strong at this point. The mouthfeel is grabbing at my whole mouth with the tartness and dryness but it's overly sticky. Almost like a spritzer. Not what I expected and not one I enjoyed. I'd like to give extra points for the style and creativity but I can't really get what they were going for. I was surprised and maybe I just didn't get it the goal of the brewer but it won't keep away from the Buddha. (634 characters)

Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Dark orange blending to plum. Almost no head.

S - Cinnamon bomb with subtle blueberries and some vanilla.

T - Blueberries finally showed up, and in a big way. Buttery, bready graham cracker crust with a huge cinnamon finish and aftertaste.

F - Light, but not thin with plenty of carbonation to go around. Tastes bigger than its abv thanks to sweetness and big, dessert-like flavors.

O - Exactly as advertised, but executed well. Great alternative to typical after dinner beers. (485 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
2.83/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle served into an English pub glass.

Sudsy and effervescent head with a slight fizzy sound to it. Scattered lacing develops as it recedes. An impressive tornado of carbonation swirls from the glass's base upwards through the burgundy-colored but crystal clear liquid. 4.5

Blueberry cobble is captured on the aroma. Distinct blueberry, a pie-crust sort of aroma, and a swirl of vanilla and cinnamon. One thing though is there's something buttery or synthetic to the vanilla and cinnamon that gives the aroma an artificial quality. 2.75

Conflicting flavors and sensations permeate this beer. There's tartness, thick buttery qualities, and something in the finish that sticks to the bridge of the mouth awkwardly like peanut butter can. Weird and unique in a way I don't care for. The flavors seem discombobulated as the tart blueberry, decent on its own, doesn't mesh well with the peculiar blend of vanilla and caramel that still comes off as artificial. T- 2.75 M- 2.5

I don't care for this at all. It's artificial feeling and messy and fails to even deliver on drinkability, despite the wheat beer with blueberry concept seeming to lend itself to something easy to down. (1,188 characters)

Photo of FrancisSmooth
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Blueberry cobbler. Lets see where this one takes us...

Blueberry-esque color, very vanilla on the nose. Tart in the body, a little hint of blueberry. For as far fetched of a flavor they went for, I think they did well. This is a good changeup beer. Almost an after dinner type beer, like a cordial. (300 characters)

Photo of BrownNut
3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Of all the beers I was looking forward to trying at FB, this was the top, but it wound up being the clear worst of eight. I've only had it once, and only on tap, so I can't speak to batch-to-batch differences or tap-to-bottle differences, but in early August at the newer place in Oakland Park it was all vanilla and no blueberry. I didn't notice the advertised cinnamon either. You know how too much vanilla extract in something can be overpowering? That's what this was. Not to Southern Tier Creme Brulee levels, but I definitely didn't want any more of this beer. Smelled like too much vanilla and tasted way too much like it and nothing else about it mattered. Booo. Good news is that this brewery is seriously skilled and knocked it out of the park with a bunch of others. (778 characters)

Photo of Myotus
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass (per bottle instructions).
LOOK: Pours with a finger's worth of foam that is an extremely light lavender color, nearly white. The foam head halves itself after 20 seconds. Not quite amber in color nor copper. Looks like the color of peach tea. Acending bubbles are in abundance leaving me to wonder why the head isn't bigger. Lacing is thin and moderate.
SMELL: Wow. This actually smells like cobbler. There are mild aromas of graham cracker, blueberry, and vanilla that deliciously entangle with hints of cinnamon, wheat, spicy hops, and bitter hops.
TASTE: Initial taste is... Wow. This is really tasty. Strong blueberry flavors mix with mild cinnamon graham cracker flavors up front. Strong vanilla flavors enter immediately after along with hints of wheat and spicy hops (no bitter hops could be detected by the palate probably because they were overpowered by all the sweetness, which is fine by me) as cinnamon graham cracker flavors persist, but blueberry flavors grow even stronger.
FEEL: Light-bodied (lame!) with subtle carbonation (not lame!). Goes down smooth, but wouldn't call it creamy. Cinnamon in the brew playfully agitates the tongue. This one finishes with a subtle dryness.
NOTE: This was my first beer from Funky Buddha. This was absolutely amazing. It was so sweet! I love sweet things. If you don't, especially in your beer, I can see how you wouldn't like this one too much. I can't wait to try some of their other brews! (1,494 characters)

Photo of calitrie1486
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I was excited for this beer just based on the name. However upon consumption I was pretty disappointed. It definitely lives up to its name but just seemed a bit too artificial for me. (183 characters)

Photo of rlee1390
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not much blueberry, but great cobbler flavor. Cinnamon, vanilla, bread, an amazing dessert beer. If the blueberry was better this beer would be amazing. The crust flavor was near perfect though. (194 characters)

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
2.98/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

From a 12oz bottle poured into lager glass. Color is yellow Amber. Lots of cinnamon in the first whiff. The taste is all cobbler and cinnamon, very little blueberry. I am sure the feel is fine but the smell and taste of a crisp made me expect the grittiness of a baked desert. Not a good experience for me. (306 characters)

Photo of gonzo000
2.88/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This beer had no blueberry qualities IMO. The vanilla stole the show with some cinnamon in the middle and FUNK on the finish that was hard to pin down and assign a flavor to. Maybe plastic. The finish never seemed to go away. not one of my favorites, but if it were called cinnamon bun, it might get a 2.9. (310 characters)

Photo of M_chav
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a beautiful dark peachy/cognac color with immediately dissipating foam.
Wow, straight up blueberry cobbler, no joke. I definitely get the crusty/graham cracker notes with tons of blueberry goodness, smell very sweet - kudos for all of what I just described but for some reason I don't think this smell appetizing at the moment - I think because its in a beer.
Ok, this tastes pretty good but seems still too much like food. Cinnamon comes out and the blueberry resides
its thin, but then again this seems to be the way the brewery intended
Overall this is a cool beer, for me something I will not seek out again. Still unique and outside the normal realm of beer, appreciated for sure. (695 characters)

Photo of Treyliff
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a flute glass

A- pours a clear deep golden-orange color with a small fizzy and foamy white head that reduces to a grin around the edge

S- smells just like a blueberry pastry; big cinnamon aroma with a toasted malt backbone that resembles flaked pastry crust, the vanilla addition adds aromas of sticky bun icing. The blueberry is subtle and adds a nice sweet & fruity aroma

T- cinnamon stands out immediately, quickly followed by a creamy and sweet vanilla, resembling vanilla whipping cream, finishes a bit tart with flavors of unripe blueberry carrying out into the linger

M- medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel that continues into a crisp dry finish

O- quite a unique beer, in true FB form, it's amazing how they can resemble food with the aromas/flavors of their beers. Definitely worth a try (874 characters)

Photo of cosmicevan
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

big thanks to Greg for the hookup! enjoyed from a funky Buddha mini. pours a deep amber orange thin fizzy head. nose is other worldly with huge vanilla and cinnamon...falls flat a bit on the taste at first but as I drank, I found it to be a wonderful sweet dessert beer. smell is divine and the flavor is pretty artificial, but it gets bether as it opens. cool and unique beer, but a one and done for me since it is not in the shelf...worth a taste. (449 characters)

Photo of catlover4120
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Had one last night at a friends, this is from the 4-pack that was recently released.
The color and aroma were superb. A beautiful reddish hue on this beer, and completely smelling like blueberry cobbler. It was perfect.

Unfortunately the taste didn't live up to the aroma, the blueberry flavor is very muted and the body is very thin. This is a huge step down from the 22oz bottles they released a while back and a bit of a disappointment.

It's still an alright beer, but I'm happy to let these sit on the shelf. (514 characters)

Photo of Beer4B
2.64/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Decent nose with cinnamon and vanilla. However, the blueberry tasted like extract and didn't blend well at all with the other spices and flavors. The wheat base really doesn't do this beer any favors in my opinion. Just didn't work altogether. (246 characters)

Photo of Buck89
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled on tap at the brewery. Poured a beautiful light plum and rosy color with a nice white head. Aroma was citrusy with floral and blueberry notes. Taste was a great mix of blueberry, orange, citrus and earthy bitter with mild sweet malt notes. Finish was dry and clean. A wonderful beer. Could drink this all day. (317 characters)

Photo of zac16125
4.48/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Lounge in Boca


A: Golden amber with reddish hues, small white head, dissipates quickly, leaves only a trace amount if lacing. 4.25

S: Incredible aroma. Sugary and cinnamon, like Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Cinnamon Teddy Graham's. Pie crust doughiness, very subtle blueberry. Phenomenol. 5

T: Tart and sweet blueberries up front, sweet cinnamon sugar pie crusty in the finish. 4.25

M/D: Medium body, maybe a bit syrupy, drinkability is good, carbonation is appropriate. 4.25

O: Really interesting and enjoyable. 4.5 (539 characters)

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
1.93/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

One of the worst beers I've personally ever had. Hate to say if because I love funky buy wow. So much cin and other spices and one of the worst finishes I've experienced. Returning the rest of 4 pack I bought (208 characters)

Photo of dar482
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The aroma has a bit of sugary sweetness and cinnmaon.

The flavor follows with that theme of apple pie spice and cinnamon up front, a malty sweetness, but generally lacking in flavor.

A very tame beer that tasted of "beer water" with cinnamon. (245 characters)

Photo of ronricorossi
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Wanted to love this beer, because this style is right up my alley, but I can't quite get there. Still giving it a solid rating, because a lot of the pieces are in place; great blue/purple tint, nice nose, and the pie crust, vanilla, and spice flavors are fabulous. But there was a distinct and odd note throughout - something I'd describe as Green Olive. Maybe that was just how the fruit bitter of the blueberries came through in this particular bottle, but it was pronounced and it was off.

I'm still reserving final judgment until I get another bottle to see if maybe I got a strange one. It was almost fantastic, but a handful of green olives sprinkled on my blueberry dessert wasn't quite what I was hoping for.

For all the chatter about Funky Buddha needing to tone down the spice and turn up the fruit, I'm kind of thinking this one bottle, anyway, might have been better served by the opposite? (904 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Callmecoon for sharing this one at Skuter's tasting.

Pours a hazy light orange-red with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, and slight berry aromas. Taste is much the same with cinnamon, vanilla, pie crust, and slight berry flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with aromas and flavors that are fairly similar to the dessert.

Serving type: bottle. (687 characters)

Photo of sendsilk
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Mike for this one! It really doesn't taste like much.....until the finish. Sweet caramel, cinnamon and vanilla with a slight blueberry flavor. The finish lingers for quite some time. It drinks like a normal Hefe until the finish. Very nice! (250 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
3.19/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

650ml bottle. Poured into a Cigar City snifter 9/5/2014.

A- Hazy reddish-purple body, one finger pink head with short retention time. Thin wisps of lacing persist. [4]

S- No blueberries. Vanilla, pale malt, wheat, a bit of rubber. Not very impressive at all; actually off-putting in some ways. [2.5]

F- Well, this certainly tastes better than it smells. Some subtle blueberry flavours come out on the palate, especially as it warms, more caramel-like sweetness come out. It actually starts to taste like a blueberry cobbler, but it's not quite there. [3.5]

M- Thinner bodied but not to the point where it significantly detracts from the experience as it is a quite flavourful beer. OK carbonation. [3.5]

O- I'm not sure what to make of the nose; on the palate it starts getting closer to what is advertised but ultimately it does not deliver on the name's promise. [3]

Final score: 3.225 (893 characters)

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +6.1%

On draft, pours a cloudy light reddish brown.

The smell is 100% spot on, it smells exactly like blueberry cobbler. Dough crust, brown sugar, blueberries, lots of vanilla. The taste starts with the dough/crust and vanilla, followed by some burnt caramel sweetness and finishes with the tartness of the blueberry. The flavor is a bit thin and more acidic than I want in this type of beer. There is alot more berry flavor than brown sugar, caramel, crust.

For me, I would have liked more sweetness than the tart of the berry, but the smell is perfect and it tastes good too. (581 characters)

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Blueberry Cobbler from Funky Buddha Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.