Blueberry Cobbler | Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States | website

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lager with blueberries, vanilla and cinnamon added

Added by dimenhetfield on 06-26-2011

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.37/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Scant head sticks around on top of a reddish-orange body.

Tons of vanilla and cinnamon. The namesake blueberry is there but not as powerful as the other adjuncts. Slight medicinal quality or something that doesn't fully jive for me here.

Active carbonation. Body is on the lighter side.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The lager was a dark gold color with white bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell - The tartness of blueberry reall cones though before the sweetness of vanilla makes an impression.

Taste - The taste begins with the modest pucker of blueberry. The vanilla fills-in the remainder of the taste like a creme soda. I believe it is meant to give the impression of melted vanilla ice cream on the cobbler. By the aftertaste, all sense of blueberry is gone.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is appropriate leaving a trail of visible beer bubbles.

Overall - Not many are too keen on this beer. I think I like it because it reminds me of creme soda.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light brown in color with a fingernail of off white around the rim and about a third of the top. I get plenty of cinnamon and vanilla in the nose, but blueberry? Not so much. I definitely taste an aggressive blend of cinnamon, blueberries, and vanilla. This one is definitely on the sweet side of the spectrum. The mouth is moderately carbonated and the tartness of the blueberries contrasts with all of that sugary sweetness of the cinnamon and vanilla.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smell is all vanilla ice cream. Taste is tart blueberry, cream, cinnamon, and some earthy malt. Very short finish. Not bad, was expecting a bit more though.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a stemmed flute, the beer is a hazy, opaque, blue-tinged golden coloring with a foamy, bubbly, low profile, off-white head. Aromas of tart blueberry and vanilla ice cream forward, very sweet and balanced, with subtle notes of cinnamon and toasted grains. Flavors are very tart and sweet blueberry forward, like a spoonful of blueberry jam, with a solid vanilla follow, subtle cinnamon highlights, and a toasted grain backbone. Very rich and sweet throughout, on a smooth, light, crisp body. The aftertaste is fruit and sugary sweet, heavy on the blueberry, and slightly cloying. Slow, smooth finish, with a solid sugary sweet linger. This is really tasty, but with the robust and rich flavors I wouldn't be able to drink more than one. That one is definitely worth it, though. It's like dessert.

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Photo of babaracas
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Wheat ale with blueberries, cinnamon, and vanilla added.

Pours a very slightly purple tinged orange with one finger thick fluffy cream colored head, rings of chunky lace halfway down the glass. Smell: cooked blueberries, heavy blast of vanilla, caramel. Taste: quick hit of caramel, cinnamon graham cracker, building fruit skin tartness.. sure, blueberries, odd astringent component in the finish. Light-plus bodied, almost creamy carbonation but the body thins out far too soon. Finish is sticky and slightly tart. It delivers what it promises, but I'm fine with having had just one.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a CCB pint glass.

A: Pours a mildly hazy golden amber, with low visible carbonation and a thin head that has definite blueberry color to it as it both forms and fades quickly.

S: Blueberry pie filling, grainy doughy biscuit malts, and some husky character that makes me think there is wheat in the malt bill. Mild tartness to the aroma. Aside from the tartness, the aroma is reminiscent of a blueberry wheat from the late 90s. Nothing offensive here, but it’s not getting me excited.

T: Blueberries and cinnamon-sugar mix, biscuit malts, and cobbler crust. Mildly husky wheat here again, vanilla, and some more cinnamon later and through the swallow that lasts with mildly tart blueberries in the hang. As the beer warms a bit out of the fridge, the blueberry and cinnamon get a bit more prominent and a bit more sweet, which help the flavors mesh more.

M: The mouthfeel is fairly light, with carbonation on the low side. The ABV is very well-hidden.

O: I didn’t think this was a bad beer, though maybe gimmicky. Perhaps something to give to your friends who are learning about craft beer and the flavors it can offer. In the vein of CCB’s Oatmeal Raisin or The Bruery's Or Xata – it is what it claims, I just don't think it works out to be a great beer.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours amber with a purplish hue. Aroma is filled with cinnamon spice. They hit the blueberry cobbler taste. Sweet n sugary with cinnamon spice, a little nutmeg and tart blueberries. Mouthfeel is a little flat n thin. Overall a little too sweet and spicy for me to drink regularly or more than one. But interesting, glad i got to try it.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz glass into a Speiglau Wheat beer glass.

Look is amber and hazy with a slightly blue color? that might just be because of the name. No head.

Aroma is heavy cinnamon sugar with slight vanilla.

Taste is vanilla and cinnamon, there is a tartness to the beer but not a strong blueberry flavor.

Interesting to try but I can't see myself ordering multiple ones of these.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a wheat beer with blueberries, vanilla, and cinnamon. its awesome, tastes exactly like blueberry cobbler, not cloying at all, not artificial, i really dug it. its pale purple in color, see through still, with some sediment swirling aound and not much head. the color is unique, but it doesnt look all that impressive. vanilla and blueberry are prominent in the nose, really vibrant and fresh baked. the wheat is like the crumb topping on top, hints of brown sugar and buttery crust, its all there. it reminds me of some of those flavor beers that shorts puts out, really odd but really genuine in their flavors. the blueberry and vanilla are in equal portions in the flavor, sweet but not out of proportion, and the cinnamon is more of an accent flavor in the finish. it truly does taste like the dessert, but its not so weird i wouldnt drink a whole bunch of them usually these things are novelties, but not here, i would drink it all fall, really takes me someplace. i wish we could get more of their beer out here, everything ive had from them has been insanely good.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer has me torn. I enjoyed the flavor. I get notes of cinnamon and nutmeg along with the blueberry much like you would see in a cobbler. My issue was the nose. It smelled a lot like cough syrup to me and I couldn't get over the unpleasant smell enough to truly enjoy the beer.

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Photo of mtvolkens
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Definitely blueberry cobbler. Just not my thing. A very odd aroma, I didn't get blueberries, but something else fruity. Definitely sweet cream aromas in there though. Taste is a tart blueberry with a slight malty sweetness to give that pie flavor.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Blueberry Cobbler from Funky Buddha Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.