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Blueberry Cobbler - Funky Buddha Brewery

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88
very good

169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 64
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 169 | Reviews: 20
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Photo of williamjbauer
4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a shaker pint glass

A - slightly hazy purple/rose hue with bubbly pinkish 1.5 finger head with good retention, average thin lacing

S - One of the most unique smells I've experienced in a beer, strong vanilla notes, but by golly, this straight up smells like my moms blueberry cobbler, with a hint of nostalgia.

T - Sweet blueberries take the cake here, or the cobbler, vanilla, light and springy, not a hint of bitterness, off notes, or booze, this beer is an unapologetic clever dessert drink.

M - Light body, moderate carbonation. Sticky

O - I love how off the wall some of FBs beers are and this one was my favorite from my session. Daffy yet well executed.

Photo of kingkevz
5/5  rDev +27.9%

i thought it was absolutely delicious. Probably my favorite Hefe.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery's grand opening. Served in a plastic cup.

Appearance - Hazy, deep orange with a slight purple hue. Nice white head. Lasts forever.

Smell - Less fruit than other flavors. Vanilla, wheat, some fruit. A little grainy. Not a distinct blueberry aroma.

Taste - Like the aroma, but more creamy vanilla. Wheat graininess. More distinct blueberry flavor. Creamy with a strong wheat flavor at the same time. Interesting.

Mouthfeel - Light. Drinkable. Flavorful, but ultimately not my style.

Overall - Too many adjuncts to interest me for a whole glass. Does a good job of fulfilling its intentions though.

Photo of sendsilk
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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!

Photo of jlindros
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Fair fluffy slight creamy head that hits 1/2 finger but fades quite quickly, little lacing, murky hazy solid cartoon color purple blueberry rosy reddish color.

Nose is weird, baking spices, allspice, clove, maybe a juniper thing, tart blueberry, green blueberry, hint vinous barrel and touch of buttery oak, touch stem, touch grainy malt thing, little cinnamon and raw batter. Blueberry increases as it warms.

Taste is very much like a blueberry cobbler, a bit heavy on spices but great. Doughy crust at first, cinnamon and spices, baked pie crust, doughy, hint allspice, clove a bit heavy too. Then blueberry, nice blueberry pie filling, little sweet sugar note with it, touch green blueberry tartness, etc. Juicy blueberry fruit too. Finish brings a bit more of the spices, bitterness from then, but great cobbler almost pie crust notes, nice blueberry, etc. 45

Mouth is med bod, lighter carb, nice feel.

Overall it had some downfalls but still just crazy awesome as a blueberry cobbler. Amazing cobbler flavours, great blueberry, well rounded, delicious. Spices are a bit high is probably the real downfall.

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

Photo of dar482
3.57/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Photo of ELS
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

I was really surprised by this beer. I've had a lot of the fruit beers at Funky Buddha and although they are crafted very well, I find that beers like Bonita Applebum, Sweet Potato Casserole, Pina Colada Wheat, etc. appeal more to the general public (people who in many cases don't like traditional beer styles). Saying this, a beer snob like myself doesn't like to consider a fruit beer to be in the same league as a top RIS or DIPA. However, blueberry cobbler is an exception. I read the reviews below about too much spice, etc. It appears that Funky Buddha was listening because the latest offering has eased up on the spice and pushed up the blueberry and vanilla. All I can say is that it's delicious! It isn't so sweet that you can only drink one and it tastes like a blueberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream on top (I swear).

Photo of Jefe73
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on draft at the Funky Buddha for the Wide Awake It's Morning release.

A - Pours a hazy, purple / bluish color with a thin off white head.

S - Loads of tart blueberries and cinnamon spice in the nose. Smells just like an Entenmann's coffee cake.

T - Like the nose, I get a ton of blueberry on the palate, followed by a blend of vanilla, cinnamon spice and some graham cracker on the finish. This one is sweet, but not overly sweet...nicely balanced IMO.

M - Medium bodied and creamy with good carbonation.

O - This is a great take on a blueberry cobbler / American wheat and is incredibly easy to drink. I wouldn't necessarily sit down and tip these all night, but for a change of pace or a dessert type beer, this one is excellent.

Photo of _morandi_
1.25/5  rDev -68%

Unfortunately this was infected. Can only rate accordingly. A sour, nasty mess. Hopefully those with bottles drank them fresh.

Photo of ronricorossi
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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?

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.47/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a tulip glass

The body sits a smashed blueberry color. A pretty shade of purple with a faint purple colored two fingers of foam. Some great staying power and the cap left some faint lacing on the glass.

Nose is of sugar, blueberries, vanilla beans, soft toasted oats....it smells like a blueberry cobbler. I could smell this guy all day.

The flavors all pummel the palate in unison. A combination of blueberries, sugar, vanilla beans, and toasted oats all rush onto the scene, leaving a sugary, blueberry finish behind. I was a little taken aback at first, pretty much because I had no idea what to expect. After a couple of sips my palate acclimated and the finish was still a little too sweet for my tastes.

Light body with mild carbonation. Smooth, not a whole lot of body here.

Unique does not begin to describe this beer. Ryan has proved to me again that he knows how to incorporate fruit better than most I have come across and does so in a way you wouldn't imagine a beer to taste like. This beer tastes as advertised. Blueberry Cobbler in a glass, this was just a little too sweet for my liking.

Photo of dimenhetfield
4.87/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Another incredible beer that I missed out on the first time they brewed it. On draft at the Wide Awake It’s Morning release but just under a different name "Blueberry Cobbler". Blue color with carbonation. Aroma is straight up blueberry cobbler. Incredibly easy to drink. Would drink any day of the week.

Photo of Stevedore
3.19/5  rDev -18.4%
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

Photo of indurTheB
4.89/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thought this beer was just sublime in the Florida summer. Got to have on draft in Delray Beach 2014. Smell and taste are spot on

Photo of rudzud
4.51/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Received in a trade and shared with JLindros and Threelions.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice very hazy blueberry juice hue with a thin one finger head that faded to leave light halo and thin wisps.

S - Aromas of faint blueberry, odd baking spice notes, cinnamon, allspice, all purpose flour, clove, very batter like. Eh...

T - Taste is just fun, heavily spiced with lots of cloves, all spice, cinnamon, blueberry, light tartness, it is overly spiced, the longer it sits the better it gets. Starts to taste like a blueberry cobbler, dough, blueberry sweetness, light brown sugar. Really can't stress how much this tastes like a blueberry cobbler, albeit a heavily spiced one.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit on the thinner side, lightly carbonated.

O - Overall this was a very nicely executed beer, though spiced more than I would have liked. If the spice wasn't as heavy this would be a homerun.

Photo of ThreeLions
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

5.6% abv growler split with Rudzud and JLindros.

A: Pours into a Treehouse tulip an impressive, thick, murky pink/purple very natural, non artificial blueberry color. Deceptive, low head. No lacing or legs.

S: Right up front there are loads and loads of allspice and possibly juniper berries/cloves. Very interesting and complex baking spice notes that aren't necessarily great. Sort of falls short on the cobbler aspect. Cinnamon, cloves, almost abrasive amounts of spice, far too spicy.

T: Sweet, doughy flour like flavor, what?! How is that even possible? Very tasty like undercooked dough, juniper berries, allspice, blueberry and then vanilaa. So doughy, but still too spicy.

M: For a week old growler of a fruit/vegetable beer this did not disappoint. Nice carbonation, great malt presence. Great job.

O: I'm reviewing this from notes and the first line for overall just read 'damn good' so that says a lot. This was a great attempt at a blueberry cobbler beer. Really good. Overall it was too spicy but had an exceptional doughy character. If I got the chance to talk to the brewers at Funky Buddha I would definitely not tell them to go back to the drawing board but would ask them to refine it a little. Baking spices are hard to capture in a beer for sure. They seem to either be unnoticeable or are in your face and in this case they are too much. Dial it back a bit and this would be completely amazing, instead of just pretty damn good. So good, just delicious. Would definitely drink and buy in the future.

Photo of calcio360jrd
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the buddha yesterday for Wide Awake Its Morning release.

After the bourbon aged RIS, i chose this beer to settle down and clear my pallette up a little bit. Turns out i was having dessert in a glass before i even went out to dinner last nite! I think they said they used about 30 lbs of real blueberries in the batch, and you could tell by the color, looked like a fresh batch of blueberries went into a blender and out came this beer! Very sweet, a bit too sweet for a regular drinking beer, for sure an after dinner beer this is. I would absolutely love to see a big 10% abv version of this beer, i think it could rival my absolute fav fruit beer, DFH Black & Blue.

Photo of SpasmWaiter
2/5  rDev -48.8%

Instant drainpour. Offensive to all 5 senses. God I hate spices. Shame on me for not reading the label more thoroughly.

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Blueberry Cobbler from Funky Buddha Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.