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Berliner Raspberry - Funky Buddha Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 70
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kfsv034 on 09-24-2011)
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Reviews by TheGordianKnot:
Photo of TheGordianKnot
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into DL snifter... Opened at a Nashville tasting

A- Pours a deep, opaque, gorgeous pink color! Has nice head again pink, this time more neon; but it is an interesting sight in a glass.

S- Smells like fresh raspberry seeds and a bit of green pepper. Not super funky or acidic, but very fruity. Intriguing more than anything, because the pepper isnt a vegetal DMS, its a strong phenolic pepper kick! Not a very berliner-like aroma

T/M- Very good beer. Has a smooth fruity taste, dominated by raspberry and blackberries. Acidic and tart, but not fully sour. Just a ton of fresh berries reminiscent of when I was a boy working for my neighbors, picking raspberries... Light body, refreshing and well carbonated to almost have this be like a fruity spritzer.

O- A tad more sour and I'd be blown away. The raspberries were so fresh and natural tasting that I thought I had my daily dose of fruits for a week, all in this glass! Very enjoyable, I want more FB berliners!!

TheGordianKnot, May 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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jh1982, Dec 17, 2011
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3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Bright pale red. Light pink head that doesn't last.

Smell - Raspberry, but it isn't strong or distinctive. Grainy. Herbal aroma.

Taste - Sour raspberry flavor. Very grainy. Grain takes over the midrange flavor. StandardBuddha berliner flavors come back with that lemony TheraFlu taste.

Mouthfeel - Sour but not overly. Medium carbonation. Light.

Overall - Never loved these berliners, but this is pretty good.

Alieniloquium, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Kegatron
3.08/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle into several glasses. Big thanks go to Stakem for sharing this Funky Buddha rarity. I love the bottle for this by the way. Very creative.

Pours a lovely looking coppery amber, with a thin filmy white head that definitely has a pinkish hue to it. This retains with some creamy bunching around the edges of the glass, leaving back a smattering of spotty lacing down the sides. The aroma smells of raspberries but there is sweetness to the nose that is coming off more like syrupy smelling sugars to me. There is some funk and tartness mixed in as well but this is mostly coming off to me a fruity and sweet feeling.

The taste is tart up front, with a crisp berry feel to the flavor. Some earthy funk shores up the middle of this before things finish sour in the backend with a sharp acidic bite. This is definitely more sour feeling than tart, with that dry acidity lingering on the palate for a while. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with sharpness to the carbonation that pops the more souring aspects of this. This body does achieve more of a crisp creaminess as this moves out that does help with things.

I don’t really get the love for this one. I expect a Berliner to be crisp and refreshing feeling. Something that I didn’t get with this. Plus the raspberry flavor had a sweet and artificial feel to it. Almost like they used syrup in this. At any rate, I’m glad to have been able to try it but I’ve had much better efforts from these guys.

Kegatron, Jan 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

StarRaptor, Mar 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

bccocx, Thursday at 09:56 PM
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

cyrushire, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

mdillon86, Jun 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

deep mango in color with a light head of white on top that was quickly fading and left a light ring around the outside of the glass. Aroma is insane, huge lemon and citrus notes, tart as hell, rich fruit, wet straw, hay, horse funk all over this thing. Insane is an understatement, but then you take the first sip and it is over. Wonderful notes of tart fruit, lemons, hints of huge lime notes, tart cherries and almost raspberry notes. Incredibly sour with a huge and almost insurmountable tartness. Light airy body makes it go down like water

mikesgroove, Oct 18, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

jivex5k, Jul 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.82/5  rDev -5.7%

Canada_Dan, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of oline73
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap during the Funky Buddha/Cigar City event at Churchkey DC. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a bright red color with a half finger of light pink head that goes away completely.

Smell: Raspberry jam deliciousness. Sweet and tart, very light. The smell of this beer reminds me of summer.

Taste: Super tart but still manages to be packed full of raspberries. Light and crisp with some citrus notes. Reminds me of raspberry jam, but not as much as the smell did. The finish is quite tart.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thin side with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is an extremely good fruit beer. I would have liked the tartness to stick around a bit longer in the finish, but I still enjoyed it very much.

oline73, Jun 12, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 22oz bomber courtesy of PhiChiFiji00 (Chad), thanks!

Appearance was red-light district (from my notes, so hey!), jolly rancher red toned.

Smell is reby red, grapefruit, small bubbles, good carbonation.

Taste is clean, refreshing, not overly complex, zesty, more carbonation feel on the tongue.

Mouthfeel is acidic, light, taste of some raspberries, but more grapefruit notes.

Overall impression of this beer is good. I'm not a huge fan of berlinerweiss beers but this one was pretty good. Slight alcohol, but consistent with style.

CenCalMario, Nov 06, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

rbrefbeerman, Apr 28, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer presents pinkish red with almost no head

Smells of sour raspberries and funk

Tastes follows the nose. Sour raspberries with some subtle sour apple notes.

Mouthfeel is light with a dry finish that leaves my mouth puckering

Overall this is a very tasty brew. For their first sour style brew this dude is mighty good

kfsv034, Sep 24, 2011
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Berliner Raspberry from Funky Buddha Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.