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Passionfruit Berliner Weisse - Funky Buddha Brewery

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Passionfruit Berliner WeissePassionfruit Berliner Weisse

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BA SCORE
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world-class

122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 228
Gots: 6 | 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: Brittmb29 on 10-19-2011)
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jcb7472

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-05-2014 14:05:40 | More by jcb7472
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Schlais

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-04-2012 00:57:12 | More by Schlais
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Krafty34

Florida

5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-07-2014 11:21:09 | More by Krafty34
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joel66

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

A - poured a flourescent urin color, no head

N- Passionfruit blisss, sour brett

T- sour fruit, passionfruit, ripe lemons, persimmon, brett, slighth funk, juice

M- strong carbonation.

O- Very unique depth of flavor. I could drink this all day while laying in the sun. Looking forward to trying more from FB

04-25-2013 19:08:50 | More by joel66
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-11-2012 07:45:38 | More by standardcherry
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DaSolomon

New York

4.86/5  rDev +10%

Opened alone side some awesome BAs, thanks Joel for bringing this treat.

A: pours a bright light yellow-lemon color

S: Passionfruit explosion along with sour notes

T: Much like the nose, passionfruit dominates with lemon sour funk, like juice and just as easy to drink.

M: soda like, very carbonated.

O: I could drink this all day while at a tropical beach, really blew me away.

04-25-2013 22:54:41 | More by DaSolomon
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TKEbeerman

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

06-03-2013 23:58:50 | More by TKEbeerman
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-15-2013 20:29:12 | More by doremite
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

06-06-2012 20:04:48 | More by SPRichard
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

10-11-2013 17:31:15 | More by acurtis
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.65/5  rDev -17.4%

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

Appearance - Very hazy orange yellow. No head. Just a thin collar.

Smell - Excellent fruit aroma. Dominating passionfruit. Incredibly fruity. Nothing else to it besides fruit and acidity.

Taste - Great fruit flavor right up front. Tons of passionfruit. Behind it is the seemingly standard Buddha grain and weird lemon chemical flavor. The passionfruit does an excellent job of covering the Thera Flu flavor, but it still comes out.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation. That off flavor is almost completely covered, but it rears its ugly head after the passionfruit dies down.

Overall - It's gotta be the base berliner giving it that flavor. Something is off, but so many great flavors in this otherwise.

06-02-2013 01:24:17 | More by Alieniloquium
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

07-10-2014 15:44:07 | More by atlbravsrno1
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -9.5%

06-28-2014 12:38:03 | More by GRG1313
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cyrushire

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

09-28-2013 21:24:50 | More by cyrushire
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Elicoleman

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

08-01-2014 21:07:11 | More by Elicoleman
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

06-20-2013 02:51:57 | More by mdillon86
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

5/5  rDev +13.1%

05-30-2013 22:42:21 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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7clutch

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

01-04-2013 05:13:41 | More by 7clutch
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jivex5k

Florida

5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-30-2013 18:17:22 | More by jivex5k
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largadeer

California

4.58/5  rDev +3.6%

What an awesome beer. Has the typical cloudy straw-colored Berliner appearance. The nose is straight passionfruit at first; fresh ripe passionfruit. It's damn impressive. Citrusy and lactic notes pop out as it warms, along with a bit of wheat. The palate offers more of the same, with a huge, bright passionfruit flavor that's remarkably three-dimensional. Citric lactic sourness are at a pleasant moderate level. The beer finishes clean with a touch of grain and yogurt. Exceptionally tasty stuff.

08-13-2012 16:47:17 | More by largadeer
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Eighty

Washington

4/5  rDev -9.5%

12-05-2013 18:06:06 | More by Eighty
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scottyshades

Florida

4.13/5  rDev -6.6%

On-tap at FB 7/20, served in tulip

A: Pours a super cloudy beige color with a small white cap. Looks like grapefruit juice

S: Tart and ripe passionfruit dominates the nose. Super acidic, this will be sour!

T: Passionfruit, super sour passionfruit. Mouth puckering sourness

MF/O: Super tart and a little dry. Lower carbonation and a good feel to it. Heartburn central. One of the most sour beers I've consumed, but also very delicious.

07-22-2012 20:39:39 | More by scottyshades
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fmccormi

New York

3.95/5  rDev -10.6%

On tap at Redlight Red Light in Orlando, FL during Zwanze Day 2012; poured to a 10oz, tall and straight tumbler, kind of like a high ball glass.

Appearance (4.0): One finger of white head dies down to a thin collar with minimal lacing and retention. The body is a pale, straw-yellow color with orange hues; cloudy, but not opaque. Seems about right for the style, so I can’t complain about the head and the body is very pretty.

Smell (3.5): Surprisingly cheesy—like a good deal of cheesy, lactic funk. But, the passionfruit scent (which is pretty distinct, if you’re familiar with it) lends itself surprisingly well, adding a sweetness to that funk and a sunny, lightly sweet, fruity character alongside it. Still, it’s mildly off-putting.

Taste (4.0): Thankfully, there’s less cheese and more fruit on the palate. Not that I don’t like weird, funky cheeses—just not in my beer. The passionfruit, again, offers a surprisingly natural complement to the funk of it. Very little acetic acid, really just lactic—moderately tart, fruity but not too sweet at all. Finishes with a clean bitterness, leaving just traces of passionfruit juice (which itself has a naturally kind of syrupy character to its flavor) and some of that funky cheesiness. Which, fortunately, blends better as it warms up. Overall, it ends up being very drinkable.

Mouthfeel (4.5): This has a very nice, gaseous feel: the carbonation expands nicely, tingling fully on the way down with some great, dynamic action. The body is almost medium-weight, surprisingly, for such a (relatively) small beer. The passionfruit sticks around as much as the cheesiness, which is good. Very easy to drink, but not forgettably so.

Overall (4.0): Easy drinker, for sure. The cheesiness can be off-putting, but it blends better toward the end. It’s light and refreshing, but the body has enough character that you also can’t throw it back like water—not quite. There’s more going on here than something so light, and it’s good. Very curious to try more of Funky Buddha’s berliner weisses!

12-02-2012 15:15:23 | More by fmccormi
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oline73

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-12-2012 14:57:49 | More by oline73
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fbc24

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-29-2012 20:25:32 | More by fbc24
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Passionfruit Berliner Weisse from Funky Buddha Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.