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Key Lime Berliner - Funky Buddha Brewery

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Key Lime Berliner
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Reviews: 7
Hads: 92
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 28
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Funky Buddha Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Sean9689 on 06-11-2012

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Reviews: 7 | Hads: 92
Photo of zac16125
4.51/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Funky Buddha
Key Lime Pie Berliner
On tap at the Oakland Park Brewery

Very hazy dark golden yellow, small white head. Aroma is big lime.
Really does taste like key lime pie, with tart lime upfront and then sweetness and a pie crust like flavor that comes on the finish and lingers forever. Remarkable really how much it tastes like key lime pie. Mouthfeel is good and drinkability is great. Overall, I love it. Best Berliner weisse I've ever had, easily.


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Photo of Stevecarini
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm proud to say this was created by man.....was a great artistic example of what beer can be. Taking the "sour" to the next level of greatness. You can actually taste the key-lime pie with even a finish of the crust. The body of the beer is cloudy and the smell is that of lime and other citrus goodness. But it's in the sour punch that really knocks your socks off. Of the 10 different samples I tried, the Key Lime was the one beer I needed a full glass of....and I had two. I was overly impressed with Funky Buddha as a brewery but this particular brew blew me away. Hats off to Funky Buddha.

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Photo of PorterLambic
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A seriously hazy glass sits in front of me. A thick ring still clings to the glass but it leaves no lace.
Wafting out are notes of Key lime, spice, floral, wheat and malt. The balance is superb.
Taste is amazing. Key lime tartness, spice (nutmeg & cinnamon?), malt and wheat. Wow, this is phenomenal. Great balance and complexity.
Medium bodied, light-medium effervescence with a nice, mellow aftertaste of lime &spices. One of their best.

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Photo of tkdchampxi
3.18/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer doesn't really taste as advertised. I'm not a big fan. Mostly it just tastes light with a hint of lime. Not enough sweetness or a taste of graham cracker at all. Meh. Their other beers are much better

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Peg’s Berliner Bash. Served in a mini snifter. Pours a light Ecto Cooler color with a short white head. Nose has a good dose of sour lime and accompanying peel. Nice wheat in the background of the flavor. Lime element is really nice and fits the style quite well. Light and dry with slight acidity. Really pleasant.

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Photo of corby112
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a hazy ecto cooler/booger green color with a half finger off-white head that immediately fades away. No retention or lacing. Doesn't look very good.

The aroma of this beer is pretty crazy. Smells more like a dessert beer with lots of tart lime/citrus, subtle lactic funk and even some whip cream. Smells just like pie but not really like a typical Berliner Weiss. Pretty intense but almost artificial. Still, they nailed what they were going for.

Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a very sweet and tart lime presence. Again, it tastes very close to the dessert with lots of tart lime and whip cream but this slightly overpowers the characteristics of the style. Decent amount of sourness but only subtle lactic funk and some faint sourdough bread flavor. Really good but could have been legendary if it wasn't as one dimensional.

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Photo of Sean9689
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Berliner Bash.

A - Pours a cool light green/moss color, white head.

S - Lime, lacto funk, light citrus peel, good tart/sour notes. Really smells like Key Lime, which I absolutely love.

T - Key Lime Pie without the graham cracker crust. Nice light lacto tartness, lime, citrus zest, and wheat in the background. Finish is tart citrus/lime.

M - Light, refreshing, good carbonation, dry tart finish.

O - Loved this berliner and thought it was just super-drinkable and refreshing. I would def have this one again, if I had the chance. Another really nice berliner from FB.

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Key Lime Berliner from Funky Buddha Brewery
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.