Funk Blueberry Citrus Wheat | DuClaw Brewing Company

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3.59/5
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282 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
duclaw.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
The traditional American Wheat Ale serves as a solid baseline, but we couldn’t be content until we tore the roof off this sucker! Funk, our Blueberry Citrus Wheat Ale, sets the rhythm with a soulful fusion of American wheat and hops, before unleashing a stunning encore with big notes of blueberry and Meyer lemon. It’s no jive, you’ll just dig it!

Added by NeroFiddled on 08-19-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,354
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
282
pDev:
13.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
93
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 282 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of EMV
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear golden pour. 2 fingers of fluffy head. Scant lacing.

S: Blueberries... mild lemons and grain, but mostly blueberry.

T/F: Strong blueberry flavor... grainy wheat, but mostly fruit which lingers through the aftertaste. Not fake per se... but definitely strong. Very mild citrus in the background. Some wheat character but also not at the forefront.

O: A pleasant enough blueberry wheat. Simple... and nothing to seek out, but not bad either. Middle of the road stuff.

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Photo of Zlyice
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mjw2808
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sisterofba
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jerid
4.4/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of George2744
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vetbidder
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light golden see through look with a dissipating off white head. Big blueberry scent with a slight citrus companion. Mostly blueberry start feeding into a bready malt finish with every so slight bitterness on the taste. Flavor works and not sweet or cloying. Crisp and pretty well carbonated. Not too bad.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a nice looking semi-golden to yellow color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that swiftly dissipated. No lace.
The aroma had a nice sweet refreshing blueberry flesh running over top of some faint citrus pulpy sweetness, seemed genuine to me. Light sweet wheat at the very end.
The flavor was mainly sweet with just a hint of tart ever so slightly at the end. Aftertaste was just a tad sticky but acceptable with the blueberry, a little bit of wheat and a tickle of citrus.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a nice crisp sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good, maybe a touch low, but that didn't bother me. ABV felt on par.
Overall, I'd say DuClaw did everything that they wanted to with this beer. Perhaps, it would be better to me if I had it on a hot day, points not taken away because of that as it doesn't seem fair to the brewers since they can't control the weather.

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3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ShoeIn-BrewWin
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great flavor profile with very light sweetness. A bit thin on body and very light nose with little character. Overall it tastes refreshing and is drinkable but leaves a bit to be desired in other categories.

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Photo of fisherbray
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Adam1993
4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bb-magic
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Trackster219
4.78/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I'm a big fan of DuClaw, but not so much of this offering...

While the brew had what was the most appealing beer poured into a pint glass, clear, orange with yellow highlights, the smell was something akin to blueberry soda. There was very little note to hops or even malt. The beer was light- to medium-bodied with a strong carbonation at the start but then greatly tamped downed towards the bottom. I really wanted to like this, but it was just a few steps above a NYF blueberry drink, maybe not as syrupy, but still sweet with little balance across the brew.

Still, it wasn't horrible, just not what I was expecting from a real good brewer.

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3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gregf51
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satsuma
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of generallee
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of White_Whiskey
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kingpinjefe
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
2.91/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Damian74
3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Funk Blueberry Citrus Wheat from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 282 ratings