Funk Blueberry Citrus Wheat
DuClaw Brewing Company

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From:
DuClaw Brewing Company
 
Maryland, United States
Style:
Wheat Beer - American Pale
Ranked #172
ABV:
5%
Score:
81
Ranked #27,407
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 12.81%
Ratings:
307
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 27, 2021
Added:
Aug 19, 2003
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  95
SCORE
81
Good
Funk Blueberry Citrus WheatFunk Blueberry Citrus Wheat
Notes: 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!
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3.18 by markallmon from Tennessee on Dec 27, 2021
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3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

12 oz can poured into a tulip glass. Pours a cloudy gold, light white head, active carbonation. Smell reminds me of blueberry pie. Taste is sweet at first and then turns tart. The blueberry is present throughout the sip. Finishes with a blueberry aftertaste. A bit of wheat malt becomes evident as it warms up. Feel is light bodied, plenty of carbonation. Overall it's a good summer beer when sitting around outside. It's easy to drink, flavorful, and refreshing.

Jul 03, 2021
 
4.23 by DAllen6701 from District of Columbia on Jun 02, 2021
 
3.94 by Danzifer from Ohio on Apr 19, 2021
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4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
by Winbed from Indiana

The blueberry taste is not overwhelming just a light hint. The blueberry smell is a lot stronger than the taste. Great beer overall

Jan 13, 2021
 
3.5 by Urk1127 from New Jersey on Dec 01, 2020
 
3.21 by reebtaerG from Maryland on Oct 31, 2020
 
3.35 by robebo44 from Virginia on Nov 12, 2019
 
2.78 by chiefz1 from New York on Aug 24, 2019
 
4 by Lelampp from Ohio on Aug 04, 2019
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4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by DrBeergood from Ohio

L: Pours golden yellow, smooth lacing, bubbles constantly rising

S: Smells like blueberries alright. A bit of a tang too, like German hefe.

T: Mild blueberry opener on the front palate. Bitter/sour hit on the side palate. Finishes as Ale. Delicious ale.

F: Excellent. Smooth and almost buttery.

O: A completely acceptable beer. Light and crisp on the tongue. The best blueberry brew I've had a go at, even. From a sales perspective, blueberry is kind of a disadvantage. Fruity in general is hit and miss. That said, the malt combonation that forms the base ale is of excellent quality. They could do away with the fruity and make a badass German Hefeweizen with it, or switch it to Raspberry and blow at least two established breweries right out of the vat.

Jul 13, 2019
 
3.5 by B33rcules from Alabama on Jan 29, 2019
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2.65/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
by RMehrenberg from Pennsylvania

Poured from a can....endless stream of bubbles, almost as if I dropped an Alka Seltzer into the glass. With all the bubbles, surprisingly little head. Color is an off-putting opaque orange.

Smells fruity and yeasty.

Tastes like a watered down Blue Moon. Not getting any blueberry aroma or taste at all. Not necessarily unpleasant, but not great either.

Mouth feel is almost non-existent.
A beer named "Funk" should be in your face---good or bad. This is too mild. The best thing about this beer is the interesting can design.

Probably the best thng

Jan 25, 2019
 
3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 08, 2019
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3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very strong of blueberries. Taste is also blueberry forward, some light lemons, a touch on the sweet side. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a highly refreshing beer.

Nov 11, 2018
 
3.49 by WickedBeer from Alabama on Oct 04, 2018
 
3.38 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania on Aug 26, 2018
 
4 by GlennWB from West Virginia on Aug 13, 2018
 
3.5 by alexsergio from New York on Aug 03, 2018
 
4.32 by JohnTurano from Florida on Jul 29, 2018
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3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by EMH73 from New York

Pours a clear golden color with a pretty well retained monstrous white head that left few spots of lacing. Smells of blueberries, more blueberries and even more blueberries. Tastes of blueberries, lemons, wheat and an earthly quality. Light bodied, highly carbonated, light mouth feel, refreshing.

Jul 03, 2018
 
3.75 by DemiDayDrinker from Indiana on Jun 19, 2018
 
3.59 by arrowsmith_ from Pennsylvania on Jun 19, 2018
 
3.93 by kniles38 from New York on Jun 10, 2018
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2.67/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
by Lucular from Maryland

Not horrible as a fruited wheat beer, but overall the flavors are fairly bland and the beer as a whole is somewhat watery. Not a whole lot of aroma - weak flavors of wheat and blueberry and I'm struggling to find the lemon.

May 08, 2018
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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
by EMV from Pennsylvania

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.

Apr 08, 2018
 
3.5 by Zlyice from Massachusetts on Apr 03, 2018
 
3.6 by mjw2808 from Maryland on Feb 11, 2018
 
3.66 by sisterofba from Maryland on Jan 13, 2018
 
4.4 by Jerid from Florida on Dec 24, 2017
 
3.88 by George2744 from Pennsylvania on Oct 15, 2017
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3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

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.

Sep 30, 2017
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3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.

Sep 07, 2017
 
3.56 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Aug 30, 2017
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4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ShoeIn-BrewWin from England

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.

Aug 14, 2017
 
3.48 by fisherbray from Florida on Aug 13, 2017
 
4.28 by Adam1993 from Maryland on Aug 11, 2017
 
3.66 by smithj4 from New York on Aug 09, 2017
 
3.52 by bb-magic from Florida on Jul 22, 2017
 
4.78 by Trackster219 from Maryland on Jul 18, 2017
Funk Blueberry Citrus Wheat from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 307 ratings