Funk Blueberry Citrus Wheat
DuClaw Brewing Company

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Style:
Wheat Beer - American Pale
Ranked #352
ABV:
5%
Score:
82
Ranked #44,587
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 13.06%
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
306
From:
DuClaw Brewing Company
 
Maryland, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  95
SCORE
82
Good
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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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superspak from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 3/17/2016. Pours lightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lightly tart blueberry, lemon, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of pale malt, fruit, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart blueberry, lemon, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of blueberry, lemon, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt, fruit, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Minimal dryness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy, and slightly acidic/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very nice fruited pale wheat ale! All around nice robustness and balance of pale malt, fruit, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, easy, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful for the ABV, with a great balance between fruit and malt. A very enjoyable offering.

Jan 07, 2017
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Lucular from Maryland

2.67/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Funk is no longer what it used to be. It's now a "blueberry citrus wheat". I'm not so fond of it; I think it's a touch too bitter, and the blueberry and citrus flavors compete rather than complement. I'd now rate it at a 3.8 but I've left my old review for posterity...

From their website:
Funk
Style: American Style Wheat
Color: Light Golden
Hop Variety: Liberty
Grains: Pale Malt, Wheat Malt
Other Ingredients: Clover Honey
Bitterness Units: 16 IBUs
Gravity: 12 plato
Alcohol Content: 4.8% abv

This American wheat suggests a little more character in it's name than actually exists - but that's a good thing! It's a clean, fresh, lightly sweet and mildly wheat-ish ale that's quite enjoyable and refreshing. Its golden body teems with fine bubbles beneath a short head of creamy bright white foam. It's cushiony-looking head drops shortly to a creamy collar, but it does leave some minor spotty lace as it goes. The nose is quite clean; and expresses just a mild, sweetish maltiness. The body is medium and it's very fine, gently effervescent carbonation tingles the tongue before softening to leave it smooth and mildly creamy across the palate. The flavor delivers a clean, fruity, and mildly wheatish malt that's lightly sweet due to a small addition of honey. It's not too sweet, however, as it's balanced by a delicate, underlying bitterness that leaves it dry in the finish. Quite nice! A nice summer beer that has enough malt character to keep you coming back for more.

Aug 19, 2003
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Janelle_m

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Jun 21, 2014
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Holmsiepoo from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Jul 06, 2014
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supermanny from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Aug 10, 2014
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Jssteinman

3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sep 18, 2015
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Colin32 from Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 16, 2015
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HopSlap

3/5  rDev -16.7%

Jul 14, 2014
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ryanflc from New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jul 22, 2015
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jdorazio624 from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

Jul 23, 2014
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Csawboy

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Jul 12, 2014
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Arthurstewart1

4/5  rDev +11.1%

Aug 22, 2014
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cyber_phoenix from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 15, 2016
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FineToonin from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +38.9%

Aug 15, 2014
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Abkp37

3.24/5  rDev -10%

Sep 03, 2014
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The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 04, 2016
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Findmefishing from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Aug 19, 2014
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ChiefDan

4/5  rDev +11.1%

Aug 24, 2014
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IndoorMule from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.7%

Aug 30, 2014
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Jon_Hendricks from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden color.

Overall: The aroma is sweet blueberry. The taste is sweet but has a strong wheat base with mild citrus, followed up with a very good blueberry flavor. This beer is natural and refreshing. It's a great summer beer.

Apr 12, 2016
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madelf66 from Pennsylvania

3.04/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Apr 18, 2016
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Rice_Nate_25 from Ohio

3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 05, 2016
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sisterofba from Maryland

3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 13, 2018
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alcohline_trip from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Oct 25, 2014
Funk Blueberry Citrus Wheat from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 306 ratings