Veruca Snozzberry Gose
Funky Buddha Brewery

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Sour - Gose
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4.47 | pDev: 10.07%
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
Veruca Snozzberry GoseVeruca Snozzberry Gose
Notes: We're quite fond of the Gose style, a traditional German sour beer that blends the subtle tartness of a Berliner weisse with the addition of kettle salts and coriander. We took it a step further and infused it with snozzberries... well what we think they might taste like, anyway.
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.09/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a very good gose, the sea salt comes right through, and the passion fruit flavor in this is bold and fresh and delicious, but not overpowering of the very light and drinkable base beer. obviously snozzberries are not a real thing, and im not sure if there are other fruits in here, actual berries or whatnot, but there is undoubtedly passion fruit in here, and its such a perfect match for this style, being a bit naturally tart itself. i also get a lot of coriander in this one, well spiced, slightly toasted, fresh, highly compatible with the fruit, and interesting with the acidity. i rarely notice it this much in a gose, and i appreciate the stronger presence of it here. carbonation is a little light, but the tang and the salt make it refreshing even without it. the lactic acidity here is super clean, but this is not a real sour beer, definitely brewed to be consumed in buckets, not snifters, which is not common enough in sour beer, that part is dialed in. one of the better flavored goses i have had lately, highly recommended!

Feb 28, 2017
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.72/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

On tap at EBF.

This one pours a hazy and almost radioactive yellow color, with a small head and just a bit of lacing.

Smells just absurd- I have no idea what snozzberry actually should smell like, or what fruits they actually used- but I can guess its passion fruit. There's also some orange tang and lemon candy on the nose, and a good amount of salt.

This is super ridiculous. There's so much sweet and sour fruit flavor here- invokes the spirit of Willy Wonka for sure. There's sour passion fruit and lemon candy, with some guava as well. The finish is very salty, and quite sour.

This has a crisp and acidic mouthfeel, with a good level of carbonation.

This is one of Funky Buddha's best beers for sure.

Feb 05, 2017
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larryarms847 from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy and slightly orange hued golden yellow with a thin ring of white foam on the edge of the glass.

Mildly stinging acidic fruity notes of raspberry, mango, passion fruit, and stone fruits pummel the nostrils.

The flavor is a medley of fruit flavors namely peach/apricot, mango, and raspberry and the bacteria lends a bit of acidic tartness. A breath of minerality and a touch of salt are noticeable after the swallow.

Light-bodied, medium-high carbonation, acidic, minerally, tart, and refreshing.

Overall, had this on tap at the brewery and I'm glad I did, a beautifully refreshing and tasty beer.

Jan 14, 2017
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives and the bar with a cloudy honey color and just a wisp of a head that disappears in a flash; limited lacing action.

Smell: Apricot, mango and passion fruit, with a tart, wheat bread edge; a hint of salt, too

Taste: Tart fruit forward, with the passion fruit bringing its unique character and blending in with the more familiar apricot and mango tones; the sourness builds through the middle and is underpinned by a hint of banana; after the swallow, the salt arises to join the sour tones

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with a spritzy carbonation (that was a surprise given the appearance)

Overall: Glad to see this one was not retired as it has a lot of unique elements that make it worth seeking out; maybe they will bottle it again, too

Nov 01, 2016
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M_J_Z from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Excellent! Wish I could try this one again.

This was on draft at Dr. Phillips World of Beer in Nov./Dec. 2014.

Really into goses now and this one didn't disappoint.

Dec 14, 2014
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WTKeene from New Mexico

4.89/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle for our Snozzberry tasting, into a Jester King wine glass.

Appearance: First things first, Abbbp’s glass is significantly darker than mine. More of an amber, mines more yellow. Hazy, and the white, one-finger head dissipates fast on both of ours. I’m imagining the darkness is because his was poured second and he got more of the yeast and sediment.

Smell: Loads of passionfruit. Hints of salt, and definitely sour in a Berliner type way. Some ripe banana flavors are mixing in with the passionfruit too.

Taste: Passionfruit is there, but much less so than in the nose. That mustiness of the passionfruit though works wonderfully with the sourness of the base beer, which does have a slight saltiness to it. Not getting any guava, but I’ve got no problems with passionfruit being the main fruit flavor here. Maybe a little bit of the banana I got from the nose. This is frickin delicious. Absolutely top notch.

Mouthfeel: Very prickly carb, almost like soda, and lingers for a while. Kinda sticky.

Overall: Delicious. One of the best sours I’ve ever had. Would love to try more Funky Buddha now, having had this. Just fantastic.

Jun 15, 2014
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.37/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank on-tap at Lord Hobo, Cambridge, MA
Served in a cervoise

Super cloudy, yellow ochre appearance. The lack of a head made the liquid appear rather dull.

The aroma however was outstanding and super unique. On the first whiff, apricot nectar immediately came to mind. Lots of sweet mango as well. Perhaps some peach notes too. Slightly wheaty and tart. A salty, mineral-like quality was also detectible.

Like the nose, the flavor profile was really interesting. The apricot notes were apparent here as well, and they were joined by a number of tart, tropical fruit flavors. Lots of sweet and tangy passionfruit. Some mango. Hints of lemon and wheat came through in the center. The beer finished salty and rather sour.

The mouthfeel was pretty non-descript. The beer was light on the palate with a spritzy, fairly aggressive effervescence.

Funky Buddha makes a number of outstanding, fruit-infused sour beers, and this one is perhaps my favorite. I really wish I had easy access to this amazingly tasty and refreshing warm weather treat.

May 08, 2014
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not super familiar with goses, but this one is salty as hell and I like it. Pale straw color, no head. The smell is all passionfruit and berry delight. It's awesome. Taste is all salt up front, berries in the middle and finishes tartly crisp. On the drier side, really wants you to take another sip. Overall, I could see myself drinking a shit load of this in the summer. If you can't find this anywhere and want to get a taste of it, try a Chobani Passionfruit Greet Yogurt. Basically the same taste, but with salt.

May 07, 2014
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dar482 from New York

4.67/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a light yellow color.

The aroma is absolutely brilliant. Fresh passion fruit, bright lemon peel, guava.

The flavor follows with those fruits in the front, although not as brilliant. Extremely tropical with peaches, and even a lemon tartness. The beer has lots of similarities with a Berliner weisse because of the tart qualities and almost absence of salinity that the style is known for.

Super refreshing and ridiculously fruit forward. The best gose I’ve had. Funky Buddha aromatically is the best brewery in the world.

Apr 06, 2014
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jaasen64 from Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into Voodoo snifter, thanks Sam (theSamKuehn) for the bottle!

A- Pours a cloudy lemon yellow, slight bubbly white head, not much lacing.

S- Peach, nectarine, pear, dragon fruit, white grape, slight coriander. Very aromatic, awesome fruit juiciness, fairly complex.

T- Juicy lightly tart sweet lemons, hints of peach, a bit of white grape, coriander that balances with the fruit nicely, light saltiness. Awesome balance, interesting flavor components that blend very nicely, nice tartness.

M- Very drinkable, a bit on the acidic side, drinks fairly light.

O- This was a very interesting beer that was quite interesting to try. The standard gose qualities definitely made their presence known and the fruit presence balanced nicely adding a nice complexity especially on the nose. Glad I got to try this, at 150 bottles its not going to be easy to land though.

Jan 19, 2014
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Alieniloquium from Florida

4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a taster. Gose with tropical fruit.

Appearance - Flat hazy orange body. A couple floaties.

Smell - Tropical fruits. Passion fruit is strong. A little lemony. Smells very nice.

Taste - Much more lemon and grain. Minimal saltiness. Tropical fruits are less intense than the aroma, but still present. Sour, but not as intense as other Buddha Berliners.

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp. Low carbonation. Drinkable.

Overall - Quite refreshing and flavorful. I was afraid it would taste like a Buddha berliner, but it has avoided the pitfalls from which they suffer.

Dec 21, 2013
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