Margarita Gose
Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
Ranked #192
Ranked #27,922
3.39 | pDev: 23.3%
May 22, 2022
May 27, 2015
Margarita GoseMargarita Gose
Notes: Sour gose aged in tequila barrels with lime.
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

3.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours a deep amber color with a whole glass of floaties swimming around, one-finger foamy white head reduces to a film on top

S- aroma is predominately tequila and agave, with undertones of lime peel,

T- initial taste is super salty, with a hit of tequila and sweet agave. Mid-palate gives some tart notes of lime and a hint of toasted wheat. The finish gives more tequila and sweet agave, with a salty linger

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns slightly creamy into a warming finish

O- It has potential, but it's so salty. Compared to a Mas Agave, this one just doesn't compare
May 22, 2022
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Dec 13, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Satsuma from Florida

Jan 03, 2021
Rated: 4.48 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Oct 24, 2020
Rated: 3.49 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Jul 09, 2020
Rated: 1.62 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Mar 20, 2020
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Rated by meatyard from Florida

2.96/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Almost is a drain pour.
Dec 20, 2019
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Reviewed by WeissDavis from Georgia

2.55/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
A nice golden amber color, unfortunately, filled with sediment and topped off by a thin and quickly diffusing head.
The smell is my favorite part, though a notch sweeter than my ideal; sour lime upfront with background characters of agave and honey (I can also smell the barrel's effect).
Hits with a sharp note of lime and alcohol that subdues to a more mellow, still not complex, lime and agave flavor.
The feel does not spread well on my palette, the back of the tongue and mouth feel bombarded by the sharpness of the lime and alcohol.
The beer's strengths do not lie in a field that heavily concerns me, which is how the drink goes down. My first from Funky Buddha and I'm not a big fan.
Dec 10, 2019
Rated: 3.8 by Van_boi from New Hampshire

Oct 30, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Oct 14, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by KeyWestGator from Florida

Oct 13, 2019
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Reviewed by ale1 from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Ahh a gose style, probably one of the most complex ales we have tasted in some time, burnt out on dry hop offerings and fancy labels/hype ....some real brewer craftsmanship here, like once in a lifetime type 'hits' when you homebrew..
Sep 23, 2019
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Reviewed by AceTub

1/5  rDev -70.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Terrible beer. I'm not sure what they were thinking besides hopping on the tequila barrel band wagon. This stuff is garbage. I get virtually no margarita flavor from this, and it finishes more like malt liquor. I have been burnt by funky buddha too many times after this one. I would not reccomend this beer to anyone. Founder's Mas Agave is 1% less ABV, and much much much better than this hooch.
Sep 07, 2019
Rated: 3.67 by BeerBeast from Florida

Jul 19, 2019
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Reviewed by Proteus93 from Virginia

3.06/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A: This was not a particularly good pour, and generally speaking, I'm pretty easy to please. The color is nice, a glowing amber, though there is a great deal of sediment and funkiness going on. The head forms very fizzy and recedes to nothing within a minute.

S: The smell is pleasant, though largely just lime--it does have the scent reminiscent of margaritas in many Mexican restaurants--a good dose of lime. After opening up for a little while, a hefty honey-like sweetness comes through.

T: The flavour is not terrible, though it is verging on being cloyingly sweet. A bit of alcohol astringency comes out on the finish, though it's not overpowering. The complexities of the lime and saltiness are quite subdued when compared to the sweetness.

M + O: The mouthfeel is heavier than I might have hoped, having a pretty full feel. The carbonation is moderate, though not surprising given the alcohol content. This is a very cool concept--one that, in my own opinion, could have gone over much better if everything was a bit lighter.
Jul 12, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by godawgs from Louisiana

Jul 09, 2019
Rated: 4 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jul 06, 2019
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Reviewed by mooseisloose from Florida

2.49/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Picked on sale for 12.99 per 4 pack. Popping the top I get a fruity biscuit smell. Pours too a deep gold with a beige small bubble head. Taste is very thick on the mouthfeel up front with a tart and sour middle and a lightly bitter finish. At 11% it packs a wallop. Like most beers by Funky Buddha this beer is indeed “funky” and not in a good way. Have not had much luck with them.
Jun 28, 2019
Rated: 3.72 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jun 22, 2019
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

4.17/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
It took adding something to a gose for me to really like this style...

From a purist point-of-view this gose is just a gimmick. However, looking at it at face value, I really like it. This is one of those beers, IMHO, that breaks the mold. Something like this simply is to be enjoyed for what it is. And in the case of this particular offering I’m just inclined to overlook the differences and embrace them instead.
Jun 16, 2019
Rated: 3 by TheDoak from Florida

Jun 15, 2019
Rated: 2.23 by Skibummin26 from Florida

Jun 13, 2019
Rated: 3.53 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Jun 13, 2019
Rated: 3 by Bum4ever from California

Jun 09, 2019
Rated: 3.08 by Griphon from Florida

Jun 07, 2019
Rated: 4 by JamesLeung from Florida

Jun 03, 2019
Rated: 2 by jcarlosv from Florida

May 31, 2019
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Reviewed by Lak73089 from Florida

2.86/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
It's a very solid Gose. However, the agave from the Casa Noble barrels and high ABV overpower the palate, leaving little flavor of actual margarita. Opinions would be different had the word "Margarita" not been used in the name of the beer.
May 28, 2019
Rated: 3.62 by robotic_being from Florida

May 25, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

May 17, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

May 11, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Scott_McCool from Florida

Apr 28, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by jcb7472 from Florida

Jun 05, 2015
Rated: 3.94 by IPAIsaac from Delaware

Jun 03, 2015
Rated: 3.88 by Cynic-ale from Texas

May 31, 2015
Margarita Gose from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 35 ratings