Margarita Gose
Funky Buddha Brewery

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From:
Funky Buddha Brewery
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Sour - Gose
Ranked #223
ABV:
11%
Score:
80
Ranked #27,711
Avg:
3.39 | pDev: 23.6%
Ratings:
34
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 13, 2021
Added:
May 27, 2015
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  2
SCORE
80
Good
Margarita GoseMargarita Gose
Notes: Sour gose aged in tequila barrels with lime.
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4 by paulish from New York on Dec 13, 2021
 
3.75 by Satsuma from Florida on Jan 03, 2021
 
4.48 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Oct 24, 2020
 
3.49 by Latarnik from New Jersey on Jul 09, 2020
 
1.62 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Mar 20, 2020
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2.96/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by meatyard from Florida

Almost is a drain pour.

Dec 20, 2019
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2.55/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
by WeissDavis from Georgia

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
 
3.8 by Van_boi from New Hampshire on Oct 30, 2019
 
3.75 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Oct 14, 2019
 
3.5 by KeyWestGator from Florida on Oct 13, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ale1 from Florida

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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1/5  rDev -70.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by AceTub

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
 
3.67 by BeerBeast from Florida on Jul 19, 2019
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3.06/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Proteus93 from Virginia

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
 
3.75 by godawgs from Louisiana on Jul 09, 2019
 
4 by bigred89 from Maryland on Jul 06, 2019
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2.49/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
by mooseisloose from Florida

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
 
3.72 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Jun 22, 2019
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4.17/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jjamadorphd from Florida

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
 
3 by TheDoak from Florida on Jun 15, 2019
 
2.23 by Skibummin26 from Florida on Jun 13, 2019
 
3.53 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Jun 13, 2019
 
3 by Bum4ever from California on Jun 09, 2019
 
3.08 by Griphon from Florida on Jun 07, 2019
 
4 by JamesLeung from Florida on Jun 03, 2019
 
2 by jcarlosv from Florida on May 31, 2019
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2.86/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by Lak73089 from Florida

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
 
3.62 by robotic_being from Florida on May 25, 2019
 
3.94 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on May 17, 2019
 
4.06 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on May 11, 2019
 
3.5 by Scott_McCool from Florida on Apr 28, 2019
 
4.35 by jcb7472 from Florida on Jun 05, 2015
 
3.94 by IPAIsaac from Delaware on Jun 03, 2015
 
3.88 by Cynic-ale from Texas on May 31, 2015
Margarita Gose from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 34 ratings