Strawberry Shortcake Wheat Wine
Funky Buddha Brewery

Strawberry Shortcake Wheat WineStrawberry Shortcake Wheat Wine
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From:
Funky Buddha Brewery
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Wheatwine
ABV:
9%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 9.62%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
70
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 03, 2019
Added:
Dec 23, 2015
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  26
SCORE
88
Very Good
Strawberry Shortcake Wheat WineStrawberry Shortcake Wheat Wine
Notes: Hey pal, this ain't just some sweet little thang. This fierce, frosted goddess is none other than Strawberry Shortcake, a righteous wheat wine brewed with just enough whole strawberries and fragrant vanilla beans to temper its ferocious nature. So beer bros, take heed: it's time to hail to the queen, baby.
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Rated: 3.79 by rogacks from Massachusetts

Jan 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by MTKATL from Georgia

Jun 09, 2018
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours amber in color with a one-finger foamy white head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- it does have a pound cake-like aroma, not so much the strawberry but the cake itself, light vanilla and icing undertones. Sweet malt and wheat close it out

T- strawberry up front in the form of a sugary strawberry glaze, followed by some sweet malt that gives some cake-like notes. The finish gives malty caramel, and lingers of sugary pound cake. Pretty impressive how they mimic that pound cake flavor

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

O- easy drinking and alcohol hidden pretty well, a good interpretation of what they were going for
Jun 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.8 by socon67 from New York

May 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by jschott75 from Illinois

May 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Burt from Rhode Island

Apr 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.01 by sirspins from Florida

Apr 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.12 by fisherbray from Florida

Mar 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Mar 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Oh look there is bottled on date on the neck and it says bottled on 11/15/17 so I am drinking this beer when it is less than 3 months old. Excellent! After a few big sips I have quickly realized that this one of the best strawberry infused beers that i ever had although I have only had two and I am not going to mention the other beer because I do not want to make anyone feel bad in this review. The 9% abv is hidden really well. The nose is strawberry and creamy sweet. They were not joking when they said that they put strawberries and vanilla into this brew considering that I am getting a ton of both on the taste. Additionally, i'm getting wonderful creamy lacing from the wheat and possibly the vanilla.They are true to what they claim on this bottle. I am getting strawberry shortcake all the way. It's a little too sweet tasting and I am not sure what is causing it to taste that way. I wonder if any artificial ingredients are being used in this beer because it does not say so on the label. Cheers! A-
Jan 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.52 by hoosier222002 from Illinois

Jan 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Beerbuddha from Florida

Jan 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.82 by Sir_DrinksAtHome from Florida

Dec 15, 2017
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Poured into a snifter to a deep orange topped by a finger of dense off white head which fades to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of strawberries and vanilla with some wheat malt undertones
T: Taste is wheat and vanilla up front followed by a bunch of strawberries with more vanilla. Swallow is huge vanilla and wheat with more strawberries and residual sweetness
M: This beer is on the heavy side of things with a syrupy mouthfeel and light carbonation. The beer has a refreshing finish.
O: Overall this beer is okay. It tastes like what you would expect but I think it's a little too adjunct heavy and sweet.
Dec 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Oct 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.71 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Aug 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.46 by Datdubj1988 from Iowa

Jul 10, 2017
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Thanks to BPK59 for grabbing this in Florida.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice clear light honey hue with a far three finger head that fades to leave a rich blanket.

S - Aromas of cooked strawberries, vanilla cake batter, nice dairy notes, whipped cream. No alcohol noticeable.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, more good strawberry notes, the cake notes are a bit more muted than the nose. The vanilla has an artificial extract flavour. The strawberry is more of an unripe berry notes. Nice wheat wine notes, no alcohol on the notes.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, no alcohol.

O - Overall this was a very solid wheat wine with excellent strawberry notes. Quite pleasant.

Serving Type: bottle
Jul 02, 2017
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Thanks to rudzud
Big fluffy creamy thick frothy head fades slowly thick lacing, murky sediment laden tan orange color

Nose nice strawberry, not a ton candy creamy whipped cream too, cool whip, vanilla lactose thing, little vanilla cake batter, raw bread dough, creamy wheat, candy wheat

Taste creamy lactose, fake vanilla kinda flavor unfortunately, lots of lactose, creamy vanilla cake batter, creamy wheat, mild strawberry less than the nose as more under ripe green, more of the wheat wine flavor, faint hint of booze.

Mouth is med bod creamy, decent carb, very little booze

Overall not bad, not enough wheat wine in the aroma, not enough strawberry on the flavor, more artificial vanilla flavor, it's good but not quite the level of other funky Buddha fruit beers.
Jul 02, 2017
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Reviewed by VeganUndead from Virginia

4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Strawberry is a difficult flavor to execute, and extract or not, it is showcased well in this particular offering. Another overall impressive brew from funky buddha, not overly sweet, and the fruit doesn't dominate
May 31, 2017
 
Rated: 2.97 by anteater from Oregon

May 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.47 by groleau from Canada (QC)

May 07, 2017
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.24/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
I tried this at Kickbacks in JAX. The beer poured a hazy yellow with pink hue with white head left no lace. The scent was sour strawberry. The taste was sour leaning and not overly easy to drink. The mouthfeel was lighter in body subtle carbonation. Overall it was not a beer I prefer.
Apr 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota

Apr 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by Agentveba from North Carolina

Apr 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.56 by user785335 from Florida

Apr 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by ale_addin from Illinois

Mar 16, 2017
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Reviewed by zac16125 from South Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Funky Buddha Strawberry Shortcake
22oz bottle into a tulip
No bottling dates

Pours a golden copper with 2 fingers width of dense bright white colored head. Fair amount of sedimentation in the glass. Head has good retention but leaves little lacing. Aromas of strawberry, pale malt, wheat and subtle vanilla. A bit of cake batter. It is moderately sweet smelling but not aggressively so. Taste is not as good as the aroma, it's not very sweet at all. Moderate bitterness and lots of spicy wheat characters. Almost no strawberry and very little vanilla. None of the cake batter like sweetness present in the aroma. Tastes like what I imagine a mass produced novelty strawberry wheat beer would taste like (like a Shock Top Strawberry, if you will), as opposed to the wonderulness that is most FB "dessert" beers. Mouthfeel is fuller side of medium bodied, some fusel ethanol characters let you know the ABV is there, although it's not hot going down. Carbonation is on the high end. Drinkability is average. Overall, this was a pretty big disappointment. As I said above for me FB usually nails sweet beers but this one is a pretty big miss. Not horrible but mediocre for sure.


4/4/3.25/3.5/3.5
Mar 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.63 by StevenMilligan from Florida

Mar 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.76 by atone315 from Wisconsin

Mar 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Zuidman from Illinois

Mar 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.63 by Duff27 from Illinois

Feb 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.29 by tommy5 from Michigan

Feb 22, 2017
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Reviewed by VTR from Florida

3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Gimmicky beer? Sure but that's what makes them interesting! FB does these flavors right. I immediately picked this up and what can I say other than it lives up to its name. The strawberry, graham cracker, whipped cream, all meld together with just the right amount of carbonation. I didn't get an artificial flavor nor was it too sweet. If you see this I'd recommend it for a nice desert beer.
Feb 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.68 by steverx8 from England

Feb 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.95 by CraftBeerDad from Florida

Feb 13, 2017
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

2.68/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Pours a quite hazy darkish gold with a thin white head that fades quickly. This has a good amount of visible carbonation plus some chunky floaters.

S: Sweet strawberries – a mix between artificial and natural. Cracker malts, vanilla and caramelized sugar. Pie crust and Cool Whip. As it warms up a bit, there's some corn sugar sweetness and/or pilsner malts - I can't decide which I'm getting (or both). It’s not a particularly appealing beer smell to me, but it seems exactly what they were going after I guess.

T: Sweet cracker malts and vanilla, pilsner malts and corn sweetness. Artificial strawberry sweetness – strawberry pie filling, strawberry Scratch-n-Sniff stickers, and strawberry Jolly Ranchers. No particular wheat character, but some marshmallow fluff instead. Sweet vanilla and corn sugar sweetness in hang.

M: Medium body, low carbonation sensation, and the alcohol seems about average.

O: This isn’t good. Primarily artificial strawberry flavor with a poor malt body. Minimal if any wheat character. A bit of Nestle Quik strawberry with weird artificial vanilla marshmallow flavor. Honestly…avoid this. Drain pour.
Feb 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.17 by TildenKatz from Florida

Feb 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.83 by ffshore545 from Illinois

Feb 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.23 by jcb7472 from Florida

Feb 05, 2017
Strawberry Shortcake Wheat Wine from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 88 ratings