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Strawberry Shortcake Wheat Wine | Funky Buddha Brewery

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Strawberry Shortcake Wheat WineStrawberry Shortcake Wheat Wine

Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Jason on 12-23-2015

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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by jlindros:
Photo of jlindros
4.12/5  rDev +4%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Futbolmanby
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Funky Buddha Brewery "Strawberry Shortcake Wheat Wine"
22 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED ON 11/15/16" and sampled on 12/23/16
$10.99 @ Knightly Spirits, Orlando, FL

Stunning! Real strawberry flavor in a creamy, medium-full body. The aroma is more sweet and vanilla-like, without the berries, but the vanilla is in the flavor as well. The alcohol is extremely well cloaked; and although it is sweetish, it works because of what it is. This is without a doubt the best dessert beer I've ever had, and the fact that they were able to pull it off in the way they did, using only real ingredients, is amazing. If there's a flaw to it it's that it's kind of a one-trick pony, but again, for what it is that's perfectly acceptable. And it's original! It's funny, coming from a highly regarded brewery, that this is the beer that has absolutely blown me away. On the other hand, I've never had anything like it, whereas plenty of other breweries make great IPAs and the such. If you have a chance to pick this up, do it. Take it to a party and people (especially women) will be amazed.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.24/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on-tap from Gnarly Barley for their 4th anniversary. The nose and taste feature a good dose of strawberries and warmth from the alcohol. Not overly sweet, good job by Funky Buddha.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RIbrewandchill
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle.
Strawberry shortcake is all in the after taste. Good offering.'

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Photo of StevenMilligan
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.49/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 1 pint bottle,into a Cigar City snifter.

Thin white bubbly head,that dissolves quickly.The color is hazy gold,with a strawberry red tinge.Light carbonation.
*SECOND POUR* No head,with a shit ton of sediment floating around.Any light coming through the glass is completely distorted.Bright orange in color.Very light carbonation.It actually looks like strawberry shortcake,with all the floaties!!!

On the nose I get strawberries,whipped cream,and sponge cake.The aroma is sweet,but not too sweet.A little bit of bubblegum in there too.Smells as advertised.
*SECOND POUR* The nose is the same as the first pour,only the aromas are stronger,and more pronounced.

The palate is sweet,I get strawberries up front,sponge cake in the middle,and whipped cream in the finish.A little bit of bubblegum in the palate as well.To me it tastes like strawberry shortcake,meets Belgian whit beer.Tastes as advertised as well.
*SECOND POUR* Again same as the first pour,only the flavors are more potent...The only hint of alcohol I got,was in the very last sip...And even that was VERY mild.

The body is on the heavy side of medium,with a slightly chewy texture.Wet and smooth going down.
*SECOND POUR* The body is even more chewy,and more viscous.

I don't know why this one got so many bad reviews,its pretty much what you see is what you get.If you don't like strawberry shortcake,this probably isn't for you...If you like strawberry shortcake,then its right up your alley.And I got absolutely no alcohol in the nose,or the palate...It was very well hidden for a 9% wheat beer.Good on the first pour while clear,and even better on the second pour while cloudy,and mottled.I didn't taste or smell any alcohol on the first,or the second pour...really don't know what the hell people are talking about...Maybe they got a bad batch.

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Photo of VeganUndead
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
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

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Photo of edthehead
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerMe8
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tommy5
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeccaH
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopkrid
3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jonbonfondle
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesLeung
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlaskaAg
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zac16125
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
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.


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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atone315
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Strawberry Shortcake Wheat Wine from Funky Buddha Brewery
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