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: 87 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by jlindros:
Photo of jlindros
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.

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Photo of Nass
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | 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. Man o' man hey did not skimp on the ingredients which is what I like best about this beer. 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. This is one of those once in a while type of beers to pop open. If this beer was just strawberries alone then this beer would not reach that reach high score level. The vanilla that is added to this beer is what is bringing it up a notch. This beer has taught me that vanilla and strawberries are match made in fruit beer heaven. I would like to try more strawberry and vanilla beers that are made with pure ingredients and no artificial sweeteners. B (85-89) score range from me. Cheers!

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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
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 socon67
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
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.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
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 +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RIbrewandchill
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
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 -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sirspins
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
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

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.49/5  rDev +13.7%
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 +4.8%
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

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Photo of edthehead
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerMe8
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tommy5
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SHODriver
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.

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Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeccaH
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopkrid
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jonbonfondle
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesLeung
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlaskaAg
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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Strawberry Shortcake Wheat Wine from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 87 ratings