Lemon Meringue Pie
Funky Buddha Brewery

Lemon Meringue PieLemon Meringue Pie
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From:
Funky Buddha Brewery
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #28
ABV:
5%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,926
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 9.44%
Ratings:
120
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 29, 2021
Added:
Dec 05, 2015
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  27
SCORE
88
Very Good
Lemon Meringue PieLemon Meringue Pie
Notes: This version of our quaffable blonde ale is made with real pilsner malt and a touch of wheat to lend a beautiful golden blonde color that's easy on the eyes. We add vanilla and lemon to make it taste like the fluffy, namesake treat.
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4 by BEER88 from Washington on Jul 29, 2021
 
4.11 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Apr 15, 2021
 
4.25 by paulish from New York on May 02, 2019
 
3.89 by Karibourgeois from Texas on Feb 11, 2019
 
2.81 by Chilmer from Iowa on May 25, 2018
 
3.77 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Apr 20, 2018
 
3.87 by aasher from Indiana on Mar 07, 2018
 
4 by ljbonadonna92 from Maryland on Feb 09, 2018
 
4.5 by Beerbuddha from Florida on Jan 07, 2018
 
3.79 by Ryannotbryan from Texas on Dec 01, 2017
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3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by macrosmatic from Florida

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Cycle Brewing goblet.

A: Hazy dark yellow with some gold highlights. A good amount of visible carbonation, and a half-finger of white head that fades away quickly.

S: Lemon - like Lemon Pledge - with wheat grist, lactic acidity, and light cracker malts. A touch of sweet lactose lingers behind.

T: Tart lemons that retain some of the artificial flavors hinted at by the nose. Lactic tartness, sweet lactose and vanilla, and cracker malts. A bitter-sour lemon rind flavor in the hang.

M: Light body, average carbonation sensation, and minimal alcohol presence.

O: A relatively simple beer…certainly not complex. A very light body that stops just short of watery. The artificial character of the lemon ruins this for me, and those flavors don't mesh with the lactose and vanilla like the actual pie does. Not offensive, but falls in the "Try if you must and move on" category.

Oct 29, 2017
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3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Retroman40 from Florida

Pours out a golden straw color with a foamy head that retreats to a few wisps of foam. Actually smells and tastes like lemon meringue pie! Talk about your truth in advertising. Excellent mouthfeel with perfect carbonation. This beer 100% lives up to the label. If you don't like lemon meringue pie get something else; if you do expect to be amazed!

Sep 08, 2017
 
3.75 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania on Aug 11, 2017
 
2.75 by Acforster2 from Florida on Aug 08, 2017
 
2.92 by Brian29 from Ohio on Aug 05, 2017
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TX-Badger from Texas

Pours a clear yellow golden color with white head. This beer actually smells like lemon meringue pie, lots of lemony citrus with a vanilla sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes much of the same way.

Jul 31, 2017
 
3.82 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Jul 20, 2017
 
4.09 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Jul 19, 2017
 
4 by kjkinsey from Texas on Jul 19, 2017
 
4 by NickThePyro from Washington on Jul 07, 2017
 
3.85 by cuvtcuv from Florida on Jul 03, 2017
 
4.45 by AlaskaAg from Florida on Jun 29, 2017
 
4.13 by BeccaH from Florida on Jun 29, 2017
 
4.02 by Casey_L from Texas on Jun 19, 2017
 
3.26 by FLBeerGuy from Florida on Jun 18, 2017
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3.39/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by PorterLambic from Florida

I'm more than a bit underwhelmed. FB does so many exceptional beers, this disappoints, not in comparison, just as it is.
Typically golden color with a white head.
Smell is faint, overly subtle, nearly missing. Just a whiff of lemon & some grain.
Taste is just a basic golden/blond ale. Bit of malt, bit of grain. I wish there was more but, sorry, no.
Body is solidly medium.

Jun 14, 2017
 
3.79 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on Jun 10, 2017
 
3.62 by bigdog3838 from Florida on Jun 04, 2017
 
3.77 by JPadilla from Florida on Jun 04, 2017
 
3.75 by Scott_McCool from Florida on May 22, 2017
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4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

22oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass

A- pours a bright clear straw color with a two-finger foamy white head that has great retention long after the pour, leaving some lacing behind

S- aroma is a nice mixture of lemon and vanilla cream, even some custard notes. Undertones of toasted malt even gives it a pie crust-like aroma to compliment the vanilla and cream

T- opens with flavors of lemon custard & vanilla cream, the lemon is just slightly tart, but mostly sweet, much like a lemon meringue. Mid-palate gives some toasted malt notes, with doughy crust notes. The finish gives more lemon and vanilla cream that lingers to wrap up the experience

M- medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a crisp, slightly sweet finish

O- another food flavored success from FB. Light, refreshing and super drinkable

Apr 14, 2017
 
3.91 by jcb7472 from Florida on Apr 14, 2017
 
2.84 by vfgccp from New York on Mar 20, 2017
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3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Bomber poured into a glass - beer trade

aroma is definitely of lemon meringue pie, FB did a great job of recreating that fragrance

Tart, lemony flavor. definitely a lemon meringue taste
the question I ask myself is " why would you want a lemon meringue beer?"

Becuase you can or it's there?

Nice beer

Feb 20, 2017
 
3.5 by topdown from California on Feb 16, 2017
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3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by SomethingClever from Ohio

22 oz bottle poured into snifter bottled on 5/19/16 I did not listen to the consume fresh on label or the glass it was meant to be poured in.

A: Bright yellow gold body with excellent clarity. Small white creamy head that disappears totally.

S: Lemons light sweetness some sour grains a light bit of bread

T: Wow its lots of lemon light sour then a crackery doughy almost like crust finish. Not a lot of sweetness but a little in the finish.

M: Medium bodied clings a little to the tongue drinks a bit bigger than it is.

O: This is pretty damn good at being what it says it is, the vanilla is so mellow its undiscernable that could be due with the age of the beer, but this beer works.

Feb 12, 2017
 
3.75 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Jan 29, 2017
 
4 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Jan 15, 2017
 
4.29 by N1Nkasi from Connecticut on Nov 01, 2016
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by cosmicevan from New York

thanks rowmark, tick city...dude walks in, puts 4 funky buddha bottles in the table opens them all. lemon and vanilla in a blonde...I get that. I guess the question is why? more interesting than anything else.

Oct 07, 2016
Lemon Meringue Pie from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 120 ratings