Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
American Lager
Ranked #157
Ranked #25,406
3.63 | pDev: 9.64%
Apr 18, 2023
Mar 14, 2018
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Brewers notes: Vibin’ Groovable Lager is made for those with good vibrations. A golden-pale body and delicate, noble hop harmony makes for a balanced, easy drinking experience that’s smooth as a righteous riff.

On tap at bjs brewhouse, poured into a pint glass

Clear gold,Fizzy cap that immediately fades

Faint aroma

Light taste

Slick oily mouthfeel , light

Meh , a lager
Apr 18, 2023
Rated: 3.31 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Apr 08, 2023
Rated: 3.72 by socon67 from New York

Dec 06, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by eluvah from New York

Apr 03, 2022
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

3.16/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Look: Clear light gold. Two fingers of fizzy white head that dissipate in seconds.

Smell: Somewhat skunky (in a can!) like a Corona.

Taste: Very sweet and biscuity malt, a little bit of that skunk on the nose, virtually no noticeable hop flavor or bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Average body, very high carbonation.

Overall: The taste is good for the summer, but that skunk on the nose makes me suspect something's going wrong at the brewery.
Mar 29, 2022
Rated: 3.89 by mamaraza from Texas

Jan 15, 2022
Rated: 3.39 by lsudduth from Ohio

Jan 14, 2022
Rated: 3.77 by Taenim from New Jersey

Oct 08, 2021
Rated: 3.39 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Aug 07, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by trickynicky from Maryland

Jun 06, 2021
Rated: 3.74 by tpauer from New Hampshire

Apr 27, 2021
Rated: 3.65 by uncleotis from Illinois

Apr 16, 2021
Rated: 3.62 by Try-em-all from Missouri

Feb 24, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by markallmon from Tennessee

Jan 31, 2021
Rated: 3.54 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Jan 23, 2021
Rated: 3.52 by wilfonzo from Florida

Nov 07, 2020
Rated: 3.51 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Sep 02, 2020
Rated: 4.31 by cave27 from Florida

Mar 26, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by _Adam_ from Maryland

Mar 13, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Feb 25, 2020
Rated: 3.52 by Jason_cs from Florida

Feb 25, 2020
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Rated by Davidstan from Alabama

3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Solid beer, tad expensive but minor gripe. Crackers, peppery and slight banana almost like a wheat lager.
Jan 28, 2020
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I always keep some this around for friends and family who typically don't drink craft beer. They all love it!
Drank from a can, fresh dated.
Looks crystal clear gold color.
Smells mild and sweet.
It's a very good example of an American Lager with a slight citrusy fruit taste.
The mouth feel is malty.
I will definitely buy this beer again, but mostly for my non craft drinking friends and family.
I prefer ales, IPAs and Porters.
Dec 08, 2019
Rated: 3.69 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Nov 28, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Oct 27, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by lic217 from Connecticut

Jul 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

2.9/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I do notice a canned on date on the bottom. I do like the can artwork, great use of color. The pour is dark yellow & it's well carbonated. I'm not getting much on the nose. The taste is honey graham cracker, baked biscuits, with some corn & hops to round out the finish. The problem with this beer is that it is advertised as a lager & it does not really taste like one, it taste more like hybrid lager that was mixed with a golden ale. Cheers! C
Jul 03, 2019
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Reviewed by spectru from Florida

3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Crystal clear light amber or medium gold color with a foamy white head that dissipates quickly leaving a slight skim on the top; The aroma is mild, smells like beer. Mouthfeel is smooth, light to medium carbonation; Very mild taste. This is a pleasant but unremarkable beer.

Vibin Groovable Lager; It really didn't get my groove on, but it wasn't a turn off either.
Jun 29, 2019
Rated: 3.47 by Satsuma from Florida

Jun 25, 2019
Rated: 3.67 by scottyshades from Florida

Jun 22, 2019
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Reviewed by jkrich from Florida

3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a freshness dated (canned less than a month ago) can: bright and clear, deep golden hue with a quickly receding, beady white head. I was quite surprised by the deep golden color as I expected a typical yellow pour for an "American Lager."

As in most cases with lagers, the aroma is rather unremarkable with some hints of malt and possibly noble hops.

Now, this has a very nice flavor with the emphasis on the malt. You can taste the fresh dough and cracker flavors with a nice, restrained hop bitterness to keep the lager from becoming cloying. In fact, the body, deep hue and somewhat thick mouthfeel (by lager standards) remind me of a classic Dortmunder style. Also, with many of these American Lager beers, there is no metal flavor or other "off" flavors noticeable.

Very solid mouthfeel with a medium body and restrained carbonation cements this lager's higher than average rating.

This is a very pleasant surprise and ideal for a very warm, late Spring, Florida evening. I may have to return to Publix and buy another six-pack.
Jun 16, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

Jun 11, 2019
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Reviewed by Scottsbeer from Florida

3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Look Nothing special. Head dissapears quickly and leaves no lacing.

Smell Nothing special there either, slight biscuit malt with a hint of citrus.

Taste Nothing special here as well. Pretty bland with a hint of citrus and pineapple and some slight bready malt.

Feel Nothing special here either, medium prickly carbonation and medium body.

Overall a beer that I would not turn down if offered at a friend's house but will not be buying it again. A big let down from a brewery that does some great stuff.
May 01, 2019
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Gold in color with excellent clarity. There’s a fingernail of off white around the rim. The aroma is of corn and light malt. The flavor is just as advertised in the aroma. Corn and light malt. The mouth is dry, crisp, and easygoing.
Apr 07, 2019
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Rated by MephistosCafe from North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Not great. Their pilsner is a lot better.
Mar 27, 2019
Rated: 3.29 by huntermassingill from Indiana

Mar 11, 2019
Rated: 2.96 by crwrunner from Virginia

Mar 07, 2019
Rated: 3.52 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Feb 16, 2019
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Reviewed by allbeersgood from Florida

4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
More flavor than most. Alcohol level not the lowest on the block but an easy drinking beer to spend an afternoon with. Beautiful amber color. The can has art work that in reminiscent of a 1970's skateboarding culture. We picked up a six pack at our local grocery for under 10 dollars. Smooth on the pallet. No need to pour a big head to drink and savor.
Feb 02, 2019
Rated: 3.63 by Griphon from Florida

Jan 24, 2019
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