Funky Buddha Brewery

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American Lager
Ranked #287
Ranked #40,911
3.55 | pDev: 10.42%
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 39 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Singlefinpin
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of Nass
2.9/5  rDev -18.3%
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

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Photo of spectru
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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Photo of jkrich
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of Scottsbeer
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of Franziskaner
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.

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Photo of allbeersgood
4.3/5  rDev +21.1%
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.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Crystal clear golden pour with a touch of amber. Quite outstanding head volume. Poor retention and lacing.

Weak nose that is slightly sweet with a touch of light fruit. Typical notes of lager yeast.

Light body. Carbonation / body balance is outstanding. The middle is mildly effervescent while the finish is finely bubbled and prickly.

The flavor profile is borderline outstanding for the style. While not complex, it is quite flavorful for a lager. Bitterness is low and arrives mostly in the lingering finish with mostly pine influence. It does have a touch of zest. The middle is just sweet enough to allow a slightly bitter touch of orange to emerge. The base has a light touch of biscuit.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent lager from a decent brewer...

There's crystal clear and then there's crystal clear - let me tell ya, this beer is incredibly crystal clear. A pure orange color brew that comes with little foam and no lacing. The smell was about what you would expect from a decent lager, nothing special but certainly not bad. I found the mouthfeel to be carbonated but medium-bodied, with a taste that was bready and yeasty (kinda reminding me of the old fat yeast roll.) Anyway, it was better than your most lagers I've come across, something that is not easy to come by.

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Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can at the 2018 Soulshine Farm Festival.
Pours medium amber with a good white head.
Bold for style, this flavorful lager is well balanced and near medium bodied.

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Photo of sirspins
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale golden. Initially off put on the nose as it first reminded me of your mass market lager but upon taste was surprisingly delighted. Best word to describe this lager: refreshing! Basically a supped-up version of your typical American pale lager. Would definitely choose to indulge on one of these at the beach, hot summer day, or if you’re in the mood for something light and refreshing.

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Vibin’ from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 39 ratings