Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
Lager - American
Ranked #134
Ranked #24,841
3.64 | pDev: 9.89%
Apr 03, 2022
Mar 14, 2018
Notes: None
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3.75 by eluvah from New York on Apr 03, 2022
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3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by chitoryu12 from Florida

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
3.89 by mamaraza from Texas on Jan 15, 2022
3.39 by lsudduth from Ohio on Jan 14, 2022
3.77 by Taenim from New Jersey on Oct 08, 2021
3.39 by Unclevince from West Virginia on Aug 07, 2021
3.5 by trickynicky from Maryland on Jun 06, 2021
3.74 by tpauer from New Hampshire on Apr 27, 2021
3.65 by uncleotis from Illinois on Apr 16, 2021
3.62 by Try-em-all from Missouri on Feb 24, 2021
4.16 by markallmon from Tennessee on Jan 31, 2021
3.54 by Buck_Jones from Michigan on Jan 23, 2021
3.52 by wilfonzo from Florida on Nov 07, 2020
3.51 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Sep 02, 2020
4.31 by cave27 from Florida on Mar 26, 2020
4.18 by _Adam_ from Maryland on Mar 13, 2020
3.75 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Feb 25, 2020
3.52 by Jason_cs from Florida on Feb 25, 2020
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3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Davidstan from Alabama

Solid beer, tad expensive but minor gripe. Crackers, peppery and slight banana almost like a wheat lager.

Jan 28, 2020
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3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

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
3.69 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Nov 28, 2019
3.75 by paulish from New York on Oct 27, 2019
3.93 by lic217 from Connecticut on Jul 17, 2019
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2.9/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Nass from Florida

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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3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by spectru from Florida

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
3.47 by Satsuma from Florida on Jun 25, 2019
3.67 by scottyshades from Florida on Jun 22, 2019
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3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jkrich from Florida

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
3.5 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina on Jun 11, 2019
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3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Scottsbeer from Florida

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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3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Franziskaner from Missouri

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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3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by MephistosCafe from North Carolina

Not great. Their pilsner is a lot better.

Mar 27, 2019
3.29 by huntermassingill from Indiana on Mar 11, 2019
2.96 by crwrunner from Virginia on Mar 07, 2019
3.52 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Feb 16, 2019
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4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
by allbeersgood from Florida

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
3.63 by Griphon from Florida on Jan 24, 2019
3.61 by SonOfKyuss from Virginia on Jan 19, 2019
3.52 by oberon from North Carolina on Dec 31, 2018
4.49 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Dec 10, 2018
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