Floridian Hefeweizen
Funky Buddha Brewery

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From:
Funky Buddha Brewery
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Hefeweizen
Ranked #127
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,377
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 10.34%
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
602
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 01, 2022
Added:
Sep 27, 2010
Wants:
  37
Gots:
  231
SCORE
85
Very Good
Floridian HefeweizenFloridian Hefeweizen
Notes: Our unfiltered and refreshing German-style wheat beer is full on flavor yet light on the palate. Authentic hefeweizen yeast creates the compelling aromas of bananas, citrus, and cloves, while the all wheat and malt body perfectly captures the brilliance of a golden Florida sunset.
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Part of an Advent calendar.

Best by December 2022. Yikes.

Pours a mostly clear pale gold with a small head of foam with some lacing.

Smells of cloves and banana, not much beyond that as the cloves are really strong.

Wheat, big cloves, bananas, eh...rather typical of the style, just not in the freshest way.

Light body and carbonation.

Good enough, I guess.
Nov 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.74 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Oct 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.85 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Jul 20, 2022
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Rated by josanguapo from Spain

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
En Wonder of the Seas (Playmaker's Bar), en Civitavecchia. De barril. Buenísima hefe, como las mejores alemanas, salvo por el precio
Jul 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Jun 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
sitting at hotel bar in West Palm seemed a fitting beer

pale yellow super clear lots of bubbles
smell has that yeasty hefe notes and so does the taste
overall good beer
May 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by einman from Minnesota

Mar 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Mar 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.94 by Brob245 from Missouri

Mar 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.54 by Pens1866 from Pennsylvania

Mar 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.84 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Mar 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.62 by jbertsch from Massachusetts

Feb 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Legendary_Geko from Florida

2.18/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Did not pour it so I cannot rate the look. I bought this from my local supermarket because a friend says its really good, this beer tastes like if I were to grab a piece of bread and put a straw in it. Upon making this review (January 13th 2022) this beers expiration date is JAN 2022 so its possible its not as good because it is expired.
Jan 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.9 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Dec 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.89 by reaper_six from Arizona

Nov 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.28 by mojohawk21 from Missouri

Nov 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by Zanico from Ohio

Nov 13, 2021
 
Rated: 3.94 by Taenim from New Jersey

Oct 08, 2021
 
Rated: 2.95 by Bigmoist from West Virginia

Sep 04, 2021
 
 
Rated: 4.14 by BradtheGreat7 from Ohio

Jul 27, 2021
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Reviewed by hank_and_als_beer_reviews

4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
7/10/2021 11:26pm EST
Fort Myers Beach, FL

Poured from a 12oz bottle (best by October 17th, 2021) into a weizen glass.

Look: A beautiful and consistent Deep Yellow (4 SRM), cloudy enough to let you know that it is true to the style. Fluffy head with large bubbles bursting through the top. Lace clings to the glass in delightful arcs. The head is eager to return when summoned, long after it nearly dissipates.

Smell: Overall very mild in aroma, reminiscent of freshly-baked banana bread, almost brown bananas, perhaps adorned with walnut skin. A funk hides within a thick head.

Taste: Primarily tastes of banana bread whose sweetness is cut short in a pleasing manner by an expression of citrus. Aside from that, hop character is mostly absent, appropriate for the style yet effective in its purpose.

Feel: The bubbles provide a sharp and tingling sensation which perpetually marry the light body of the brew.

Overall: A fantastic and authentic take on the classic German Hefeweizen. Closest comparison would be Weihenstephaner's world-class offering. An experience bridge direct to Munich. The only way it could meaningfully be improved would be some additional complexity, perhaps in the form of a spiced characteristic. What you get on your first sip is a perhaps too-confident sign of the journey to follow.
Jul 11, 2021
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Look - looks more like a golden ale, IPA, lager, etc than a Hefe. Clear golden color with a lasting white head. This would get a good review if it was any of those other beers
Smell - grainy slight clove and even less light banana
Taste - more grain wheat forward with a slight banana clove but very slight
Feel - lighter body with a slight crisp carbonation
Overall - ok but missing the real hefe on several levels. I think they should just call it a wheat ale instead.
Jun 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.76 by BucBasil from Rwanda

Jun 24, 2021
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Reviewed by jwp777 from Oklahoma

3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
First review in a long while! Poured from a can while visiting the Florida gulf coast.

Pours a rather clear honey color with a thin bubbly white head. I expected more cloudiness with the “unfiltered” on the can and the head was a bit disappointing.

Smell is grainy, hoppy, spicy, and packed with cloves. Pretty nice.

Taste follows the nose. The wheat character is really evident in the finish. There is a small bit of skinniness that makes it stand out a bit.

Feel is light and refreshing. Good carbonation.

Overall - pretty good as beers go, but average as Hefes go. Would drink again if in this area of Florida.
Jun 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.17 by QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts

May 31, 2021
 
Rated: 3.98 by Chipwells from Georgia

May 17, 2021
 
Rated: 3.48 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela

Apr 16, 2021
 
Rated: 3.22 by ivanpadron from Venezuela

Apr 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Feb 06, 2021
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Rated by RumDum from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
My favorite Florida brewed beer hands down
Jan 16, 2021
 
Rated: 3.73 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Dec 24, 2020
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Reviewed by kevanb from Illinois

3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
12oz can, dated 08.13.2020, poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a slightly cloudy honey color, golden hues with a fizzy finger or so of white head that dissipates immediately with no retention nor lacing. The aroma is okay, clovey with hearty grain, a bit of hop spice and lingering banana. The flavors are in line, clovey yeast, banana fruit, a bit of spice, hop oils and pale grains and feels a bit dry. The mouthfeel is okay, lively medium body, crisp and bubbly that struggles to coat and finishes with a sharp bite.

Verdict: A fairly pedestrian attempt at a Hefeweizen from Funky Buddha. It doesn't leap out of the glass or offer anything dynamic but it's a serviceable beer that will help beat the Florida heat.
Dec 23, 2020
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Rated by K-sweet from Florida

3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Easy drinking light beer
Aug 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by beerrat from Virginia

Jun 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3.77 by Beerasaurus from Virginia

May 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.47 by Thanatosbat777 from Georgia

May 18, 2020
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Rated by lflotron from Florida

4.55/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
light amber with a frothy white head. Pretty carbonated with a smooth mouth feel. Taste a little sweet. Overall, it's a good beer.
May 17, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

May 06, 2020
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Reviewed by 2GUYS1Garage from Florida

3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5
While we all know The Buddah is about enlightenment, you may want to search elsewhere. Smell is misleading. Immediate taste if of banana and a hint of the clove. The feel in the mouth is also something to be desired. (That's what she said) Not the worst but probably would not recommend. Check out our full review on our YouTube channel 2GUYS1GARAGE!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VksM_9Z4U1w&t=467s
May 06, 2020
Floridian Hefeweizen from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 740 ratings