Floridian Hefeweizen | Funky Buddha Brewery

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3.76/5
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592 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
funkybuddhabrewery.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by DosBeerigos on 09-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,366
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
592
pDev:
10.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
192
Trade:
5
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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Celtics76
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sbuck
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jlabs
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Went to Florida in November for this first time in years, so it was only natural that this was the first beer that I grabbed off the shelf when I went to Publix. I wanted something light, refreshing, and tasty and this did that bill to a t. With that being said, this wasn't really a true Hefeweizen as it was more clear than cloudy and the mouthfeel could have used a bit more wheat to round things out.

Not a bad pour to this as the beer was bright, golden, and a bit waxy in hue. Plenty of head but not a lot of lacing as I worked my way through this - just a few soapy sections that slid down the side of my pint glass. Lots of banana and clove in the nose, with tangerine juice and a bit of soap in the taste to back it up. More wheat would have been great as the body was not too full, soapy, and a bit astringent. Basic, bready malt rounded this out as it stuck around a bit in the aftertaste, once the fruit flavors had worn off.

This was a great choice for the Sunshine State as the alcohol was low enough that I could down one or two before heading in to watch the sporting events that I attended down there. Bottled on 10/5, I'd reach for it again the next time I'm down that way, just to have something to watch the sunset with. Not the best take on the style but nearly impossible to dislike at the same time!

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2/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3.24/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.42/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SimplySinister
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured standard 12 oz bottle into standard pint glass. Non-existent head, no lacing. Cloudy sunset color. Claims to be unfiltered but, unlike it's German counterparts, there are no remnants of yeast or wheat settled at the bottom of the bottle. Thus, it must be filtered to some degree.

S - Muted notes of banana, citrus, bread/ biscuit, and clove.

T - If there was such a thing as a Hefeweizen light, it would be this beer. With that being said, what it lacks in overly sweet, full-bodied flavor, it more than makes up for in its refreshing character. This beer does something magical- it turns the hefeweizen style into a amazing tasting wheat-inspired, easy drinking, pilsner.

M - Beyond crisp, clean, and refreshing. You could drink these in 90 degree weather at a beach.

D - Fantastic. This beer is very sessionable. That's a rariety for a hefeweizen. With that being said, this isn't so much a true hefe as it is a hybrid. It is a good hybrid though. It's not the best domestic hefe I had by far but it is memorable and enjoyable. I would absolutely buy this one again.

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4.78/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not what i was expecting. A very unique taste. Almost like a banana beer. It’s not bad, but I’m not crazy about it. Once you get past the flavor, it’s light, crisp and easy to drink. It’s good when you’re in the mood for something different. But I couldn’t drink this every day.

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3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Try-em-all
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow really good one golden straw color with a light head little dissipation down the glass not an overpowering scent just enough to entice you don't want more good flavoring of banana some Citrus maybe a little cloves to Fantastic!

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Floridian Hefeweizen from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 592 ratings
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