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Floridian Hefeweizen | Funky Buddha Brewery

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Floridian HefeweizenFloridian Hefeweizen

Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States

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.

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Reviews: 82 | Ratings: 514
Photo of Roguer
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Oddly clear for an unfiltered Hefe. Plenty of billowing white head with very good retention.

Both on the nose and the palate, this is a traditional Hefe. There aren't any "Floridian" flavors to be found; just the traditional wheat, banana, and clove.

It's a touch too lively on the palate for my preference, but it's very drinkable. Overall, this is a very good Hefe, worth taking a place by the German powerhouses as a Summer thirst-quencher.

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Photo of hdf561
2.79/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on draft in a Pilsner at T-Rex at Disney Springs...pours a cloudy yellow gold with good lacing and about 1/4 inch head that lasts.

Smell citrus notes, more than likely oranges

Taste citrus with little hoppy bite on back end, maybe a spice?

Mouth feel is pretty smooth...good solid beer will have again

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Photo of justintcoons
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Extra hazy apricot blonde with a short white head.

Sourdough, potpourri, hay, lemon, clove, and banana. Big aroma.

Sourdough bread, banana, and tangy wheat. Dried hay, potpourri, and clove. Lemony citrus with touches of orange juice.

Light bodied, crisp, and off-dry with high carbonation.

A very crisp Hefe great for the warmer weather.

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Photo of sorthcj
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

6 pack, 12oz bottles poured into a glass

Appearance is golden as typical hefe style.

Aroma was somewhat citrus and possibly bananas .?.?

Taste was wheat, high carbonation and hints of citrus.

Mouthfeel was light and thin.

Overall a pleasant experience to enjoy during the Florida summer months

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Photo of deebo
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A quite clear hefe. Nice flavor, high pound ability. Lacks a bit of body-perhaps from the filtering of yeast but went down real easy on a hot Tampa night.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a wheat beer glass. It poured a two-finger, white head, which dissipated quickly and left no lacing. The color is a beautiful orangish/amber and cloudy. The smell is wheat, malt, orange, and a hint of banana. The taste follows with a typical, bright wheat beer flavor, but the orange really pops for me. The bananas and cloves come through on the backend. The after taste is exactly like banana bread. The mouthfeel is high carbonation and pillowy. Overall this is an excellent wheat beer. I'm a fan of the style, and this is definitely one of the top I've had.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a cloudy yellow body with two-finger head and lace ring around the glass. The aroma is both spicy/cloves and banana/yeast sweetness. Has a touch of bubblegum sweetness and fluffiness from the yeast while maintaining both a banana flavor and some citric spiciness on the finish. A little more sweet than I'm accustomed to and not too much flavor but not a bad beer.

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Photo of mschrei
4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a weizen glass. Cloudy golden brown, very active carb with little lacing. Very aromatic, citrusy notes mixing with the wheat and malt. Big fizzy punch in the mouth flavor, but easily drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle. This may be the best American-made Hefeweizen that I have had to date. It hit all of the right notes that one would exect fro this style of beer. It had the right look, feel and taste. Excellent example of the style. Can't imagin ehow much better this beer would be on tap.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first offering from Funky Buddha and it did not disappoint. Pouring out into a pint glass the beer has a very nice golden ochre color that starts off with a nice looking head, but has no staying power or lacing down the glass. The beer was not as cloudy as most of this type, which I found unique, and I think I would look more for in future Hefeweizens. The scent was possibly the least appealing part of this beer as it had distant citrus notes with none of the wheat smell, but the feel was certainly crisp and the early tangy-ness on the tongue was balanced with a smoother feel towards the bottom of the glass. The taste was strong, almost pungent at first, but once you let it roll around for a couple of sips it was definitely a bold and flavorful beer. Though this wasn't the best Hefeweizen I've had it rates up there pretty good.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

120z bottle into a pint glass.bottled date of 1/27/16, so a little under 3 months in.

looks pretty decent. hazy yellow body, little carbonation, good white head which dissipates to a ring and a faint film. no lacing to speak of.

aroma is quite strong, banana and cloves, and something else i cant put my finger on.

the taste is slightly acidic. the flavors from the nose come through, but the tartness is somewhat off putting.

feel is between thin and medium, finish is slightly dry.

overall, not really enjoying this one too much. not a completely bad beer, but seems a little unbalanced. not sure where the tartness comes from.

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Photo of johnnyd10vt
1.3/5  rDev -65.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer is sooo not my cup of tea. The color is slightly darker than a lager and slightly cloudy. The head is thin and white. The smell is a watered-down version of the taste. The taste starts with a strong hint of bananas and quickly finishes with the taste of burned rubber.

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Photo of lwillitz
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle into large wheat beer glass

A - 3 fingers white foam over a cloudy body of golden yellow, high visible carbonation

S - bananas & cloves

T - banana, clove, apple, lemon, lightly toasted wheat; tart, dry finish

M - refreshing, chewy medium body; high carbonation

O - a very refreshing and very enjoyable hefe

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Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This came highly recommended by the ABC store manager in Ormond Beach. She was right. Thanks.

It looks great in the glass and has a great skunky wheat beer aroma. It totally works and feels authentic.

The taste is a good yeasty wheat beer taste with a balance of sweet and sour overtones that are neither subtle nor overdone. An excellent balance. The aftertaste lingers a little sour on the tongue.

This grand Floridian is highly recommended as an authentic, fresh tasting drink. I am glad Florida finally has a craft beer scene. It is a bit small for the population, but there was enough to keep me working at trying them for a week. I wish I could spend another couple weeks sampling! And sunning.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint

A- pours a hazy golden-yellow color with a small foamy white head that has short retention and leaves a ring around the edge

S- earthy yeast gives notes of banana, citrus, coriander & clove with some toasted malt aroma underlying

T- crisp and refreshing fruit notes up front of banana & citrus, followed by flavors of clove & coriander, toasted wheat backbone leaves a dry and crisp finish

M- medium body and medium biting carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a dry, crisp & refreshing finish

O- for a straight up Hefeweizen brewed in America, it doesn't get much better. Up there with the best of them

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours a semi-clear golden yellow color. Aroma is very light. Sweeter than I want it to be. Some banana, Belgian yeast, spice and grain. Flavor is pretty much the same, Finishes sweet, too. Textured body. I can't really hate on a decently brewed hefeweizen. I don't see them all too often.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden color with white head. Wheat, citrus, banana, cloves, and some yeast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with wheat and spice.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 12-31-15. Pours a clear straw color, with a thin white head. Initial impression is light and lemony, with a refreshingly dry finish. Medium to thin mouthfeel; medium carbonation. Easy and refreshing to drink, but I generally enjoy something with a little more substance to it.

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Photo of madelfonatree
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/27/2015 enjoyed 1/19/2016 in a pint glass.

Look - Little murky. Yellow orange. No head. No lacing.

Smell - Banana. Bread. Wheat. Salt.

Taste - Banana and wheat. Lighter than most. Light orange and lemon.

Feel - I hate overly carbonated wheat beers and this is not it. Great feel, sits well, no alcohol.

Overall - Decent wheat. Lighter on citrus. Not too carbonated.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
3.37/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very golden color with absolutely no head on it. Has a very citrusy, fruity smell on it. Along with a hint of wheat. It tastes just like how it smells, fruity wheat.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tap poured
Opaque golden yellow , white foam layer quickly faded to a ring of bubbles
Aroma of lemony citrus
Tastes tart lemony tang , light mouthfeel , yeast
Reminds me of summertime, would be good after cutting the grass

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brilliant gold colored with a fingernail of pale white around the rim and covering about half of the top. There's a massive amount of small carbonation bubbles erupting from within. While I do detect some banana esters in the aroma I would also have to say I find some pale wheat and perhaps some light lemon notes. The banana esters dominate the flavor with the pale wheat showing in the back of the palate. The mouth is very light, dry, and smooth.

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into shaker pint.
Really enjoyable. Everything I was expecting from a style I love! A little sweet and tad tart. Great yeast presence sets this off.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look is straw colored gold with a thin Lacey head.

Aromas is spice and grassy. Lots of lemon and coriander.

Taste is a really well balanced hefe. Nice and cleansing.

Great hot day beer.

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Photo of CHickman
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy bright gold color with a lot of bubbles racing up the middle to a small white head that faded and left decent spotty lacing.

Smells of wheat, banana, biscuit, pepper, coriander, funky yeast, toasted grains, lemon zest, flowery spices and citrus fruit. Mostly spicy and grainy with enough complexities to make it interesting and on par for a hefeweizen.

Tastes of banana, pepper, funky yeast, honey, lemon zest, toasted grains,light clove, grass and citrus notes. Some malty sweetness and floral hops create balance and let the mild spices work as they should for the style.

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Floridian Hefeweizen from Funky Buddha Brewery
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