So Thank You Music Ginger Wheat | Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Gtreid on 03-13-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of ktrillionaire
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Backlog-o-tron speweth:

On-tap at Hunahpu day

A - Pours a cloudy golden hue, and is capped with a filmy white head.

S - The nose is unusual, but I am not sure how interesting it is to me. There is some tart citrus, a bunch of floral lemongrass and a hint of medicinal ginger. The nose smells pleasant for the most part, but unfortunately it reminds me of an air freshener, so it takes a hit for that.

T - The taste is better-than-decent, but not by much; it is not as interesting or good as the nose. It tastes a bit too dirty on the wheat tip for my liking, and the spicing seems somewhat awkward and forced; the lemongrass and ginger do not meld as well in this beer as they would in, say, Vietnamese food. Notes of overripe orange, bruised banana and clove are notable but not tremendously thrilling. On a purely positive note, it is quite refreshing.

M - The feel is somewhat watery. It helps the drinkability, but makes for less impressive brew.

O - This beer is probably very good summer beer.

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Photo of Jefe73
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap at the Florida Brewer's Guild Fest in Ybor City and again at CCB's Hunahpu Release Party.

A - Pours a hazy yellow with a finger width frothy white head that quickly dissipates and leaves minimal lacing on the glass.

S - The initial aroma is that of lemongrass, ginger, banana and a little soapy flavor on the back end.

T - The taste is wheat and biting lemongrass on the front, with the sweetness and the ginger coming in next. I'm also getting a little clove note at the end.

M - Light bodied with a medium-high carbonation level.

O - This is a crisp and refreshing beer. The drink-ability factor is a little low based on the level of sweetness. All in all, a very creative beer with some equally creative use of flavors.

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Photo of Gtreid
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Special tap at hunahpu day.

A: Cloudy pale yellow color. A nice fluffy white head appears and leaves some nice spotty lace.

A: This is lemongrass all the way. Just huge lemon and ginger. Nice wheat malt present, with some citrus hops.

T: Again, lemongrass and ginger. Wheat, lemon, orange peel, and maybe even a little lime. It finishes slightly dry, just a touch sour, and very refreshing.

M: Light body, high carbonation. Very crisp on the palate.

D and overall impression: Drinkability is pretty nice considering the flavors they packed into this brew. Overall, this is a great summer beer to be sipping on by the pool, or the lake, or the ocean. Funky Buddah is putting out some very original brews, this one does not dissapoint. Skal.

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Photo of thagr81us
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Massive thanks goes out to BRoss242 who shared this one with the group at the "Evening Wood" tasting graciously hosted by cmrillo! Served from growler into a Mikkeller flute. Poured a hazy straw yellow with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, lemongrass, and ginger. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, chrerries, fruit juice, raspberries, ginger, and lemongrass. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this brew was quite excellent for the style. I didn't think I could have an American Pale Wheat with this much complexity going on in it. Boy was I wrong... This thing is really great and would make an excellent pool-side companion or Hell, just a nice one to drink sitting on the couch. All the flavors work really well together and the aroma is quite inviting. Definitely worth trying if you get the opportunity!

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Photo of dimenhetfield
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Funky Buddha. I've been awaiting this beer release for some time. It seems that I somehow I always just miss it. The base beer is the Floridan so that would explain a lot of the banana aroma I got from the first whiff. It has a nice lemon/ginger zest to it as well. The carbonation was a little off IMO and it almost reminded me of a flat Sprite. It's still a good beer, don't get me wrong.

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Photo of Sean9689
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at 2nd Hunahpu's Release.

A - Pours a slighty hazy yellow, small amount of white head, large bubbles here and there. No lacing or retention, really, just the beer is all that's left after the initial pour. 4

S - Ginger, lots of ginger. Wow, not exactly sure what lemongrass smells like, but I did get a nice citrus aroma along with the ginger. Not much of anything else, no real hops or malts on the front or back. 4

T - Ginger, slight citrus, some floral hops. The ginger is the main character here, leaving nothing to be desired if you enjoy it (which I do). 4.5

M - Light, soft carbonation, crisp and refreshing. 4

D - Chugable, even for a ginger-centered beer. Really liked this one from FB and really surprised me. Recommend! 4

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Photo of jrallen34
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Hunaphu release. This just sounded terrible and I was quite dubious, however, after Sean's rec I'm glad I gave this a try.. Pours a cloudy dark yellow with a decent white head, looks fine... The aroma is light and sweet, perfect for a warm sunny day. Lots of lemongrass on the front with some citrus, a hint of ginger on the finish. Glad the ginger was muted or this could have been trouble... The taste is wheat and lemongrass on the front. The ginger only presents on the finish, which is perfectly executed. It adds excitement to the finish, and also if it was present throughout it would be too strong and overpowering. This is a perfect beer to have with chinese food, move over Kirin.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

the first of the growlers this evening this one really set it off quite nice for the mood,

bright golden yellow coming forward right away. Lots of haze in here and a fair amount of sediment as well. A huge, billowing head of white foam that reached a height of three inches then formed over the top and took what seemed like forever to settle down, but when it eventually did it left behind tons of lace in its wake. Rich side glass contribution and a good amount of carbonation as well, very solid looking here for sure.

The aroma was very nice, light, with a predominance of hoppy tones in it. Light grain and yeast as well as some touches of grass and light fruit aromas, but mostly wheat in here. The flavor was more of the same, very good, with a tight, crisp and clean profile that was very easy to drink. Nice carbonation kept the overall feel very light and airy and kept the alcohol well hidden in the profile. Started with a roll of light grain, some lemon zest and a touch of grass then morphed it into a nice light peach flavor that came across well blended and served up well with the profile

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Photo of GbVDave
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 32oz Funky Buddha growler into two tulips. Extra special thanks to the lovely HeatherAnn for this surprise growler!

A: Pours a glowing bright gold bar color that is perfectly hazed. A smallish bright white head spreads out on top before settling down to a thin ring. Only a few webs of lace were left behind and carbonation was on the lazy side.

S: Interesting, I couldn't keep my nose out of this. Obvious snoot full of ginger with, lemongrass, mild citrus, and a bit of toasted grain.

T: Wow! Initial blast of ginger, tangerine, lemon, and lemongrass that settles into a killer toasty wheat flavor that gradually meanders back to more citrus and a kiss of earthy hops.

M: Sweet, tangy, and spicy. Sticky middle and long earthy finish.

O: I wasn't sure what to expect with this but Heather and Holly swore that this was awesome. They were totally right!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of bob727
5/5  rDev +18.5%

So Thank You Music Ginger Wheat from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 11 ratings