Berliner Raspberry | Funky Buddha Brewery

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86 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kfsv034 on 09-24-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
11.81%
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

New review:

The second bottle that I opened was siginficantly different and worse than the first. The first bottle was a beautiful raspberry pink color with the complete aroma and flavor of raspberries.

More recently, the bottle we opened was a much lighter pink color, more cloudy pink with a golden tint to it. The aroma and flavor both perfectly resemble pink lemonade. This is not a terrible flavor, but it simply does not compare to the glorious bottle that was opened a few months prior.

My new score reflects an average of the two bottles I have had. Since there is such big bottle or batch variation, I will leave it this way until I have a few consistent bottles.

Original review (4.5/5/5/5/5) 10-23-2011:

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: This is one of the prettiest colors I have seen in a beer. A raspberry pink color with a sligh haziness and a few yeast particles floating throughout. A white bubbly head froths up originally and then fades to almost nothing.

Smell: The aroma smells like field fresh raspberries, lemon zest, a little bit of grapefruit citrus, and some wild mushrooms as well.

Taste: The flavor is chock full of raspberries. The flavor is mildy sour, which is the perfect raspberry tartness for me. Some pale malt, lemon zest, and grapefruit contribute to the sour flavor, and the finish is only lightly sour.

Mouthfeel: The body feels fairly light but is medium for the style. The carbonation straddles creamy and carbonated very nicely. Tart, crisp, and refreshing.

Overall: This is one of the most fantastic beers I have ever had. I am very grateful to have been able to try it and would definitely pursue more bottles.

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Photo of DovaliHops
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Chad! Pours a bright red with a hint of orange. Small white head that disappears quickly. Scent is...Holy Shit! Grapefruit up the ying yang. Why is this not a grapefruit Berliner? Anyhow, hints of orange peel, raspberry, and lemon. Slightly acidic. Taste is initially sweet raspberry, immediately followed by intense sour grapefruit. Mouthfeel is light bodied with puckering grapefruit finish. Drinkability is very high. Overall, love this brewery so far. Outstanding beer with intense flavors.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.65/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

deep mango in color with a light head of white on top that was quickly fading and left a light ring around the outside of the glass. Aroma is insane, huge lemon and citrus notes, tart as hell, rich fruit, wet straw, hay, horse funk all over this thing. Insane is an understatement, but then you take the first sip and it is over. Wonderful notes of tart fruit, lemons, hints of huge lime notes, tart cherries and almost raspberry notes. Incredibly sour with a huge and almost insurmountable tartness. Light airy body makes it go down like water

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Photo of Sean9689
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Jason! Poured into a Narke tulip.

A - Pours ruby red, white head, thin collar, wisps.

S - Raspberries, nice level of tart/sour, fruity sweetness. A really nose the raspberries dominating right up front. Pretty much as-advertised, really nice nose.

T - Raspberries up front, but not fresh...more "fake" extract fruity notes. Light tart/sour notes, some funk, but mostly raspberries. Not quite as good as the nose, I'm afraid.

M - Light body, good carbonation, dry tart finish.

O - A really nice berliner that was refreshing yet still had some nice tart notes. The raspberries weren't quite as nice on the palate as the nose, but still, very enjoyable. Would love to have again.

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Photo of phichifiji00
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours bright red, no head, no lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit dominates, subtle raspberry and passionfruit.

Taste: Again, lots of grapefruit, subtle raspberry, funk, sour.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, good carbonation, acidic.

Overall: A delight. The color is amazing. Not as much rasberry smell/taste as I'd hoped, but the grapefruit sour/funk is delicious. I'd love to get some more of this. Possibly misnamed as the rasberry is overwhelmed by the grapefruit. Think alcoholic ruby red grapefruit juice.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jason for the share.

A - A nice looking bright red beer that had a small head that faded to a ring.

S - Great smell, like great real raspberries with a little bit of tartness. Very nice job on this one.

T - Taste is not as good as the nose. Raspberries are toned down, lost some of the realness that it seemed to have, but still relatively tasty.

M - Light bodied, not tons of carbonation.

O - Pretty good beer, not as good as I thought it would be with the nose, but still tasty. Alcohol is well hidden, but surprisingly high, actually would have given this better marks if it were 3ish percent.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jason (and dimenhetfield) for making this one happen. Served in a Glunz taster glass.

A - Quick-dissolving white foam settles to a thin ring, leaving no lace. Hazy bright pink body.

S - Under-ripe raspberries, lemons, slight yogurt, hint of sulfur, touch of sharp wheat, and some acidity. Quite impressive - I just couldn't stop bringing this one to my nose.

T - Unfortunately, the taste isn't quite as amazing. It's still quite enjoyable - tastes mostly like raspberry lemonade but without the complexity and depth of the aroma. I was surprised to see this was 5%. Great fruit character, but could use more sourness.

M - Lower carbonation, light body, very dry, but with minimal pucker or tartness.

D - I liked this quite a bit, and I'd love to have it again. I doubt I'll get a chance unless I go to Florida though. I could drink a ton of this, but lowering the ABV a little and making it a bit more sour would make this world-class.

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Photo of Urbancaver
3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a neon pinkish red. No head at all. Not even if i shake the shit out of it.
Smells funky and odd. Some seediness on the nose. very weird. Norm says he smells celery seed. I'm not sure but I think the funk and raspberries just clash a bit.
Tastes reeeally raspberry heavy. I am really enjoying the taste of the raspberries but the nose is messing with me. Nice solid mouthfeel. Well carbonated, sits well on the tongue. But overall this one is not quite a hit.
An interesting take for sure but needs some work i think

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Photo of brew3crew
3.08/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Jackie o's tasting baby!! Thanks cam

A-fucking red as shit . I said it. Like red koolaid

S-funky raspberry, but not in a good way

T-weird raspberry that I don'tlike. Not a good one

M- medium boey and smooth

O-eh. Pass. Too much wierdness going on...

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Photo of dimenhetfield
4.57/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft for the Funky Buddha 1 year anniversary. This beer stole the show that night. I had tasted previous treatments but this was just incredible. The red ruby color really gives insight to what the aroma and flavor hold. Raspberries all the way, along with a solid sour presence as well. This should be label a sour in my opinion but whatever they call it I’m just glad they made it.

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Photo of kfsv034
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer presents pinkish red with almost no head

Smells of sour raspberries and funk

Tastes follows the nose. Sour raspberries with some subtle sour apple notes.

Mouthfeel is light with a dry finish that leaves my mouth puckering

Overall this is a very tasty brew. For their first sour style brew this dude is mighty good

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Berliner Raspberry from Funky Buddha Brewery
3.98 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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