Piña Colada Wheat | Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by kfsv034 on 09-24-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of dimenhetfield
4.77/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft for Funky Buddha’ s 1 year anniversary. I had no idea what to expect with this one since I’ve never order a pina colada but the pineapple coconut flavors drew me in and I was hooked. When Ryan says "pina colada" he means it. I passed it to my friend and didn’t tell her what it was and she nailed it first try. She goes "that’s a pina colada". Enough said.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler thanks to joshtahan (Reddit), shared with rudzud and threelions.

Nice big creamy head, fades at a med pace with nice lacing that just layers on the sides, super murky hazy plain wheat golden orange colored.

Nose brings nice pineapple fruit, fresh pineapple, with mild coconut background, little creamy wheat, fresh citrus fruit and just lots of pineapple.

Taste is loaded with pineapple, pineapple juice all over, fresh citrus and pineapple, with mild coconut, little creamy wheat, touch of toasted wheat and cake batter and little caramelized sugar, the wheat creamy flavor leads to vanilla like and then all together pineapple upside down cake. Finish is a little sweet still, more pineapple and touch of coconut.

Mouth is med bod, light creamy, nice carb.

Overall very good if you like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain... and you have half a brain!

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Photo of rudzud
4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy straw hue with some thin one finger white head that leaves light lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of pineapple juice, light coconut, sweetness. More like a pineapple upside down cake than pina colada.

T - Taste is enormous pineapple juice, faint coconut (subdued not gone), light wheat creaminess. Really comes across as more pineapple upside down cake than pina colada. Delicious, nice light tartness.

M - Mouthfeel is super creamy, nice, crushable.

O - Overall this was a fun beer, delicious pineapple beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of CoachC
4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a hazy golden color

S - the aroma is of coconut with a hint of citrus

T - the taste of coconut smacks you in the face...

M - the mouthfeel is light and delicious

O - this is a tasty wheat ale brewed with coconut, perfect for a day at the beach. I hope they start canning this stuff soon!

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Photo of kfsv034
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Funkh Buddha's 1 yr anniversary. Pours a straw color with a thin line of foam around the edge of the glass

Smells of faint pineapple and wheat, close to what suntan lotion smells like

Taste is quite good, coconut and pineapple are well represented with the thin flavor or wheat/straw

Mouth feel is light with an adequate amount of carbonation.

Overall another solid beer.

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4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"I don't normally drink Pina Coladas, but when I do, I prefer them as wheat beers."

On tap at Hulmeville Inn for the Funky Buddha/Cigar City event during Philly Beer week. Color was lighter than I expected for a wheat beer, and did have a light to fair amount of cloudyness to it.

Smelled what I'd find to be very similar to the taste: strong pineapple and coconut, but not a heavy wheat presence.

Taste was refreshing. First was the pineapple and coconut along with a surprising amount of sweetness, and ended with a nice tart snap. While sweet, it was very drinkable (maybe akin to a summer shandy type beverage). I did not detect very much wheat flavor if any.

Mouthfeel was very effervescent, almost like a hard cider. The head stuck around for the majority of the time of consumption.

I wasn't sure what to think when ordering this one, but I was very pleasantly surprised. This would be great on a summer day by a pool or on a beach. Someone please buy Funky Buddha a large-scale brewery.

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4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Woody's in Philadelphia, PA. Poured a hazy pale yellow color with a fluffy white head that receded slowly, leaving minimal streaky lacing. Looked and smelled like pina colada mixer, for the most part. Pineapple and coconut with a faint hint of wheat come through in the taste. Definitely a very refreshing brew. Sweet, but appropriately so considering what the concept of this beer is. Fizzy and light, I almost forgot I was drinking a beer. A great beer for the summer months...the brewery definitely hit the mark with this one.

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4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First had: on tap at Woody's, Philly, PA

Bright yellow pour, cloudy, with a small cap of bubbly white head. Aroma was, well, of a pina colada, kinda sweet like what you'd get from a water ice. Taste followed the nose, with what was essentially a pina colada mixed drink in beer form, pineapple blended with coconut, sugar sweetness. Cool and refreshing, fruity and extremely easy to drink. You could put ice in this and garnish it with a little umbrella and it would be nearly indistinguishable from the actual mixer. I guess that could be either a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how you look at it, in that this hardly resembled a beer in any way. The more conservative drinker might say, "If I wanted a pina colada, I'd just get one." However, I gotta give credit to the brewer for making this beer. I don't know how he could possibly get a beer to taste like this, and I don't want to know. All I know is I want more.

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Piña Colada Wheat from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 70 ratings