Ich Bin Lime Berliner
Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
Berliner Weisse
4.13 | pDev: 13.56%
Jul 08, 2013
Sep 29, 2011
Notes: None
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Rated: 3.75 by CypherEnigma from Massachusetts

Jul 08, 2013
Rated: 4 by Holland from Illinois

Mar 11, 2013
Rated: 4.75 by MikeMoriendi from Pennsylvania

Jan 24, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by oglmcdgl from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2013
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Reviewed by ColForbinBC from New Jersey

4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On-tap, served in a pint

Pours a cloudy/dull straw yellow color with no head whatsoever. Some swirling yields some bubbles, but nothing more.

The nose is of fresh limes, cinnamon, lactic acid, and clean hay. The cinnamon adds a graham cracker crust/key lime pie element that really blew me away.

On the palate, tart limes and cinnamon mix with clean, dry hay before a rush of acidic tartness. Amazing how you get a pie like flavor with the addition of the cinnamon.

Light, clean, and refreshing. Good carbonation. The finish is dry and tart.

Lime compliments the basic Berliner profile so well and these guys hit it right on the head. The addition of cinnamon just puts this over the top. Excellent Berliner.
Jun 27, 2012
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Reviewed by stakem from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Philly beer week at Monks with Ryan from Funky Buddha not only in attendance but helping to deliver the goods to patrons. As mentioned in other reviews, all the draft lines were spewing foam so beer was dispensed into pictures before standard pint glasses were served. On this glorious berliner-lover occasion we had the opportunity to sample the raspberry, lime, peach and passionfruit versions side by side.

The lime version appears in a pint similar to most berliner experiences. Pale and hazed in color with a quick dissolving white cap atop. A swirl releases some white bubbles but in typical berliner fashion any resemblence of a cap is quick to fade.

The smell of this brew brings up a suggestion of lacto-like yogurt quality as well as an unexpected note of a mild spiciness like cinnamon. There is a fruited quality present and zest that i will state is limes but honestly, without having the pre-conceived notion of lime, I might not have directly called it that.

The taste carries with it everything mentioned in the aroma. Some mildly zesty lime overtop lacto and a fresh cereal-grainy sweetness. It is light bodied, modestly carbonated and very refreshing/easy drinking. This is a brew I would really like to sit down with in a less stressful environment to enjoy but I dont see that happening anytime soon. If you get the chance, try this. It is the real deal. Nicely done.
Jun 08, 2012
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Reviewed by brystmar from Texas

4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Monk's during Philly Beer Week.

All of the Funky Buddha brews seemed to gush from the tap lines, and this was no exception. From tap to pitcher behind the bar, then poured into individual pints. Head subsided quickly in my pint glass.

Fresh, strong, acidic lime juice leaped into my nose from the glass. The limes picked up a cinnamon hitchhiker from somewhere and caught me by surprise. After the initial fluster, I recognized how unique and interesting this addition was. I never would've thought cinnamon worked in this setting, and boy was I wrong!

A heavy dose of key lime citrus flavor kicks things off and stays put through the end. Mildly bready; wish this were slightly more forward. Cinnamon is more subtle in the flavor. Acidic, yes, but not overly so. Crisp and refreshing with a light enough body to session.

(How I wish) I could drink this all day.
Jun 05, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by Agold from Pennsylvania

Jun 04, 2012
Rated: 4.25 by sideshowe from Pennsylvania

Jun 04, 2012
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Reviewed by Rifugium from North Dakota

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
First had: on tap at Monk's, Philly, PA

I'll have to see how my ratings stack up, but I'm gonna say this was probably my favorite of the FB fruit-centric beers. Poured a cloudy straw-yellow color tinted green (was it my imagination?). Like all the FB beers that came to Philly, this one was a major gusher from the tap, and took several minutes to settle in a pitcher before it could be poured. We watched and waited like ravenous wolves. The pour in the glass had a slight white head that died away, leaving nothing behind. As with most of the other FB fruit offerings, this one delivered what was promised. Aroma heavy with lime, with undertones of cinnamon and toasted grains. The key lime pie was very distinctive, with a great balance between the lime and the cinnamon. Unlike the others in the Berliner weiss series that came off almost like pure fruit juice, this one still retained a good amount of bready malt and wheat quality that gave it more of a "beer" character, and that's probably why I liked it the most. It wasn't too sour or tart, just well balanced with all the elements that it promised swirling on the palate. Medium body, chewy, tasty, easily drinkable. I'll miss it.
Jun 04, 2012
Rated: 4 by standardcherry from Massachusetts

May 22, 2012
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Reviewed by jwjon1 from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Extract the essence of key lime pie and put it in a nicely carbed, neon green berliner, and you have Funky Buddha's key lime berliner weisse. I think it would glow in the presence of a black light.

To me, it tasted like a key lime pie with more crust than filling: the graham cracker notes were out of balance with the rest of the beer. But that's just me being nit picky. I do love me some key lime pie!

This is also one kicked up berliner: the acid level is pretty high, making for an overwhelming mouth puckering experience. But heck, it's a key lime berliner so mouth puckering is appropriate.
Apr 22, 2012
Rated: 4.25 by md655321 from Michigan

Mar 11, 2012
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Reviewed by thagr81us from South Carolina

4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Review #1300!!! Had during Brewvival 2012! Poured by BA Funkybuddha himself! Thanks Ryan! Served from tap into a Brewvival sampler imperial pint. Poured like lime juice in color with a minimal white head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, lime, citrus, graham cracker, and sugar. The flavor was of sweet malt, lime, citrus, graham cracker, and subtle funk. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a really good brew. This one was my standout beer of the entire Brewvival event. You could tell that they were aiming for a key-lime pie experience here as all of the aromas and flavors were just about spot on. Being a big fan of key-lime pie, I was all over this like white on rice. I did also enjoy the bit of funk I got on the followthrough as it would keep you guessing throughout the brew if that was really there or just your imagination playing tricks on you. A really well done brew that I would love to have a gallon or more growler of. Keep up the awesome work guys as you impressed the crowd with your first showing at Brewvival!
Feb 29, 2012
Rated: 4 by Hodgin from North Carolina

Feb 27, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by MarkSCCOT from South Carolina

Feb 27, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by cmrillo from North Carolina

Feb 26, 2012
Rated: 3 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Feb 19, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by jburchett from Pennsylvania

Feb 11, 2012
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Reviewed by mdfb79 from New York

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
From 02/03/12 notes. Had on tap at the day session of EBF up in Boston, MA.

a - Pours a hazy straw yellow color with two inches of fluffy white head and high carbonation evident.

s - Smells of lime, spices, bready malts, and toasted malts. Not really sour, but the lime is there.

t - Tastes of key lime pie, insanely tart citrus lemon and lime, bready malts, cinnamon, and toasted malts. Super sour and acedic, and really nice. Much better than the nose in my opinion. Like a very sour key lime pie.

m - Light body and high carbonation. Very acedic.

o - Overall another cool beer from Funky Buddha. Nose was pretty good but the taste was awesome and sour. A very good berliner weiss, would love to have it again.
Feb 10, 2012
Rated: 2 by funkel81 from Colorado

Feb 06, 2012
Rated: 4 by nickhiller from Texas

Feb 05, 2012
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Reviewed by dimenhetfield from Florida

4.62/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On draft for Funky Buddha’s 1 year anniversary party. Another treatment that I was really surprised with. Not only did the key lime shine but I got a nice whiff of vanilla and a subtle hint of cinnamon. Being in FL Key Lime pie is a staple around here and the Buddha crew nailed it with this one.
Oct 10, 2011
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Reviewed by kfsv034 from Florida

4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours straw yellow with a two finger head that quickly dissipates

Smells of key limes, vanilla custard and some slight sourness

Taste is quite complex. Key limes, custard, vanilla, some cinnamon and a nice tart finish

Mouthfeel is good for style medium bodied not overcarbonated

Overall this is another solid offering from the boys at funky buddha.
Oct 07, 2011
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Reviewed by Brittmb29 from Florida

4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on tap at the funky buddha yesterday, review from notes:

A- Served into 8 oz snifer, foamy head that quickly dissipates to nothing. pale golden yellow transparent body. gorgeous even without a head.

S- When you open your eyes you can't believe there isn't a fresh slice of key lime pie on the bar, crust and custard sweetness with light lime. Surprisingly cinnamon spicy but very complimentary.

T- Light sugary sweetness quickly overtaken by berliner sour. midsip the light wheat background comes out only to get another wave of real keylime sour. sourness doesn't linger into aftertaste.

M- Crisp and somewhat dry without being heavily carbonated, clean on the palate with some sour pucker. Finishes clean and semi dry.

O- Didn't know what to expect with keylime and berliner but the sourness totally works if you like the style and as a floridian i love a good slice of keylime and this beer lets me enjoy two amazing things at once. If they filled their growlers with this i would absolutely take a couple home.
Sep 29, 2011
Ich Bin Lime Berliner from Funky Buddha Brewery
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