Lemon Meringue Berliner
Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #216
Ranked #20,738
3.73 | pDev: 12.06%
Mar 17, 2021
Nov 30, 2011
Very Good
Notes: None
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Treyliff from West Virginia

On tap at FB

Pours a clear golden color, one finger foamy white head. Smells of lemon peel, vanilla cream and cracker malt. Taste is sweet initially, followed by lemon tartness, vanilla cream and toasted malt finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and finish

Mar 17, 2021
3.24 by rogacks from Massachusetts on Jan 03, 2019
3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jul 20, 2016
4.12 by JamesLeung from Florida on Mar 25, 2016
4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Feb 06, 2016
3.88 by heystevec from Maryland on Mar 16, 2015
4.25 by jcb7472 from Florida on May 05, 2014
4 by RaggaD from Florida on Mar 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by Alieniloquium from Florida

On tap at the brewery. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy yellowish orange. No head.

Smell - Straight lemon aroma. A little bit of that TheraFlu aroma that FB berliners have.

Taste - Strong lemon acidity. Grainy wheat. Slight bit of caramelized sweetness. Weird herbal character that all FB berliners have, although the lemon masks it better.

Mouthfeel - Pretty sour. Light body with medium carbonation.

Overall - These are always good up front, but never good in the finish.

Nov 28, 2013
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3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by williamjbauer from Colorado

On tap served in a sampler shot glass

A - Clear pale wheat with 1 finger white head with moderate retention and moderate lacing

S - LEMONS! Bit of vanilla

T - Extremely tart snappy lemons that almost make my lips pucker. Sweet and creamy, nice effort to get close to that meringue inspiration. I love how unabashedly strong the flavor is but we need something here to balance the beer just a tap more. Really enjoyed it though not the best balance in the world it is just fun.

M - Light body, moderate carbonation. Crisp.

O - I really couldn't stand to drink too much of this beer, but I really enjoyed what I tried and think it would make a nice spring dessert beer, maybe with some fish to really compliment how ridiculously tart those lemons are.

Nov 19, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by scottyshades from Florida

Leftovers from Funky Buddha's 2 year anniversary. Glad to see this one up on the chalk board

A: Pours a murky gold color. No head

S: As close to lemon meringue as possible. Tons and tons of sweet and sour lemon, notes of whipped cream, and even a little graham cracker. Definitely gonna be tart

T: See above and add some super sourness. Not quite as delicious as passion fruit but a delicious novelty beer for sure. Definitely a refreshing change of pace from your everyday Berliner

MF/O: Smooth carbonation, easy drinking and low ABV. Finish is sour lemon with meringue.

Oct 05, 2012
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2.66/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by DrinkSlurm from New York

On tap at Funky Buddha.
It looks like a watery piss...with a decent head.
Smells really good; like key lime with a bit of cinnimon and vanilla.
Taste bitter as hell...kind of like a warhead - with a bit of cinnamon. Not enjoyable at all. Lemony gross...
I'm glad this was a sampler cuse I'd be pissed if I had to pay for this.

Nov 30, 2011
Lemon Meringue Berliner from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 12 ratings