Key Lime Pie Tart Ale
Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #18
Ranked #5,166
4.14 | pDev: 8.94%
Mar 17, 2021
Jun 11, 2012
Notes: None
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at FB
Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a one-finger foamy head. Smells of lime zest. Vanilla cream and Graham cracker. Tastes of tart lime, cream and Graham cracker. Medium-light body, moderate carbonation
Mar 17, 2021
Rated: 3.65 by MJSFS from Florida

Dec 07, 2019
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Reviewed by TBDave from Florida

3.59/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I picked up a 6-pack of cans at my local Publix for $12. It tastes like a very sour lime soda with a hint of beer. The lime flavor is really strong. It was interesting to try. But I wouldn't drink it often.
Sep 30, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by marker2525 from Florida

Sep 08, 2019
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Reviewed by robotic_being from Florida

3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a semi cloudy gold color with a ½” of off-white foam, active micro-bubbles, even hold with some spotty lacing in the glass. Aromas of fresh lime peel, pale malts, doughy pie crust, biscuit, light lactobacillus funk, mild sugary sweetness, touch of vanilla and subtle hint of salt. Taste is tart lime juice, sour wheat, semi grassy hay, pinch of sea salt, very subtle cinnamon spice, and mild vanilla. Mouthfeel is crisp, thin body, prickly carbonation and a juicy finish with mild lingering wheat and a touch of vanilla mixed with tart lime zest. Overall flavor is pretty close to a ‘Key Lime Pie’ taste; it’s refreshing to drink and very sessionable, not too tart of overly sweet. It could use a dollop of whipped cream on top to make it 100%
Jul 21, 2019
Rated: 3.89 by Echo1M4Carbine from Florida

Jun 21, 2019
Rated: 4.21 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia

Jun 18, 2019
Rated: 4.15 by ledouge from Virginia

Dec 28, 2018
Rated: 4.16 by robebo44 from Virginia

Dec 08, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by hypnotoad1 from Virginia

Dec 04, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by Satsuma from Florida

Dec 03, 2018
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Reviewed by ChrisMon02 from Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Gold slightly hazy pour. Small white head that quickly fades. No lacing after the heads settles. Slight funk, lime and biscuits. Tart and crisp. Funk lingers. Lawnmower beer if there every was one. Definitely enjoyable and tasty. Recommended.
Nov 13, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by Nunya from Ohio

Nov 04, 2018
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Reviewed by tillmac62 from South Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Golden pour with light haze. Normal head volume and retention, poor lacing.

Light nose that has hints of lime and the barnyard aspect of the lactobacillus. Nothing really exciting. Consequently only a good rating.

Light body with hints of oily slickness on the finish. Quite outstanding carbonation / body balance. Mid-palate effervescence is lively. The finish is short of rollicking but gives a nice prickly tightly bubbled finish.

The flavor profile is outstanding. There is no bitterness to speak of. However, it is quite tart. Lime is the main, and dominate, flavor component. The middle has the lightest touch of biscuit and an even lighter touch of underlying sweetness. Underneath the lime, the barnyard funk of lactobacillus is rather evident and is the second most powerful component. Lime and laco funk linger.
Oct 22, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Oct 13, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by SFNC from North Carolina

Sep 26, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Sep 02, 2018
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Reviewed by maxarvo from England

3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Overwhelming lime taste. Pie is misleading- bottle describes it as ‘flavored tart ale’ which is far more accurate. Bottle also describes as berliner-style wheat ale with key-lime juice- it is not that berlinerish. Tastes like ale with strong lime flavor.
Sep 01, 2018
Rated: 4.26 by Xxambersky89 from New York

Aug 21, 2018
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A-Pours a nice hazy golden color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has nice lime hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a generous yet balanced lime flavor and tartiness
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer
O-A very nice well balanced beer
Aug 20, 2018
Rated: 4.27 by epterina from Florida

Aug 17, 2018
Rated: 4.19 by Sirnickatnite from Texas

Aug 17, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

Aug 07, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by BeerDreadz from Florida

Aug 03, 2018
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Rated by Stew5 from Ohio

4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Jul 29, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Aj21 from Florida

Jul 29, 2018
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Reviewed by jcarlosv from Florida

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Interesting tart ale, not my favorite but worthy to be mentioned. Didn't care for the smell, extreme tart aroma, too strong for my taste. But once you drink it, the tart ale leaves a nice key lime pie flavor aftertaste, balanced and smooth.
Jul 21, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by JamesLeung from Florida

Jul 18, 2018
Rated: 4.08 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jul 18, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by StevenMilligan from Florida

Jul 16, 2018
Rated: 4 by Captain69 from Illinois

Jul 13, 2018
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Rated by jjquinter from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I really enjoyed this beer. Some may not totally enjoy the flavor, but it's definitely quality. Funky Buddha always makes quality beer.
Jul 13, 2018
Rated: 4.6 by RyanMcDonnell from South Carolina

Jul 13, 2018
Rated: 4 by Davit from California

Jul 12, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by TheDoak from Florida

Jul 08, 2018
Rated: 3.96 by Nalid66 from Virginia

Jun 24, 2018
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Hazy straw color with small white head in my 4 oz taster.

Aromas of hay, men's room, and farm land.

Tartness invades with squirts of lime juice and salt, followed by woody hay and grassy notes.

Feel is crisp and tight. Moderately clean.

Overall not a show stopper, overrated before it's even out of the gate. It's okay, nothing more. I ended up not buying the 4 pack. Much better options available.
Jun 16, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Jun 16, 2018
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Reviewed by sirspins from Florida

3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a faded lime green and hazy orange . Initial notes off the nose of lime, vanilla, and slight cinnamon. Initial tart taste with notes of lime (stays throughout) with very faint notes of vanilla on finish. Overall strong notes of lime and tart feeling, refreshing but not getting strong taste of other flavors, which I would’ve preferred due to the name.
Jun 14, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Jun 10, 2018
Key Lime Pie Tart Ale from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 143 ratings