Key Lime Berliner | Funky Buddha Brewery

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98 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: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Sean9689 on 06-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
98
Reviews:
9
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
4
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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this beer is literally not real. on tap at their original lounge location, what a treat! i think its made only here, and i know its awfully special. they had a bunch of cool flavored (of course!) berliners while we were there, and this was without question the standout. the thing that makes this one special, is all the other ingredients in a key lime pie that arent limes themselves. im not sure there is graham cracker crust in here, or whipped topping, or any of the stuff that makes pie pie, but i will say the lime component is dialed to a degree rarely seen, and the beer does taste like the dessert in its whole, for whatever thats worth, all aspects included. the sourness here is less than some of their other berliner types, which makes for a more drinkable brew, but with this intensity of flavor, i doubt how many i could have. even being dedicated, this is limey and sweet and sour at the same time, and maybe three would be the upper limit. i love the candied lime aspect, and how they have integrated the honey graham crust, and the sourness doesnt seem to spoil it at all. good berliner weiss most definitely doesnt need to be flavored, but when it is, it should taste like this. my favorite of the several iterations we had at the lounge...

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Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: looks like key lime pie, like green in color, can't see through it, little light passes through, little to no head
Smell: salt and key limes... Uber citrus bomb
Taste: key limes, salt, Latic acid and more citrus
Feel: too dry, medium body and medium carbonation.
Overall: solid beer

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Photo of johnlatona
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bonercityUSA
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ricoslim
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CBrodbeck
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zac16125
4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Funky Buddha
Key Lime Pie Berliner
On tap at the Oakland Park Brewery

Very hazy dark golden yellow, small white head. Aroma is big lime.
Really does taste like key lime pie, with tart lime upfront and then sweetness and a pie crust like flavor that comes on the finish and lingers forever. Remarkable really how much it tastes like key lime pie. Mouthfeel is good and drinkability is great. Overall, I love it. Best Berliner weisse I've ever had, easily.

4/4.25/4.75/4.5/4.5

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Photo of KRG
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of whitenads
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sticksroom107
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pmarlowe
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of reebtaerG
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of macesq
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of siege06nd
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Steban
3.54/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of apasternak
2.5/5  rDev -39%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not much tart, wish there had been more

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Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FoodFan101
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevecarini
4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm proud to say this was created by man.....was a great artistic example of what beer can be. Taking the "sour" to the next level of greatness. You can actually taste the key-lime pie with even a finish of the crust. The body of the beer is cloudy and the smell is that of lime and other citrus goodness. But it's in the sour punch that really knocks your socks off. Of the 10 different samples I tried, the Key Lime was the one beer I needed a full glass of....and I had two. I was overly impressed with Funky Buddha as a brewery but this particular brew blew me away. Hats off to Funky Buddha.

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Photo of birchstick
3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PorterLambic
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A seriously hazy glass sits in front of me. A thick ring still clings to the glass but it leaves no lace.
Wafting out are notes of Key lime, spice, floral, wheat and malt. The balance is superb.
Taste is amazing. Key lime tartness, spice (nutmeg & cinnamon?), malt and wheat. Wow, this is phenomenal. Great balance and complexity.
Medium bodied, light-medium effervescence with a nice, mellow aftertaste of lime &spices. One of their best.

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Photo of djhowell
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GoGators
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Key Lime Berliner from Funky Buddha Brewery
4.1 out of 5 based on 98 ratings.
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