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Funky Buddha Chocolate Raspberry Dark Sour Ale

Funky Buddha Chocolate Raspberry Dark Sour Ale
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 4.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pitch black and nearly opaque with dark plum edges and a pinkish off-white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lace left behind. The aroma of this beer is really interesting but smells more like a candy/dessert than a sour beer. Not much must or funk, but smells just like a dark chooclate covered raspberry jelly candy. Dark cocoa powder and jammy/seedy raspberry sweetness dominate. As it warms up, there is a subtle bug/funk presence but the chocolate powder and sweet raspberries overpower most of the other notes. Still smells pretty good though. Medium bodied with a stronger sour funk presence than the nose hinted at. Tart and puckering with lots of musty funk, dry Brett and vinegary acetic acid. Not harsh acetone or solvent-like though. Sweet raspberry presence is really strong with lots of jam, raspberry, currant, blackberry and other dark fruit. Tastes like a dark wild ale with raspberry jelly. The chocolate notes take a back seat but are definitely lingering in the back end. Again, it remeings me of dark chocolate covered jelly rings wih some oak and acetic funk. Really refreshing but the chooclate could be stronger for my preference. Otherwise, it’s decently tart, well balanced and easy to drink. Another nice experimental beer from Funky Buddha.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - APR 6, 2013
On draft at Funky Buddha. This one has some nice chocolate notes to it but doesn’t overpower the raspberry flavor either. Not as sour as their berliner beers so this might be a good sour beer for a newbie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2013
Draft... Cloudy prune-colored ale with no head. The nose is roasty, earthy and acidic. To mention chocolate would be a stretch, but there’s definitely a mild raspberry component here. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor is sour, but also presents roasty and earthy notes. Tart, underripe, red raspberries in the finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
alobar (3561) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Pours cola brown with an aroma of chocolate and raspberry. Chocolate flavor up front with raspberry undercurrent with a reasonable tart finish. Really liked this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2013
On tap at the Blue Dog (Lansdale). Poured a dark brown with an averaged sized head. Chocolate, raspberries, some woody/earthiness, and vanilla. Lighter to medium tart finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Pours thicky, murky dark brown without much carbonation. The aroma is my favorite part. There are rich, delicious chocolate and raspberry cocoa notes so nice in the nose. The flavor brings much more of a berliner weisse profile with pleasant chocolate up front and some raspberry in the background as it fades.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (5925) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2013 First! On tap. Pours blackish purple, with pinkish hued head, medium in size, didn’t last. Not much lacing. Aromas and taste are in your face sour fruit berliner, sour dough, raspberry puree, oak, cocoa, passionfruit, nacho cheese combos, vanilla, yeast and black raspberry. Puckery sourness, medium body. Excellent.

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