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Funky Buddha Missionary Blonde Ale

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty." -George Burns

Sometimes what we want is a relaxing drinking experience, easy in its method but elegant in its simplicity. Enter Missionary Blonde Ale. We use only one malt (Pilsner) and one hop (Saaz) to make this simple, yet classically-styled beer. The use of ale yeast lends a subtle fruity character to the otherwise crisp, light finish. But the thing we like best about Missionary: Drinking it is so easy, anyone can do it.

Pairing info: French fries with truffle oil, all-beef hot dogs, sesame soba noodles, fried shrimp poor boys.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nuplastikk (4705) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Draft at FB, Off, buttery, this brings me right back to WI. I have no idea how you could make a beer this crappy and actually sell it. Disturbingly off, burnt sour buttery infection. This beer really sucks, certainly doesn’t get the job done. This is the kind of crap you’d expect from a small system brewery. Bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gription79 (2311) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2011
32oz growler thanks to Maltzilla
A: malty, sulfur, buttery, bready
T: bready, buttery, malty
Not a complicated beer, but it says that in the beers description. It is a easy drinking beer for when you do not care what you are drinking.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5088) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Draught, pale yellow golden, soft white head. Nose is grainy cleanser and light malt. Sunny pils malt with heavy grass and bready after. For such a light body, surprised at how much flavor it packs. Touch of yeast spice under the lagery crispness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3156) - Montana, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Draft at brewer. Pale yellow with a tiny white head. Scent lightly sweet malt and corn. Taste is sweet malts and grainy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burg326 (3880) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2011
On draft at the buddha, poured a staw color, a hint of citrus, wheat and straw flavorr. Nothing too exciting like description, but a nice sessionable beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11217) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2011
on tap-pours a thin white head and pale yellow color. Aroma is corn, wheat, slightly sweet. Taste is slight bitter, corn, wheat, slightly sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4544) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2011
On draft at Funky Buddha. Pours hazy dark straw color with a white head. Nose is citrus, banana, clove, and lemon. Flavor is similar- lots of wonderfully blended lemon, banana, citrus, and sweetness. I could drink gallons of this, and this is their lightest beer. Very enjoyable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7091) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Tap pour sampled outside the brewpub adjacent to the parking lot and amid lots of hip ‘too cool for school’ cigarette smokers. It poured up pale gold with a medium level of opacity and thin white head. The aroma offers up grainy malts, a dash of lemon, wheat and banana. The taste starts with a mild pulse of carbonation pushing up notes of spicy hops, some apple, pear and then a thin layer of sweet banana. It smooths out nicely by midway and into the finish. I also get a touch of lemon that helps close the deal. Very nice full flavored and fully drinkable brew.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slimbrundage (80) - USA - NOV 28, 2010
Straw yellow with a super foamy white head. Aroma of corn and tad bit of pale malt. On the light side of medium bodied. Not much flavor here to speak of but I guess that is what they were going for. Compairs favorably to macro lagers.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (9519) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Bottle… Mostly clear golden ale with very little head to speak of… there is a little white ring that clings endlessly to the glass at the top of the pour. Maybe it’s the bagpipe of blueberry/pink lemonade infused tobacco I’m smoking, but I can’t smell anything at all here. Inoffensive, at least. Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. Well-balanced flavor… well, the brew is well-balanced anyway... referring to it’s lack of any real essence as “flavor” is a bit of a stretch. Finishes minerally and very modestly bitter. This is one of the rare occasions when I am able to say that the beer wasn’t served quite cold enough... so, I will. “This beer wasn’t served quite cold enough.” Unfortunately, this will probably out-sell most of their other excellent offerings. Not bad for what it is. Well-crafted, but who really cares?


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