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Funky Buddha Pina Colada Wheat Ale
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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Pina Colada Wheat Ale is a tropical infusion that will make you feel like you’re poolside. We infuse this light wheat ale base with 100% real coconut and juicy pineapple. The result is a beer reminiscent of the classic beverage. Just one rule: no Rupert Holmes songs allowed at the bar.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2503) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Pours thick syrupy dark unclear thick yelllow with a white head and awesome lacing earlier in the sixtel. The aroma is lighter, some pineapple zing. The flavor brings dominant tangy pineapple on a thicker body, really pleasant. There is just enough sweetness to really make it a nice blend with the tartness of the pineapple.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2420) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
On draft at Churchkey in D.C. The beer is very hazy and straw yellow colored with nearly a half inch of white head. The aroma brings sweet tropical fruits, particularly pineapple and coconut. Pretty remarkable - this truly smells like a piña colada. The flavor also bears a striking resemblance to the mixed drink for which it was named. Sweet, yet not cloying. Fruit forward and refreshing. An interesting beer and an impressive feat of brewing. Not something I would consume in quantity, but a brew I highly recommend sampling, should you have the opportunity. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 07-02-2012

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 29, 2012
On tap at Churchkey (Wash DC). Pours a cloudy golden color with a one finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a ring. Big aroma of pineapple and coconut along with subtle citrus, bread and zesty spice. The taste follows the smell exactly, with some more wheat and yeast than the smell but it is still dominated by pineapple and coconut though it isn’t overly sweet either. The mouthfeel is on the thinner side with moderate carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (686) - - OCT 5, 2012
Tap at Funky Buddha’s 2nd year anniversary. Golden, white head. Nose is pineapple, coconut, grass, wheat. Taste is slightly sour pineapple, a touch of coconut, banana, wheat. Sticky mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Draft at Woody’s in Philadelphia, PA. Pours a cloudy golden yellowish-orange color with a one finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic streaks and spots of lace left behind. The aroma of this beer is pretty outrageous. It smells exactly like a piña colada minus the rum. Bursting with tropical fruit notes yet still has subtle characteristics of a wheat beer. There’s a lot of pineapple and coconut along with subtle citrus, bread and zesty spice. This brewery does an amazing job of nailing the aroma of these sweet/dessert beers and this is no exception. I was expecting it to faintly smell like a tropical drink but the coconut milk presence is really strong. Nicely done. Unfortunately, the flavor doesn’t quite live up to the aroma. It’s still very good but the tropical piña colada elements dominate the flavor to the point where the wheat beer notes are barely evident and it hardly tastes like a beer anymore. Lots of tropical pineapple sweetness and a very prominent coconut/coconut milk flavor. These two balance each other out so it never becomes to sweet and it tastes like a virgin piña colada with a splash of beer in it. Very flavorful but I wish that the wheat beer elements were more evident.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2288) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Pale golden pour thin white head sticky lacing ... aroma is sour and wheaty with some funky fruits and light pineapple ... taste was awesome pineapple and coconut nicely balanced, sugary .... mouthfeel is sweet and sticky .... finish is sweet and dry ... good stuff aroma kind of threw me off but the taste made up for it

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2012
On tap at Churchkey. Served in a mini snifter. Pours a hazy bright yellow color with a nice, fluffy white head. The nose brings forward fairly-strong notes of pineapple along with some underlying coconut. Fairly intense and well integrated. The flavor takes it up another step, as in addition to the fruit, there’s an underlying wheat character that actually tastes like beer. With the nose, I was afraid that this was just going to taste no different than an actual pina colada. Body is light and very refreshing. I could drink this all day. By far my favorite of the event.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Draft. Cloudy yellow color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of coconut, pineapple, straw. Taste Is whiskey sour and pineapple.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Draft at Churchkey for the Bluejacket/Funky Buddha/Cigar City event during SAVOR week. Poured a hazy yellow color, with a small white head. aroma was full-on tropical fruits (a la pineapple), pina colada. Sweet fruits, pina colada pretty much. Interesting experiment here.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Draft. Clear straw body, medium white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, coconut, some pineapple, strawberry. Taste is moderately sweet, pineapple, some coconut. True to the name. Light-medium body, some stickiness.


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