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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Buddha’s Brew is a 4.7% alcohol by volume sour wheat ale fermented entirely in oak barrels and blended with Buddha’s Brew Kombucha. We racked unfermented wort directly into oak barrels and inoculated it with souring bacteria. From there, it spent nine months aging in our barrel room before being blended with live Kombucha from Buddha’s Brew at bottling. Like all our beer, it’s unfiltered, unpasteurized & naturally carbonated through re-fermentation in the bottle.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7920) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
750 from Capone’s. Pours turbid gold with minimal white head. Nose is lactic tart fruit, sour earthy malts. Tastes very tart, very fruity, with notes of tart pear, apple, and lemon, and a complex, funky yeasty lactic acidic finish. This one is great.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1431) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Pours a nice straw yellow and hazy. Oak, wheat, and brett on the nose; follows onto the palate. Very sour on the finish. Not my cup of tea, being blended with the Kombucha, but overall, not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9259) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle... darkguardian’s & biggsbowler’s West Palm Beach Birthday Bash!... This beer rocks!… Hazy straw-colored pour with a small, white head that’s gone in the blink of an eye. The nose offers lemon-like acidity and pale grains. Medium to full-bodied with tickling carbonation. The flavor is eye-twitchingly sour with fruity, but clean acidity. Loads of sourness and fruitiness linger in the aftertaste. Many thanks go out to Rosebuds butternuts for floating this bottle of world class beer my way!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2163) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Aroma: Bitter Lemons, Wheat, Mild Lactic Acid Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Very Minimal White Head Ring, No Lacing Taste: Lemons, Wheat, Mild Ginger, Mild Lactic Acid Mouthfeel: Mediocre Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (369) - Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Pours light golden. Quite dry and refreshing. Light fruit flavors and nice sharp bright mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metallion66 (104) - - DEC 29, 2013
Was very impressed with this beer. Something about the Kombucha and the souring just working very well together. Floral, Earthy and funky, finishes with a great sour taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LomYst (508) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
like a belgian white wheat beer, but sour! oranges, citrus, lemon... long sour finish...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Pale straw, small sudsy white head, little lacing.   Tart wheaty nose.   Faint woodiness.   Seems a bit mild on the tongue.   I would classify this as a "Tart Ale" as it isn’t overly caustic.   Tart wheatiness, more woodiness than the nose suggests.   Fairly simple, clean, lactic, but somewhat one dimensional.   Falls off quickly.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finish reminds me a bit of white wine for some reason.   Perhaps its the oak? Decent, perhaps a good entry Sour Ale, but nothing to write home about.   Still enjoyable tho.   Thanks for the bottle Bill!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1535) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
750 bottle. Hazy bright yellow. Nose is super funky out of the bottle. Taste is teeth chattering sour with a nice citric flavor. This is delicious

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2013
(750ml bottle, courtesy of Errl) Pours a hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon, pineapple, stone fruit, earth, and yogurt. Flavor of lemon, brett, tea leaves, subtle lacto, and earthiness with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1649) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle- pour is yellow with a medium white head..Nose is dry oak, sourness, mango, pineapple, brett..Taste is light fruits, oak, light sourness, dry, bugs, very refreshing and easy drinking;


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