Jester King Buddha’s Brew
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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cwsample (163) - Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle thanks to Cavie. Well...it's definitely sour. I got the bottom of the bottle, so it was very cloudy and extremely sour. The first pour looked pretty clear, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (9084) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2015
750ml bottle, thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing. Hazy golden orange color. Thin white head. Leaves good bits of lace. Nice bready wheaty malt, good oaky funk, some nice citrus funk. Medium to bigger body. Good full feel to it, mild slick texture, lighter, smooth carbonation. Really enjoyable, balanced sour ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (7107) - Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2015
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared by alexsdad06). Looks good; a slightly hazy gold with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; tart, oaky, and funky. Tastes like it smells, but not as balanced. More lactic. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (7422) - Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2015
750 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a clear golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart citrus, some sweet notes, palewheat malts, wood, some tea character, lighter bodied, good flavor, some acidity, fruity, interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (4103) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle shared, received in a trade from Errl. Thanks! Pours a hazy yellow with a white head of foam. The aroma has funky fruit, some grape, some wet wood. The taste has great acidity and fruity funk. Lighter body with a medium carbonation. This is a really great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (2073) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10265) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2706) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Pours light golden. Quite dry and refreshing. Light fruit flavors and nice sharp bright mouthfeel.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LomYst (668) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
like a belgian white wheat beer, but sour! oranges, citrus, lemon... long sour finish...

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