Funky Buddha Brewery Reviews




vtafro
3.9
Funky Buddha Lemon Meringue Pie
Bottle. Yellow pour with tan head. Sweet and tart lemon aromas. Sweet lemon tart notes, pie and tartness.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Ericular
3.8
Funky Buddha Hop Gun IPA
Pine and citrus. On tap in a sketchy neighborhood. Smooth with a nice finish. Mild overall.
Monday, July 25, 2016

dmac
3.9
Funky Buddha Barrel-Aged Chocwork Orange
Bomber via IPA trade. Poured a pitch black medium to slightly thicker body with a dark tan foamy head. Aroma is rich deep orange chocolate candy, roastiness and a hint of booze. Flavor mimics the aroma plus some vanilla and wood from the bourbon barrel. Solid beer for sure.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

AirForceHops
4
Funky Buddha Nikolai Vorlauf Russian Imperial Stout
22 oz. bottle, thanks to Chalumeaux for his number 1000th rating! Aroma is real nice. Aroma and flavor go hand-in-hand.

Flavor is cocoa, dry roast, sweet melted chocolate. Has a creamy lactose mouthfeel. Very nice texture. Body is fuller with a nice chewy hint from the oats. The hops are just over run by a sweetness over load. Nicely crafted but I am so happy that Clark pointed out the fact it was Brewer with lactose sugar, Good save man!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

ClarkVV
3.7
Funky Buddha Nikolai Vorlauf Russian Imperial Stout
Bomber, undated, shared by TJ for his 1,000th rating on 7/24/16. Thanks and congrats, glad to be a part of this tasting group!
Tan head runs to the edges atop a dark mahogany body with high clarity.
Does not smell overdone. Lots of grape, prune, plum and dark chocolate. Hey, this has lactose in it. Has a strong grape element, with lots of grain and deep, dark chocolate. Rather weak nose, is my only real regret but there’s no alcohol or flaw, that’s for sure.
Rich, chocolate and grape notes remind more of an English style Impy. Very pruney with cocoa, vanilla and lots of acidity on the end. Nice creamy thickness but not overly sweet. Very light lactic character to it with lingering prune and cacao. Some ashiness and lots of acidity. Pales in comparison to Wide Awake, but it’s still a very competent beer and not a sugar bomb.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Chalumeaux
4.2
Funky Buddha Nikolai Vorlauf Russian Imperial Stout
Poured from bottle thanks Dchmela for my 1000th rate. Deep brown mahogany with a nice mocha head. Aromas of sweet dark fruity malt chocolate vanilla and hint of bourbon. Taste is rich and creamy chocolate vanilla oats mild roasted malt. Very well done. Would like to try the barrel aged version.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

WillRunForBeer
3.9
Funky Buddha Nikolai Vorlauf Russian Imperial Stout
10:30am. Bomber shared by Chalumeaux for his 1000th rate! Thanks and congratulations! Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, dark coffee, roast. Flavor is dark chocolate, dark coffee, slightly astringent bitterness in the finish. Nice mouthfeel.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

chinchill
4
Funky Buddha Nib Smuggler Chocolate Milk Porter
12 oz bottle from Florida served in a goblet. This is a classic dessert beer. It’s sweet but not cloying, with a very strong influence of cocoa nibs and moderate vanilla bean. The aroma features cocoa, subtle vanilla, dark bread, and a hint of coffee. Overall: Good balance, lots of flavor and an enticing aroma. Worth seeking out.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

pineypower
3.8
Funky Buddha Barrel-Aged Chocwork Orange
Bottle, thanks to Dave. Pours out a darker cola color with a small off white head. Aroma is of some barrel, chocolate covered oranges, light alcohol. Taste is solid, nice smooth body, chocolate, citrusy oranges, light sweet cream notes, mild oaky barrel, lingering zesty orange and light alcohol warmth.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Ed5388
3.7
Funky Buddha Barrel-Aged Chocwork Orange
22oz bomber shared by Dave. Pours black with a small foamy dark tan head. Aroma of sweet orange pulp and zest and chocolate malts. Aroma is basically chocolate covered oranges. Taste black malts, milk chocolate, orange zest, orange pulp, hints or bourbon, earth, and wood.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

AdamChandler
3.9
Funky Buddha Wide Awake It’s Morning
black with brown edges Smells like a coffee milkshake with marshmallow added. the middle to ending is just so effing loaded up with coffee it’s ridiculous. no bacon (if there is any?) but a ton of coffee. at first you just get this fudge bomb. how is that floridians are making good porters? it’s not sane at all.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

smith4498
3.8
Funky Buddha 3 Years & Brewing
Rating #3500. Pours hazy pale straw color with white head. Aromas of lemon, grapefruit, and mango. Moderately bitter grapefruit rind flavor with lemon and sweet mango. Medium body with lively carbonation.
Friday, July 22, 2016

JStax
4.4
Funky Buddha Wide Awake It’s Morning
Bottle shared at RBSG. The beer is a dark brown with no head. Aroma has coffee, chocolate, toffee, and maple. Sweet and roasty. Big body and medium carbonation. Thick mouthfeel.
Friday, July 22, 2016

wchesser
3.9
Funky Buddha Wide Awake It’s Morning
Bottle from jtclockwork-thanks, James! Pours dark and thick as you’d expect. Nose is massive maple syrup and not much else. Taste starts with massive maple syrup followed by a bitter roasted coffee, finishing sweet with more maple syrup. Not sure I get the bacon, but there is a smokiness to it. Very rich and hard to finish. More maple syrup than I’ve ever had from a beer but ultimately too much and somewhat disjointed.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Tstamba
4
Funky Buddha Last Snow Porter
DLD taster. Dark brown withe tan head. Beautiful chocolate covered coconut dream... Absolutely delicious... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ferris
4
Funky Buddha Wide Awake It’s Morning
Bottle - Coffee, maple syrup and some roast. Jet black with a light brown head. Coffee, maple sweetness and a long rich finish. Wonderful.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Samact
3.7
Funky Buddha Last Snow Porter
Arômes de coconut et de café qui émanent de mon verre. Ca promet. Cependant, le corps en bouche est beaucoup trop mince. Cela rend les saveurs de coconut et de café beaucoup moins présentes qu’au nez. Dommage je m’attendais à beaucoup plus de cette bière...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Finhead
3.7
Funky Buddha Hop Gun IPA
Hazy, copper pour with a white head. The aroma has pine and citrus notes. It has medium texture with average carbonation. The taste is bittersweet with an easy finish.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
3.7
Funky Buddha More Moro Blood Orange IPA
12oz bottle pours out a cloudy orange topped with a small white head. Nose is candy tangerine some gummy sugar coated orange slices. Taste is more of the big candy sweetness orange juice kick.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

SpongeRuiner
4
Funky Buddha The Love Below
Bottle from a trade. Nice bourbon nose. Really good chocolate covered cherry flavor. The wine backing has a nice presence.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

koleminer20
3.8
Funky Buddha Lemon Meringue Pie
From notes. Enjoyed at Doug’s house on July 04 for the first beer I’ve brewed with him! 22 oz bottle. The pour is a light hazy golden blonde color with a larger white head that falls down quickly. The aroma is surprisingly good. There is a tart lemin and a good creaminess up front, and it moves through a light graham cracker and a light vanilla on the finish. The flavor is just how you want it to taste. There is a great tart lemon and a nice creaminess. The vanilla and graham cracker make this taste like a damn pie in a glass. The mouth feel is thin and light with an excellent carbonation and a lovely tar, creamy lemon lingering on forever. This is pretty damn good!
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

haukur
3.7
Funky Buddha Hop Stimulator
Draft. Orange copper color. Small or no head. Loads of resins, pine in the aroma. Sticky mouthfeel. Long hoppy finish. Slight burn. Heavy
Monday, July 18, 2016

Palme
3.3
Funky Buddha No Crusts
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. This is a soft clouded deep amber almost a little brown looking one with a nice quickly sidesticking and lacing beige head. It smells like soft fruits, fruity fresh raspberries and strawberry jam. Some wood also in here. It tastes quite nice. Soft wood dry with some strong tartness I’m having problems identifying. A blend of sour cherries and raspberries? Almost a little astringent. Lots of raspberries toward the finish with that little sour tone making it interesting. Quite decent this. A fruity one and really different! 03.05.2014
Monday, July 18, 2016

JaBier
4.4
Funky Buddha Wide Awake It’s Morning
Bottle shared by a friend. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of maple, vanilla, chocolate and bacon. Malty and caramelly flavor with maple and slight bacon before a chocolate and roast finish.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

JaBier
4.2
Funky Buddha Double Brown Ale - French Toast
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear brown pour with a thick beige head. Aroma of maple, cinnamon and malt. Cinnamon, maple and caramel flavor with a slightly roasty finish. Excellent.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

SpringsLicker
3.5
Funky Buddha Hop Stimulator
Bottle from Publix. Hazy gold with a generous white head. Tropical fruit, citrus hop aroma. The flavor has a lot of malt but it balances out with big hop bitterness.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

JaBier
4.2
Funky Buddha Barrel-Aged Chocwork Orange
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of orange, malt, chocolate and booze. Malty and chocolatey flavor with orange accents before a sweet whiskey finish.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

ChadPolenz
4.8
Funky Buddha Floridian Hefeweizen
2015 BJCP Category: 10A Weissbier

AROMA: Potent Bavarian yeast esters of banana and clove; wheat imparts bready aroma. Some orange sherbet scent in the background. 11/12

APPEARANCE: Hazy amber/orange, but translucent. Effervescent carbonation visible. Large, white, froth laces and retains well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Moderately strong banana bread flavor throughout (wheat + esters). Clove is prominent as well and imparts a light peppery sensation. Faint orange juice concentrate as it finishes. Hops are used sparingly and complement the natural spicy sensation. Each sip is delicious. 19/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body with a nice viscosity. Mouthfeel is soft, comfortable and smooth. Effervescent but too thick to be crisp like a lager. Aftertaste is mostly clean with minor banana flavor. Very refreshing and easily quaffed. 5/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Probably the best hefeweizen being made in the USA today and better than many German brews of the style. A near perfect beer. 10/10

TOTAL SCORE: 48/50

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

cheap
3
Funky Buddha Wide Awake It’s Morning
Bottle at RBSG PGH 2016, big thanks to Beerman6686! Good strong beer from the start. Big black coffee color. Has a very good coffee attitude without any of the ill effects that are so common in most coffee beers. Would never know this is 10% because of the smooth well made black coffee attitude. Half way through I start to get some smooth chocolate in there as well. I’m not usually a fan for anything imperial, but I found this to be quite enjoyable, thanks Dan!
Sunday, July 17, 2016

burg326
3.9
Funky Buddha Lemon Meringue Berliner Weisse
Poured a light golden yellow color with aromas of tart lemons, light vanilla, marshmallows and some light hay. Flavors are lemon pie with light vanilla, light tartness, could drink this stuff for days and not get tired.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Travlr
3.8
Funky Buddha Wide Awake It’s Morning
Bottle at RBSG PGH 2016. Clear brown color. Aroma of briwnies dipped in coffee. Taste is coffee and cocoa, sweet maple. Nice.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

jhliesen
3.3
Funky Buddha Hop Stimulator
Bottle--poured a light copper with little head and no lacing. Aroma was malt with very, very little citrus. Taste is mostly malt and caramel with a touch of citrus-grapefruit. The finish has no smack. Could be an old bottle, but you didn’t get much of double IPA feel. Produce place.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

geologyguy
3.2
Funky Buddha More Moro Blood Orange IPA
Good orange smell... appearance has floaties so that’s cool...lighty sweet taste...low hops...nice...in st Augustine with Andy, Ashley and john
Saturday, July 16, 2016

BiddleBrau
4
Funky Buddha Wide Awake It’s Morning
Bomber from AK. Thick, syrupy and jet black and limited tan head. Aroma wafts through the room. Maple syrupy sweetness in the nose. Roasty and burnt with the maple syrup sweet profile. Very hearty with bitter chocolate bite. This is a meal best shared and enjoyed with friends. There is a cloying aftertaste from the coffee that makes this not as too notch as others have rated it. Alcohol also becomes noticeable as this warms.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Desverger
4.2
Funky Buddha Morning Wood
Tap@Himmeriget during CBC beer week, Copenhagen - pours black with a tan head. Sweet and roasted malty aroma and taste with rich decadent chocolate, coffee, caramel and fudge and maple sweetness, some vanilla, bourbon soaked infused wooden notes, rich and complex beer, gorgeous!
Saturday, July 16, 2016

italianjohn
3.6
Funky Buddha More Moro Blood Orange IPA
Hazy golden orange pour with a thin quickly receding white head .... Aroma of sweet oranges, earthy, grapefruit, def can smell the flesh of oranges and caramel malt .... taste is earthy, oranges, sweet and of orange pith, grapefruits and caramel malts .... Has some bitter dry hop to it .... Sweet orange finish ... Has candied orange to it ... Finish has a light bitterness, candied orange and caramel malt .... Decent brew has the natural angle and some orange slice candy to it as well
Thursday, July 14, 2016

_angst_
3.9
Funky Buddha Last Snow Porter
Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler. Pours blackish dark brown with a fairly big frothy pale mocha head that leaves some thick lacing on the glass while dissiapting. Smell is malty and nutty with roasted malts, roasted coconut, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, moist soil and bounty bar. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter, malty and nutty. Mouthfeel is soft, round, velvety and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and tiny bitter with roasted malts, dark chocolate bounty bar and moist soil. Love how it packs so much flavour while still being soft and drinkable. Very enjoyable. Candy beer, sure, but that’s some damn tasty candy.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

rlgk
3.8
Funky Buddha Last Snow Porter
Bottle at TradeBookCon #04 160714. Opaque black beer with a nice beige head. Heavy coconut aroma, vanilla, grapes, milk chocolate, creamy, some spices. Heavy coconut flavor, spicy, raisins, vanilla, roasted notes, milk chocolate, some hay, some warming alcohol. Nice but a bit too heavy on thr coconuts.
Thursday, July 14, 2016

phaleslu
4.3
Funky Buddha Wide Awake It’s Morning
32 oz. crowler from Homer321 - huge thanks, Sean! Pours a deep, hazy dark brown color with a moderate tan head that settles into a ring and little galaxy of film while leaving spots of lace in the glass. Loads of the main features here - maple, brown sugar, and coffee, in particular, with backing smoke, vanilla, cocoa, and tobacco. Medium-plus bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sticky, mildly roasty mouthfeel. Like the recent experience I had with ManBearPig, this one needs its own glass for the evening or everything else is going to smell like it going forward. And like other Funky Buddha crazy beers, it absolutely delivers on what it promises. Fun stuff.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

yourilevesque
3.2
Funky Buddha Triple Tripel (Barrel-Aged Triple Lindy)
Dégustée en compagnie d’Alexandre. Désolé pour ce sombre cadeau de fête mec. Look ordinaire de tripel, peut-être un peu plus ambré que la tripel coutumière, mais sans rien de plus. Mousse presque absente, look huileux. Un nez des plus ordinaires pour une bière d’une brasserie qui ne propose habituellement jamais rien d’ordinaire. Dominance de Brandy, de pomme rouge, de baril ayant contenu de l’alcool et de levures belges. Comme c’est ordinaire. En bouche le liquide est huileux, moyennement effervescent, très très mielleux, ponctué par une touche brettée mal définie et décousue. Je m’attendais, avec un tel nom et une telle description y retrouver la complexité d’un triple barils. Je ne suis que dans le brandy et la levure belge. Le drain a également trouvé cette bière très ordinaire.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

anders37
3.5
Funky Buddha Hop Stimulator
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a clear yellow golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter peachy flavor. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter finish.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Klimaet
4.1
Funky Buddha Double Brown Ale - French Toast
Tap @ Mikkeller and Friends. Pours clear reddish dark brown with a big fluffy offwhite head. Aromas of insane maple, toffee, fudge, cocoa, dark fruits, nuts, cinnamon, vanilla. Wow! Taste has maple, toffee, dark fruits, some bitter fruits, citrus, nuts, cinnamon, vanilla. Not as good as the aroma but still insanely delicious.
Monday, July 11, 2016

HonusWagner
4.3
Funky Buddha 2014 entitALEd
Mbcp 2016. A big adjunct stout with a lot of roasty coffee goodness. It’s not life-altering but it was one of the better beers I had that day.
Sunday, July 10, 2016

PhillyBeer2112
3.8
Funky Buddha Hop Stimulator
For as much as I hate on these guys for their kitchen sink monstrosities, they know how to make a hoppy beer. Decadent hop nose. Big citrus, less resin, baked pineapple, some perfume/floral element. Full palate, somewhat cookie-ish, lightly toffee’d breadiness. Skirting that is a dense resinous hop flavor profile. Carbonic bite at the finish is the main weakness. Lingering tannic bitterness.
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Ericular
3.8
Funky Buddha Floridian Hefeweizen
Banana, clove, apricot, moderate spice, Fresh, nice gold with lasting white head. Tasty!
Saturday, July 09, 2016

deanso
4.2
Funky Buddha Wide Awake It’s Morning
Bottle shared. No head. Clear black pour. Lots of coffee and maple syrup. Very good.
Saturday, July 09, 2016

Homer321
3.7
Funky Buddha 3 Years & Brewing
Bottle to snifter. An enthusiastic pfffft on opening. Almost a gusher. Nose is tropical with an underlying catty note from the mango.oderste citrus find as well. Mango dominates the nose. Cloudy gold with large white head. Taste is almost all mango with lighter citrus underneath. Just short of juicy hop flavor. Dry but not astringent finish. Damn solid. I guess $13 for 22oz of IPA wasn’t too bad in this case.
Friday, July 08, 2016

Meilby
4.2
Funky Buddha The Love Below
Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends, København
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, oak, vanilla, brown sugar, coffee and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, dark chocolate, brown sugar, oak, vanilla and coffee finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Meilby
3.8
Funky Buddha Muy Bonita
Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends, København
Pours hazy amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol and apples. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, dried fruity, vanilla, caramel, chocolate and apple finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Meilby
3.8
Funky Buddha Blueberry Cobbler
Draught @ Himmeriget, København
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, blueberry, spices, yeast and funk. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long funky, blueberry and yeasty finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

Friday, July 08, 2016