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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
starkmarvelo (29) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Jester King Buddha's Brew A- hazy golden straw color, very refreshing looking. Minimal white head & disappears fast. The label kicks ass. Matte label with metallic highlights. S- light funk, sugary sweetness, grapes, light fermented tea/cider aromas. T- moderate grape and lemon tartness starts up front. Bit of wheat in the middle. Finishes with an interesting creamy yogurt/cream cheese flavor and some oak notes. Has a very long lingering tart yogurt wheat flavor, almost like a taffy or a lemon tootsie roll aftertaste. Very good. Has just the right amount of tartness. Not puckering, but doesn't taste watered down either. M- moderate carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Very yogurt like. You can taste this beer long after your last sip. That lactic taste just sticks around, not in a bad way cause its very enjoyable. Pretty wet finish. O- very good stuff. As always Jester King makes interesting beer. A lot like a Berliner Weisse but with a lot of subtle, je ne sais quoi, flavors. Very refreshing, very light. Highly drinkable. I've never had Kombucha before so some of the flavors in this beer are new to me. -


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14888) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 22, 2017
Capped 750 from Corti Bros. Pours light gold with a slight, transient white head. Aroma is mildly sour, maybe pedio, with some wood and possibly citrus? Med body or nearly. Flavor is sort of light citrus/pedio. Wood is present. In one way there’s not a lot to it. In another way there’s a lot of flavors - just that it’s not easy to pin them down. It’s a good experience.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drowland (8474) - Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2017
4/2/17. 750mL bottle thanks to djd! Amber pour with a nice khaki head. Awesome aroma, tart, sour, funky. Great flavor, sour, tart, funky, some tea aspects. Delish!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12836) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Draught at Edmund’s Oast. Pours cloudy yellow with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is moderate tart and lactic acid, grape must, cracker malt and light earthy hops. Flavor is tart and lactic grape must, cracker malt, light earthy hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3622) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle shared by Sam at the G’s Christmas Eve. Nice funkiness. Stinky chees sorts of aromas. Murky yellow color. Lemon and spice working throughout.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernesto987 (5876) - Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2017
This one is off. It tasted like lemon pledge. Chemicals and cleaning supplies. Very thin nd low on the carb scale. Not enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (1723) - - DEC 26, 2016
750ml bottle. Sour lemony citrus aroma with notes of wheat malt, spicy Brett and light oak. Pours cloudy golden colored with a thin white head that has little retention or lacing. Starts with sour lemony citrus flavor with notes of wheat malt as well as a lively mouthfeel. Finishes dry and quite sour with spicy Brett funk and mild oak. Pretty good sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (7144) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to rich. Pours out a cloudy yellow topped with a white head. Nose is light citrus some tart notes and a nice sweetness. Taste is more of the nice pucker tartness citrus lemon spice and a nice end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4751) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Large shared bottle. Hazy golden body. Unusual aroma with a funky component that’s really separated from a pineapple-tropical fruit component. Moderately tart. Limited Brett and funk. High complexity. Excellent for style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4708) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2016
750 mL bottle. Cloudy gold with an average white head. Aroma is of lemon, herbal tea, bay leaf, tart, and floral. Taste is of lemon, green tea, herbal, guava, and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4956) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle. The look is cloudy, thin off white head, peach colored head. The smell is fruity, peaches, tangy, tart, and wheat. The taste is tangy, fruit, wheat, watery, and good.


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