Funky Buddha Vibin’

Happy Sunday Funday ya’ll! This weekend I was doing more adult things than I care to on my days off, but it comes with the territory. I was supposed to try and brew my first five gallon batch, but I simply ran out of time. I’m shooting to do a stout next weekend though. I also was able to bottle my New England IPA (F*#! The IPA-triots) and it will be ready for the first Saturday of college football! Needless to say, I needed something easy on the palate, so I picked up a Florida brew from Funky Buddha called Vibin’ because it said it’s a “groovable lager.” Not sure what that means, but I’m down to try something new!

IMG_4209Appearance:If you poured this side by side with a Busch or Bud heavy, the only difference you would see is a thicker head on the macrobrews. It’s a deep gold with a ton of carbonation, but a suspicious lack of head.

Aroma: I’m getting a ton of grassy and bready malts on the nose. It’s bright, crisp, and refreshing without being too heavy.

Taste: Just like the aroma, it is bright and crisp with biscuity malts and a touch of lemongrass. I can definitely groove on a few of these beachside or while grilling out. At 5%, it’s not going to put you out of commission too quickly either!

Value: It’s your typical craft six pack price. My one knock on these sessionable style beers is that they’re way too expensive to session.

Overall: I’d give this a solid 6/10. It has good flavor, isn’t too heavy, and overall fits the Florida summer life. I really enjoy this but I don’t feel I can rate it any higher because of the price point and the fact it doesn’t push any boundaries. Don’t take anything away from it, as it is a good beer, but it doesn’t make my cut for greatness.

Until next time, tight lines and cheers!

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