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This was the last beer that I had at The Pour House. Funky Buddha has recently expanded their offerings to bottles, so I see more of them in the Philly area now. Let’s see how this one was.

sweetpotato

ABV: 7.9%

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Strong Ale with Sweet Potatoes, Vanilla, and Spices.
Drop the dressing and ditch the pumpkin, Sweet Potato Casserole is fresh out of the oven and ready to party. This fall treat is just like moms used to make – only if moms had penchant for gooey marshmallow, fall spices, and gobs of sweet potato cavorting in one sinful glass. Bottoms up.”

Random: This came in at 30 IBUs.

The beer poured with half a finger of off-white head. It went away quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was slightly hazy and copper-colored with a lot of carbonation visible. The nose was filled with cinnamon, nutmeg and burnt marshmallows. There was also a touch of sweet potato and butter. The taste had the same spices as the nose, imparting, nutmeg, cinnamon and butter. Allspice came through too. The alcohol was present, but was quickly covered up by the burnt marshmallow note. Sweet potato came through next. The body was on the medium side with a lot of carbonation to it. It had a lengthy finish with marshmallow. I enjoyed this beer, especially since it was a unique take on a pumpkin beer and I loved the marshmallow flavor. If you see this bottle in the Fall, grab one. You won’t be disappointed.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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Funky Buddha is now getting distribution to Philadelphia. I have tried a bunch of their beers, but didn’t know they made a blood orange beer. I haven’t found a blood orange beer that I’ve truly enjoyed, so I hope this one changes my mind.

moromoro

ABV: 7%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “More Moro Blood Orange IPA is back! We ceremoniously slaughtered heaps of crimson-fleshed ‘Moro’ fruit to retrieve its delicious ichor, and then blended it with caramel malts and grapefruity hops to produce the sticky, citrus blast that we crave. Oranges: you’re on notice.”

Random: This is a March to May seasonal beer.

The beer poured with a half a finger of white head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy orange color with light carbonation visible. The nose was everything that I’ve ever wanted from a blood orange beer. It was filled with fresh squeezed blood orange juice and grass. I couldn’t pick up more from the nose. The taste even better. It was the same fresh blood orange juice. It also had a Campari note with grass. There was pine sap as well, but it still let the citrus shine. The body was light with high carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with blood orange rind. I got a bottle for $2.77, which came to $.23 per ounce. This beer was easily the best blood orange beer that I ever tried. I will be getting a few more six-packs of this without a doubt.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

This was the last beer that I had at Monk’s for Philly Beer Week. This was another one that I was really excited to try. The last one was absolutely amazing, so I had high hopes for this one as well.

ABV: 5%

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “The passion fruit is round to oval, either yellow or dark purple at maturity, with a soft to firm, juicy interior filled with numerous seeds. The fruit is both eaten and juiced; passion fruit juice is often added to other fruit juices to enhance the aroma. The two types of passion fruit have clearly differing exterior appearances. The bright yellow variety of passion fruit, which is also known as the Golden Passion Fruit, can grow up to the size of a grapefruit, has a smooth, glossy, light and airy rind, and has been used as a rootstock for the Purple Passion Fruit in Australia. The dark purple passion fruit is smaller than a lemon, though it is less acidic than the yellow passion fruit, and has a richer aroma and flavour. It tastes like lemons, guava and pineapple combined.”

Random: Date Night is an absolutely hilarious movie. I love anything with Tina Fey in it.

This brew poured with a two finger white head that dissipated rather quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy yellow color. There was no visible carbonation due to the color. The nose was amazing. It was filled with fresh passionfruit. The taste was just as amazing. It was fruit and tart and really bright. It went down really easily. The body was thin with high carbonation. It had a long finish with a lot of tartness. This was insanely complex. I would have this one again in a second. Absolutely amazing.

Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0

The last event that Katie and I headed to (after grabbing some ice cream) was one at Monk’s for Funky Buddha. I had heard a lot about their beers and I tend to really like Berliner Weissbiers, and as I found out, so does Katie. So, we managed to try a few of their offerings. This was the first one.

ABV: 4%

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Key lime pie is an American dessert made of key lime juice, egg yolks, and sweetened condensed milk in a pie crust. The traditional Conch version uses the egg whites to make a meringue topping. The dish is named after the small key limes (Citrus aurantifolia ‘Swingle’) that are naturalized throughout the Florida Keys. While their thorns make them less tractable, and their thin yellow rind more perishable, key limes are more tart and aromatic than the common Persian limes seen year round in most U.S. grocery stores.”

Random: I’ve never had a lime flavored craft beer.

This brew poured with a two finger white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy yellow color with no visible carbonation due to the color. The nose was amazing. It smelled just like key lime pie. I got lime and cinnamon. The taste was just as amazing. It had lots of bright lemon citrus with lime and cinnamon. There was also some clove as well with graham cracker. The body was light with high carbonation. The finish was lengthy with citrus lime and cinnamon. I love this brew. This beer was amazeballs. I would have this again in a second. It was so unique. I’ve never had a brew like this. Find this, immediately.

Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0