Lemon Meringue Pie, an American Blonde Ale by Funky Buddha Brewery

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Lemon Meringue Pie is an American Blonde Ale brewed by Funky Buddha Brewery, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a wheat beer glass from a bottle.


The Blonde pours a hazy, deep golden hue and is topped by nearly an inch-thick cap of bubbly white froth that fizzes away rapidly. Ample effervescence is observed streaming in the glass.


The aromatics are tart and sweet; combining lemon and vanilla with cracker malt.

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The palate follows the nose with lactic lemon blending with sweet vanilla and cracker malt. Mildly soured lemon peel rounds out the finish.


Its crisp feel has a medium-light body with a shade over moderate carbonation. Finishes with a mild acidity.


The Lemon Meringue Pie nicely executes its style and concept. Tart lemon and sweet vanilla are a simple pairing but it’s done well.

Recommended Pairings

Funky Buddha recommends the following food pairings with their Lemon Meringue Pie Blonde Ale: mild Edam or Monterey Jack cheeses; French-fried russet potatoes with white truffle oil; mains of angel hair pasta in a lemon-pepper cream sauce, grilled oysters, raw littleneck clams, grilled razor clams with lemon & olive oil, tabbouleh with grapefruit & mandarin wedges, Mutton Biryani, yellowtail snapper en papillote with lemon and dill, garlic and butter sautéed spinach; lemon meringue pie for dessert.

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