Lemon Meringue Pie

American Blonde Ale Funky Buddha Brewery


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.


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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About the American Blonde Ale

The American Blonde Ale is often the least complicated style offered by a brewery. As such, it’s easy to drink and approachable. It’s a refreshing brew with a clean palate that lacks any harsh or challenging flavors. It’s a preferred offering by many smaller breweries that don’t produce lagers.