French Toast - Funky Buddha Brewery

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213 Ratings
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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.01%
Wants: 148
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Alieniloquium on 01-11-2014

double brown ale with cinnamon and maple syrup
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Ratings: 213 | Reviews: 12
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.27/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

At Bainbridge Barrel House in Philly during Philly Beer Week, "Florida Brunch".

Looks deep and still, like an oil spill. No head or bubbles or carbonation.

Smells like cheap cinnamon buns from Penn Station, artificial flavors, some spice and third-rate state fair. Marshmallow and plenty of sugar.

Taste: follows nose, all cinnamon, dough, sprinkled sugar and roasted poblano pepper. Burnt bits from the oven. The spicy, dry finish is unpleasant.

Mouthfeel: Super low carbonation, overpowering cinnamon/spice feel, driness all around... ouch

Overall: this was dislilke at first at sip. It was a chore to drink.

Photo of Rifugium
4.22/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Churchville Inn.

Dark brown body, nearly opaque, topped with a small layer of brown bubbles. The aroma on this...it's a hard five, hands down. If I was blindfolded and presented this, and an actual plate of French toast, I probably wouldn't be able to distinguish between the two. The taste fell a bit short of the aroma, but all the basic elements were still there. Nutty and leafy, raw cinnamon, nutmeg, dry toasted malts, grain husks, some bitterness in the finish. Brown ales typical come across a little thin in the mouthfeel to me, and this was no exception. Appropriate for the style, but always leaves me wanting a little more. Very nice overall, and that aroma...

Photo of mjdrn
3.6/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Too syrupy! Maple smell and taste too strong

Photo of thegerm87
3.31/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

It is what they say it is... Drinkable but simple and unbalanced. Interesting though!

Photo of MrMonotone69
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this at MBCP day. Nice

Photo of lawsonciv
4.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is absolutely the best smelling, and spot on taste and smell I have ever had from any beer.

Photo of jlindros
4.89/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Huge huge huge thanks to rudzud for one of my top 10 beers of all time easily.

Nice creamy darker colored 1/2 finger head, great fluffy lacing, pitch black beer.

Nose is just pure fresh roast, pure magic, cinnamon, nutmeg, little raisin even, little eggy, bread, bread crust, and tons of maple syrupy. Little butter, brown sugar, caramel malts, toasty brown malts, etc. I cannot stress how amazing this smells, def one of if not THE best beer I've ever smelled.

Taste brown sugar eggy raisin cinnamon nutmeg French toast, buttery, not Vermont maple syrupy like the aunt jemima stuff, so much cinnamon, bread, egg custard, little nutmeg, semi sweet candy malt, little brown sugar and caramel malts keep it in the beer realm. Finish adds a bit of bitterness and lots more French toast.

Mouth is med bod, Mild syrupy, nice carb, small hint of booze.

Overall... it's so much more than I expected, way beyond anything I could have thought in a beer, like a cinnamon raisin bread toasted and soaked overnight in egg wash with cinnamon and nutmeg, then drenched in buttery maple syrup. So so so friggen good. I wish I could just get an unlimited supply of this amazing beast!

Photo of rudzud
4.87/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Split with JLindros and Threelions.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown with a light mocha head that left thin lacing.

S - Yah, this should be an 11. Aromas of maple syrup, eggy bread, melted butter, Cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar. Listen, this is french toast, end of story.

T - Taste is absurd. Glorious maple syrup, wonderful egg custard, vanilla, cinnamon raison toast, wonderful wonderful bread notes. The best french toast is nothing compared to this beer. This tastes just like that.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly boozy and syrupy. Very full.

O - Overall this beer was absurdly good, shocking how much flavor they get in this.

Photo of JulioH
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Classic Funky Buddha! This beer pours a dark liquid, with little to none foam. Smells of vanilla, maple syrup, nutmeg, all very strong scents. Tastes like a liquid French toast. A little bit of alcohol is felt behind the syrupy liquid. Taste like maple syrup, vanilla, nutmeg, malt. Thick and syrupy mouth feel, sticky.

Great beer, but filling.

Photo of dar482
4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a light brown color.

The aroma has tons of aggressive sweet maple syrup sweetness. An extremely vibrant and real smell.

The flavor follows with that syrup in the front, a sweet caramel breadiness in the middle. The beer in general is a bit thin on mouthfeel and flavor.

The beer hits the aroma quite spot on, but flavor is not exactly there. Still different and exciting though.

Photo of jaasen64
4.08/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

6oz serving in a plastic cup at MBCP Day. This was the secret beer, to get it you had to ask a guy named Don "What's for Breakfast"

A- Pours a dark brown with some slight translucency, just a thin off-white head forms that fades at a moderate pace leaving some light lacing.

S- Burnt sugar, cinnamon, maple syrup, toasted malts, nice aroma strength. They absolutely nailed the French toast aroma in the beer, couldn't be more perfect with the maple syrup coming out nicely with the burnt sugars.

T- Cinnamon, thin maple syrup, burnt sugars, a bit of a brown ale aspect, light flavor of toast- tastes sort of like French Toast Crunch Cereal. Tasty but the flavors don't come out as nicely as in the nose, still flavorful and unique though.

M- Fairly thin, fairly low carbonation, very drinkable. This beer wasn't nearly as creamy as MBCP which I had right after. In my opinion this is the shortcoming of the beer and one of the reasons why this beer isn't quite as good as MBCP.

O- This beer was very unique and was a great surprise addition to the MBCP day draft lineup fitting right in with the breakfast theme. Like all Funky Buddha beers they absolutely nailed the unique gimmicky aspect of the beer capturing the French toast part of it perfectly. While I didn't enjoy this beer quite as much as MBCP it definitely is worth trying at least for the unique factor.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.59/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery. Served in a plastic cup.

Appearance - Brown body. Small khaki head. Mostly just a hefty collar.

Smell - Tons of maple syrup. Nutmeg. Cinnamon. Smells like French toast.

Taste - Very strong spice character. Cinnamon overwhelms everything. Maple flavor lends a sweetness. Toasty malt behind it. A little nutmeg.

Mouthfeel - Grainy rather than creamy and sweet. Medium body.

Overall - A little strong on the spice, but tasty. Not as spot on their other treatments.

French Toast from Funky Buddha Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.