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Barrel Aged Muy Bonita (Laird's Apple Brandy) - Funky Buddha Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

117 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 17.22%
Wants: 42
Gots: 23 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 06-28-2014)
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On tap at ChurchKey for 2014 DCBW.

A: Pours coffee black with a half finger of light brown head; good lacing and very good retention. (4.25)

S: Cinnamon-baked apple, like every apple cinnamon breakfast cereal you’ve ever had. Some red wine, though not much of the base beer. Decently appealing, though. (4.25)

T: Loads of apple and cinnamon, a decent dose of red wine/boozy brandy. Moderate sweetness carries through and sticks around on the palate for quite a while. Kind of a Coke float aspect (cola and vanilla) as it warms. (4.25)

M: Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Nice and velvety texture. (4.5)

O: Nice flavors which are pretty well integrated. But the sweetness and novelty factor limit how much of this I could reasonably drink and still enjoy. This displays essentially none of the base beer. (4)

pmarlowe, Aug 21, 2014
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the Brewery. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown. Nice white head. Thick collar and some wisps.

Smell - Apples. Lots of cinnamon and other apple pie spices. Light oak, but it's tough to distinguish the barrel from the flavor of the beer. Lots of caramel.

Taste - Sweet up front. Candied apple. Caramel. Lots of spices. A little oak. Vanilla. Really spicy in the finish.

Mouthfeel - It's very sweet. Medium heavy. Medium carbonation

Overall - It's very sweet, but very good.

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Poured on tap into a snifter at Churchkey DC as part of DC beer week. Listed as Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Muy Bonita.

Deep walnut brown, surprising to maintain just a hint of brown cause it is quite dark. Simple tan collar, and some spotted lacing while drinking.

The bouquet on this beer is nuts. A great example of making the barrel give the spirit life. Huge notes of soft and warm apple brandy, large cinnamon, and can you believe there is even pie crust on this thing? Nutmeg, a hint of roasted coffee slightly. Like a piece of fresh baked apple pie, warm and inviting. Insane. Only thing is that it tends to not remind me of beer.

The palate brings the accolades. Much from hinted nose bringing flavors of coffee, and of course apple pie. Sweet nutmeg and cinnamon spices are all over this thing. Starts off with a milk and creamy texture, almost giving some vanilla sweetness on the finish. Crusty dough on the palate to match. Mouthfeel starts off impressive, but gets into much stronger sweetness and fizzy quality. An odd sense of cola aftertaste comes out as the body gets much lighter oddly.

Yikes this thing is downright some other creation. Really impressive, but the mouthfeel strangely gives way to other flavors. What a bizarre and intriguing beer, if that is what this even is? My only minor complaint it hardly reminds me of beer.

smakawhat, Aug 21, 2014
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Barrel Aged Muy Bonita (Laird's Apple Brandy) from Funky Buddha Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.