No Crusts - Funky Buddha Brewery

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371 Ratings
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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 250
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: dimenhetfield on 06-11-2011)
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Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Casey or this bottle. Nice dark brown with light lacing. The smell is as described, peanut butter and jelly. Peanuts is stronger than the jelly which is more hidden. Taste is roasty, buttery, with a light tropical jelly taste. Lighter mouthfeel than would have expected but still good. Overall the beer delivers as expected for a specialty beer. Would gladly drink this again and recommend for those who seek the unique styles.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Growler pour at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a murky dark honey brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, peanut butter, jelly, and bread aromas. Taste is much the same with peanut and jelly flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a spot on peanut butter and jelly sandwich aroma that doesn't exactly translate the same to the taste.

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -28.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Thorpe429
2.73/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Churchkey. Served in a mini snifter. Pours a moderate brown color with a short head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries some peanut butter and jelly. Surprise, surprise. The peanut butter component takes over, with just a bit of berry in the background. Flavor has mild fruit and more peanut. A bit one-dimensional, and not my favorite dimension at that. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Just okay.

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -28.7%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of brentk56
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: The Cola brown-colored liquid is capped by tan foam; leaves a decent amount of lacing behind

Smell: Grape jelly with peanut butter underneath

Taste: The grape jelly starts out the flavor profile, with the peanut butter coming by mid-palate; nicely balanced in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Really enjoyed the way this comes together in the finish, balancing out both the peanut butter and jelly elements; as unusual a beer as you will find

Photo of mikesgroove
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

dark brown pour, just menacing looking with a huge tan head that just towered over the top of the glass. Fading slowly it left behind tons of side glass lacing and a huge amount of spider like webs. Aroma was sweet and spicy at the same time. Notes of rye, brown sugar, molasses like touches and hints of coffee are all coming through very clearly. Each sip now seem to get a bit more complex then the one before it, really very well done here. Rich chocolate notes blending well now with huge malts and a touch of rye that are just fantastic. Light suagry finish with a touch of hops in the back, just enough to push it over the edge for me. ABV is very well hidden and had no issues at all with polishing this one off.

Photo of Knapp85
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured out as a really nice looking brown color with a light tan head on top. The smell of the beer was loaded with Peanuts Butter aromas and some minimal grains. The taste of the beer was just out of this world really. I can't stress the fact that this beer tastes like a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich. It's got the bread, it's the PB&J to the fullest level it possibly can. The mouthfeel is smooth and rich. Overall this beer is just great... It's something that you need to experience for yourself. I'm very glad to have tried this and I hope that one day I'll get to visit FBL to have more.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of largadeer
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Kegatron
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jlindros
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler thanks to rudzud for sharing. Re-reviewed my old review since that was a smaller pour at EBF and now I get a full review.

Pours a decent creamy brownish head hits 1/2 finger and fades at a med pace, little lacing, super dark molasses brown very very little light coming through the bottom.

Nose is huge, very aromatic and very PB&J like, even the mild bready note, some nice jelly like jammy fruit, touch grape like jelly, with a nice nutty peanut butter center, touch of a candy caramel base malt, toasted brown malt, little grainy whole wheat bread touch.

Taste starts with brown malts, candy and caramel at first, then quickly into brown sugar, that turns to the jammy mixed berry fruit, I almost even get the tannic seeds of the fruit in there like a berry preserve. Mild peanut butter in the background, nutty and creamy, litle peanut shell kinda thing. Light bready on the background, mild white bread, almost like matzah on the finish. It has a nice brown ale, actually quite a nice base caramel brown sugar brown ale base that adds these nice flavors on top. Finish is a bit bitter tannic, little brown sugar and brown malts lingering, nice brown ale, little jammy fruit, little matzah white bread lingering.

Mouth is med bod, bit creamy, bit syrupy and jammy like, nice carb too.

Overall very nice, nice jammy preserve mixed berry grape thing, nice bready notes, nice peanutbutter although I wish that was a bit more, on top of a great base beer, which is still preserved so well done!

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of oline73
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this during the EBF, I was able to have several pours.

Appearance: Pours a reddish dark amber with a finger of off white head and a good amount of retention.

Smell: Nutty and full of fresh peanut butter. There is a slight malty sweetness and a hint of fruit.

Taste: The peanut butter dominates here as well. There is some fruit showing up, but no real tartness. The malt gives this one a bready flavor that works very well with the other tastes. Tastes like a PB&J.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a dry finish that seems to be very appropriate for the flavor.

Overall: This is an awesome beer. I wouldn't want to drink it every day, but when I'm in the mood for a beer that tastes like peanut butter and jelly, this would be my go to.

Photo of MasterSki
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Jason via Casey. Must appreciated. Served in a Jester King tulip.

A - Quick-dissolving light tan foam settles to a thin ring and some filmy haze, with a bit of spotty lacing. Dark brown body with some orange highlights.

S - The aroma is mostly intense dry roasted peanuts. There is some nebulous malt sweetness peeking through the cracks, but I found this to be all about the peanut butter. Perhaps a bit of toasted bread in there as well. Smells delicious in any case.

T - The taste has a bit more of the advertised jelly, but it's not particularly evocative of a specific fruit. My wife though apricots maybe, but it's not the typical raspberry, strawberry, or grape you'd find on a sandwich. Still tons of peanut goodness, along with some sugary notes and perhaps a hint of chocolate from the brown ale base. Doesn't quite have the same intensity as the aroma, but still very good.

M - Medium-light body that is slightly gritty (from the peanuts?). Zesty carbonation, and a clean crisp finish. Reminds you that this isn't very high in alcohol.

D - It's a gimmicky, but an excellent one. Much better than Short's PB&J or Uber Goober. I'm curious to see how this will age, as I can imagine the intense peanut aroma fading quickly. I was sad about how fast we finished the bottle and wish that I had bottle of my own. Hopefully Funky Buddha will make more down the road.

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of drabmuh
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer on tap at Churchkey, I've been avoiding these Funky Buddha reviews since I did not enjoy the event very much at all and the beers were generally mediocre or worse, the most surprising and best thing about this beer by far was the aroma. Nailed it fellows, smells like a peanut butter sandwich. The rest? eh...Also at the time of this review, this is #5 on the "Top Beers - American Brown Ale" list on beeradvocate.com. I was quite excited to try this.

Beer is dirty brown and dark with a lazy off white head of small bubbles, some lacing, moderate carbonation, looks OK.

Aroma is a peanut butter sandwich, a lot of nuts, interesting, sweet. Nailed it.

Beer tastes like peanuts, salt and dirt. Nope, not loving it. I get it but not every concept makes for a good beer. Too much peanut, too much salt, too much of everything. There is already a Short's brewing company out there making horrible beers, give up.

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