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Sweet Potato Casserole - Funky Buddha Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

52 Reviews
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Reviews: 52
Hads: 307
Avg: 3.99
pDev: 24.56%
Wants: 53
Gots: 77 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States | website

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer | 7.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: scottyshades on 10-05-2012

Drop the dressing and ditch the pumpkin, Sweet Potato Casserole is fresh out of the oven and ready to party. This fall treat is just like moms used to make - only if moms had penchant for gooey marshmallow, fall spices, and gobs of sweet potato cavorting in one sinful glass. Bottoms up.

Food pairings suggestions:
Turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, and gravy. Pecan pie. Roast pork loin. Salisbury steak. Corned beef hash. Pumpkin pancakes with walnuts and maple syrup.
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Reviews: 52 | Hads: 307
Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.7/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has a very murky golden look with a very little white head. I could smell a something sweet to it. Probably marshmallows. You can taste a hint of sweet potatoes mixed with cinnamon.

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.64/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Probably my biggest surprise this season. I don't typically enjoy sweet potatoes, but damn I just hadn't tried them the right way. I will look forward to this every Fall, probably even more than most of my favorite pumpkin beers.

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Photo of Puckboy99
4.54/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I LOVE sweet potato casserole, so I couldn't wait to try this (THANKS Total Wine & Beer guy that suggested
this !). REALLY tastes like liquid sweet potato casserole. A little sweet, but super tasty !

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Photo of scottyshades
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Funky Buddha 10/4. Leftover from their 2nd Anniversary Celebration

A: Pours mahogany with a small cap. Decent retention

S: Definitely lives up to the name, this is awesome and has every note typical of a sweet potato casserole; holiday spices, toasted marshmallow, brown sugar, and certainly sweet potato. Impressive and creative!

T: Nailed it, what else can you say. A little on the sweet side but not cloyingly so. A sipper for sure.

MF/O: Smooth mellow carbonation, cinnamon marshmallow finish. Alcohol is very well hidden, but one or two of these is probably enough in one sitting. Definitely one of those novelty beers that happen to be delicious.

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Photo of madelfonatree
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on October 5, 2015 enjoyed January 18, 2016 in a Mad Elf tulip.

Look - Color of sweet potato, weird right? A lot less than a finger of white head settles to a very thin ring. Blotchy lacing.

Smell - Marshmallow. Spice.

Taste - I've had this taste before, but can't put my finger on it. It is almost like the grain covering on a Nutrigrain bar. Marshmallow.

Feel - Enough carbonation so it isn't flat but not too much to make it unsettling. Spice on tongue but no alcohol.

Overall - I am very happy with this beer. I would have been just fine to give this out as gifts from my Florida trip. Marshmallow, cinnamon, and the Nutrigrain covering.

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Photo of Myotus
4.44/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle (bottled on 10Sep15) into a snifter at 40°F.
LOOK: Pours with two finger's worth of off-white foam that halves itself after 45 seconds. Amber in color with a moderate amount of cloudiness. There's a plethora of medium-sized bubbles rising to the top of the glass. Lacing is thick and high.
SMELL: Has mild aromas of vanilla, cinnamon, sweet potato, baked pie crust, and marshmallows. Yeah. This is basically a sweet potato casserole blended up into a bottle.
TASTE: Strong flavors of vanilla and cinnamon enter initially and are immediately followed by strong flavors of baked pie crust and mild flavors sweet potato. Strong marshmallow flavors enter lastly as all previous flavors persist except for sweet potato, which grow stronger.
FEEL: Somewhere between medium-bodied and light-bodied. There are hints of carbonation. This has to be the smoothest and most creamy beer that I have ever had. Finishes with a subtle dryness.

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Photo of Lare453
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy copper color. White foamy head. Smell is sweet vanilla, heavy marshmallow, light spice. Taste is... Holy shit, just like sweet potato casserole! I love this beer, another amazing bottle from fb!

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Photo of millerbuffoon
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rating this on what they were going for. They hit it!
Mild carbonation. Nose is very sweet, almost candy-like. Flavor follows suit and is indicative of the name of this beer.
I like novelties, and Funky Buddha as well. This beer hits the mark on what they were aiming for.

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Photo of dballard1215
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured a slightly cloudy pumpkin-amber. Less head than expected, also fairly this.

Smell is not extraordinary: malty with a hint of vanilla.

Taste: wow. Crème with vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and a slight earthiness, likely from the sweet potato.

Feel: thinner than expected, but not unpleasant. Almost soda-like. But it is impressive considering the abv.

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Photo of dar482
4.36/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer offers sweet potato as advertised, although with not much flavor difference from a pumpkin beer as spices are the defining quality. Flavors include strong ginger, then cinnamon, allspice, restrained caramel, toasty malts, marshmallow sweetness on the finish.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.26/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle received as an extra in a recent trade.

This one pours a slightly murky orange, with a small head, and a just a little bit of lacing.

Smells like sweet potato, vanilla cream and marshmallow, and some cinnamon.

This one ultimately succeeds because the spicing is minimal and complementary to the rest of the beer, rather than being the star, which it definitely could have been. There is way more marshmallow and sweet potato here than anything else, and it's executed well and correctly, in my opinion. It definitely gives off the impression of gooey stickey marshmallow in a sweet potato pie. Funky Buddha is really good at recreating a dessert in a beer.

This is medium bodied, a bit creamy, with a lower level of carbonation.

Another nicely done beer here from Funky Buddha. Side note- the marshmallows on the label threw me off, because they look like cartoon teeth, rather than marshmallows.

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Photo of DuffDaddy
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very sweet, after-dinner type beer. Has all the flavors of Granny's sweet potato casserole without being too cloying. Very enjoyable in a 12 ounce snifter with Joel Bernstein while in Hollywood for a deposition.

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Photo of imonhiatus
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

my buddy mark tossed me a bottle of this earlier so I could get a taste and when I asked him how it was, he said....

it's kinda like pumpking...the first time you have it, you are amazed but by the gird it the you find that it is a bit too sweet and kinda artificial...

spot on. first bottle though and still amazed. hits the mark for the flavor it is going for.

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Photo of pmangold
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a great beer that I can't wait to drink more of this fall. tons of sweet marshmallow, spices in the nose, the taste hits the sweet potato casserole perfectly. great job FB.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass

A- pours a clear deep amber color with a small fizzy white head that eventually disappears completely, leaving nothing behind

S- smells like Thanksgiving; lots of fresh cinnamon up front with notes of creamy marshmallow, brown sugar & vegetal sweet potato, pretty much spot on

T- lots of cinnamon flavor hits first, followed by sweet vanilla and marshmallow, brown sugary pie crust and whipped sweet potato. The finish gives more cinnamon and a linger of nutmeg

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- again, FB manages to make a beer that tastes just like it's label suggests. Very good vegetable beer.

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Burnt orange, thin off white head, good lacing

S: Bread, fruity sweetness that maybe the sweet potato that I am picking up on, spices like clove and vanilla

T: I get those spices, mixed with the potato sweetness, I also get some dark fruit like some raisin or prune that I didnt get in the smell and the bread at the end

M: Medium

O: A beer that really earns its name. I love sweet potato casserole especially here at Thanksgiving time and I was excited when I seen it in the case in Orlando's Whole Foods. Great taste and a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of Hop_God
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A; murky amber to orange. Decent haze. Large bubble khaki head.

S: spices. Syrup. Veggie. Vanilla.

T: marshmallow. Spices. Cinnamon. Vanilla. Pie.

F: smooth with a crisp bite at the end.

O: this is quite good for what they are going for. Well done. Basically thanksgiving dessert.

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Photo of beantown_hopster
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had over Thanksgiving and loved it. It was legit, straight up as advertised with this one. Marshmallow dominated for me with a sweet potato underbelly. As with Funky Buddha, and No Crusts, if you can get to the taproom while this is on and have it fresh its a delight and worth the trip.

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Photo of wattoclone
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a murky orange-brown with a billowing yellow head. Inviting pungent aroma of caramelized brown sugar, roasted marshmallow and baked yams. The taste profile is as expected, sweet burnt marshmallows, caramel, some bitter spice and a long lasting vanilla finish. A tasty fall brew that is marred only by the strong alcohol presence throughout the session.

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Photo of GallowsThief
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a bottle into my pint glass.
A - Poured out a golden amber with minimal white head that settled and faded quickly.
S – Not much of an aroma. Very light vanilla.
T – I’ll be damned it does taste like sweet potato casserole! Sweet potatoes are the first flavor. Vanilla comes next with some cinnamon and nutmeg. Not at all sweet. Just a touch of alcohol at the finish.
M – Lively on the palate. Medium carbonation.
O – Wasn’t sure about this one but it’s good. Very easy to drink. Tastes a great deal like a casserole. Probably not for everyone but if you want a good brew for Thanksgiving and hate the pumpkins..here you go.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours sweet potato orange, hazy, finger white head leaves a little lacing. Sweet brown sugary aroma with hint of spice. The taste is surprisingly similar to the name. Sweet sugar, marsh mellow, touch of cinnamon, not overly sweet. The spice and sweetness linger just long enough. Little bit of alcohol comes out at the end. Medium soft mouthfeel, semi dry finish. This one surprised me, was very tasty, would have another.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Getting ginger upfront. Mellows out to vanilla, some vegetal and fall spices(nutmeg, allspice amd cinnamon). Not to sweet but getting some marshmallow . Real good pumpkin like brew.

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Photo of Dolphinsmarlins1
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Most beers from these guys are simply too "funky" for me (pardon the pun); however, I received this one in a trade, so I was obliged to try it. I was pleasantly surprised with its aroma and flavor. It truly is a dessert in a bottle. It is sweet, but not obnoxiously so. Lots of spices play tricks on your tastebuds, which also act as a superior disguise on its relatively high ABV. It is dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of Seanem44
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely can taste a vanilla marshmallow sweet potato presence up front. The alcohol seems a bit powerful for how delicate the flavor are, but not too bad. I drank at the recommended temp but I think it needs to be drank at a stout temp. The flavor came out the warmer it got. Overall, a very neat beer. Nothing spectacular, but nothing like it. Funky Buddhas niche.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Came into this skeptical and left convinced. Pours deep cloudy orange color with a small orange hued off white head. Aroma is sweet brown sugar and sweet potatoes, some marshmallow and sugary vanilla notes, light cinnamon spice. Flavor is a burst of marshmallow notes, sweet malts and a brown sugar/cinnamon note to it. Smooth and rich, light carbonation, sweet dessert beer but not overly syrupy. Man, this was way over what I expected. Pretty good stuff and a nice break from the god awful pumpkin beers coming out this time of year. Blows them all away. (NOTE: My bottle says 7.9%, not 9.5% as noted here on the beer's page--maybe they changed the ABV since original release).

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Sweet Potato Casserole from Funky Buddha Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.