Sweet Potato Casserole - Funky Buddha Brewery

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Reviews: 17
Hads: 133
Avg: 3.99
pDev: 33.58%
Wants: 39
Gots: 39 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  9.50% 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: 17 | Hads: 133
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 FBGordon
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a cool 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A: Pours a deep golden amber with an off-white head that maintains somewhat and laces nicely throughout.

S: Smells of spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg and a little sweet potato.

T: Cinnamon and marsh mellow up front, giving way to sweet potato and graham cracker, if you can believe it. Surprisingly the flavors aren't artificial and cloying, but nicely subdued and balanced. A mix of flavors rest pleasantly on the palate. The hefty 7.9% ABV doesn't come through the flavor. Impressive.

M: A moderately light body for a strong ale with fine carbonation that drinks easily.

O: I'm pleasantly surprised by this beer. While it's not mind-blowing, I can't deny that Funky Buddha has done a good job representing the flavors of sweet potato casserole without it being too artificial. For a sweet potato casserole ale, I'm impressed. Personally, I think this beer is best consumed only slightly cooled.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good, but nothing amazing, It has a lot of really nice hints of nutmeg, and other spices on the nose. The flavor is similar, but I think the style of beer clashes with these spices. A porter would have paired much better with this flavor profile.

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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 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 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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Photo of nickfl
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A murky copper color with little foam. The aroma is definitely of sweet potato casserole and the flavor is similar, if not as evocative. Drinkable, but honestly I'd prefer most pumpkin beers to this, sweet potato casserole just isn't a flavor I ever wanted in my beer.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.52/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark hazy orange with a medium lasting white head. Smells actually like cooked sweet potatoes which is both good and bad. There is a bit of a cheap perfume quality to the nose

Mouth feel is nice with light/medium carbonation and a very nice balance.

Flavor profile is a bit like sweet potato pie with pecans and brown sugar. There is a real sweet tone to the front palate and then it sort gets to a boring simplistic English Bitter tone and finally to a simple brown ale finish.

Not bad but not something I'd go out of my way to drink.

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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 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 jhartley
3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Cuvee tulip glass. Bottled on 08/27/2015.
Golden orange body, 1/2 fingers worth of head which dissipated quickly and didn't leave any lacing in the glass.
Plenty of sweet spiciness on the nose: Vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg.
Taste is sweet! An up front extreme amount of vanilla with a spicy bite of cinnamon and then a lingering taste of marshmallows.
There's a thin feel to this beer and there's not a lot left except the vanilla and cinnamon. Not getting an alcohol on it.
Overall, a decent beer but not exactly what I was expecting and to be honest it's kind of a one trick pony. It does get better as it warms. For what it is it's still tasty. This will and would be a perfect beer for Thanksgiving dinner.

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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 BrownNut
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery August 2015.

This is a friendly and mild beer. The most prominent flavor I'd say is something akin to marshmallow. That's what they advertise it as, and it comes fairly close but is a bit different. It maybe leans a little more vanilla than your average marshmallow would but, again, it's close. And it goes nicely with the mild and soft sweet potato taste. That's not a very prominent note but it's there. There's a little hints of spice in there as you'd expect from a beer of this name, but pretty mild. Overall it comes across soft and gentle. It's a subtle experience and I didn't think it was overly sweet as some others have mentioned.

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Photo of jlindros
3.62/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks, I guess, to rudzud for sharing this growler.

Big frothy creamy head fades slowly with great lacing, reddish burnt orange hazy beer.

Nose is very weird, sweet sugar, tangy almost sour fruity sugar, with very light sweet potato note, little earthiness, lots of sugar and fermented sugar mess.

Taste is better, sweet candy, marshmallow fluffy sugar, some earthy sweet potato, a bit of a tart raisiny fruit thing like glog almost, little phenolic booze note, candied sweet potato, little gourd like. Finish is bitter and a bit tannic, little sharp, flemmy somehow, mild phenols estery booze.

Mouth is med but little lighter bod, little booze, decent carb but a bit light.

Overall interesting but not great. Marshmallow came through nicely, but rest of beer was meh.

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Photo of rudzud
3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Shared with JLindros. Been waiting two years to try this one.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy burnt orange, pie filling esc. Really nice one finger head that leaves loads of lacing and a nice blanket. Beyond impressive for the ABV and style.

S - Aromas of faint vegetable, faint sweet marshmallow. Still, rather bland on the nose. I get a raw sweet potato on the finish. Light sugar sweetness. Quite underwhelming.

T - Taste is more like it. Lots of sweet marshmallow, lightly vegetable, sweet potato is there but not super prominent. Mostly just marshmallow with some alcohol phenols in the middle. The finish is rather bland. Definitely a marshmallow heavy beer with the sweet potato playing second fiddle. Some esters on the finish too.

M - Mouthfeel is alright, alcohol is hidden nicely though it is a little thin.

O - Overall this beer was rather underwhelming. The marshmallow is really nice, however, the sweet potato is rather underwhelming. A shame there isn't more. Really a let down.

Serving type: Growler

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Murky light brown. Medium off white head. Wispy.

Smell - Marshmallow. Lots of sweet pumpkiny/yammy/sweet potato.

Taste - Sweet. Malty. Lots of sweet potato or whatever it is. Marshmallow is intense. Gives it a fruitiness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy, but not as heavy as I thought it would be. Creamy.

Overall - Pretty tasty. Different take on the pumpkin beer style.

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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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Sweet Potato Casserole from Funky Buddha Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.