Funnel Cake Ale (State Fair Of Texas Beer)
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Funnel Cake Ale (State Fair Of Texas Beer)Funnel Cake Ale (State Fair Of Texas Beer)
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Style:
English Pale Mild Ale
Ranked #22
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
79
Ranked #44,304
Avg:
3.45 | pDev: 16.81%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
52
From:
Community Beer Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Fall
Wants
  2
Gots
  15
SCORE
79
Okay
Funnel Cake Ale (State Fair Of Texas Beer)Funnel Cake Ale (State Fair Of Texas Beer)
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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance - Pours a lightly hazed golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades very fast leaving just a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell - The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a artificial vanilla and slightly grainy smell mixed with a little bit of a caramel. Along with these smells comes a little bit of wheat and creme and a touch of grass.
Taste - The taste begins with a sweet vanilla creme taste that has a decent hit of caramel and bready sweetness upfront. There is a little bit of bready and lightly powdered sugar like/corn syrup sweetness taste that comes to the tongue and leaves one with a sweeter and easy drinking taste on the sides of the tongue.
Mouthfeel - The body of the brew is rather moderate to slightly heavier for a brew of only 4.8 % with a carbonation level that is moderate. Overall the feel is great and makes for a sweet easy drinking brew.
Overall - A slightly sweet, but nice brew overall. A decent sweeter brew with a easy drinking feel.

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Photo of puck1225
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a fun beer. Had it from draft into a tall pint glass. Cloudy yellow color with a nice white head and good lacing. Not a strong smell or taste, sort of a light pale ale with a heavier feel. It was served with powdered sugar on the head! (The barkeep gave it just a touch, so it did not interfere with the beer taste but made it fun!)

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Photo of princessbay710
4.05/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Community beer Co. Look is bright pale ale yellow. Zero head. Smell is very "flavoring" which actually turned me off. In actually its a decent pale ale, not much vanilla or fair flair. Basic, good carbonation, and refreshing.

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Photo of kevinobryan
4.7/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A very pretty clear amber color. Nice spicy smell. I'm going against my anti-sweet mind, but for the "cake" part of funnel cake, maybe it could have just a bit of sweetness? Just say in'.

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Photo of JohnDee
2.64/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy amber in color with thin cream-colored head. The taste is watery and bitter with a bland sour-sweet note and no vanilla flavor at all. I'm hoping the one I bought had gone off, because I was expecting something much better and very different.

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JohnDee from Texas, Nov 08, 2016
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

i think they accomplished the objective here, quite well actually. for me though its just way too sweet, although i do like the flavor and i think they have created something very unique here. pale base beer might even be a little too light for all the vanilla in this thing, its like vanilla extract and confectioners sugar to the max. kind of neat really its so flavorful and really does taste like a funnel cake, but how much of this can someone reasonably be expected to drink. even one glass was a whole lot of sugar. vanilla all the way through and less grain structure than it could use. as much as this was a weird novelty item that i didnt want to drink a whole lot of, i also found the answer for it which makes its utility remain high. blend it! half and half with the community ascension porter they make was brilliant, a really awesome combination were the dark malt and coffee help cut the sweetness and add body, it was a perfect black and tan. by itself though it will still have some fans, but for me this is just a diabetic condition waiting to happen.

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Photo of zonker17
3.31/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy, borderline turbid. Smells like powdered sugar and ... grease? Tastes sweet and cakey. Whatever they were trying to accomplish here might be spot on, but I'm done with it.

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Photo of MicTar
3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

enjoyed almost everything about this untill the powdered sugaer missing with the beer started having the smell of vomit. i would have given smell a one but it did start off smelling great.

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MicTar from Texas, Oct 12, 2015
Photo of jeschaefer
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was quite a surprise by this pale mild ale. The beer is lightly cloudy as if it were a wheat and had a mild, ambiguous fruit taste. This is a beer I could (and did) drink all afternoon. The glass rim is trimmed out in powdered sugar as you would expect a funnel cake to be. It is well worth a trip to the State Fair of Texas to have a drink. Be sure to get an actual funnel cake to eat alongside.

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Funnel Cake Ale (State Fair Of Texas Beer) from Community Beer Company
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 52 ratings