French Toast | Funky Buddha Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
funkybuddhabrewery.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Picture custardy French toast, infused with cinnamon and vanilla, fresh from the griddle and drizzled with warm maple syrup. Now picture that in a glass. Boom. Mind blown.

Added by Alieniloquium on 01-11-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
432
Reviews:
56
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
8.16%
 
 
Wants:
235
Gots:
94
For Trade:
10
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Photo of MLFrank
4.73/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
4.59/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Total French Toast! Dark with fluffy sticky maple head, strong maple on the nose and palate, and a thick smooth maple syrupy mouth feel that feels like you loaded up with a mouthful of syrup cover pancakes. This rivals double stack!

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Photo of Satsuma
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sposter4
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Acforster2
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of countrypeddler8
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikey2333
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach136
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crbnfbr
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of scottyshades
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours with a big frothy khaki head with good retention. As soon as you pop the cap, you can smell the maple. Taste is true to the name. That is one thing you can expect from FB - they really can brew in those desired flavors creatively. Maple, brown sugar, cream, cinnamon and a little sweetness. Dry cocoa & maple finish

Overall, awesome beer and REALLY drinkable

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Photo of Sabtos
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark but semi-clear brown with garnet edges and a minimal, fizzy tan blanket that dies to a thin ring.

The smell is obvious maple syrup, nearing--if not assuredly--artificial, with soggy but fried bread, a touch of dusty cinnamon, vanilla, and something like sassasfras that's really reminiscent of Barq's.

Taste is shockingly sharp of really hardcore maple candy that's a little smokey, with a touch of cinnamon, a hint of buttered toast, some cola and brown nutty malt. This is a really close interpretation of the inspiration, but in classic Florida fashion, it's a bit overboard.

The body is slick with some crisp but round carbonation and a semi-dry finish.

This is probably the closest a beer has come to the actual flavor of French toast, but what was the sacrifice? How is this achieved? What was the cost to your soul?!

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Photo of 7irondave
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very deep brown color with a quicky disappating tan head that leaves minimal lacing.

The smell is, well, french toast. Blindfolded I may have mistaken this for bourbon- vanilla pancake syrup. It's uncanny.

The taste follows although it's much less sweet than I expected. The cinnamon comes through more on the tongue than the nose.

The body is medium and appropriate given this is a brown ale.

Overall a really nice beer that I was afraid would be too sweet, but it's really not.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mecmd
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alpinebryant
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: French Toast pours a dark mahogany brown with two fingers of tan head at the top that are frothy at room temp/ 75 here at the moment.

S: Aromas of sweet maple syrup, strong cinnamon, some egg hints, some booze and brown sugar with butter

T: Flavors hit me first obviously with the Maple Syrup which is of course the name, some light potato bread like flavors, biscuit maltiness overshadowed with booze and buttered pecan nuttiness along with a pronounced cinnamon bite. She finishes with a tannic like oaked dry maple barrel with hints of licorice root.

M: I really thought the mouthfeel was a little light for the abv here. The yeast was efficient and did not leave a ton of residual sweetness. If anything, the hazey NEIPAS I have been having lately and have put my expectations higher for an American Brown Ale than it has been in the past, but the booziness in here from maple syrup likely took away from the body.

O: Overall very good. My first FB to date and I enjoyed it pretty well. In fact tomorrow could be time for "Wide Awake" to follow up here where French Toast left off.

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Photo of RunBeerFood
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duff27
3.56/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MTKATL
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roguer
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good head production and OK retention. Ale is dark brown.

Maple leaps from the glass! Along with cinnamon and vanilla, it really does smell quite like French toast. It also smells dangerously sweet.

Flavor isn't quite as syrupy sweet as the nose implies (less syrupy than Wide Awake, for example), but it is still very sweet. Maple syrup and brown sugar swirl above caramel malt, spiced through with vanilla and cinnamon.

Fairly thin body, surprising for the ABV and the level of sweetness. Full bodied in taste, however. Beer is mildly warming on the back end, but there is otherwise no hint of alcohol.

This is a very good beer. Like many of FB's wild creations, it nails the impression it's going for quite well. Definitely too sweet to have too much on any given occasion, but a nice dessert beer.

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Photo of kell50
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grahuba
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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French Toast from Funky Buddha Brewery
4.29 out of 5 based on 432 ratings.
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