French Toast
Funky Buddha Brewery

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From:
Funky Buddha Brewery
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #2
ABV:
8.8%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,122
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 7.64%
Ratings:
522
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 20, 2021
Added:
Jan 11, 2014
Wants:
  249
Gots:
  101
SCORE
96
World-Class
French ToastFrench Toast
Notes: 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.
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4.09 by Unclevince from West Virginia on Jan 20, 2021
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4.87/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Maple French toast goodness in a glass! Legitimately one of the top 10 beers I’ve ever had!

Sep 02, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by hopley from Massachusetts

This one didn't meet my expectations - it was more based on other FB beers I'd had...the smell and taste were as billed, nice French toast likeness, but it was just too thin for me. I felt it was way too light for what it should have been. The bottle did have a couple years on it, but that hasn't seemed to effect other FB beers I've had, or the other attributes of this beer - feel should be less effected by age anyway.

May 06, 2020
 
4.3 by Yendor61 from Michigan on Mar 21, 2020
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4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Treyliff from West Virginia

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours deep brown in color with a one-finger foamy off-white head that eventually reduces to a ring around the edge

S- maple aromas jump from the glass, along with complimenting notes of bread crust, vanilla, cinnamon, vanilla custard, toffee, bready brown malts, this smells just like french toast

T- sweet maple syrup flavor up front, followed by notes of vanilla custard, cinnamon toast, hazelnut and brown sugar. Bready malt undertones, the finish gives cinnamon and maple with a bready linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- as advertised, smells and tastes just like french toast, another winner fro FB

Mar 16, 2020
 
4.25 by BEER88 from Washington on Feb 15, 2020
 
4.67 by themayorkoch from Ohio on Jan 30, 2020
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4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by justintcoons from Pennsylvania

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker.

Appearance
Deep mahogany with ruby highlights. Excellent clarity with lively carbonation. 1/2 finger of head that dissipates quickly.

Nose
Maple syrup, cinnamon, doughy bread, hazelnut, brown sugar, and caramel.

Taste
Fresh maple syrup, hazelnut, and cinnamon. Caramel and brown sugar. Doughy bread. Light earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, silky, creamy, oily, and sweet.

Overall
Huge maple syrup presence. Tastes just like french toast.

Oct 25, 2019
 
4.19 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on Aug 06, 2019
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3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by chinchill from South Carolina

12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours very dark brown, nearly opaque in the snifter, with a decent tan head.
Smells like french toast with syrup with some alcohol soaked hops in the background.
Flavor: bittersweet; less sweet than expected by the finish and aftertaste. French toast with syrup and cinnamon is the dominant impression.
Feel: medium+ body and medium carbonation.

May 03, 2019
 
4.03 by GarrettBoots from Georgia on May 02, 2019
 
4.5 by paulish from New York on Apr 26, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by OompaMentor from Georgia

Syrup to nose that carries nicely to the palate - at brewery 2/1/19

Apr 03, 2019
 
4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Mar 25, 2019
 
4.16 by Dougwillhike from New Jersey on Mar 19, 2019
 
4.38 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Mar 09, 2019
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3.96/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Franziskaner from Missouri

So dark brown that it's more black and very little light gets through. There's a fingernail of brown on top. The aroma is of buttery maple syrup with a hint of cinnamon. It does taste like French Toast. The maple syrup dominates here, but I like it. More than 12 ounces would be overwhelming because it is so sweet. The mouth is lightly sticky and chewy, which seems fitting.

Mar 03, 2019
 
4.3 by Thanatosbat777 from Georgia on Feb 27, 2019
 
4.06 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Feb 16, 2019
 
4.2 by WynnO from Florida on Feb 08, 2019
 
4.31 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Feb 06, 2019
 
4.28 by crobinso from Colorado on Feb 05, 2019
 
4.34 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jan 26, 2019
 
4.32 by GeorgiaBeerMoose from Georgia on Jan 22, 2019
 
4.04 by kingjohnh from New Mexico on Jan 19, 2019
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4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Riff from Virginia

Pours a dark brown with a little bit of lacing at the top. Smell is strongly of maple syrup, like sniffing a bottle of maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla. The smell certainly matches the name. Taste is malt, vanilla, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg. Medium body, lingering taste. It is as advertised, a brown ale that tastes like drinking french toast. Certainly tasty, not overly sweet but I'd prefer this as an evening beer...or maybe first thing in the morning, heh.

Jan 10, 2019
 
3.93 by Shadus824 from Florida on Jan 04, 2019
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4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

Millstone Draught 010319

Jan 03, 2019
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4.89/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Tom_Taylor from Virginia

Maybe I am more of a French toast fan than I think I am, but this beer is my crurent favorite beer, period. I love FB’s Morning Wood and FB’s other amazing Stouts and Porters, but this is the most drinkable of them all. Huge maple syrup and cinnamon, but... it’s Freaking amazing!!! Best beer I can get on a regular basis.

Jan 03, 2019
 
4.44 by JohnTurano from Florida on Jan 01, 2019
 
3.98 by TomWight from New York on Dec 29, 2018
 
4.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Dec 26, 2018
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4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by grover37 from District of Columbia

At the source

Dec 23, 2018
 
4.23 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Dec 22, 2018
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4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

A-Pours a very dark color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has intense maple syrup hints, but also some vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a very generous maple syrup flavor mixed in with a nice balanced flavors of vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A very well done and nicely balanced Brown Ale that feels like drinking liquid French toast

Dec 16, 2018
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3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by WickedBeer from Alabama

Pours a murky brown, not much lace or head, settles nicely, good color.

Aromas strong with maple, chocolate, and coffee, very similar to their Maple Bacon Coffee Porter or for you cereal lovers, that Eggo cereal that used to be on the shelves.

Cinnamon, vanilla, and maple flavors. As it warms, more of that toasty malt emerges, but overall the flavors are there and it drinks really smooth.

A tad thin, pretty heavy carb, but very smooth. Lightly sticky finish.

Dec 11, 2018
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4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by avalon07 from South Carolina

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, tan-colored fairly long-lasting head. Solid lacing.

S: A super-enticing aroma of maple syrup, malt, vanilla, cinnamon, and chocolate.

T: Tasted of a small amount of malt (mostly in the finish), a good shot of vanilla, a bit of cinnamon, lots of maple syrup (the dominant element), and light chocolate notes. Yep, it really does taste like French toast. I don't know what alchemy Funky Buddha used, but it worked. It's sweet, a little heavy, and supremely focused. Very much delicious.

F: A below average amount of carbonation with a warm, syrupy finish. Medium- to full-bodied.

O: An excellent and unusual take on the brown ale. Definitely drinkable.

Dec 11, 2018
 
4.58 by Nalid66 from Virginia on Dec 10, 2018
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4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by srw from Virginia

L: Pours a very dark brown with anout 2 fingers of cream colored head that fades quickly.
S: Maple syrup up front with hints of cinnamon, vanilla, as well as some chocolate from the malts
T: Huges amounts of maple syrup, some chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon. They really nail what they were going for with this one and the 8.8% is hardly noticable.
F: Medium bodied and low carbonation. Very enjoyable but it is a little thin compared to other beers in the same abv range.
O: Fantastic brown ale from funky Buddha if you like French toast and maple flavors.

Dec 09, 2018
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4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by sirspins from Florida

Pours very dark brown, strong maple and cinnamon notes on the nose. Tastes as it should, with lingering maple tones. An easy drinker that masks the higher abv quite well.

Dec 09, 2018
French Toast from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 522 ratings