Vanilla Cream Abdul Jabbar | Funky Buddha Brewery

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Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States

Style: American Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 29
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

awesome cream ale here, subtle on the vanilla, which is out of character for these guys, but makes perfect sense for this brew. i loved it, and this is the kind of cream ale i could really spend a day with, its that good. the name rules too, but the beer is pale golden yellow, highly heady and effervescent, and really pretty dynamic on the nose. the vanilla is an accent to pale and pils malt types, while the yeast seems close to lager, crisp and clean and young, but not irrelevant. there is a little middle of the road sweetness from the vanilla, but it never goes too far, never takes over. it remains real drinkable, and as soon as it seems like its about to go over the line, it recedes, the timing here is perfect. great carbonation, grass and straw notes with the malts and the fresh yeast, and overall super light and slammable for how nuanced it is, best of both worlds really. this was on tap at the lounge in boca, which is an amazing place, and the small batch nature of this makes it special. not sure how well it would scale up, but its a delicious pint if you make it to the lounge! not sure cream ale gets much better than this. perfect in terms of both flavor and technique, great brew.

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Photo of Pahn
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Mini review:

Good cream ale, amazing incorporation of vanilla. Doesn't taste jarring or forced or artificial at all. Vanilla doesn't incorporate this well in cakes or candy bars or coffee. Insane how good these guys are at this kind of thing.

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Photo of GallowsThief
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On Nitro Tap at the House of Brews in Jensen Beach, Fl.

A – Very light on the pour with the requisite fluffy white, nitro head you would expect.

S – Vanilla, vanilla and more vanilla. Sweet cream.

T – As you would expect it immediately floods the palate with a light vanilla taste. Not as strong as the aroma but it’s all over this one. Touch of milk and cream in the flavor. Just a tad bit malty to finish. Reminds me of a beer version of the soda from Stewart’s that is vanilla cream.

M – Creamy, slight carbonation, light to medium bodied. Leaves a lingering vanilla on the palate.

O – Easy drinker. If you like vanilla this one is all you. Breath in as you drink this one and it floods the senses with vanilla. Have I said vanilla enough? You get the picture. If you dislike vanilla, stay away.

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Photo of Mattuntappd
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Pours a nice golden color with a large thick nitro head. Looks great in the 18oz Snifter
S- Smells of fresh vanilla, marshmallows. Mouth watering
T- The taste is crisp, vanilla opens up as you sip. Great creamy taste from the vanilla beans and nitro compliments it very well. grainy, oat finish
M- Mouthfeel is thick, great for a cream ale. The nitro vanilla mixture makes for a very interesting mouthfeel, unlike any cream ale i have ever had.
O- Overall there is nothing bad i can say about this beer other than that I wish it was permanently here to stay. Cheers

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Photo of jaasen64
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-nitro at the source, served in a 16oz pint glass.

A- Pours a very clear golden color, a thick three to four finger white foamy head forms that slowly recedes to a thin layer, fairly minimal carbonation.

S- Nice sweet vanilla bean presence, a little bit of cream, lactose sugars, and a grainy/wheat base. Not overly aromatic but nice balance and decent for style.

T- Vanilla bean, light wheat base, slight cream and lactose on the finish with a bit of a hop presence, lightly sweet. Haven't had the base beer but the vanilla seems to add a nice presence. Not my favorite taste for a beer in the world, but great for the style.

M- Definitely on the light side, the nitro adds a nice fluffy presence, very smooth and drinkable, not too much carbonation adding to the creaminess.

O- This wasn't my favorite beer in the world but was probably one of the better cream ales I've had. The vanilla added a nice lightly sweet presence that balanced with the cream. This is highly drinkable and tasted great on nitro but probably not my favorite style.

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Photo of brentk56
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a cloudy honey color with the classic build up of the nitro head; the cap looks like a dollop of whipped cream; plenty of lacing action

Smell: Vanilla cream soda

Taste: Vanilla cream bold and brash with a touch of graininess in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body but quite creamy from the oats; gentle carbonation

Overall: I was not expecting much out of a cream ale but this is not an ordinary cream ale; this is what you always dreamed a cream ale might be

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Vanilla Cream Abdul Jabbar from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 29 ratings