What Is That, Velvet?
Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
Ranked #77
Ranked #17,540
3.86 | pDev: 10.1%
Mar 31, 2022
May 31, 2014
Very Good
Notes: None
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4.08 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Mar 31, 2022
3.98 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Sep 14, 2017
4.21 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania on Aug 11, 2017
4.29 by StevenMilligan from Florida on Aug 09, 2017
4.5 by JamesLeung from Florida on Jun 06, 2017
3.79 by kbrown from Ohio on Mar 21, 2017
3.45 by vfgccp from New York on Mar 20, 2017
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

so with ballast point and funky now doing one of these, both on nitro, this is apparently a thing, and to be honest, i dont mind it! cocoa and vanilla in this nitro red ale, ive now seen it before, but its as good here as anywhere else, and if one were ever to like this sort of thing, this is probably the example of it to turn them on. one of, if not the only nitro beer happening at their taproom, creamy looking, but light and thin, especially next to the ballast point edition (draft, not the bottles, those look like crap in the glass). i like the cocoa bit, its earthy and natural, not as sweet, but identifiable in a great way. the vanilla, along with the grain, takes care of most of the necessary sweetness and dessert elements, which normally i avoid but they work out well here. the texture is in fact a little thing with the nitro, but, the flavors work so well, that i almost like it being light, i can drink more than one of these, i think, and thats cool. its easy for a beer like this to get lost in the shuffle, but it doesnt, and there is something to be said for that too. vanilla all the way til the end, some more grain caramelization than expected, still beer flavored. these guys seem to do basically nothing but flavored beers, and they are intense for the most part, but a handful of them, this one included, strike a chord with me, and i am as stoked on this in the end as anything they do. cool beer, even if it has peers now...

Mar 01, 2017
3.02 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Feb 23, 2017
3.66 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Oct 29, 2016
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3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Roguer from Connecticut

Beautiful garnet brew; off-white head with excellent retention.

Aroma features vanilla and chocolate, even a touch of nuts. Smells quite a bit like cake.

Up front, there's plenty of grainy malt, followed by chocolate and vanilla. As the brew warms, there's a nice balance of earthy hops and grainy malt coming through, but that's the closest to a traditional red ale this veers. A very tasty brew and a nice experiment.

Oct 14, 2016
3.69 by BeersAndBears from Georgia on Mar 27, 2016
3.94 by Steban from North Carolina on May 30, 2015
3.5 by Chingringo from Florida on Oct 09, 2014
3.5 by jcb7472 from Florida on Aug 13, 2014
5 by Nparee813 from Florida on Jul 20, 2014
4 by TKEbeerman from Florida on Jul 05, 2014
3.75 by craftbeerasian from Florida on Jun 28, 2014
3.5 by CaptainFleeker from Illinois on Jun 25, 2014
3.75 by Dolfan907 from Tennessee on Jun 19, 2014
4 by Thedrizzle from Florida on Jun 17, 2014
3.5 by Zack_B from Florida on Jun 13, 2014
3.5 by cjgator3 from Florida on Jun 12, 2014
4 by chris1919 from Florida on Jun 10, 2014
4 by LotsofLupulin from Colorado on May 31, 2014
What Is That, Velvet? from Funky Buddha Brewery
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