What Is That, Velvet?
Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #75
Ranked #17,831
3.86 | pDev: 10.1%
Mar 31, 2022
May 31, 2014
Very Good
Notes: None
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Rated: 4.08 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Mar 31, 2022
Rated: 3.98 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Sep 14, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania

Aug 11, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by StevenMilligan from Florida

Aug 09, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by JamesLeung from Florida

Jun 06, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by kbrown from Ohio

Mar 21, 2017
Rated: 3.45 by vfgccp from New York

Mar 20, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.02 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

Feb 23, 2017
Rated: 3.66 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Oct 29, 2016
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.69 by BeersAndBears from Georgia

Mar 27, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by Steban from North Carolina

May 30, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by Chingringo from Florida

Oct 09, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by jcb7472 from Florida

Aug 13, 2014
Rated: 5 by Nparee813 from Florida

Jul 20, 2014
Rated: 4 by TKEbeerman from Florida

Jul 05, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by craftbeerasian from Florida

Jun 28, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by CaptainFleeker from Illinois

Jun 25, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Dolfan907 from Tennessee

Jun 19, 2014
Rated: 4 by Thedrizzle from Florida

Jun 17, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Zack_B from Florida

Jun 13, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by cjgator3 from Florida

Jun 12, 2014
Rated: 4 by chris1919 from Florida

Jun 10, 2014
Rated: 4 by LotsofLupulin from Colorado

May 31, 2014
What Is That, Velvet? from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 25 ratings