Saint Toddy
Funky Buddha Brewery

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From:
Funky Buddha Brewery
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Tripel
ABV:
11%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 9.26%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
30
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Aug 02, 2020
Added:
Jan 26, 2017
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  8
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Saint ToddySaint Toddy
Notes: Pull up your favorite high-back chair and get cozy with Saint Toddy: our take on the classic cold weather warmer. This Belgian-style tripel is barrel-aged in both Bourbon and apple brandy barrels, then combined with orange peel, cinnamon, and mulling spices. Warm and serve for a luxurious experience, or drink cold and savor the season.
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a murky dark burnt-orange with hues of brown. Head is a finger and a half off just-off-white foam that retains well. Aroma is loaded, hitting with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla bean, orange peel, apple brandy, char, raisins and toasty, caramely, bready malts. It firms lands on the 'sweet' side of the scale between sugary and bitter. Flavor profile is very similar, offering up a laundry list of notes with an extra sprinkle of sugar on top. Cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla bean, raisins, toffee, molasses, plum, char, apple brandy and toasty, nutty, caramely and bready malts forming the base. That base is a little weak for the layers of flavor on top, leaning the structure into 'firmly sweet' with not enough to bring within equilibrium. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a crushed velvet effervescence at the back of the throat that elevates this a notch or two past slick and smooth. Overall, a sugary soup in each and every sip. It's not to say it's bad, but it firmly leans towards being served as a dessert beer or something to be shared with others in smaller doses.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 22oz bottle.
Aug 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.38 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

May 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.19 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

May 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.81 by QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts

May 27, 2019
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Reviewed by Buck89 from Tennessee

4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On tap at the brewery and poured into a snifter. A hazy amber color with a small white head. Impressive aroma with apple brandy, vanilla, bourbon, and cinnamon. The taste was even more complex. All of the above flavors were there and the barrels closed it out leaving a beautiful finish. Not a lot of classic Belgian character it who cares? The cinnamon is well done and not heavy handed. Outstanding.
Feb 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.75 by JamesLeung from Florida

Dec 25, 2018
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Had 3/16/18, somewhere around 13 months old. Also, had it cold. FB would have to have a 2 for 1 sale before I’m trying it hot.

Pours a hazy burnt orange, with a one inch foamy head and some foamy lacing. Aromas of apple brandy, apples, raisins, cinnamon, vanilla, some Belgian yeast, faint orange, a hint of bourbon. Wow, smells great. The taste is similar, if not quite as intense as the nose- apple brandy, apples, cinnamon, raisins, some vanilla, malt, Belgian yeast, light bourbon, a little orange and oak. Smooth, a solid lighter to medium body, well carbonated.

This is a terrific beer. Incredible apple aroma and flavor, the brandy barrels are great. All the add- ins are prominent too, with the cinnamon taking center stage. The bourbon only shows a little in the flavor and the Belgian aspect gets a little buried, but there’s no negatives here.
Apr 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Feb 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.85 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Dec 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Dec 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by SFC21 from Florida

Dec 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.19 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Nov 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.21 by smi69 from New York

Nov 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.04 by hockeypuck from Maine

Nov 03, 2017
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Reviewed by Kurmaraja from California

3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
So sweet and quite artificial tasting. It's boozy candy. Despite all the different flavors and supposedly dual barrel treatment, it comes across as lacking complexity and without any depth. A fun beer for 2 ounces though which I guess is how we judge these days.
Oct 29, 2017
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Reviewed by ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
22oz bottle poured into a globe.

A: Clear Golden-amber pour. Bone-white head settles after a short time. Wispy and spotty lacing.

S: Apple brandy is dominant. Cinnamon and mulling spices are forward too. Whiffs of oaky vanilla and bourbon undertones. Orange peel. Doughy cinnamon roll sort of aroma too.

T: Apple brandy, cinnamon, orange peel, mulling spices. Raisins. Warm vanilla. Oaky bourbon in the background. More of the base tripel comes through, with some clovey yeast and a doughy malt base with a hint of confectioners sugar. Alcohol becomes apparent as it warms and brings its own bitterness. Lingering brandy and spice finish.

M: Big and thick in body with a heft that presses its weight gently into the tongue. Carbonation prickles at the tip of the tongue, but isn't as expressive as your average tripel.

O: An interesting beer, conceptually. It works too. It ends up coming across as more of a mulled cider in feel, though the base tripel comes through enough to keep it in beer territory. It probably won't be for everyone, as it colors pretty far outside the lines. I enjoyed it though. They suggest trying it warmed too, and that seems like it would work well if you're a fan of mulled ciders/wines. A good brew to try this autumn if you're looking for something different.
Oct 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.19 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Oct 02, 2017
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Reviewed by earljones199 from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This tasted like homemade cinnamon apple sauce. The color wasn't anything special. A light amber color with nothing exciting going on. I really enjoyed this beer and want more
Jul 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by Mikeypnh from New Hampshire

Jul 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.45 by Mike from New Hampshire

Jul 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.35 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Jul 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.17 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jun 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.96 by 7irondave from Massachusetts

Jun 18, 2017
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Reviewed by Phineasco from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Look: Orange/brown, murky, with two inch head that recedes quickly.
Smell: Orange, nutmeg, raisins, apples, with brandy to top it off.
Taste: Orange, raisins, toffee, figs, apples, and a touch of brandy.
Mouthfeel: Complex, and not boozy at all. The barrel; especially the Bourbon gets over powered by the spices.
Overall: An interesting non-traditional triple, but I probably don't need another bottle.
May 27, 2017
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Reviewed by CHickman from New York

4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottled 01/26/17, it pours cloudy brown color that looks like apple cider with a 1 finger foamy beige colored head that was full of tiny bubbles and faded slowly leaving decent spotty lacing. About what I expected it to look like, as it's a cross between tripel and winter warmer (yet I'm drinking it in May...).

The bottle states Barrel-Aged Belgian-Style Tripel ale aged in bourbon and apple brandy barrels with oranges, raisins, cinnamon and vanilla added. That about perfectly sums up the aroma, which I'd say also includes red apples, spices like allspice, cardamon and brown sugar, some citrus zest and apple pie. Incredibly complex with a tremendous spice presence that makes it pleasing and confusing at the same time. I generally don't like winter warmer style beers, but this was like a fruit cake or pie with some booze and syrup drizzled on it. Like Muy Bonita, Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, Last Snow and Wide Awake It's Morning, this is another amazing smelling nose from Funky Buddha.

Tastes like it smells but with some more citrus notes, graham cracker, coriander, more apple like a sour green apple or fresh warm apple cider with cinnamon and spices, mild booze which seems like tame brandy or bourbon, and then a fresh slice of apple pie or more like a Drake's Apple Pie with the sugar coating the bready crust.

The bottle states 11% ABV, but I don't detect that at all as this goes down smooth even with the spices so evident. This brew has a nice feel, a ton of dynamic complexities, and like most of the other Funky Buddha beers I've tried, it represents craft beer experimentation at the highest level. These people are not just making great beer with hops, they toss in everything including the kitchen sink and make it taste delicious. Buy Funky Buddha beers people, live a little!
May 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.31 by SadMachine from New Jersey

May 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by cyrushire from Florida

May 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.56 by Lucoli from New York

May 04, 2017
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Reviewed by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.71/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
22 oz. bottled on 01/26/17

Pours hazy reddish-orange amber with a creamy white foam head. Smells like baked apples, cinnamon, vanilla, orange, raisins, caramel, fruitcake, sweet bourbon, apple brandy, toffee, mulling spices, oak, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like rich liquid fruitcake, baked apples, cinnamon, vanilla, orange, raisins, caramel, sweet bourbon, apple brandy, toffee, mulling spices, oak, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a really nice and unique beer.
Apr 30, 2017
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
One of the last cool nights of the spring, and a beer to keep me warm as I start my final exam.

Pours a decent fizzy bubbly head fades semi quickly with some lacing, surprising for the abv, very strawberry-blond-tan slight copper colored.

Nose erupts with everything I expected it to, basically a horchata/holiday nog/spice cake, etc. big burst of cinnamon comes out front, followed by a big apple aroma, baked apples with spices, apple pie for sure, some raisin, brandy soaked raisins and straight up apple brandy, a little sweet orange peel and a cointreau like aroma, flashes of a bourbon old-fashioned in the background, a bit of vanilla, some eggy french toast, with a little sweet candy malt, toffee, fig, maybe biscuity but hard to tell, faint alcohol, great aromas but unlike most of their other great beers this one really lacks the tripel.

Taste starts fairly sweet, but brings everything I expected again, eggy French toast, Belgian waffles with cinnamon and baked apples on top, a-la mode from the vanilla creamy ice cream notes, lots of cinnamon but not overpowering, tons of apple, baked apples with the skin on, apple brandy, a bit of booze soaked raisins, added to the mild orange candy, the cinnamon and the apples it reminds me a lot of the tzimmes my grandmother used to make (minus the carrots of sweet potatoes), again orange liquor cointreau, a slash of a bourbon old-fashioned again, candied fruits, with a touch of phenol spices, and booze warmth, very little belgian malt and candi sugar. Again delicious but where is the Belgian tripel?

Mouth is bigger bodied, a bit syrupy, decent carb, a little warming booze.

overall a delicious enjoyable beer, but hard for me to judge as the Belgian tripel is barely there, it's like they just needed to call it something to throw all the flavors into, fun flavors at least, but many of their other beers in the same boat at least the beer shows through and I don't feel like I'm drinking some fruit blend barrel aged and spiced mulled wine.
Apr 24, 2017
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Reviewed by Boccu from New York

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours copper with a lighthead that's fades quickly. No lacing. Aroma cinnamon apple pie. Taste vanilla, mom's homemade fresh apple pie, cinnamon, pie crust, sweet icing, orange peels, raisansvwith a sharp leman zest boooze finish. Interesting one from funky Buddha. Flavors are a bit too strong for me.
Apr 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.59 by thoglund from New York

Apr 11, 2017
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

3.26/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Chilled version.

A- Cloudy almost murky copper gold pour from the bomber to a becher. The cap is white with a foamy consistency and it peaks at half a finger high. A wide ring delivers massive sheets of lace to the glass.

S- Uhhh apple cinnamon desserts. I suppose I could see the Toddy aspect but the sweet apple cinnamon rolls prevails. Honestly not much else. Apple pie vanilla crustiness, so much dessert to the aroma. Cinnamon donut in short.

T- Again, the sweetness is not syrupy or heavy chain caramel but it pretty much drives the experience and removes a bit of the Toddy spirit. Apple pie with the vanilla, cinnamon, pie crusty butter and sweetness in full effect. Too much cinnamon and apple flavors. Seems like some lemon zest eventually cuts in when it warms up.

MF- Medium overall thickness with a slick and foamy texture. The carbonation is at a medium level. Ends slightly warm.

Just not my style. The apple, lemon and intense cinnamon are just too intense for each other especially when the big sweetness is taken into account.
Apr 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.36 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Apr 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.52 by vfgccp from New York

Apr 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.27 by Ryannotbryan from Texas

Mar 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.22 by xdtfx from Illinois

Mar 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.07 by joberlander from Massachusetts

Mar 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.91 by Jacob17 from Maine

Mar 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.59 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Mar 12, 2017
Saint Toddy from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 45 ratings