Saint Toddy
Funky Buddha Brewery

Saint ToddySaint Toddy
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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:
45
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Aug 02, 2020
Added:
Jan 26, 2017
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  7
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
Saint Toddy from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 45 ratings