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Funky Buddha Brewery

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Style:
American Brown Ale
Ranked #81
ABV:
8.8%
Score:
88
Ranked #10,188
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 6.36%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
32
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Funky Buddha Brewery
 
Florida, United States
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Gots
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SCORE
88
Very Good
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 32 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of scream
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer just works. Maybe not the most powerful beer in the world but from my perspective way better than most brown ales I have ever had. I think I would be happy living near this brewery for the top quality brews they put out !

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Photo of Tony210
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark brown color, minimal fizzy head. Aroma is light chocolate. Flavor is mostly chocolate, some vanilla, not overly sweet. Faint coconut on the finish. Aftertaste is a bit artificial. Pretty light bodied and dissapointingly thin. Overall, not my favorite, won’t buy again. Disappointing...

1/31/19
Bomber, 2018 vintage
3.5 rating

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Photo of Riff
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a little bit of a light tan head. Smell is toffee, coconut, chocolate, and coffee. Smells quite inviting. Taste is sweet but not overpowering so. Chocolate, malt, coconut, caramel, vanilla. Medium body, clean finish. Nice beer, some notes of German chocolate cake, nice that the sweet isn't so overpowering. Easy drinking, certainly nice for dessert.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a brown color with a one-finger foamy khaki colored head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- bold aroma of chocolate, coconut, caramel, butter toffee, slightly nutty, light coffee, very cake-like

T- Sweet and malty with a coconut and caramel notes up front, followed by chocolate and vanilla notes. The finish is tart, which is a bit putting, given the sweetness of the beer

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- this seems to have started to sour, the aroma was spot on but something is off on the flavor, still pretty good though

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Photo of Wolvmar
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle purchased at Total Wine in Sarasota (Siesta Key). Served around 40-50 degrees on Thanksgiving.

Pour: dark brown with a white/tan two finger head. Retention was pretty good with clouds, a nice ring and lacing throughout.

Nose: not real pungent. A little chocolate, some coconut, roasted malt.

Taste: semi-sweet chocolate, roasted malt, some coconut and caramel. Nicely balanced, no overwhelming favors reasonably complex. There's definitely some German Chocolate cake reminders but not sickeningly sweet.

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, not a milkshake but not thin. Clean finish. Really easy to drink.

Overall: really liked this beer and would definitely buy again. It's relatively complex but not overdone in any way. Less sweet than I feared but still a bit desert like.

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Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark, mahogany brown color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a 3/4", creamy, off white, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A very enticing aroma of chocolate, malt, coconut, coffee, and caramel.

T: Tasted of decent bit of malt (present throughout), mild coffee notes (not overly pronounced), tons of chocolate, a good amount of caramel, and light coconut. Chocolate is definitely the main attraction with this flavor, and this isn't a bad thing. It's certainly one of the most complex brown ale flavors out there. Quite delicious and smooth.

F: An average amount of carbonation with a silky smooth finish. Full-bodied.

O: A well made, tasty brew. Drinkable.

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Photo of Roguer
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very dark brown ale, verging on black; would easily pass for a thin porter. Head production is solid, and retention is excellent.

Smooth, dark, inviting nose: pecans, chocolate, coffee, coconut, vanilla, cola.

Flavor can't quite live up to the nose, certainly not initially: roasted barley, chocolate, coffee, and caramel, along with some smooth vanilla. The second half of the sip, the flavors really start to emerge, in particular toasted coconut followed by bitter chocolate. Vanilla cream and moderately sweet chocolate carry the back end, while the coconut flavor ebbs and flows, providing a nice reminder of the tone without dominating.

Fairly thin for an 8.8% ABV brew. Drinks very, very easily.

On the back third, this beer is actually quite reminiscent of the renowned dessert. For most of the experience, however, it is a very pleasurable and tasty brew, without necessarily calling German's Chocolate Cake to mind.

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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 32 ratings