Manhattan Double Rye
Funky Buddha Brewery

Manhattan Double RyeManhattan Double Rye
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From:
Funky Buddha Brewery
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Rye Beer
Ranked #17
ABV:
12.7%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,534
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 9.38%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
48
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 19, 2023
Added:
Mar 03, 2019
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  10
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Rated: 3.68 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois

Jun 19, 2023
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I tried this beer at the brewery with HomeBrew as part of a five sample flight. It poured a clear copper with no head and no lace. The scent was bold cinnamon, booze and dark fruit. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with Manhattan flare from start to finish; very boozy. The mouthfeel was medium in body with subtle carbonation. Overall it is a great beer.
Sep 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by BeerBeast from Florida

Jun 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.3 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.06 by Satsuma from Florida

Mar 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.49 by Curt3 from Ohio

Oct 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.21 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Aug 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.67 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Feb 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by swenny916 from Illinois

Dec 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by nwhittin from Indiana

Dec 12, 2019
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A-Pours a brownish color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has High West Bourbon, rye, herbs and botanical hints
T-the taste follows the nose with well balanced High West Bourbon, rye, herbs and botanical flavors
T-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A good Rye beer
Dec 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Oct 26, 2019
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This mixology series is intriguing, and this offering from the series is very much so...

There was really no head associated with the nice dark copper colored brew. The smell is boozy forward without being overpowering but with a full-bodied, almost creamy mouthfeel. The taste is actually complex - lightly hoppy, lightly sweet, the rye (which I admittedly have a love-hate relationship with) is evident as well. Overall, this is a decent brew - the rye keeps me from truly loving this, but it is worth a try by everyone...
Oct 21, 2019
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Reviewed by Beejay from Virginia

3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A; a registered brown color with tan head.

S: rye and spice up front with cherry and oak.

T: sweet cherry and vanilla, with hints of oak. Finish is caramel and a touch of almond.

M: medium light, plenty of carbonation, but a slick feel that betrays the ABC.

O: overall a very interesting concept, pulled off well.
Oct 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.74 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Oct 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Gkruszewski from New York

Sep 26, 2019
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Reviewed by andypeters1971 from Georgia

4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Pours out a chestnut brown with the slightly suggestion of ruby red. I'm going to have a hard time saying this is not my favorite beer ever. It has virtually everything I want in a beer. I just hope that I'm going to be able to find it again. Had it from a bottle in Sept. 2019
Sep 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by SFC21 from Florida

Sep 14, 2019
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Reviewed by Mr3dPHD from Florida

4.73/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
As far as I'm concerned, where this beer promised, it delivered. As a huge whiskey fan, one who orders and experiments with Manhattans using all different whiskeys more than any other cocktail, I have to say that this beer is impressive.

They begin with a double rye ale aged in High West rye barrels to get the base whiskey flavor, then blend it with a Belgian trippel, which is a stroke of genius as this style tends to share so many similarities to a nice sweet vermouth. The addition of botanicals adds some of the characteristics of angostura bitters.

This is a beer, no doubt, but it has just the right boozy burn and flavor profile to almost make you forget that what you're drinking. A nice burn follows with a syrupy sweet finish, almost reminiscent of an aged port. Of course, at 12.7abv you don't get the fire that follows when sipping a real Manhattan, but this is "inspired by", and there's no doubt that the brewer who designed this beer is a true Manhattan drinker.

My only criticism lies with the head. It's unimpressive and disappears rather quickly. There's virtually no lacing at all. The thought did cross my mind that this technically does make it even more similar to a Manhattan, but in the end, this is a beer and an expensive one at that. A beautiful head would have made this damn near perfect.

Pro tip: If you bought a four pack, try splashing a little rye or bourbon at the bottom of your glass before pouring one of them. You'll get a great new experience! (PS, this is true with any beer, but particularly unique with this one.)
Sep 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Jul 20, 2019
Manhattan Double Rye from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 48 ratings