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Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
American Brown Ale
Ranked #18
Ranked #4,447
4.15 | pDev: 13.25%
May 12, 2022
Jun 11, 2011
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Notes: Brown ale brewed with peanuts, raspberries and strawberries
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Rated: 4.49 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

May 12, 2022
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Chestnut with a thin layer of taupe froth; peanut butter, crusty melanoidins, and a winey grape note on the nose; Purple Nerdz, walnuts, slight toffee + carob, vague peanut comeback, tannic hit and more jam to finish; finish, dry, lt-med.

3.75 x 5

I’m drinking this trying to imagine what I’d think of it in a blind taste test: a blast of candy sweet fruit, the outline of a brown ale, and a muddled ending.
Peanut butter only manifests in a vague earthiness and powdery aftertaste, nothing like, say, Left Hand Peanut Butter Cup porter. I also don’t get much of the bread or brown sugar other reviews mention.
That leaves oversweet jammy berry notes that taste artificial, and a Newcastle type thin (despite the ABV) sharpness.
I’m wondering if this is old (no BBD that I can find on the bottle) or has had a recipe change (current label shows 6.4%, not the 6% this entry lists.)
Either way, I don’t like pastry stouts or fruit sours, this didn’t change my mind about these types of beers.

Out of balance and never comes together.
Aug 29, 2021
Rated: 4 by aasher from Indiana

Jun 20, 2021
Rated: 4.71 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Sep 02, 2020
Rated: 3.83 by avisong from Virginia

Jan 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Dpdp from Alabama

1.06/5  rDev -74.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
After reading the other reviews, I’m wondering if I just bought some bottles from a bad batch. Maybe one where they left out the pb and doubled down on the j. The flavor is over saturated with grape kool-aid. The mouth feel is fairly flat. The head is pretty thin. Smell is grape kool-aid. Now let’s talk about the after taste. I could taste this beer for several minutes after finishing a glass. The flavor was like a bitter version of the sickeningly sweet grape flavor of the beer itself.

I tried three of the four beers pouring out at least a quarter to a half of each one and abandoned the fourth altogether. This beer was utterly disgusting. 0/5 stars overall.
Dec 15, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by MJSFS from Florida

Dec 07, 2019
Rated: 4.11 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Nov 10, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Oct 26, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by DaveCash from New York

Oct 17, 2019
Rated: 1.25 by NeckBootHeadAss from Virginia

Aug 13, 2019
Rated: 4.48 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Jul 16, 2019
Rated: 2.95 by ledouge from Virginia

Jul 10, 2019
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Deep ruby mahogany red body, with almost a purple like color to it, fairly clear appearance. Slightly khaki colored head, with a real nice rich lathering three fingers of height. Bold and impressive looking brew.

Aroma is pretty much on point. An excellent peanut quality, that gives to peanut butter, hard salty shells, and store bought grape jelly. There's even it seems like a hint of salt to this. This is extremely impressive.

Palate goes to much more simpler qualities. Simple bodied with a good malt backbone. Lots of jelly like fruit flavors but with a minimal controlled sweetness. The nut quality is a little less noticeable. Kind of a tannic almost puckering aftertaste of jellied like grape as well.

Wish this had a bit more brown ale character, particularly some toasty qualities. Unfortunate the nut is a bit subdued, but it's a solid neat ale.
Jul 06, 2019
Rated: 4.87 by Echo1M4Carbine from Florida

Jul 03, 2019
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jul 02, 2019
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a medium brown color and a hazy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, off white, fairly long-lasting head. Solid lacing.

S: A sweet and enticing aroma of malt, peanuts, a strong vinous quality, and some berries.

T: Tasted of a whole lot of the aforementioned vinous quality (lots of grapes), some peanuts (more subtle than expected), a good amount of malt (present throughout), and bit of raspberry and strawberry notes. An interesting flavor that actually delivers on its promises. It takes a while for the peanuts to emerge, but it's worth the wait. Tasty stuff.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: A solidly enjoyable beer. Well worth a try.
Jun 19, 2019
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
First beer by FBB, and wow this was a fun one! Thanks fellow bottle share participant! Look wasn't much, typical brown ale with some murkiness, decently light brown. The smell though had great peanut butter, raspberry, and strawberry, all within a sweet matrix. The taste was even more defined with the flavor, truly tasted like a pbj with a very white bread, no crust of course. Saltiness from the pb pairs wonderfully with the sweet jammy fruit. Feel is a little sweet for a brown and a little thin
Jun 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Nuttin_but_the_best_Clark from Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is the most unique flavored beer I've ever tried. Seriously, I could not tell you if I liked it or hated it. It does deliver on its promised flavors. You'll get a sweet strawberry jam, a faint peanut butter and a yeasty bread flavor which mimics burnt bread or well done toast. It smells like toast and strawberry jam.

There is some Willy Wonka stuff going on here flavor wise. There is little to no head and the beer's color and appearance looks like flat Pepsi cola. If you are drinking this for the novelty, you'll be quite impressed. If you expect to be able to drink more than one of these ... think again. A little goes a long way and you won't want another for at least a few days after drinking the first one. Just a very odd beer overall.
May 16, 2019
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

2.68/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I don't see a bottle date listed. My bottle says "6.4% ALC. BY VOL."

Appearance: The body of the beer is dark brown with a black tea appearance. It has good clarity although it is dark. The head is medium sized, thick, off-white, and frothy with good retention and lacing.

Aroma: The beer has a bit of an odd aroma. It smells a bit like an old candy bar wrapper. There's a bit of a chocolate scent but it isn't very pleasant.

Taste: That odd aroma carries through to the flavor. It tastes like some odd chocolate candy that has been left out in the sun or something. It's really hard to describe but it isn't appealing. The closest thing I can think of as a comparison is when you leave a tootsie pop on the dashboard of a car for too long and then try to eat it. The aftertaste of the beer isn't as bad. It has a bit of a cherry candy flavor to it.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium body and a smooth texture. Carbonation seems good.

Overall: The label states that this is a "PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY BROWN ALE." While drinking the beer it gives off more of a candy flavor but the aftertaste does kind-of taste like biting into an uncrustable. However, the beer has this unsettling off flavor that makes it unpleasant to drink. It just doesn't sit right with the palate. It might be worth picking up as a novelty, and as with all palates this might end up tasting good to you. For that reason I would say it's at least worth trying once. I wouldn't pick it up again but it was an interesting beer to try.
May 04, 2019
Rated: 3.84 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Apr 28, 2019
Rated: 4.47 by C_Mattei from Connecticut

Apr 18, 2019
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark brown in color with a fingernail of beige around the rim and covering a quarter of the top. The nose is raspberries, strawberries, and peanut butter as advertised. It tastes very sweet in the front of the palate. Thankfully the peanut butter keeps things from being too overwhelming. The mouth is dry and smooth likely from the fatty peanut butter.
Apr 07, 2019
Rated: 4 by steverx8 from England

Apr 02, 2019
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle in and from FL.
This beer is wildly successful at capturing the smell and flavor of a PB&J sandwich. The substantial load of bready grains gives the impression of a PB&J sandwich with crusts, but that is a good thing. Like the berry jelly it aims to imitate, this beer is quite sweet. I'm far from the first to proclaim many beers to be "too sweet", and certainly love some sweet Funky Buddha beers in particular, but this beer is too sweet.
Mar 28, 2019
Rated: 4.2 by alexsergio from New York

Mar 07, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by Thanatosbat777 from Georgia

Feb 15, 2019
Rated: 3.91 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Feb 11, 2019
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jan 24, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by bcsbeer from Florida

Jan 22, 2019
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a muddy brown body with minimal head and lace ring down the glass. Aroma is pretty much similar to peanut butter and jelly. Beer is bready, which is odd since it is called no crusts, has a boozy feel which is also odd considering low ABV, along with a jelly/berry like sweetness and is smooth/fuller bodied. Notes of peanuts (peanut butter) are poking around as well and overall it's a nice, mostly sweet beer.
Jan 09, 2019
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Rated by tfsimpkins from Florida

1.24/5  rDev -70.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Complete garbage. I really have no positive thoughts for this beer. If you seek pb&j beers specifically, there are a plethora of better options.
Jan 04, 2019
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Jan 02, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by fthegiants from California

Dec 31, 2018
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Funky Buddha Brewery "No Crusts"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED 10/30/18"
$4.89 @ ABC Fine Wine & Spirits #139, Wildwood, FL

Look: Moderately clear dark chestnut brown with a ruby sheen beneath a full head of creamy khaki colored foam. The head falls steadily to become a thin collar but it somehow still manages to leave some nice lace behind.

Smell: Unusual with an odd earthy note that's coming from peanut butter but smells more like a very old piece of chocolate candy or brown malt. It's even a little wood-like.

Taste: Peanut butter appears more clearly opposite some sweet fruitiness that appears like raspberry and red grape, wrapped in soft caramel, toast, and light milk chocolate. It's sweetish but not too sweet, and could serve as a dessert beer or a regular beer, although I doubt it would have too much repeat drinkability. A moderate bitterness balances it and it finishes mostly dry with some fruitiness fading to leave behind peanut, a dusting of coal powder, and toasty bread. It's interesting that it's named "No Crusts" because I definitely get some bread crust in the finish.

Feel: Medium in body and gently crisp-then-smooth across the palate.

Overall: It's not the best PB&J beer that I've had but it hits the mark. Worth trying.

Review# 6,433
Dec 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I get peanuts & berries on the nose. I agree that it is very tasty just like peanut butter & jelly. This is an amazing adjunct brown ale, highly recommended. The only thing missing a date on the bottle. Cheers! A-
Dec 26, 2018
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Rated by Paradox1000 from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Very tasty! Tastes just like Peanut and jelly!
Dec 18, 2018
Rated: 4.58 by themayorkoch from Ohio

Dec 01, 2018
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
For a novelty beer, they nailed it. Tastes like PB&J brown ale. I wouldn’t buy a lot of it, but I would drink it occasionally.

12 oz bottle
4.25 rating
Nov 22, 2018
Rated: 3.06 by Fresco305 from Florida

Nov 20, 2018
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