No Crusts | Funky Buddha Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
funkybuddhabrewery.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brown ale brewed with peanuts, raspberries and strawberries

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,990
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
526
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
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287
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48
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Ratings: 526 |  Reviews: 103
Photo of C_Mattei
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

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Photo of alexsergio
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thanatosbat777
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bcsbeer
3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of tfsimpkins
1.24/5  rDev -70.3%
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.

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Photo of OompaMentor
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

6/22/2018

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Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
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

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Photo of Nass
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I agree that it is very tasty just like peanut butter & jelly. This is an amazing adjunct brown ale, highly recommended. Cheers! A-

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Photo of RealNiggasSayBrew
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Paradox1000
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very tasty! Tastes just like Peanut and jelly!

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Photo of themayorkoch
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tony210
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

11/22/18
12 oz bottle
4.25 rating

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Photo of Fresco305
3.06/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of robotic_being
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perfect PB+J aroma and flavor profile, great balance of alcohol, hops and tart berry jam with a roasty / nutty brown ale base.

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Photo of jjquinter
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SLeffler27
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A PBGC dimpled mug contains this very dark brown and hazy beer (SRM 27-30). A thin, beige foam reaches one-quarter inch before quickly retreating to spotty lace.

Yup. That sure is peanut butter and jelly. Grape jelly, and lots of grape jelly. Warmth shifts the aroma to jellied raspberry candy. Some whole wheat bread is also present, though there is not much else worth commenting about.

PB&J? Check! Brown Ale? While this is not much of a Brown Ale, that is the style that most closely fits the base. The flavor starts out exceptionally sweet before drying out in the middle, and bitterness enters late. The finish is modestly flavorful and lingering.

This beer is surprisingly dry with a gritty texture contained in a medium body. Alcohol is as expected, though perhaps just short of six percent. Carbonation is fizzy. Oh, and did I mention it leaves a cotton-mouth feel?

As a gimmick beer, this hits the mark. As a Brown Ale, it is middle of the road. While I did enjoy it, perhaps my bottle had been mishandled and the date was invisible. As a side note, of what benefit is it to print a bottling date if the printing is illegible.

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Photo of fisherbray
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/27/2018. Pours lightly hazy deep ruby red/brown color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of huge juicy/lightly tart/tangy raspberries, strawberry, fruit jam, peanut butter, brown sugar, brown bread crust, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of caramel, cocoa, herbal, floral, grass, and toasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome balance and complexity of berries, peanut butter, dark/bready/light roasted malt, and light earthy hop notes; with big strength. Taste of big juicy/lightly tart/tangy raspberries, strawberry, fruit jam, peanut butter, brown sugar, brown bread crust, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of caramel, cocoa, herbal, floral, grass, and toasted earthiness. Light-moderate pine, herbal, grassy, spicy hop; roast bitterness; and slight berry tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy raspberries, strawberry, fruit jam, peanut butter, brown sugar, brown bread crust, herbal, floral, grass, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of berries, peanut butter, dark/bready/light roasted malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and no astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, fairly sticky, and lightly chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. minimal warming alcohol for 6.4%. Overall this is an awesome fruited American brown ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of berries, peanut butter, dark/bready/light roasted malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Would have preferred it to be less bitter/drying. Aromas were far more promising, but this was still spot on stuff. Awesome balance of jammy berries, peanut butter, and malt complexity; with solid earthy hop balance. Very authentic feeling flavors. Nails the flavor profile of a sandwich. A highly enjoyable offering, and well made experimental brown ale as expected. Spot on base style example.

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No Crusts from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 526 ratings