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No Crusts | Funky Buddha Brewery

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Brewed by:
Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States | website

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Peanut butter and jelly brown ale

Added by dimenhetfield on 06-11-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
458
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
12.56%
 
 
Wants:
298
Gots:
33
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 87 | Ratings: 458
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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2.41/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Thanks to Urbancaver for pulling this one out on his visit.

Being the average middle class kid, raised solely on PB&J for the better part of 12 years, I was stoked to try this one. Furthermore, the rarity of it and relative trade frenzy around it made me curious to say the least.

In the glass... It just looked like your basic brown ale, maybe even a little light in color. On the nose... yup, it smelled exactly like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I mean dead on. First taste... wtf?

I dont know how the nose was so spot on when it tasted so badly. Widly over carbonated, it just tasted like prickly peanut seltzer. The beer had little to no body, no "jelly" of and kind and a weak seltzer-like after taste. I took another sip... Yup. Exactly the same. This just tasted like a gimmicky beer that slipped out for trade bait. Glad I didn't bite.

I wanted this to be good, I really did. But it wasn't. It was easily the worst beer at the share. Hopefully the other Funky Buddha beers are worth a damn. Not that I would trade for any of them.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An ale that tastes and smells just like the iconic sandwich! Starting with the intense aroma of creamy peanut butter mingling with mixed berry jam. Just like mom used to make!

Such an interesting beer. I've had several things from Funky Buddha and I'm looking forward to my first sip of No Crusts. I have heard fantastic things about it. I had the Bonita Applebum for the first time yesterday and I was blown away by that; and people were saying 'It's great, but it's no No Crusts'.

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4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a brownish color with a tan head. The aroma is very nice. I get a lot of peanut butter notes with some grape jelly notes. Someone at the table also said they thought the beer smelled like refried pinto beans, which I could see after using some imagination.

The flavor has a lot of peanut butter and hazelnut character to it. I also get a lot of caramel and toffee with some cocoa mixed in. Once again, there is a little bit of jelly character to the flavor. Somewhat surprisingly, this beer definitely reminds me of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

This is what I imagine Short's was aiming for when they brewed PB&J. If they could ever release a batch that wasn't infected, maybe I could confirm that.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.81/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at EBF 2012. I just wrote a long review and then lost it due to Internet issues so I'll be brief.

A: a reggie brown ale, small white head.

S: OMGWTFBBQPBJ it smells like a PB&J's all day, it's crazy you just need to smell it to get how much it smells like it.

T: well, PB&J and that's it really, it's so overwhelming that I couldn't get anything else.

M: a bit light and crisp, but the flavor is what this beer is about so it's fairly appropriate.

O: amazing, never had another brew like it.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a pint glass. Pour reveals a reddish-brown color with a tan head. Foam reduces to a thin cap that is present throughout.

The smell is chunky, nutty peanut butter with a huge dose of jam. It captures the essence of a PB&J much moreso than our friends at Short's did.

The taste is pretty heavy on strawberry jam while cold. It tastes almost like licking a knife after spreading jam on white bread. Not near as enticing as the aroma leads on. As it warms, you get much of the salty, now creamy peanut spread on the front end and slight jam on the back end. Definitely better as you sip. There's a nice white bread crust element I'm picking up as well.

This beer is perfectly carbonated and very drinkable. All in all, this is a treat. No problems polishing off the bomber and I would drink again if the opportunity arises.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to awdturboiv for sharing.

S - Smells like goober grape exactly. Good pb presence with nice balance of jelly 4.76

T - Tastes like like a nutter butter with a light grape jelly. The brown ale comes in near the back end to give it a light malty and orange peel presence

M - Lighter body with good carbonation

O - Good beer that tastes just as advertised. Imagine someone spreading grape jelly on top of a nutter butter and you get this beer. It is good but just like the Kuhnhenn breakfast beers about a glass of this is enough.

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2.36/5  rDev -43%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From 32 oz growler...Smelled and tasted infected

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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2.78/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This is a grape jelly heavy beer with a faint hint of peanut butter at the end. The aftertaste will linger with you for several hours after, which doesn't lend itself well to its enjoyment.

The color is solid and aroma matches the jelly flavor, but it could have done with more peanut butter flavor.

Very light in body and an easy drinking beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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