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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

Added by dimenhetfield on 06-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,407
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
470
pDev:
12.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
292
Gots:
38
Trade:
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Ratings: 470 |  Reviews: 88
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of jaydoc
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Growler pour at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a murky dark honey brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, peanut butter, jelly, and bread aromas. Taste is much the same with peanut and jelly flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a spot on peanut butter and jelly sandwich aroma that doesn't exactly translate the same to the taste.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

this is insane. i dont know why one would set out to make a beer like this, but it could not possibly be executed any better than this one is. its like the pbj sandwiches my mom used to pack in my school lunch when i was a kid (although those did have crusts). i get the flavor and texture of sliced whole grain bread, filling and dense. the peanut butter isnt greasy in the beer, but its smooth and sticky, and the flavor is on point. as for the jelly, hard to tell, but i would say grape in here, but in the beer its more of a generic fruit vibe. i have had beers like this before, but they always grossed me out. this tastes like a liquid pbj sandwich, and its genius if you like that sort of thing. you just have to be impressed with it. i think the brown ale base was the right call, there is a nuttiness in the grain bill that supports the peanut butter, and a chocolate malt kiss that brings it all together. if you like the sandwich, you will like the beer, it could not be more spot on in terms of flavor accuracy to the real thing. i would love to sit in on brew day for this!

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4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Casey or this bottle. Nice dark brown with light lacing. The smell is as described, peanut butter and jelly. Peanuts is stronger than the jelly which is more hidden. Taste is roasty, buttery, with a light tropical jelly taste. Lighter mouthfeel than would have expected but still good. Overall the beer delivers as expected for a specialty beer. Would gladly drink this again and recommend for those who seek the unique styles.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of Knapp85
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer poured out as a really nice looking brown color with a light tan head on top. The smell of the beer was loaded with Peanuts Butter aromas and some minimal grains. The taste of the beer was just out of this world really. I can't stress the fact that this beer tastes like a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich. It's got the bread, it's the PB&J to the fullest level it possibly can. The mouthfeel is smooth and rich. Overall this beer is just great... It's something that you need to experience for yourself. I'm very glad to have tried this and I hope that one day I'll get to visit FBL to have more.

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Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: The Cola brown-colored liquid is capped by tan foam; leaves a decent amount of lacing behind

Smell: Grape jelly with peanut butter underneath

Taste: The grape jelly starts out the flavor profile, with the peanut butter coming by mid-palate; nicely balanced in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Really enjoyed the way this comes together in the finish, balancing out both the peanut butter and jelly elements; as unusual a beer as you will find

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Photo of oline73
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this during the EBF, I was able to have several pours.

Appearance: Pours a reddish dark amber with a finger of off white head and a good amount of retention.

Smell: Nutty and full of fresh peanut butter. There is a slight malty sweetness and a hint of fruit.

Taste: The peanut butter dominates here as well. There is some fruit showing up, but no real tartness. The malt gives this one a bready flavor that works very well with the other tastes. Tastes like a PB&J.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a dry finish that seems to be very appropriate for the flavor.

Overall: This is an awesome beer. I wouldn't want to drink it every day, but when I'm in the mood for a beer that tastes like peanut butter and jelly, this would be my go to.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of jlindros
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler thanks to rudzud for sharing. Re-reviewed my old review since that was a smaller pour at EBF and now I get a full review.

Pours a decent creamy brownish head hits 1/2 finger and fades at a med pace, little lacing, super dark molasses brown very very little light coming through the bottom.

Nose is huge, very aromatic and very PB&J like, even the mild bready note, some nice jelly like jammy fruit, touch grape like jelly, with a nice nutty peanut butter center, touch of a candy caramel base malt, toasted brown malt, little grainy whole wheat bread touch.

Taste starts with brown malts, candy and caramel at first, then quickly into brown sugar, that turns to the jammy mixed berry fruit, I almost even get the tannic seeds of the fruit in there like a berry preserve. Mild peanut butter in the background, nutty and creamy, litle peanut shell kinda thing. Light bready on the background, mild white bread, almost like matzah on the finish. It has a nice brown ale, actually quite a nice base caramel brown sugar brown ale base that adds these nice flavors on top. Finish is a bit bitter tannic, little brown sugar and brown malts lingering, nice brown ale, little jammy fruit, little matzah white bread lingering.

Mouth is med bod, bit creamy, bit syrupy and jammy like, nice carb too.

Overall very nice, nice jammy preserve mixed berry grape thing, nice bready notes, nice peanutbutter although I wish that was a bit more, on top of a great base beer, which is still preserved so well done!

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of nickfl
3.66/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thorpe429
2.74/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Churchkey. Served in a mini snifter. Pours a moderate brown color with a short head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries some peanut butter and jelly. Surprise, surprise. The peanut butter component takes over, with just a bit of berry in the background. Flavor has mild fruit and more peanut. A bit one-dimensional, and not my favorite dimension at that. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Just okay.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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