Muy Bonita
Funky Buddha Brewery

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From:
Funky Buddha Brewery
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #39
ABV:
8.8%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,818
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 9.54%
Ratings:
194
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 11, 2021
Added:
Sep 29, 2013
Wants:
  28
Gots:
  56
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: The big sister to our Bonita Applebum Apple Pie Brown, Muy Bonita is a bigger, badder ‘bum. This double brown ale flaunts a bodacious body and a stunning combination of real cinnamon, vanilla, and apples. So thick, she’s like a hip hop song.
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4.25 by paulish from New York on Dec 11, 2021
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by clayrock81 from Florida

Poured a brown, almost black, body with one-finger head and lace patches. Aroma has notes of apples with vanilla and malty sweetness. Sweet vanilla taste with a bready apple sweetness and spicy finish in a well-balanced beer that is easy to drink and very enjoyable.

Oct 23, 2019
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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Treyliff from West Virginia

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours brown in color with a one-finger foamy khaki colored head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- smells of baked cinnamon apples with brown sugar crumble, undertones of brown malts adds a hint of chocolate, bread crust and caramel. Just a hint of vanilla

T- prominent flavor of baked cinnamon apples up front, just as in the nose. Mid-palate gives a malty sweetness that adds caramel & vanilla, fig and raisin. The finish brings out more cinnamon apple and lingers of sweet brown malts

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- the cinnamon apples match well with the malty base of the beer, while not being too strong. High drinkability and well balanced

Apr 28, 2019
 
3.92 by rogacks from Massachusetts on Jan 03, 2019
 
3.99 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Jul 30, 2018
 
4.1 by Jason1221 from Illinois on Jun 15, 2018
 
4.15 by aasher from Indiana on Mar 07, 2018
 
4.17 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Mar 05, 2018
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4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by stortore from Illinois

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Had 5/12/17.

Pours dark brown, somewhat opaque, with a short foamy head and some light foamy lacing. Aromas of cinnamon, apples, malt, vanilla, toffee, light smoke. Smells pretty good. Tastes pretty good, too-malt, cinnamon, vanilla, apples, caramel, light chocolate. Smooth and creamy, a good medium body, well carbonated.

This is a fun one to drink. A really deft touch with the cinnamon and apples. Worth a purchase when it’s around.

Feb 08, 2018
 
4.25 by Beerbuddha from Florida on Jan 07, 2018
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Would have gone higher but a little heavy on the cinnamon.

Jan 01, 2018
 
4 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Dec 28, 2017
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2.77/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75
by hoptheology from South Dakota

A mahogany body with a tall butter colored head, 3 fingers.

Aroma of cinnamon and backyard apples, underneath some lightly toasted malts. Slight vanillaroma tree.

Oops. This bottle is infected. Damn. At least i hope it is (I would hate it if this were how it normally is). Cinnamon and mushy apple are there but kind of artificial. But there's sour milk, burnt brown sugar, old hop, and burnt alcohol mucking it up. Its gross.

Feel is hot and carbonated.

Cutting this review short. Maybe some time I'll get one that's not infected.

Dec 12, 2017
 
4.35 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Nov 08, 2017
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3.66/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by macrosmatic from Florida

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a J. Wakefield Brewing teku glass.

A: Pours a very hazy, though still slightly translucent, rich brown. Low visible carbonation, and a under a finger’s worth of tan head that fades quickly.

S: Cinnamon and vanilla, toasted malts – seems fairly sweet. A touch of the cardboard I get from brown-roasted malts. Bits of dark fruit and cinnamon apples as well.

T: Cinnamon up front, with sweet toasted malts and vanilla. I guess apples…it still tastes just as much like dark fruit (raisons, etc.) to me. Sweet fruit persists with the cinnamon in the hang – more apple flavor comes out as it sits on the palate after the swallow (and as it warms).

M: Full-bodied for a brown ale, but maybe a touch lighter than most “double browns” I’ve had. Alcohol content seems restrained, though there’s a bit of alcohol heat after the swallow. Low carbonation sensation.

O: Not objectionable, and better than I remember it being the last time I had it on tap at Funky Buddha. This might be as good as an apple/vanilla/cinnamon brown ale could be…it’s still just not my favorite beer though.

Nov 01, 2017
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3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Sabtos from Ohio

Pouring tiger eye brown and filling to very dark shiny brown, this has a large, creamy tan foam that slowly settles, leaving soft bumpy lace on the glass.

Smell is roasted but still somehow fresh apple, cola and sassafras root, soft light spices, and vanilla doused bread pudding. As it warms, cinnamon blooms delicately.

With a medium, round body and soft carbonation, this semi-dry treat starts on the palate with sweet apple, nearing caramel apple, with some light cinnamon and vanilla, biscuit, and a plum-fig-apple butter type flavor.

Oct 25, 2017
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4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by CaptCleveland from Ohio

22oz bomber as an extra from my El Cat trustee. Thanks Jake!

Brown-black liquid with light edges. Mocha head quickly to a rim. Minimal lacing.

A really nice combo of brown sugar/vanilla, cinnamon, apple and char.

The sweetness of the cinnamon and apple hits right from the start but mellows as the brew warms. A nice char, caramel, apple and cinnamon/spice take over.

A bit undercarbed, medium body, sweet finish.

A nice brown ale with adjuncts.

Oct 15, 2017
 
4.09 by Keith27614 from North Carolina on Oct 01, 2017
 
3.95 by Sludgeman from District of Columbia on Sep 04, 2017
 
4.36 by socon67 from New York on Aug 28, 2017
 
3.9 by liamt07 from Canada (ON) on Aug 27, 2017
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4.99/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by connoisseur from Florida

Delicious sweet goodness.
Look: black with lighter tan head.
Smell: complex and appealing
Taste: Delicious sweet with plenty of complexity.
Feel: smooth and rich.

Aug 20, 2017
 
4.19 by Damian74 from South Carolina on Aug 13, 2017
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4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by larryi86 from Delaware

Thank you CanConPhilly for this
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- A very dark brown, almost black, with a two finger mocha head

S- Cinnamon, apples, some vanilla, caramel malts, some roasted coffee. Reminds me of apple pie.

T- Roasted malts, caramel makes, some vanilla and cinnamon, apples, some graham crackers.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- A fun take on a brown ale, apple pie and beer make a surprisingly good combo.

Aug 11, 2017
 
3.99 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Aug 11, 2017
 
4.08 by xamygo from New York on Jul 27, 2017
 
4.25 by mwvman from Indiana on Jul 26, 2017
 
4.28 by DangerDawg from Ohio on Jul 22, 2017
 
3.9 by JohnTurano from Florida on Jul 21, 2017
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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Roguer from Connecticut

Good head production and decent retention. Dark brown brew.

Cinnamon, brown sugar, and roasted barley yielding coffee and chocolate notes.

Flavor is similar to the nose, with plenty of cinnamon, syrup, and vanilla, as well as the same roasty notes. Too sweet, which isn't surprising for Funky Buddha. An entire bomber of this might put you into sugar shock.

Big, full bodied beer, but aside from lightly influencing the flavor, there's no hint of the alcohol. The only thing restringing your rate of consumption is the sweetness.

Jul 14, 2017
 
4.08 by kingjohnh from New Mexico on Jul 11, 2017
 
4.27 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Jun 30, 2017
 
4.23 by Corburk from Pennsylvania on Jun 29, 2017
 
4.5 by Irishnutjob from Florida on Jun 24, 2017
 
4 by Scott_McCool from Florida on Jun 19, 2017
 
4.08 by Marklaker from Florida on Jun 04, 2017
 
3.93 by JPadilla from Florida on Jun 04, 2017
 
3.9 by nickfl from Florida on Jun 03, 2017
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4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Chasegator from Florida

Look- Dark cola with a light tan head
Smell- Apple, vanilla, caramel, toasted malt. Very unique
Taste- apple is the first taste followed by hints of vanilla and caramel
Feel- light to medium bodied. Much lighter than expected
Overall- Unique beer that is fantastic. Short and sweet it tastes like a caramel apple

May 28, 2017
 
4.44 by twax from Florida on May 14, 2017
Muy Bonita from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 194 ratings