Muy Bonita
Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha Brewery
Florida, United States
American Brown Ale
Ranked #34
Ranked #7,034
4.09 | pDev: 9.54%
Dec 11, 2021
Sep 29, 2013
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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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Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Dec 11, 2021
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.92 by rogacks from Massachusetts

Jan 03, 2019
Rated: 3.99 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Jul 30, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by Jason1221 from Illinois

Jun 15, 2018
Rated: 4.15 by aasher from Indiana

Mar 07, 2018
Rated: 4.17 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Mar 05, 2018
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.25 by Beerbuddha from Florida

Jan 07, 2018
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Rated by JLK7299 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Would have gone higher but a little heavy on the cinnamon.
Jan 01, 2018
Rated: 4 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Dec 28, 2017
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

2.77/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75
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
Rated: 4.35 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Nov 08, 2017
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

3.66/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
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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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by CaptCleveland from Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.09 by Keith27614 from North Carolina

Oct 01, 2017
Rated: 3.95 by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

Sep 04, 2017
Rated: 4.36 by socon67 from New York

Aug 28, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by liamt07 from Canada (ON)

Aug 27, 2017
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Reviewed by connoisseur from Florida

4.99/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
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
Rated: 4.19 by Damian74 from South Carolina

Aug 13, 2017
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.99 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Aug 11, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by xamygo from New York

Jul 27, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by mwvman from Indiana

Jul 26, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by DangerDawg from Ohio

Jul 22, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by JohnTurano from Florida

Jul 21, 2017
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.08 by kingjohnh from New Mexico

Jul 11, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Jun 30, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by Corburk from Pennsylvania

Jun 29, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by Irishnutjob from Florida

Jun 24, 2017
Rated: 4 by Scott_McCool from Florida

Jun 19, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by Marklaker from Florida

Jun 04, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by JPadilla from Florida

Jun 04, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by nickfl from Florida

Jun 03, 2017
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Reviewed by Chasegator from Florida

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.44 by twax from Florida

May 14, 2017
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