Muy Bonita | 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): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by jivex5k on 09-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
169
Reviews:
25
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
9.64%
 
 
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29
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56
For Trade:
3
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Photo of xamygo
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mwvman
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DangerDawg
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnTurano
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roguer
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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Photo of kingjohnh
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Corburk
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Irishnutjob
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marklaker
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JPadilla
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickfl
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chasegator
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
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

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Photo of twax
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SimcoeKid
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CHickman
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 03/13/17, it ours dark mahogany brown color with a 2 finger light tan colored head that was full of tiny bubbles, fading slow to average time and leaving good rings of lacing as it went down.

The bottle states "Brown Ale With Apples, Cinnamon and Vanilla Beans Added". That sums up this nose. Add in some brown sugar, nutmeg and graham cracker and that's all I smell. Apple pie in a bottle that covers the ABV completely, this is a great craft beer experiment and a job well done by the brewers to pull this off.

Tastes just like it smells with cinnamon, vanilla and red apples, followed by brown sugar, allspice, nutmeg, toasted grains, maple syrup and graham cracker. The cinnamon, vanilla and spices remind me of a pumpkin beer, but tastes much better. Much sweeter than I like and lacking some of the rich malt normally dominant in a brown ale, but it's still a very enjoyable dessert beer. A bomber that I should have split, but I finished it all anyway.

Overall this was very impressive how they made it smell and taste literally like apple pie, but it's a bit too much and too sweet for my palate. Funky Buddha are the ultimate mad scientists of the craft brew world, cheers to them!

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Photo of Spunky2b
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PorterLambic
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another in an increasingly long line of great beers from FB.

Pours nearly black with a creamy tan head. Decent lace but retention isn't great, just drops to a thick film.
Smell is sweet, toasty, cinnamon, malty. Good balance.
Taste is more of the same, toasty, sweet (brown sugar), golden raisins, cinnamon, malt with faint vanilla and caramel. Yum, wish I had ice cream to pour it on.
Medium plus body, lighter effervescence. Leaves a nice little coating behind, nothing annoying, works great with the aftertaste. I want a lot more of this.

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Photo of Richter525
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
3.61/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for the share, Jason!

This one pours a pretty dark brown, somewhat opaque, with a foamy half inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

This smells rather ridiculous, like cinnamon-encrusted pie crust, apple pie filling, vanilla beans, caramel, and brown sugar. Wow!

When Funky Buddha is making a beer based on a dessert, you better expect it to taste basically exactly like the dessert in question. They managed to make an apple-pie based beer not too sweet, which is incredible. What's even more impressive is it's not too sweet but actually really tastes like apple pie, with delectable sweet cinnamon, bready pie crust, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla cream, and browned/caramelized apples. How'd they do it?

This is medium bodied and pretty creamy and rich, with a soft level of carbonation.

This is so warm and tasty, and just makes you feel good.

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Photo of Duff27
3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TargaFlorio
3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Muy Bonita from Funky Buddha Brewery
4.15 out of 5 based on 169 ratings.
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