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
Ranking:
#3,003
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
182
pDev:
9.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
58
Trade:
4
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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.77/5  rDev -32.4%
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.

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Photo of CharlesK
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of macrosmatic
3.66/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of Keith27614
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sludgeman
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of socon67
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liamt07
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of connoisseur
4.99/5  rDev +21.7%
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.

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Photo of Damian74
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryi86
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of xamygo
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mwvman
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DangerDawg
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnTurano
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roguer
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
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 -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Corburk
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Irishnutjob
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marklaker
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JPadilla
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Muy Bonita from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 182 ratings
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