Muy Bonita | Funky Buddha Brewery

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BA SCORE
90.3%
Liked This Beer
4.11 w/ 176 ratings
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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:
#2,844
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
176
Liked:
159
Avg:
4.11/5
pDev:
9.49%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
58
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i loved this beer, i know its a weird one, and it probably (almost certainly) doesnt need all the vanilla, but what a clever and well executed flavored ale from these guys, who now appear to me to be the kings of such things. this is an imperial brown ale with apple, cinnamon, and vanilla, and its a really nice brew. the brown ale seems light to me, less imperial in flavor than in alcohol, but holding a nice inch of white airy head over a thinner and lighter milk chocolate brown body. the cinnamon is the least relevant of the added ingredients. i get apple cider, sweet and tart, red apple skins, right away with the chocolate malt, nuttiness and roasty barley, and the sweet overdosed vanilla, but the cinnamon is hard to come by in both nose and taste. i think more of it would be too much at the same time, turning this from an all season sipper to something seasonally specific and festive, but more limited. i do think the bitter spice would be useful against all the vanilla, which takes over most nuance here. i do like that it drinks a little lighter, not heavy at all, but still quite sweet. the apple is true to the real fruit, but this never ends up being too autumnal because of how light the malts are in it. the booze is well hidden, and if the sugar was scaled back some it would be a lot better, but i like it a lot, there really isnt a beer like this out there in the market. clever i think, with the apple and cinnamon. id love to see the same ingredients in am imperial cream ale too...

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dmorgan310
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Large shared bottle in Atlanta.
Deep, clear, red brown body with a very good tan head.
Very appealing aroma smells like the item at a bakery I'd want.
The flavor is too sweet to drink, say, a whole pint of this but it is quite appealing in small quantities. Fine choice for a shared dessert beer.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of jlindros
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to rudzud

Pours a big bubbly fizzy head that fades fairly quickly, slightly clear dark chestnut cranberry color.

Nose big sweet candy, caramel molasses and a ton of vanilla, candied sugar, apple covered in loads of brown sugar, marshmallow sugar, little apple brandy, some cinnamon, lots of vanilla cream, super intense but imitation thing, a little toasty brown malt base, light nut brown ale.

Taste brings lots of sweet caramel, toffee, brown sugar molasses, lots of sweet things, sugar daddee, loads of caramel creams, with lots of cinnamon, big vanilla and bitter vanilla bean, and dried candied apples, little iffy bitterness like a big apple skin. Quite sweet, little sticky, fair bitterness, apple skin, cinnamon, brown sugar toffee caramel lingering.

Mouth is med bod, little syrupy sweet, lighter carb, very little booze.

Overall mixed, way to sweet and almost imitation flavoring, but good flavors, very little booze or carbonation, but still tasty.

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Photo of nickfl
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billab914
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
3.61/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.44/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Brewery. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Deep murky brown with a nice white head. Thick collar. Kinda pond watery.

Smell - Lots of cinnamon and spices. Some apple and caramel.

Taste - Lots of caramel. Like a caramel candy apple. Cinnamon spice kicks up in the back with a spike a booze.

Mouthfeel - Thick and kinda heavy. Sluggish to drink.

Overall - Pretty accurate treatment, but very sweet.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnnniee
3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Florida
Deep copper/light brown color with a smallish off white head. Brown sugary light chocolate fruity creamy. Its pretty tasty like dessert in a glass.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mklisz
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duff27
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.52/5  rDev +10%
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 t2grogan
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Muy Bonita from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 90.3% out of 100 with 176 ratings
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