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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:
#3,008
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
181
pDev:
9.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
58
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 181 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of Chasegator
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
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 +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of SimcoeKid
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CHickman
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
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 +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PorterLambic
4.43/5  rDev +8%
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 +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
3.61/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
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 -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TargaFlorio
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KensWorld
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bb-magic
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Really memorable beer in general. Christmasy in spirt and a little sweet. Lactose, holiday spices, and a lean malt backbone.

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a Funky Buddha snifter.

Thick creamy rocky khaki colored head that stands 1 finger tall with low retention and sticky lacing.The body is a dark brown almost black color with absolutely no light showing through the glass.Low amount of carbonation.

On the nose I get roasted malts,cinnamon,vanilla,brown sugar,and apple / apple pie notes.It smells alot like cinnamon apple pie with vanilla ice cream.It really does smell delicious.

The palate follows the nose with sweet apple and vanilla up front,brown sugar and cinnamon in the middle,and dark roasted malts on the back end.This beer has a very sweet taste to it,but not in a bad way,and it is by no means cloying.

The mouth feel is heavy and full with a sticky texture.Moderate amount of oxidation on the tongue,and a nice smooth finish.

Personally I thought this was a very good offering by Funky Buddha,not their best but still very very good.If you don't like apples or apple pie,I shouldn't have to tell you to stay away from this one.But if you do I would definitely recommend.Hopefully FB will expand their distribution so I can get this,and so many others brewed by them when I move to Massachusetts.

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Photo of Ron3
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Evan
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaketaz
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kbrown
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cosmicevan
3.36/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

had this bottle for way too long, looked interesting tonight, so why not. brew is heavily carb bed so much so that the head was a bit explosive, eventually settled into a frothy creamy cap reminiscent of Belgian classics. on first sips and sniffs this was horrendously disgusting...but as it opened up and settled (and I got used to the prickly carbonation) the flavors popped creating a super artificial almost cake like thing. nose remains off putting w a strong char but the heavy vanilla on the taste seems to wash over the apple cinammon. the whole thing tastes REALLY artificial, as most of these do...and I find myself towing the line of wanting to pour it down the drain or have one more sip. interesting but the artificial is just too much for me on this one. prbably a fantastic bottle to open when 15 deep in a tasting and your palate is shot....cause this would definitely cut through.

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Photo of colts9016
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A two finger tan head that is creamy, billowy, and foamy with good retention. The head did leave some lacing on the glass as it dissipated. A dark brown beer that is opaque. Few carbonation bubbles are visible on the glass.
A rich nutty toasted bready malt, vanilla, cinnamon, applesauce, chocolate, a fruity note, and some light coffee notes.
A rich nutty note, toasted bready malt, caramel, cinnamon, biscuit, cracker, toffee, applesauce, chocolate, a fruity note, light coffee note and a subtle sweetness.
Medium carbonation, Medium body and a medium plus finish.
I really like this beer has great flavors and it is easy to drink. Funky Buddha has some awesome beer with unique flavors. This beer is no different, at least this beer is not like the blueberry cobbler.

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Photo of KeyWestGator
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Muy Bonita from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 181 ratings
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