Funnel Cake
Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing

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Style:
Cream Ale
Ranked #199
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
81
Ranked #44,802
Avg:
3.58 | pDev: 12.85%
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
205
From:
Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing
 
New Jersey, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  16
Gots
  57
SCORE
81
Good
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Reviews by BFCarr:
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BFCarr from New Jersey

2.92/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This one is tough to place. Odd fusel notes and a thin bitterness are my takeaway. I don't get lactose or vanilla as described in the packaging. It's not a bad brew but it's not to my taste.

Apr 10, 2016
More User Reviews:
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a ruddy burnt yellow to orange color with just a skim of head at the top. Dissipated super quick. No lace. The aroma was sweet corn, sweet biscuits, vanilla extract, lactose and a little bit of lemon sweetness. The flavor was super sweet with a super clean aftertaste and finish. The palate was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Overall, decent as one of those "Americanized cream ales." Perhaps, I might give it another shot.

Jun 10, 2017
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Jacobier10 from New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a tulip glass. Best by 8/15/15.

Hazy, golden orange color with a thick white head. I'm on my 5th can of the 6-pack (not all in one day) and I still can't pick out what the aroma is, but I guess it's the vanilla I'm picking up. Heavy lactose powder flavor. Very sweet yet drinkable. Medium bodied and creamy. Chalky mouthfeel.

This is one of the oddest beers I've had in a while. The lactose and vanilla additions are front and center and I can't figure out if they work in a cream ale, but I'm still drinking this with very little problem. Does it taste like a funnel cake from the Jersey shore? Not exactly. But I don't know how to get any closer to achieving that flavor in a beer.

May 29, 2015
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Stinger80OH from Ohio

2.65/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Dec 06, 2016
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BoOmerG from New Jersey

3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mar 19, 2016
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FrankShirley from Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Jan 10, 2015
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rderedin from Maine

2.4/5  rDev -33%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Jul 16, 2017
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TeachChefs from Pennsylvania

3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Dec 25, 2016
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saxclar123 from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Oct 20, 2014
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SammyJaxxxx from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 08, 2016
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chippo33 from Vermont

3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 21, 2015
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srw from Virginia

3.17/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nov 24, 2018
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jschott75 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 02, 2015
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cyrushire from Florida

3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Oct 31, 2015
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can purchased at brewery on March 25. Poured into ale glass.

L: 1 finger head, poor retention, no lacing or ring. Pale golden color.

S: Seemed a bit musty (dough/yeast?_, light malts, couldn't pic) up vanilla.

T: Yeasty and light bready, light malts, vanilla, starts a bit bitter and tries to get sweeter, doesn't make it

F: Light bodied, medium carbonation, watery. Carbonation does tamp down lingering bitter note a bit.

O: Love the idea, do not love the execution. Might give it a shot on tap sometime just to see if it's better that way.

Mar 28, 2016
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Dave_Treat from Virginia

3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

May 11, 2015
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jbaker67 from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jul 15, 2015
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chiefz1 from New York

2.96/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Aug 25, 2019
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ChrisL24481 from New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 04, 2015
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WDJersey from Colorado

3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dec 23, 2017
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sanitarium16 from New Jersey

3.36/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

May 18, 2015
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DerekCarruth from Georgia

3.24/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Mar 01, 2016
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Syracuse12 from New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mar 28, 2015
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StevenH from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 09, 2017
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waddellc2 from Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sep 21, 2015
Funnel Cake from Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 205 ratings