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Funky Buddha Barrel-Aged Muy Bonita (Lairdís Apple Brandy Barrel)

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed and aged for the First Annual Founders Club Party.
Barrel-Aged Muy Bonita is an Imperial version of our Bonita Applebum Apple Pie Brown Ale thatís been aged in Apple Brandy barrels for three months. We use real cinnamon, vanilla, and apples to give it an insane apple pie flavor, while the barrel aging lends soft oak flavors and a pleasant liqueur-like finish.


3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3989) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle shared at tasting. Incredibly awful fecal nose. Really nasty stuff. But the taste is sweet apple and cinnamon. Weird experience. My rating reflects that awful nose, not taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Draft @ World of Beer Dadeland. Pours dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of cinnamon and apples with roasted malts and brandy. Lots of cinnamon flavor with brandy, wood, vanilla and matiness. Medium body with average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4869) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4oz pour at Churchkey DC pours a watery, translucent black with some creamy, lacing white head. Nose is so crazy, apple compote, cinnamon, brown sugar, mild vanilla, malt, pie dough. Smells really good. Flavor is a little sweet, apple compote, malt, brown sugar, mild molasses, cinnamon, vanilla, mild clove. Oily finish. Really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daniel719 (141) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a nice brown with a nice tan had. Smell is all apple and cinnamon. Pretty much apple pie. Taste is more of the same. Apples, cinnamon, a lot of brandy. Itís pretty much like eating an awesome apple pie. Pretty goddamn good.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Amber pour without much head or lacing. Much more of the apple brandy barrel than any sort of brown ale. The brandy seems to just add to the apple pie aroma already there. Tap at Churchkey shared by Ed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4636) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Draft at Churchkey during DC Craft Beer Week. Thanks Travlr! Thanks Gene! Poured a clear ruby color without a head to speak of. Aroma was apple brandy, vanilla, woody. Flavor was light apple brandy, vanilla notes. Alcohol actually pretty smooth and not overpowering in this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Ruby maroon color. Aroma of Calvados and vanilla. Taste is nutty scotch. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3251) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
On draft at Churchkey during DC Beer Week. Pours a clear dark cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate after dinner mints. Flavors of apple strudel with chocolate mint ice cream. Intriguing and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Aroma is foul and sulfury, rank, with some light booze and spice notes. Translucent brown color. Flavor is so much better...toffee, caramel, spices - cinnamon, light apple notes, bready, sweet.

2.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (1886) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Fucking horrible baby diaper nose. Thankfully the taste is much better. Cocoa and chocolate. Meh.


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