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Funky Buddha Muy Bonita - Lairdís Apple Brandy Barrel

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle shared at the 9th Richmond Rare & Unusual Epic Tasting, Richmond, VA, 11/30/14. Pours a hazy copper with a thin fizzy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of apples, roasted malt, whiskey, wood. The taste is apples, cinnamon, spice. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11066) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle shared by local tasting. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average brown head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy spice, alcohol and apple aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet apple pie flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Very good porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4932) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. Not infected! Deep brown small head. Nose of marzipan, chocolatey earth. Raspberry coulis. Taste is similar. Apples and raspberry. Coffee and chocolate. Full body, rich. Lovely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (5870) - Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2014
22 oz bottle shared by voodoofish65usf. Pours a hazy brown color with a large off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, apple brandy, hint of infection, but nothing that seems way off, the bottle blew half on the table and some people.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shigadeyo (3075) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Infected... Very, very infected, but itís still sweet with plenty of apple and cinammon. I donít like the aroma at all though since it reminds me of apple and puke.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Infected?yes Putrid? Not quite. Half the bottle gushed. We should get a replacement for this one. Flavor is sweet, Apple, whiskey, light manure. I bet this is good when itís not infected.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonusWagner (1598) - Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2014
I feel genuinely terrible for the people who got infected bottles because this beer is majestic on draft. Murky ugly ass beer but the nose is straight up christmas/turkey day with loads of apple and cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg. Rich rich beer but not so sweet that it is tough drinking. Even on this mildly warm South Florida November afternoon it feels appropriately seasonal. Just delicious.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
orangesol (913) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Absolutely terrible. Gushed all over the place when it was opened. Smells like a wet fart mixed with some of the intended aromas. Taste is very infected and thats the end of it. Poured the rest down the drain, sort of like they should have done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8897) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle at weekly tasting. Pours brown white head. Nose/taste of apple pie, cinnamon, pie crust, caramel apples, oak and brandy. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Cinnamon and tons of it, a touch of off tones. Chocolate, cinnamon, apple and sweet flavors .

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