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Funky Buddha Muy Bonita - Laird’s Apple Brandy Barrel

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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 that’s 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (4428) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
poured a murky brown color from the bottle, aromas of baked apples, light cinnamon, booze, and some vanilla. Flavors are dark malt with some apple and cinnamon and vanilla, with a nice boozy after taste, got lucky, this bottle was not infected, glad it wasn’t.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (10830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of calvados, caramel, spice, cocoa and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, apple, spice, calvados and cocoa with a smooth dry lingering spiced apple finish. Damn tasty!!!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
brokensail (12479) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle @ home, thanks Jake. Holy gusher. Very dark brown in color with a tall khaki head. Smells like pennies and mulled cider. Yum a dum dum. Slight roasted malt and some apple pie, cinnamon, and maybe vanilla. Flavor is kind of roasty, ashy, and cidery. Big time apple pie and cinnamon. Slight metallic and acidic finish. Not great.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
SudsMcDuff (6635) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2015
infected. a very weird beer. i can tell that under all this foam and shit there probably is an awesome beer. oh well...

We’ve come a long way from the Prime Minister’s exploding cake. Or have we?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (7430) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2015
Bomber courtesy of and shared with Omgrich and Sarro @ Moeder Lambic. De couleur acajou, laissant un fin col blanc-cassé, et un filament doré au verre. Arôme offre de suite un bouquet intense de cannelle, ce dernier s’ouvre avec le temps et devient plus complexe. Alternant note de Laird’s-barrique, léger pomme. Palais reste très subtil tout en étant complexe. Mélange allie le bon côté d’un cidre, d’une tarte aux pommes avec un porter. Le côté malté se contente d’ailleurs de second rôle tant la cannelle et la barrique sont présents avec des pommes en dominance. Cette cannelle, qui ne tombe pas dans l’épicé surfait, rappelle fortement le Cinnamonster de Kuhnhenn. Bière qui passe pour moins de 10%, complexe, avec une approche unique.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9999) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11681) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5469) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (6697) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shigadeyo (3180) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Infected... Very, very infected, but it’s still sweet with plenty of apple and cinammon. I don’t like the aroma at all though since it reminds me of apple and puke.


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