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Funky Buddha Donít Try Amber Ale

Funky Buddha Donít Try Amber Ale
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
This beer started its life as a way to get rid of a lot left over malt and hops and what not. The result was a light, hoppy Amber Ale that was said to be, by more than one person ďnot badĒ. Well that was enough for us. We set to work converting the recipe to a larger batch size and promptly screwed up the math. Now with all of our brewing knowledge we could have corrected our mistake in order to get our desired result, but our pizza had just arrived and it is really, really hot in the brewery so we said screw it. What we got in the end is this nearly 8%, slightly sweet concoction that was then dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops because really why the hell not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2960) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Hazy red-orangeish colored pour. Big off-white head with a little bit of lacing. Nice hoppy aroma with some notes of citrus and malt. Taste is a hoppy laden nectar. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Draft in snifter at the Funky Buddha Lounge. Poured by AMBER!! Go figure. Dark amber-muddy brown ale with medium white head. Aroma quite malty with pine and resin. Taste was a malt explosion with a bitter, pine and resin finish. Medium to light in body, medium carbonation. Delicate palette. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (5368) - Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2011
On draft at the Funky Buddha, poured a hazy deep orange color, with aromas of pine, hops, bread, and caramel. Main flavors are citrus hops, pine, a touch of caramel, real interesting mix of flavors, that did not disappoint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpmaster (1355) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Draft pint at The Funky Buddha brewpub happy hour for $5.50. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Just brought on at the brewpub. Chunky orange-brown. with a respectable beige head. A nicer, fresher aroma than the Red Dawn..this is more in the lines of a big west coast amber. Thick and chewy, this has a lot of caramel malt depth and a good piny hoppiness. Still has some woody, cherry, sherry amber malt notes, with that classic pungency. Not exactly world class stuff, this still lacks some cohesiveness. Has a soapy, grapefruit flavor among the thick malt bill. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9319) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2011
My Bottom Line:
A tropical fruit salad of durian, guava and passionfruit explodes from this American Strong Ale, lending personality to this brewís discreet malt presence.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the light amber.
-The aroma makes me feel like Iím on the West Coast enjoying yet another Double IPA-like creature.
-The base brew on this one is rather forgettable, which in a way is a shame, but at the same time this gives more room for the Nelson Sauvin to shine.
-The resinous hop bitterness is polite.

On tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeMoriendi (72) - Boynton Beach, USA - JAN 3, 2011
I opened up the growler and watched the cloudy orangish brew accumulate at the bottom of my Funky Buddha snifter. It had a nice sized white head that disappeared pretty quickly but left some decent lacing along the glass. The nose hits you with lots of citrus hops and a bold apricot type smell. You get a tea like smell to it as well. The taste is really a lot of the same hoppy flavors of apricot and citrus with a nice sweet backing. The bitterness I pick up seems almost more tea than hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slimbrundage (80) - USA - JAN 1, 2011
Cloudy golden amber. Peppery pine aroma with a hint of strawberry, grapefruit and fresh herbs. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Piney hops hit you first followed by wine like citrus hops, fresh cut grass and a hint of peppery spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Hand bottleÖ Hazy burnt orange ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Fantastic retention. I dig deep into the earthy, bready aroma and come back with notes of white pepper, pine needles, biscuit, brown bread and black tea. Full-bodied and chewy with easygoing carbonation. The malty, fruity flavor leans toward the bitter side of balance and offers black tea, piney, citrusy hops, a strong suggestion of caramel and a lesser note of sugar cookie. Finishes crisp, moderately bitter and fruity. Bottle courtesy of hankchinaski!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2010
On tap at the Buddha for the grand opening. Has a good hop presence in the aromas, from my first initial whiff. The carbonation seemed pretty right on and all the flavors were really well balanced. The flavors arenít over the top, with sweetness and hops, but thatís totally alright with me.

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