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Funky Buddha Double Brown Ale

Funky Buddha Double Brown Ale
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Our double brown ale is deceptively smooth in character, with a full-bodied, round richness that masks its potency. English malts and select hops combine to create a big beer suitable for that subtle change in weather we Floridians call "winter."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015
Medium brown. Earthy and very slightly toasty nose. Decent sweetness but also a bit thin and tart. Doesn’t hold enough sugar to really work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Had on draft at the Lounge in Boca Raton. Pours a deep, heavy brown with a thin tan head. Slight lace. Serious nut, roasted malt, caramel, slight peat and earth nose. Taste is nuts, caramel, roasted malts, wood, and vanilla. Heavy mouth and chewy. Finish is thick malts and caramel. Not very booze finish either for a 9.8%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (5029) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Un brown ale vraiment simple et balancé bâtie sur une structure maltée bien moelleuse et chocolatée. Le rayon de sobriété dans l’aveuglement d’excentricité.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (5197) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
Servie sous le nom de Broooooooown Ale. Mon ballon est brun très foncé sur lequel j’aperçois un col qui ne tient pas la route. Mon nez est giflé par des parfums de noisettes fortement grillées. Mes narines subjuguées perçoivent aussi des arômes de feuilles de fleurs et de tabac. Disons les choses avec franchise, il n’y a rien ici de bien déplaisant. Mes papilles prennent le relais avec un bonheur certain. L’alcool est bien caché tandis que des houblons hantent des céréales sèches et bien tournées. En vérité, ici, les malts sont des noix qui ne sont jamais sucrées. En bouche, le liquide montre un corps de moyenne densité. Son pétillement est ralenti tandis sa texture est légèrement huileuse. La finale est amère par le traitement malté mais aussi par des houblons à l’anglaise. Une bonne brown ale de Funky. Ceci dit, je préfère lorsqu’elles sont davantage déjantées.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Beautifully nutty from aroma to finish, this elegant Imperial Brown Ale also showcases harmonious floral angles which seem to help the malt profile linger and linger.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A crown of foam is placed upon the darkest brown.
-Alcohol warmth is quite light for 8%.
-This isn’t one of those heavyweights that obliterates the tastebuds. It’s a delicate yet deep brew which is as flavourful as it is impeccably rendered.
-Nut aromas and flavours are redolent of hazelnuts and nut skins.

On tap at the brewery taproom.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjgmd (1998) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2013
On tap at the brewery, pours a mahogany brown color with a nice java head. Nose is actually hoppy. Taste is actually hoppy, more than a straight ahead malt. Finish is bitter, and somewhat woody, Average at best. quaff score 6 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3527) - New York, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Tap at the lounge. After finishing my sampler flight I decided it wasn’t quite time to leave even though it was quarter to 2 in morning on Monday night. So I upped the abv so I could hopefully sleep later. Pours nice brown with malty and nutty nose. Tastes of coffee, nuts, malt, earth, and burnt toast. Decdent brown ale hides alcohol well

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (2321) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Nice smokey aroma. Sweet dark smokiness in flavor. Enjoyable in flavor. Dark Carmel comes through to make an easy drinking high gravity enjoyable beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10663) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Draft... Murky brown ale with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head and fat bubbles scattered about. The chocolaty, nutty nose offers a faint vinous note. Medium to full-bodied with a 2%-milk mouthfeel and stinging carbonation. The flavor is bittersweet, consisting mainly of cocoa and ethanol. Finishes burnt and bitter with an alcohol burn. Rough around the edges, this one. Not a typical Buddha effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2012
On draft at the Buddha. Very similar to their Doc Brown but just amped up a little. With the ABV being at 9.8% you’d think it be a little boozy, however that just isn’t the case. Drinks like a standard brown ale with a nice caramel/brown sugar finish. Very good showing here.

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