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Funky Buddha Iron & Barleywine

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We blended this English-style barleywine with grape must for a distinct, vinous character that pairs well with slow braised dishes or acoustic folk rock. Notes of plum, pear, grape, red wine, fig, honey, and rock candy blend into a complex, slow sipper.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3137) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Wow, this was much better than the rating shows. Pour clearer amber in color. There is no resiny maltiness to take over, but a smooth lightly sweetened malty barleywine bringing the fruit and fig notes as promised. So smooth on the palate for ten percent, not quite a creamy body, but a balanced body perfect for the style and so easy to drink!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (15703) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Tap@taproom, Oakland Park FL
Dark clear amber color, good creamy beige head. Light fruity, malty, sweetish nose. Medium-bodied. Berries, caramel, alcohol in the flavor. Again, as all FB beers, very clean palate but lacks depth. Easy for being 10,5%.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WVHouseofBeer (1005) - Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2016
I’m not sure I’d qualify this as a barleywine. Very little to no hop bitterness or kick from the malt. The vinous/grape must presence is strong, possibly a bit too much so. Pretty tart and dry finish. Overall not bad but not one of Funky Buddha’s better beers.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2775) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Reddish tan in color... Aroma of grape must, caramel, toffee... Flavor is grape, caramel, toffee, wine barrel notes on palate... Amazing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RickTheRick (892) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2016
Une touche de mousse pas tout à fait blanche se dissocie promptement d’un liquide aux accents cuivrés et assez embrouillé. Des arômes prenants de raisins secs s’amalgament à des notes de toffee dans un bouquet sans profondeur ou complexité démesurée, mais tout de même efficace. Cet élan de simplicité se perpétue en bouche dans une gazéification aérienne qui véhicule bien les saveurs sucrées agréables et jamais aliénantes. Le caractère vineux décrit sur la bouteille se fait discret, laissant plutôt place à une délicate amertume terreuse. Rien d’impressionnant, mais c’est un produit relativement bien exécuté.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
Pours a dark golden brown with fluffy head. Aromas of dark malts, hops, and light wine notes. Flavors of sweet malts, hops, and nice wine tail.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (13493) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2016 Bottle - pours reddish tan head - nose/taste of grape must, honey, fig, berry alcohol - medium body

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
vtafro (6248) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle. Amber pour with tan head. Grape, must, boozy aromas. Flavors are herbal, fruity, grape, must and booze.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
S_Side_Smitty (691) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Pours red-amber with a thick off white head. Aroma is different - almost like a cherry sourness with some carob-malt background. Taste is kinda flat cherry sweetness with a little hoppy kick at the mid followed by some some vague wafer-like malts. I don’t get American or English barley wine outa this. Just simply not correct.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smaynard6000 (939) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby color with a small tan head and soft carbonation. Sort of a grape and wine aroma to this. Somewhat tart with some fig and plum notes. Medium bodied. Average for the style.


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