mikem409 (1140) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with not much head. Big peanut aroma. Taste like hoppy roasted peanuts slight sweet jelly
knickskicks (496) - - OCT 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Funky Buddha’s 2nd year anniversary. Dark brown, tan head. Nose and taste are peanut butter sandwich, without the jelly. Mouthfeel is fairly thin, which is fine for a brown ale, but if the body were thicker I’d have enjoyed this even more.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Prohibition Taproom in Philadelphia, PA.
Pours a dark amber, almost brown color with golden orange edges and a two finger white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring.
Another dessert beer aroma nailed by Funky Buddha. Smells just like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich but unfortunately not like a beer. It’s odd that’s it’s called No Crusts because bread crust is one of the strongest characteristics of the nose. Lots of freshly baked bread with roasted peanut and jammy jelly. Strong roasted nut character followed by welch’s grape. A bit seedy as well. Crazy that they replicated the aroma of one of my favorite meals but I wish that it smelled(and tasted) a bit more like beer.
Medium bodied with a nice balance of toasted peanut, sweet, slightly tart jelly and fresh bread. Roasted with lots of peanut flavor up front along with slightly smoked malt undertones. More peanut than peanut butter but it still replicates the flavor pretty well. This is followed by fresh baked bread (including crust) and a really prominent sweet, tart jam presence in the finish. The jelly portion of the beer is really overpowering after a few ounces and provides a lingering unpleasant aftertaste. The subtle roasted malt notes were the only element that made it taste like a brown ale. Other than that it tastes more like a good alcoholic dessert drink than a beer. Decent but nowhere near as good as some of their other experimental beers.
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
The beer is russet brown with a half inch of head. The aroma is shocking and hilarious. I would literally think one was holding a PB&J sandwich under my nose if this were a blind test. Very impressive. The flavor follows suit. I wish I could go more in depth, but this is a straightforward brew - it smells and tastes like a PB&J beer. Light to medium bodied. Not something I would drink in quantity, but I highly recommend trying this if you have the opportunity.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Churchkey. Served in a mini snifter. Pours a moderate brown color with a short head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries some peanut butter and jelly. Surprise, surprise. The peanut butter component takes over, with just a bit of berry in the background. Flavor has mild fruit and more peanut. A bit one-dimensional, and not my favorite dimension at that. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Just okay.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Hazy brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of pb&j with subtle crusts. Taste is sweet grapes, caramel.
radagast83 (3110) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey for the Bluejacket/Funky Buddha/Cigar City event during SAVOR week. Poured a light brown color, with a red tint or so, small wispy head. Aroma was notes of peanut and some grape jelly - really captured the smell of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Flavor is not nearly as enjoyable, but I did enjoy the sweet fruit and touch of roast.
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear dark brown body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grape jelly, peanut butter/salt. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, peanut/salt, grape jelly, caramel. Medium body, some stickiness.
GT2 (5659) - Riverslime, California, USA - JUN 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at CK. Clear maroon pour with minimal head. Nose is husky circus peanut shells with subtle grape jam. Taste is watery, some sharp peanut skin, tangy detergent. Thick circus peanut shells. Tangy and soapy weak finish. Not a fan. Why would anyone want to brew with peanuts ever.
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TheEpeeist (2819) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Prohibition Taproom. Dark auburn brown with a haze. Nose is peanut, carob and grape jelly with hints of raspberry. Medium body with a crisp tingle. Taste is earthy peanut, lightly sour, red berries and grape. Dry finish with hints of bitter coffee bean and Nutella. Flavors change with every sip. Cool brew.