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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
Originally brewed for Funky Buddha’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration.
For our original fall release, Funky Buddha decided to create a beer that strayed from the pumpkin mold, instead patterning it after this eponymous Thanksgiving dish. And here’s a novel thought: we actually brew it in the Fall as well, around November, so you can drink it at the same time that you’re tucking into your Thanksgiving feast. At nearly 8%, it’s a big, rich, sticky beer full of sweet potato and marshmallow flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (9514) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Bottle from Eric - thanks! This is delicious. Fall spices, marshmallow. Medium smooth palate. Yum!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3411) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
September 18, 2015. Bottle, shared by _angst_, thanks!
Light hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is malty, earthy, spicy and holds a good amount of sweet potatoes, some toffee notes, vanilla, nutmeg, apples, cinnamon. Taste is light to medium sweet and spicy. Finish is spicy with cinnamon, nutmeg, some vanilla notes, apples, earthy sweet potato notes with a touch of sweet malty toffee notes. Medium bodied, average carbonation.
Very drinkable, alcohol is well hidden, well made gimmick beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boisebeerguy (195) - boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 1, 2016
12 Oz bottle. This beer really taste like sweet potato casserole. And that’s my issue with Funky Buddha and similar breweries. It’s make a beer and fills it with artificial flavor. Any bartender can make bottom shelf liquor taste good, so we shouldn’t celebrate breweries who do the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5824) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2016
12oz bottle thanks to rich pours out a copper color topped with a white head. nose is fun big spice sweetness marshmallows and sweet malts. Taste is more of the big spice marshmallow rich malts and a nice end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Pours a dark golden amber with fluffy head. Aromas of dark fruits, spice, and cinnamon. Flavors of pumpkin, caramel, all spice, nutmeg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SaintMatty (6734) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2016
355ml Bottle (Thanks Ompher) - Amber in colour. Pumpkin, vanilla, brown sugar and cinnamon feature strongly in both the aroma and the taste. Not really picking up much sweet potato which is perhaps a blessing as I am not such a big fan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23320) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2016
Bottled, thanks hackobock! Hazy pale orange, mid sized head. Cinnamon aroma. Sweet with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Sugar, cinnamon, pumpkin pie and grass. Mid bitter finish. Well made and edgeless, if it is certainly not my favourite style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndyW68 (1430) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Hazy orange pour with minimal head. Aroma is orange and nutmeg. Taste is sweet potato and spice. Overbalanced sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5331) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 8, 2016
Shared 12 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a small beige head. Aroma of pumpkin, vanilla, caramel, and spice. Taste is pumpkin, sweet potato, caramel, vanilla, and spice. Nice one, even though it is awfully sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dambor (397) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2016
Pours hazy orange with medium head. Aroma: pumpkin, marhsmallow, spices (cloves, cinnamon), orange, some hoppy herbs. Taste: malty, with a lot of orange and spices (again cloves and a touch of cinnamon), nuts, palate is medium-hoppy with a touch of mint. This is a very interesting experimental beer. The taste and flavor is pretty intense but at the same time also drinkable. Of course, no way to have more than one, but still interesting stuff.

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