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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bonita Applebum is made with cinnamon, vanilla, and apples. The aroma features wave after wave of cinnamon and vanilla, and bottoms out on the back end with a copious dose of real apples. Full, round, and beautiful - that’s Bonita!

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dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Big thanks to Ryan for sharing this with us before it’s even released. When the guys at the Buddha make a "apple pie" beer you expect it to taste just like an apple pie and that’s exactly what they did. This is by far one of the best creations they’ve come up with thus far. Incredible aroma and flavor, apple pie all the way. Wouldn’t change a thing about this beer.

4.8
pari6819 (55) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2012
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this beer. I am not a fan of Apple in my drinks, but this beer certainly made me re-evaluate my taste. The nose is gorgeous, it captures the intoxicating scent of Apple Pie. It opens with Apple on the front, but blossoms to cinnamon and carmel as it comes to its finish. The balance of this is remarkable, and despite my initial thoughts that this would be a heavy thick drinking beer, it was medium bodied with complexity that kept manifesting throughout the offering.

4.8
Hector82 (10) - USA - MAR 25, 2012
Fantastic. Was really surprised by this one. Not a big fan of fruit beer, but this was terrific. Huge! cinnamon apple raisin nose. Flavor like drinking an apple pie with extra caramel and cinnamon, very bready. Awesome awesome beer! Too bad Funky Buddha doesn’t do growlers. If you have not been to FB brewery/lounge and you live in Florida, you should definitely go. Relaxing chill place with some great unique beer.

4.6
brewkkake (3) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2011 does not count
Funky Buddha has done it again. Bonita Applebum is, simply put, dessert in a glass. All the familiar aromas and spices of apple pie - cinnamon, nutmeg, buttery crust, apple (obviously), along with just the right amount of alcohol. The slight apple tartness plays well with the spice and a low-key sweetness and its all reminiscent of caramel apple pie. They’d be insane not to eventually offer this as a float with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but the beer itself needs no improvement. The only downside to me is that apple-cinnamon is not my favorite flavor profile so it’s not as easy for me to drink more than one glass like I would with many of their other beers. The geniuses at Funky Buddha have received national attention for their Maple Bacon Coffee Porter and No Crusts PB&J ale, and Bonita should be the next huge hit.

4.5
OmegaX (1375) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Ridiculous beer (in a good way!). Fruit in the Room 2011. Smelled amazing! Loads of cinnamon apple sauce, grainy malt, an indescribable sweetness, and some raisins. Reminded me of a well made apple cobbler. Spot on for sure. Poured a dark brown and light brown head. Tasted fantastic like apple pie a la mode. This one had loads of spice and some apple fruitiness that was incredibly pleasing to the palate. How do they do this??

4.5
Slimbrundage (80) - USA - OCT 4, 2011
This apple pie beer tastes and smells exactly like apple pie. I think that is all that needs to be said, pretty impressive.

4.5
jredmond (8518) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Draft at tapestry with Vinny and Scott during PBW. Pours a deep, murky brown body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is straight up apple pie, cinnamon, and crust. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of apple cider, apple pie, cinnamon, nutmeg and crust.

4.5
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
Une bière brune acajou. Un anneau de mousse. Un nez qui me fait plier le genou. Wow! Je n’ai jamais senti quelque chose de semblable dans une bière. Véritablement, c’est une pointe de tarte aux pommes épicées sur laquelle repose une boule de crème glacée à la vanille fondante. Complètement débile! Et que dire du coulis de sirop d’érable qui me coule entre les narines! En bouche, c’est aussi exceptionnel. Cidre de pommes, touche acidulée, croûte de tarte, cannelle, muscade et joggeuse cubaine sont des éléments que je n’oublierai pas de sitôt. En bouche, le liquide occupe un espace considérable mais il n’est jamais lourd. Une véritable caresse pour la bouche. La finale n’est jamais sucrée, très savoureuse, incroyablement complexe. Excessivement facile à boire. Une bière étoilée si ce n’est pas quelque chose comme un chef d’oeuvre. Sublime.

4.4
burg326 (5596) - Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Wow, had at Cigar City fruit in the room. Aroma is cinnamon and apples. Tastes like as if you went to applebees and get the apple crisp and the left over syrup with icecream was left. You know how you scrape the iron skillet to get the last vanillia icecream, apple cinnamon syrup... well that is this beer pretty amazing...

4.4
adrian910ss (2591) - Doylestown, PA, USA - JUN 4, 2012
On draft at the HI. Pours a deep honey caramel amber with a medium sized off white head. Beautiful aroma of apple cinnamon strudel, warm apple crumb pie and a hint of nutmeg. Taste is dominated by apple cinnamon delight. Excellent stuff.


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