Muy Bonita Double Brown Ale – Funky Buddha Brewery

From Oakland Park Florida’s Funky Buddha Brewery comes their “Muy Bonita Double Brown Ale” a beer with apple, cinnamon and vanilla.  The beer pours a deep brown colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of apple, cinnamon, vanilla, toffee, coffee, chocolate and an overall sweetness.  The flavour is of cinnamon, vanilla, toffee, chocolate, coffee, apple, mild roasted malts with some bitterness and alcohol in the finish.  The beer came in at 8.5% with an IBU of 35.  This beer is desert in a bottle and well worth picking up if you find yourself in Florida or anywhere their beer is sold.  Funky Buddha Brewery is now owned by Constellation Brands.

Commercial Description:  The big sister to our Bonita Applebum Apple Pie Brown, Muy Bonita is a bigger, badder ‘bum. This double brown ale flaunts a bodacious body and a stunning combination of real cinnamon, vanilla, and apples. So thick, she’s like a hip hop song.

Fruli Strawberry Beer – Van Diest Beer Company

From “Van Diest Beer Company” out of Belgium comes the “Fruli strawberry beer”.   The beer has a ambery red or pink colour to it with a very small white head on top.  The beer smells of Strawberry almost like a one of those popsicle that uses real fruit.  When drinking the beer is reminds me of a Strawberry popsicle as well with the smallest hint of beer in behind it.  This beer is a desert beer through and through and not something you would drink all night.  Saying that this would be amazing with something like a chocolate fondue!  At 4.1% alcohol this Belgian White Fruit Beer is a good beer to share with your friends.