Funnel Cake

New Jersey
United States
Funnel Cake Beer Forgotten Boardwalk
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Funnel Cake is a "Boardwalk Ale," inspired by a classic cream ale with additions of lactose and real Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans lending the beer a creamy and smooth texture with hints of vanilla.  This beer will remind you of the times when you were eating a funnel cake at the beach or fair.

Profile

ABV: 
5.5%
IBUs: 
25
Served at: 
42° F
Judges Review 
James Link's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

A defined vanilla aroma marries with hints of sweet corn to create a cakelike character in the nose with absolutely no hint of hops. The absence of fruity esters suggests the possibility of cold conditioning or the use of a lager yeast. This beer poured a pale hazy yellow in appearance with a medium-sized, tight white head. The flavor manifested a sweet, vanilla cake piquancy although the sweetness was more sugar-like and not related to the malt base. A very unique beer with no "off" flavors and just a light touch of hops in the finish. Featured as a Cream Ale, it lacked the carbonation levels and crispness generally associated with the style, but the light touch and delicate balance of ingredients coupled with the moderate alcohol level enhanced its drinkability. More of a novelty than an everyday beer, yet nice to have around for special occasions.