Located in Cherry Hill, Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Company was founded by Jamie Queli in 2014. Queli, a beer enthusiast and home-brewer left a career in investment banking to launch her dream brewery. Growing up at the Jersey shore, her memories inspire Forgotten Boardwalk’s theme, including this cream ale appropriately named Funnel Cake.
The beer pours a slightly hazy golden honey color. The one and a half finger fluffy white head shows some retention. Once it dissipates, a light lacing is left behind.
The nose offers doughy/bready aromas, along with a sweet sugary note that definitely conjures images of powdered sugar. Creamy notes of vanilla are also noticeable and offer an additional layer of excitement.
The palate echoes the nose seamlessly. A sweet doughy/bready flavor is front and center. A toasted grainy cereal note follows. A sweet creamy sweetness from the lactose is evident, and once again makes you think of powdered sugar. Vanilla flavors are notable throughout and the creamy mouthfeel of the beer makes it very enjoyable! All the flavors come together, and certainly remind you of funnel cake!
The Forgotten Boardwalk Funnel Cake Cream Ale is a great beer that pays homage to NJ Boardwalks. While the taste of funnel cake is discernible, it isn’t dominating or unpleasant. Try pairing this one with Monterrey Jack, grilled chicken or an apricot tart.
The Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 3.5 Out of 5 Pints