Geez Gush, didn't you rad up on brewing? The most important thing to do is RDWHHB. Relax, Don't Worry, Have Home Brew.
Well, you did learn- a bunch. Don't worry about a funk, it is only temporary.
I think you'll be sorry you gave it all away, once your's ages some more.
And the thin mouth feel and lack of flavor probably could have been fixed by adding some sugar- after stabilizing, of course.
And you also learned that your friends like your homebrewing as much as your do!
So far, I've had more experience thinking than I've had brewing....you don't think they are mutually exclusive, do you?
57 batches so far,
33 wine, mostly Loquat, peach, plum, prickly pear
22 beers and ciders
1 Tequila, from a prickly pear wine experiment that didn't work. I call it "Prickly Heat"