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Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk (KMF) Grand Cru

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 9   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Tasting Notes:

Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru is tart, funky, and complex with notes of dark fruits, cherry, cocoa & vanilla. The addition of a small amount of Belgian candi sugar adds a bit of smoothness and hint of sweetness to this beer.

Notes from the Brewers:

•This one-of-a-kind Belgian ale is fermented with multiple microorganisms including Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus and other wild critters found in the environment of our 150-year old Boston brewery.
•The unique yeasts impart layers of spicy, fruity, & bright tart notes to the beer. Aged in our Hungarian oak tuns, the porous character of the wood allows air to slowly seep in during aging creating micro-oxidation that smoothes any harsh flavors.
•Grand Cru often denotes a vintage of the highest quality or ‘the best of the best’. This release has been aging in our Barrel Room for just over a year.
•Kosmic Mother Funk is the soul of our Barrel Room Collection, blended to varying degrees in each of our five Belgian brews creating a distinct & complex character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
two7offsuit (388) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Pours a dark reddish brown. Aroma is sour dark fruit. Flavor is tart cherries and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2634) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Tap at for Sams tap takeover. Notes of sour fruit, cheery, vinegar, wood with a tart but vanilla finish. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7831) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Draft at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, $4 for a 6 oz. pour. Not bad, actually - I thought it was going to be $6. Anyway, it pours a hazy flat cola color with some carbonation bubbles on the sides of the glass but no head. Mix of sweet and sour notes, with brown sugar, oak, plum, balsamic vinegar, vanilla, cola, and black cherries. Medium-bodied, with low carboanation and a sweet and sour mouthfeel. Not bad but certainly not worthy of the hype this receives when it comes through town.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2094) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Draft at Moriartys. Clear dark mahogany brown with a soapy off-white foam that quickly dissipated. Dark sweet and sour fruits. Black currants. Blackberries. Black cherries. Clean barrel notes. No smoke. Balsamic vinegar. Medium-light body. Felt watery at first but thickened as it warmed. Nice palate but not overly complex for a wild ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4969) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Tap. Pours clear Ruby hazel, small beige head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, dried fruits. Fakvor is medium sweet, light tart. Medium body. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3623) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2015
On Draught
Pours a mahogany color with a small but well retained head.

The atom aid wood and grape right up front. It’s got some nice funkiness and a little bit of balsamic vinegar thing happening. It’s got some fruity pear character and some lightly toasty malt as well.

The flavor is woody and lightly sweet, it’s tart with some sour cherry flavor a bit of roasty malt and a surprisingly well controlled acetic character. It’s sour for sure, but it’s also rich... it hits the flavor points of a Flemish Red very well.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2442) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 18, 2015
On tap at Scion in Silver Spring, MD. Opaque, ruby-brown with a thin tan head and sparse lacing. Aroma of raspberries, cherries, tart dark fruit, grapes and balsamic vinegar. Taste of tart red grapes, tart dark fruit, raspberries, sour cherries and balsamic vinegar. Definitely sour, but not overwhelming and with enough sweetness to take the edge off. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scouser (312) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Pours a dark redish, burgandy , brown with no head or lacing. Nice aroma tart cherry, apple, raisin and vinegar. Nice sour cherry,vinegar, sharp cheese. This is a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2015
On tap at the Blue Dog. Poured an amber / brown color with a small sized head. Cherries/berries, some vinegar, sweet with a tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tia (1346) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Tap @ Pig & Pearl. Dark auburn with thin cream head and light lacing. Smells like raspberry vinaigrette. Nice funky sour flavor. A little astringent, but pleasant.

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