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Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk

Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Brett/lacto fermentation. Tart, sour and spicy.

Please note: This is the original Kosmic Mother Funk - not the Grand Cru version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Tap @ BBF:NOTF. This one seemed like an acidic belgian amber ale. Boozy with banana, apples, bourbon, wood, some acid and honey. Flavor has a solid malt hit somewhat balanced by acid. A bit more tartness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Pouring at the Night of the Funk in Boston. Pours a clear orange with no head. Warm acid, toast and malt, vinegar. Sweet vinegar, malt and acid. Nutty acetone, long acid on a nutty finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/7/2010 Total Score: 3.7
Pouring at Night of the Funk on the Friday night of Belgian Beer Fest in Boston. Pours a hazed ruby brown with a thin white head. Light funk. Thin, sweet and funky. Tang and faint fruit. Acetic vinegar notes on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Denver Rare Beer Tasting 2010. Some spice and tartness on this beer, but it just wasn’t enough to be impressive, or quite frankly memorable, which is why I have no better notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - NOV 8, 2010
NOTF ’10 Muddled dark red pour. Aroma is acetic, some funky wood, and red fruit, spice. flavors are nicely developed, some wet funky wood, spicy malt, some sour acetic tones near the end wraps it all up. A really nice one from Sam Adams, I was a bit suprised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2010
sample @ the Denver Rare Beer Tasting II on 9/17/10. red pour with no head. light funky nose with a touch of oak... would really like the nose to be stronger - I had to search for these aromas - but given a better glass it would have been a bit easier. medium body - tart over the mouth with cherry notes, oak, vanilla... finishes much better than the rest of the experience with a tart / oak ending and somewhat sour. Overall a light sour with more cherry presence.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2738) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2010
This is not my favorite style but I will generous. Sampled at the CBF. Amber/ brown pour. very noticable fruity aromas. (Cherry) taste was well sour. Blended well enough to combine the alcohol and fruit to a satisfactory taste. An interesting taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeadGuyPerez (106) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Draft at the American Craft Beer Fest in Boston. Poured a deep reddish brown, very sour up front with some darker, earthy tones underneath.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2010
Avery Sour Ale Fest. Pretty nice. Extremely smooth compared to some of the other brews at the fest. I got mostly brown sugar notes from this one with some earthiness and funk. Would like to try this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13254) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2010
On tap at Avery Sour Fest poured a clear brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of sour fruit, barnyard, horseblanket and light spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry tart finish. Flavors of sour fruit, earthiness, horseblanket and light spice with a smooth dry lingering tart funky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Boulder Sourfest ’10 - fairly still pour - cloudy rust color - subdued compared to the other beers at the fest, but with a decent sourness and funkiness - quite a bit of charred oak, with some moderate fruity sweetness underneath - a little bit of a slick mouthfeel, leading me to believe that the bugs were still working on this one - better than I was expecting.

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