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Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brett/lacto fermentation. Tart, sour and spicy.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Petkus331 (273) - Redford, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Aroma of caramel, toffee, candy sugar, raisins, terra cotta, and a touch of cranberry. Clear dark purplish red in appearance, greyish foam, some lace. Tastes of lingering sour black currant, some light vinegar, a touch of bitter hay, and gentle candy sugar in the background. Palate is a little oily and a little fizzy, filling, but nice. Overall, this beer is great!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8534) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
NOTF 2010. Deep ruddy amber pour. The nose is quite oaky with a soft lactic back note. A lot of sweet/tart cherry along with a rich sort of vineous wildness. The sourness is fairly simple with a kiss of acetone fruitiness (I’d normally consider the latter a flaw, but it’s so subtle that it adds an interesting flavour). A little bit of muskiness that I quite like. Oaky with a touch of light vanilla and some soft tannic character on the back. Nice brew.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2193) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jblauvs (1340) - Manchester, New Hampshire, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
firstsip (490) - Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Tap at Sam Adams. Dark purple-black. Sweet, slightly sour nose. Thinnish. Tart more than sour. Almost rich. Tastes of black currants, slight vinegar--but balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8516) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Sample at Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI on 10/03/2014. Slightly hazy reddish-amber color with a medium off=white head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma of cherry, funky yeast and herbs. Medium body with flavors of tart cherry, berries, yeast and spice. The finish is fruity with a funky cherry aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wodstirrer (4) - Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2014 does not count
A nice sour that is more complex then a beer doctored with lacto b. More sour then some people would prefer. 16 oz. pours at Tilted Kilt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (4472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
@ 2012 Avery SourFest. Murky brownish orange, no head. Kinda smells like honey and earthy toffee aged in some light sour oak. Tastes the same, kinda sweet and earthy with a light sourness on the end that lingers. Not too sour, very enjoyable and kinda sweet and sessionable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (1946) - Greeley, 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.


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