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The Bruery Provisions Series: Mother Funker

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Mother Funker is a sour blonde ale that has been aged for several years in barrels predominately used for Chardonnay. Mother Funker is a seriously sour beer, perhaps the most sour beer we’ve produced so far. Bursting with citrus, funk, and a hint of white vinegar, Mother Funker is for those who like their sours with more sour.

dednok's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
dednok (11) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a tulip. Yellow with a tiny bubbling head. Smells acidic. Tastes like vinegar. Mouth puckering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernesto987 (5332) - Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2016
sour trash. This is vinegar, salad dressing. Again, bruery is terrible, stop buying them. This isnt beer, this is overpriced salad dressing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (1092) - Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Thanks Josh. Pours a bright golden color with a tart funky aroma. Just all around sour that settles in the stomach. Pretty much what I expected it to be. Glad I got to try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2577) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2015
From notes. Tasted on 10/21/12 from a capped 750mL bottle, big thanks to Curtis. Pours hazy light orange with some thin, bubbly lace. The nose is very sour with tons of lemon, white wine vinegar, and oaky vanilla. The flavor is a bit acetic and more vinegar than citrus, with the oak coming through nicely. The body is medium and very tannic with very light carbonation and a long, ridiculously sour, white wine vinegar finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1611) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Aroma is rather acidic with a bit of a vinegar note. Some light oakiness with light tropical fruit, moderate citrus and a hint of funk. Pours a hazy, golden orange with a small, thin, white head that quickly disappears to the edge where it lingers. Flavor is very acidic with a bit of acetic acid along with a lot of lactic acid. Medium light oak notes with light tropical fruit and citrus. Faint funky, musty notes. Low bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a better beer than people claim, but the acidity is a bit acetic. Nice fruit and light funk and oak. This blended with Rueze would probably be really nice. I like the character of this beer outside of the acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2730) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Clear yellow gold in color... Aroma of stinky feet, white vinegar, Chardonnay oak, like a cantillon gueuze... Flavor is crazy tart, lots of vinegar, citrus, and sour lemon... Tons of barnyard funk... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (9232) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
after 3 other really good sours i was ready for a letdown here. never happened. this was the favorite of a couple guys in our group, and my no. 2 after the amazing sour in the rye. the white vinegar in the aroma and aftertaste is fantastic, and this beer pulls off being nearly bracingly sour while having a super soft palalte and feel. awesome!!!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamChandler (4243) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Looks like orange water. Nose is so freaking acidic. The taste is holy crap. like the most sour thing I’ve ever tasted ever. Lots of vinegar, some citrus and oaky notes. mostly just hard to finish a glass of this. my mouth is watering just writing this review. so sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 012: Bruery-tastic 01 on 05/16/2014. Hazy pale yellow color with a medium thin white head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of funky fruits, oak and yeast. Light to medium body with a mouth-puckering vinous and citric character, along with oaky and herbal yeast notes. The finish is sour with a lingering citrus aftertaste. Good Sour all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to beechner224. Smells of sour and fruits. Pours nicely. Taste is awesome. Its great. Just drink it.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (1000) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle share thanks to DrewFace., aroma is sour. Taste is sour as balls. Makes me want to cry and eat salt. Maybe that would help. I want to pass a stone. My belly hurts.

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