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The Bruery Provisions Series: Mother Funker

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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 weve 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.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Holy Christ this is sour! 25oz bottle. This one has been taunting me in my cellar to drink it, pours out a nice lighter golden yellow hue. Aromas are a smack in the face, in fact my wife could smell it from across the room, powerful lemon zest aromas, screaming acidity, a little funk. Palate is weak only because of how sour and acidic this one is. Fruit is up front then a ripping acid hits the mid and makes you feel like a hole is getting drilled in your stomach. It finishes long with a reverberating cascade of lemon warheads on the way down. Im splitting my bottle between tonight and tomorrow, share this one for sure.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (885) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2009) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - 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!!!"

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamJackson (2871) - 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 Ive 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (8658) - 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.

4
   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.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (761) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (2118) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
bottleshare thanks to DexterCat. Lots of sourness and tartness in the nose. Really gets you in the gills. Very puckering flavor. Nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (882) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
Pours a mildly hazy light orange color, minimal head. Aroma is fruity, tart, citrusy, funky, acidic. Very fruity, extremely acidic, very sour, tart, citrusy. Really like this one and very sour.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JBPortland (917) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 7, 2014
750ml bottle thanks to matboz. Pours flat clear pale golden yellow with no head, a few bubbles. Nose is strong acetic acid and vinegar, nail polish remover, funk, lemon, the nose is pretty off-putting. Taste is sour acidic lemon, vinegar, and maybe some citrus? Hard to taste anything over the acidity. Finish is acetic sour, slight burn, with some bits of earthy hay, one-dimensional. Finished maybe 2oz of this and that was enough.


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