The Bruery Provisions Series: Mother Funker

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Thanks to SaucerSam for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of lemon and funk notes, as well as some light biscuit malt. The flavor is similar and is very sour. I get some strong lemon and orange citrus notes, but there is also a good bit of funk and some vinegar. Very acetic overall. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

bytemesis (9502) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle. Pours hazy golden orange, small off white head, dissipates quickly. Aroma is cheese, varnish, oak. Flavor is mega sour, really strong cheesy funk, acetone, feet. Medium body, low carbonation. Too much. No.

koleminer20 (4171) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2017
From notes. Had at a tasting with the group at Erik’s house on January 22. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a foggier golden yellow orange with a thin ring of light tan head that vanishes quickly without lace. The aroma is really sharp. There is a funkiness about it, but the vinegar-esque sharpness is something I’m really not feeling. If you search there is some light citrus, but it’s just way overpowered. The flavor is much of the same. I hear this is really reserved compared to how it used to be, and that’s a shame. The funk and sour vinegar are both huge and just pulling the enamel off. There is a light fruitiness to it, but the heavy vinegar and funky oak dominate. The mouth feel is a bit heavy and softly carbonated with a lingeringly sour funk of white vinegar and oak that just isn’t overly enjoyable. This is an incredibly sharp beer. Glad I got to get the rating though.

BuckeyeBoy (8860) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 24, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to Steve. Pours out a crisp pale straw color topped with a ring of a head. Nose is vinegar some wood and fruit. Taste is more of the heavy vinegar tartness

Ernesto987 (6050) - 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.

SpongeRuiner (1114) - 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.

wedgie9 (2703) - 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.

ineedbeer (2301) - 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.

baraciisch (3440) - 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

slowrunner77 (13206) - 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!!!"

AdamChandler (5206) - 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.

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