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Provisions Series: Mother Funker - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

349 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 349
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 17.72%
Wants: 88
Gots: 116 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: FosterJM on 02-03-2012)
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Ratings: 349 | Reviews: 86 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by GrumpyJunglist:
Photo of GrumpyJunglist
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottled poured into a sniffer.

A: Poured a very bright golden yellow a little hazy almost transparent. It had a filmy white head that fizzled away within 30 seconds.

S: Big aroma of Chardonnay, oak, sour tones, and lots of funk.

T: Holy cow, this one you can tell spent a whole lot of time in the barrels. Big time vino influences, a lot of vinegar, tons of sour, a nice mild blonde finish.

M: Nice and mildly carbonated, but once you swallow it, the big boy kicks you in the mouth. Its warm going down afterwards.

O: this is a big boy sour for sure, jeebus is it sour. For the price you can't go wrong.

GrumpyJunglist, Feb 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

joel66, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

jp7161, Apr 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Callmecoon, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Mora2000, Nov 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

jaminjohnson, Jul 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

MicroBeerMan1980, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of ehammond1
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2012)

The Bruery Provisions
Orange, CA

A bright, glowing, clear, vibrant golden yellow color with a quickly forming, though small off-white head that eventually falls down to a thin film and leaves dots of stick down the glass. Looks thin, but perfectly appropriate.

The aroma is powerful, with lots of acidic sourness leaping out of the glass, big notes of lemon, white grapes and white wine, a slight hint of funk, and decent oak character, especially as the beer fully warms to room temperature.

This is a powerfully sour, acidic, wild ale, with big flavors of lemon, oak, white wine and white grapes, and vinegar present throughout. Hugely sour from start to finish. Simple, and not nearly as complex as some other wilds, but almost as sour as they come. As the back of the bottle simply states, "Not for the sour beer newbie!"

Light to medium body with moderate carbonation.

Not nearly as complex as the best sours in the world, but this is still a fantastically interesting beer--and yes, folks, its sour! This is what I was hoping this beer would taste like, and I'll happily drink this anytime.

ehammond1, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out very yellow, nice big 1" of white head on it, worries about lack of carbonation are dispelled. Aroma of oak, massive lemony sourness, and definitely funky, but not the wet dog funky. Enjoyable.

Taste, puckering. Plenty of lemon acidity and vigor (not vinegar). The oak is there in sizeable form. The oak makes this dry, stone ground mustard like acidity interplay or something, but as a guy who loves mustard, bring it on! Doesn't really bring any fruit other than lemon into the flavor equation. Relatively light body, into which a souring steroid mechanism exists. Gobs of acetic acid, which I think works pretty well. This beer is going to be challenging to a lot of people. I like it, and it keeps getting better.

I've had 3 bottles of this so far. Melding the experience from both into one review, subsequent bottles will yield an edited review/score. The first bottle was on the low end carbonation wise, the next two really picked up

Beerandraiderfan, Sep 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

acurtis, Feb 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

ste5venla, Jul 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

kslsc400, Mar 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

JosephThompson, Oct 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

tylermains, Apr 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

DJButters, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of SpeedwayJim
2.3/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Got this in a trade. I shouldn't have. 750ml bottle into a Lost Abbey teku. Shared with schen9303.

Pours some light bubbles. Beer is an attractive goldenrod. No lace and thin legs. No good. Looks near flat except for some bubbles around the side of the glass.

Nose is pungent vinegar and lemon. Very acidic and pretty aromatic. Average.

Opens vinegar tartness. Some lemon acidity and more vinegar at the end. There's a very faint tropical pineapple going on somewhere but its mostly covered by the vinegar. Acidic finish with a sour aftertaste. Very one dimensional and that dimension's not too great.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Oily and slick and rather dull in the mouth. Filmy and dry going down. Aggressive finish with a lingering aftertaste. Pretty average again.

This isn't very good. I wouldn't have it again. Very one dimensional and instead of tasting funky and full of character, this just seems like a project gone wrong that they decided to bottle anyway. Overwhelming vinegar isn't what I'm looking for from my Wild Ales.

SpeedwayJim, Dec 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

joshwith, Oct 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Gonzoillini, Apr 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Crazydaddyo, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.05/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Brief head atop a clear yellow body. Nothing left after a bit.

Smell - Orange citrus. Intense acidity. Slightly acetic. Funky.

Taste - Really sour. Citrusy. Sharp funk cheesy flavor

Mouthfeel - Immensely sour. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Not complex or interesting.

Alieniloquium, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

GuisseppeFranco, Apr 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

dumptruck81, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of IKR
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly cloudy golden yellow color with a small white head that faded quickly. The color is nice but it has no head shortly after pouring.

Smell: Predominately barnyard funk with some fruity citrus notes. Very gueuze-like nose.

Taste: Fruity citrus notes pair up with barnyard funk notes. The beer finishes on a semi sweet note. No false advertising by the Bruery regarding the level of sour, this one is sour. But just as the hop heads say there is no such thing as too hoppy, I contend there is no such thing as too sour, 2 thumbs up from me.

Mouth-feel: Fairly light-bodied with a fairly low level of carbonation. The stillness seems to work with the level of sour, so while a little more carbonation might be nice, I can still live with the mouth-feel.

Overall: It's like a semi-sweet gueuze, one that's funky and sour. I have no regrets what so ever in purchasing this one.

IKR, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Bruery tulip. Poured a hazy golden yellow orange with a minimal pure white head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, vinegar, sour, tart, lemon rine, and subtle earthy funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, vinegar, tart, lemon, lemon rine, sour, and fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. Based on the name of this one I was really expecting a huge funk character to happen here. I was a little let down by this fact, but I was very happy with what I found in both the aroma and flavor. I do have a feeling I will be needing to go to the dentist have my teeth replaced after this bottle though. Definitely a must try for any sour/tart fan out there.

thagr81us, Jul 03, 2012
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Provisions Series: Mother Funker from The Bruery
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