Provisions Series: Mother Funker - The Bruery
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Reviews by kojevergas:
3.53/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
750ml brown glass bottle with standard Bruery-branded pressure cap served into a New Belgium stem-goblet in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. 6.00% ABV confirmed. "Sour blonde ale aged in oak barrels." Expectations are high; The Bruery tends to produce pretty good sours and I've heard this one is too sour for most - which is exactly what I'm looking for.
Served straight from the fridge and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Pours a rather thin milky white head of okay thickness and average retention (~2 minutes). Body colour is a clear pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Little lacing if any as the head recedes. Not particularly vibrant. About what you'd expect for a blonde ale, but it does leave something to be desired.
Sm: White wine, pear, oak, heavy lacto yeast, cidre, fresh pressed apple juice, and pale malts. The aroma is fresh and delightful; the juicy apple and pear fruit notes are a highlight. Very evocative. One of the finer aromas I've encountered in a while; certainly special. A moderate strength aroma. I don't detect any alcohol.
T: Too sour? Nah. Too acidic? Perhaps. Delightful juicy apple and pear notes. Watermelon. White vinegar. A heavy dose of lacto beats you over the head on the climax and lingers powerfully through the third act and finish, even bleeding into the aftertaste. Cidery - in the fine French cidre sense, not in the strongbow sense. Juicy and clean. An oak tone runs throughout, lending a guiding refined character. Sourness is substantial but not intolerable; it's puckerworthy but I get most of the sourness on the back of my tongue, not up front. It's got nice body but comes off a bit simple for a sour. I do think it's well balanced, but there isn't a whole lot going on here. A bit of spice hits in the third act - that's unexpected and well-executed. A nice clove twang. Quite the lacto bomb.
Mf: Nicely dry - again, like a cidre. Yet still juicy, especially on the open. Sharp and biting; it's an assertive aggressive texture. Acidic as all hell. I wouldn't dare call it refreshing, but it's pleasant. Carbonation is perfect. Complements the flavour profile well.
Dr: You couldn't quaff it, but most sour lovers will have no trouble finishing the bottle. I know I won't, but it'll take a while. Drinkability isn't particularly high. No alcohol comes through. I'd definitely have it again. A solid sour from The Bruery, but I don't understand the complaints about it being too sour. Have the complainers had Cascade Kriek? I do think it's overpriced, but it's certainly worth trying once. I'm glad I gave this one a go.
Would pair very well with a sharp cheese.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2013 03:04:33 | More by kojevergas
More User Reviews:
3.84/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Hazy golden colour with no head. Okay.
Moderately funky with tons of earthy character and then some goat. Interesting sweetness and fermented stone fruit notes.
Massively tart. Epic sourness. Interesting kumquat and citrus. Really like this.
Thin and fizzy. Nice. Pops on the palate.
Really nice beer. Massive awesome sourness. Great beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2014 06:00:46 | More by dgilks
3.05/5 rDev -18.9%
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.
Serving type: bottle
10-20-2013 21:58:13 | More by Alieniloquium
Provisions Series: Mother Funker from The Bruery
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