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Provisions Series: Mother Funker - The Bruery

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Provisions Series: Mother FunkerProvisions Series: Mother Funker

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BA SCORE
85
very good

364 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 17.46%
Wants: 84
Gots: 119 | FT: 5
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:
Beer added by: FosterJM on 02-03-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by portia99:
Photo of portia99
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle courtesy of hoppymcgee. Thanks Greg! Poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a pale, straw golden color with good clarity but not crystal clear. No real head ever forms...only a thin and fizzy skim coat that disappears instantly in a soda-like rush of bubbles and leaves behind a thin collar on the glass...no lacing is seen.

S - Fruity with citrusy oranges and lemons, hints of limes. Overall tart and sour on the nose with decent funk intensity that is earthy and a bit horsey, but missing a bit of the barnyardy aspects I'd expect.

T - Funky and earthy...mildly sour and a bit puckering, but more funk than sour. Very fruity, lemon-lime citrus, tangerines, grapey/winey, a bit of wood.

M - Starts off a bit on the sweet side and gradually moves towards tart/sour with a distinct SweetTart candy-like flavor. Fruitiness stays from start to finish highlighting the citrusy aspects of the beer. Carbonation is on the low side barely causing the slightest tingle on the tongue. Body is light.

O - Overall, a good wild ale but really can only be thought of as one of the crowd. Solid but not spectacular...does most things well, but nothing is there to let this stand apart from the numerous other quality offerings out there now. Worth trying.

More User Reviews:
Photo of joel66
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jp7161
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Callmecoon
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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.

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of jaminjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of ehammond1
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
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

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ste5venla
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of kslsc400
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of JosephThompson
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of tylermains
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of andrew8626
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of DJButters
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
2.34/5  rDev -38.1%
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.

Photo of joshwith
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Crazydaddyo
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.06/5  rDev -19%
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.

Photo of GuisseppeFranco
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of dumptruck81
4.5/5  rDev +19%

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Provisions Series: Mother Funker from The Bruery
85 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.