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Provisions Series: Mother Funker - The Bruery

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366 Ratings
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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 17.2%
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.

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Ratings: 366 | Reviews: 87
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of kbuzz
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Nightrain87
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.32/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dark blonde color, with a small bubbly head, admittedly forced. Some bubbles streaming on the side. Head dissipated quickly and the carbonation seemed to fizzle out fast.

Aroma was sour, acidic, lactic, slightly woody. There's not really much of a funk, just sour.

Taste followed the smell: sour, acid, oak, lactic acid. It's the sour notes nicely, but again, there's no funk to it, so it just assaults the palate without rewarding it.

It goes from slightly bubbly, to flat and flaccid. It's rough.

It's got it's moments, but it's really just an unbalanced assault of sour.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Rado
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Gatch
4.7/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at The Bruery Provisions in Orange, CA.

A: Cloudy, golden-yellow with a white head. Builds and fades quickly.

S: Funk, sour, barn...big nose.

T: By far the funkiest beer I've had to date. So sour, tart, and funky!

M: Smooth, sweet, and tasty.

O: I'm glad I didn't look at the average score of this beer before purchasing because I might have overlooked it. It was fantastic so ignore the score if you like super sour brews.

Photo of dmsohyea
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Diomede
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of billab914
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into my Lost Abbey stemware. It poured a pale golden color with just a trace amount of a head sticking to the edges of the glass.

The aroma has a sharp, tart, sourness to it with some moderate but noticeable acidic qualities to it. Sour lemon and musty basement both play a large role in the flavor profile. A good amount of tart, crisp fruits are there as well. It's definitely sharp and sour, but I'm really liking it.

The taste shows a little more of the tart, crisp, slightly sweet fruits up front. It quickly turns to a sharp, moderately acidic, dry, mouth puckering sourness in the finish. I get a little bit of a musty quality to it, which I don't think I get enough of in most American Wilds. Sour grape, apple and oak with a little vinegar are more things that come to mind as I'm drinking it.

The mouthfeel is a little light and watery at times and the carbonation feels a little under done for the style. The lack of any head whatsoever also doesn't help here.

Overall it was a very sour and sharp beer, but I liked it. It was bold and in your face, but managed to bring in a lot of tart, fruity and musty flavors to compliment the sourness. Not as refined and balanced as some of the best Belgian versions, but I thought it was a pretty solid American Wild effort. Maybe there is some bottle variation, but I definitely didn't find this as harsh as a lot of the reviews claim.

Photo of thebouch01
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of SummitVA
2/5  rDev -47.1%

Photo of dumptruck81
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.74/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL courtesy of Overlord, much appreciated. Pours a slightly hazed gold color with a small white head. No lacing and poor retention...not too uncommon on a sour though.

I can smell this bitch from a mile away...sour as funk. Wow; clean and tart, mouthwateringly so. I haven’t smelled anything like this since I had a Captain Lawrence Barrel Select at least a year ago.

It profiles the tartness perfectly; nothing else gets in the way. The sourness is just so impressively clean. Like SweeTarts dissolved in pickle juice. One-dimensional for sure, but in a very delicious way. I love it...super light malts, salty sourness and puckering tartness. Yummy yummy yummy.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of OtisCampbell
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of Sean9689
3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle split with some peeps at Northdown Cafe & Bar.

A - Pours a golden yellow color, fizzy white head, spotty lace.

S - Light nail polish, lemons, huge sharp tartness. Not very "funky", just straight up sharp sour/tart notes that destroy my nostrils.

T - More nail polish, citrus, lemon peel, sharp tart/sour notes, vinegar, lots of acetone. This beer has a huge "pucker-factor"...almost too much. Finish is lemon and vinegar sourness.

M - Light body, good carbonation, lemon tart finish.

O - This beer is far from being balanced like I've previously read. Huge acetone, vinegar, nail polish mixed with a huge lemon sourness. If you're not a fan of acetone, avoid this beer. I thought it was okay, but not anywhere near awesome and/or great...lower in the pack of Bruery sours (which are then lower then most of my other favorite American Wilds). Meh.

Photo of largadeer
2.12/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Clear pale blond topped by a thin, bubbly head that disappears fast.

Smell: A ton of acetone and acetic acid, stomach bile, cheap chardonnay and apple cider vinegar. Smells pretty awful.

Palate: Harsh, burning acidity. Largely acetic, though there are lactic notes here as well. Acetone, buttery chardonnay, white vinegar. Curiously sweet despite the savage acidity. Carbonation is medium-low, par for the course for Bruery sours. This wasn't enjoyable at all.

Photo of AleWatcher
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle opened on 6.1.12.

A - Pours a cloudy tangerine orange with a few large white bubbles that fade quickly.

S - Sour lemon, orange, and wood. Very acidic and vinegar-like as it warms.

T - Super sour citrus. My palate is toasted after this one.

D - Lower carbonation and a lighter body. Super, super, super sour.

O - Good, but so sour it is hard to taste anything after a few sips.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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Provisions Series: Mother Funker from The Bruery
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