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Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk
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Reviews: 9
Hads: 37
Avg: 3.72
pDev: 39.78%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: LilBeerDoctor on 12-26-2008

The original Kosmic Mother Funk. Not the Grand Cru.

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On tap at LA Beer Week in Union Station. Tucked in a far away corner of the event sits lonely Sam Adams. Why venture over there, I ponder. Boy, am I glad I did. Went back 3x during the event and received a good 4 oz pour each time. Murky, hazy reddish brown and essentially still in the taster glass. Nose is really complex with a woody oak, stone/earth, fruit, funk mixture. Taste is sharply biting but not too tart. Oh, this is something special. Is that a hint of brandy? Picking up some sour and sweet cherries. A mother funk of wild yeast for sure! Wow, can't get over this one. Taste is simply everything mixed in a big jumble and smooth as silk. Mouthfeel is big and moderately tart with a tannic bite on the finish. Overall, the only selection which received a repeat visit that day. Tip of the hat, Jim.

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Had this on tap at the American Craft beer festival. Served in a tasting glass.

A dirty brown body and an off-white head

S very distinctive cherry smell in the front

T sour, lemon, grain aftertaste is there as well

M medium

D not bad offering from Sam's. Unusual for them because it certainly pushing the envelope. I would drink this again.

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Ruby with minimal head and no lacing.

Nose is funk, cherries, and cherry cough syrup. A little muted.

Taste is a somewhat bland. Lots of cherry cough syrup and a little bit of the booze peeks through.

Soft and kind of thick/syrupy mouthfeel.

When I think of sours, I don't think "Sam Adams" and this did nothing to change that.

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Poured from the tap into a tasting glass.

The color is a dark drown/bronze with a finger of foamy off-white head and some lacing left on the glass.

The smell is a bit sour cherry and has a twangy bit of funk in it.

The taste is a bit fruity with more sour cherries and some tart lemon-like flavor. Some bready malt flavor does come out a bit to smooth this out a bit toward the end.

The feel of this beer is light at first with some bubbles making it feel well carbonated but is has a smooth feel that it seems to go too quickly.

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A-Golden to say tangerine. Small tight bubbles medium retention.

S-Vinegar in the most appropriate way. Barnyard.

T-Sour, vinegar, light malty taste, and an underlying brightness

M-Highly carbonated giving it a champagne like feel and bright tannins

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From 09/09/11 notes. Had on tap at Night of the Funk.

a - Pours a deep reddish purple color with an inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of some sour raspberries and cherries, fruity malts, and light bread.

t - Tastes of sour cherries and raspberries, sour dark fruits, wood, light bread. Light brett/funk, but not a ton.

m - Medium body and light to moderate carbonation.

o - Overall a nice wild ale from Sam Adams. Some definite sour dark fruits, though I was disappointed by the level of funk given the name. Easy to drink considering 10% ABV. Would like to try it again.

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Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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