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

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Reviews: 12
Hads: 85
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 9
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: LilBeerDoctor on 12-26-2008

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On tap @ Pinocchio's Restaurant, Media, PA

I was starting to worry that Boston Beer wasn't keeping up with the changes in the beer world these days, thinking that maybe they'd fall behind because people have tired of their regular beers, and even their seasonal offerings, but this changes everything!!! WHAT A BRILLIANT BEER! It's got a lot of funkiness to it. It's got lactobacillus, it's got Brettanomyces, and it's got a bit of swagger to it as well, yet it's all tightly wrapped up in a clean, focused, and still malty package. It's sour/sweet with lots of red fruit, dark skinned fruit, and wet leather. Remarkably drinkable, interesting, and complex. (690 characters)

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On tap at EBF in Boston, MA.

This one pours kind of a reddish brown, with no head or lacing.

Smells really quite nice- some cherries, damp wood, slight vinegar, red wine, a bit of chocolate, and lots of kosmic funk, clearly.

This is a really nice funky and moderately tart sour. Lots of juicy tart cherry, plum, and a little bit of blackberry, maybe, with some vanilla, a bit of chocolate, some oak/damp wood, and just a splash of lactic acid and vinegar. Really well-balanced, and surprisingly complex and daring for Sam Adams.

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32 ounce growler
Served in a tulip glass

L - It pours dark brown in color. When held to the light it takes on a ruddy appearance. There is virtually no head. An aggressive pours yielded a few tan bubbles.

S - It has a strong tart smell. I get some vinous notes and a little apple cider vinegar.

T - The taste is very tart, almost mouth puckeringly sour. The wine and vinegar I smelled come through in the taste. It definitely leaves a sour taste in my mouth.

F - Moderate and very low carbonation.

O - A rare find. It was cool to taste a key additive to some of Sam Adams beers. One glass of this was plenty though. It has intense flavor, not all of it necessarily good. (677 characters)

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