Mother Funker | The Bruery

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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by FosterJM on 02-03-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of gkatsoris
4.94/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Golden yellow. No head at all. Looks like a glass of apple juice. Yum.

S: Vinegar. Apple cider vinegar. Apple juice. Pears. Strawberries. Apple rinds. Sour cherries. Hay. Vanilla. Granny Smith Apples.

T: Sour pears. Pear vinegar. Bananas. Sour apples. Sour strawberries. Cherries. Vinegary. This is super funky sour, but in the most delicious way possible. Absolutely delicious. I can taste this in my nose.

M: Crisp and clean. Very thin, but there is a delicious coat on the tongue.

O: You may not be able to drink this all night, BUT I would drink this every night if I could!

thanks redliner8!!!

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Photo of BassBone
4.79/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle from the Bruery tasting room poured into a small tulip.

The beer pours a fantastic yellow/gold with no head to speak of. This is a beautiful beer to look at.

The smell is tart citrus, lemon, a bit of sour grapefruit. There is a little vinegary undertone beneath the fruit as well. The smell only hints at the marvelous sourness to come.

The initial taste is sharp sourness that shocks the palette. After the shock wears off, there is a big lemon presence and some sharp white wine vinegar, probably from the chardonnay barrels in which the beer is aged. There is a bit of geuze about this beer. It finishes long and dry with a big hit of vinegar.

The mouthfeel is crisp and dry with light carbonation. Very on style. It goes down easily. I could drink this for hours and I wish this weren't a limited release.

Overall, this may be one of the best sours I've ever had. I can't wait to pick up another bottle of it.

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4.77/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another blind review, via the blind bif 7.

Pours slightly hazy, pale blonde in color. Hard pour yields no head, just a few bubbles that retreat to a pin, thin ring. Really no lacing, just a few spots that slide back into the drink(Almost looks like bourbon legs).(4.0)

WoW! Funky, tart, fruity aroma. Sour fruits(lime, lemon, sour apple), white wine, the feet that stomped the grapes(funk), wood, and vinegar. A nice balanced funky blast to my nostrils.

This is one tasty beer. Sour, fades into a wonderful long lasting finish. Lemons, limes, & vinegar slowly fade to cider, and an oaky white wine then back to a mild citric tease at the end. One of the best tasting sours that I've ever had!

Light to medium body, slightly carbonated, acidic. Awesome long finish.

One of the best sours that I have tasted. Its aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel complement each other. The way its flavors fade from tart, to mild, then back to tart again; it simply just blows my mind.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.74/5  rDev +25.1%
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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Photo of JesseLara
4.74/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So super funky sour on the verge of vinegar, but oh so damn tasty. Heavy acetone (another favorite). Super clear, really thin, but still SOLID!

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Photo of Gatch
4.7/5  rDev +24%
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.

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4.65/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This thing has aged wonderfully. Some people are saying it's too sour, but whatever. If you like sours, you'll love this.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.62/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750mL bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks for the bottle Shane!

(A)- Pours a hazy golden yellow color. Some white froth and lace.

(S)- A really nice bone dry funk with acidic lemon, orange, and subtle lactic bits of oak.

(T)- A big acidic kick up front. Flows into some awesome sour lemon/orange citrus. A really nice up front oaky funk; not quite lactic, but close.

(M)- A good carbonation level; a tad higher than expected, but it fits well with the overall profile of the beer. Good fruits and acidic sourness. Great subtle barrel character.

(D)- I like the sourness level of this. Not too strong to rip the enamel off my teeth, but sour enough to really thoroughly enjoy it. A great take on the style and one of the better american made sours that I have seen that is pretty close to smelling and tasting like a gueuze.

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Photo of MrTopher
4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Been on a little bit of a reviewing hiatus, and I thought I would break that with a review of the Provisions Mother Funker.
Served from a 750ml bottle into two Duvel tulips, shared with my wife last night.

A – Pours a nice straw yellow color, almost florescent in color, think white head that dissipates really quickly.

S – SOUR is the first thing that hits the nose, then a little bit of floral characters, some faint oakiness, and then more sour/lemon/funk.

T – This is a sucker punch to the taste buds, just sour/tartness comes at your first, followed by some mild sweetness, and then just another smack of sour. This seems to never stop, and keeps building and building. There is a faint taste of some oak, and vinegar, some lemon zest.

M – Perfect carbonation for a robust beast like this, it is a little on the thin side, but isn’t bad.

O – I’ve had some pretty sour beers in the past, but I believe this one has to take the cake as the sourest I have had yet. And a 750ml feels like a bit too much for 2 people, 3+ people this is an ideal amount of people to share this with. But honestly, it was amazing, really broke some rules with this one and pushed the boundary of what can be done if you try hard enough.

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Photo of Gobzilla
4.52/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured a golden orange in color with pale yellow highlights and no head to speak of which left absolutely no lacing sticking to t glass.

S: lots of citrus upfront on the nose with acidic, vinegar, some brett, and apple character but with aomeoaky woodiness as well.

T: wow!!! super sour punch that wrecked my mouth on impact that included apples, citrus some vanilla from the barrel, a little oakiness, adicic notes and brett character.

M: the brew was medium in body with absolutely no carbonation which had a slight sweet, mild fruity, oaky, bretty, acidic, very sour, and slight dry finish.

O: it was definitely worth all the money spent and have to say it was probably the most sour beer I have tasted from the bruery thus yet. Great job!!!

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Mother Funker from The Bruery
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