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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Ratings: 380 |  Reviews: 88
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1/5  rDev -73.6%

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1.15/5  rDev -69.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Thank you, Devin.

Fucking putrid shit, more nail polish remover than I was expecting, less white wine vinegar than I was expecting, bracing, harsh acidity with no redeemable qualities, I have no idea what they were thinking. Apple cider vinegar. This would make a decent salad dressing if not for the acetone.The only think that makes this beer not a 1.0 is the existence of Trinity's Old Growth. Fucking awful, avoid this.

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Photo of Arbitrator
1.5/5  rDev -60.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Chilled bottle into a glass. Shared at a tasting.

A: Pours a clear, blond body with a very short-lived off-white cap.

S: Acetone, vinegar, bile/vomit, white wine, green apples. I'm trying to be kind here, but whoever thought this was an acceptable beer worthy of being released under their brand should be fired.

T: This is dominated by vinegar with a little bit of lactic acid that is almost an afterthought. White wine is noticeable, as are green apples, a touch of oak, and maybe some vanilla. Again, the vinegar rules over all.

M: Low-medium carbonation. Terrible mouthfeel; it's harsh, burning, unbearably acidic.

O: This is battery acid.

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

Photo of largadeer
2.12/5  rDev -44.1%
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.

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2.23/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Another RS bottle. 4-5 oz. poured into a FFF Rastal on July 14th, 2012.

A - Absolutely flat, peach-colored brew here. No head, retention, or lacing, much akin to Oui Oui.

S - Super pungent lemon-lime and white wine vinegar notes. Almost a chemical solvent near the back that's rather unappealing

T - Straight lemon juice and vinegar. That's it.

M - Light body, carbonation is actually quite appropriate, dry finish.

D - Can't get much more single-note for a sour. Very tough to finish even the 6 oz. pour I started with, so the majority of the bottle went to waste. Would not revisit.

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2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
2.34/5  rDev -38.3%
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.

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.34/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.

Pours a light yellow-grain color with a thin white head and some spotty lacing on the way down. Thin collar throughout. The nose starts out troubling. There's some lemon and plenty of acetic acid; far more of the latter than I would like. The flavor has all sorts of acetic acid with some lemon pucker. Can't say I'm a fan. In fact, it's hard to get through much. Light body and loads and loads of sourness. I hope this was a bad bottle, as the acetic character here was way, way too much to handle.

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2.34/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

It looked good, then I smelled and tasted it. I have to agree fully with Craytonic, way too sour and one dimensional. I mean, I get the point of the beer, but it's not even that funky compared to the sourness of the beer.

This beer tastes like a lemon that was pulverized via grating over a rough, raw oak plank.

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Photo of TWStandley
2.45/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Straw yellow with a white head that dissapears instantly.

Holy funk in the nose.

Holy funk in the taste. Vinegar.

Yikes this one is an esophageal killer.

Interesting but too intense for me.

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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Mother Funker from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 380 ratings