Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk (KMF) Grand Cru
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk (KMF) Grand CruSamuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk (KMF) Grand Cru
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
Wild Ale
4.05 | pDev: 10.12%
Dec 18, 2021
Jul 18, 2014
Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk (KMF) Grand CruSamuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk (KMF) Grand Cru
Notes: Kosmic Mother Funk is a one-of-a-kind Belgian ale fermented with multiple micro-organisms including Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus and other wild critters found in the environment of our 150 year old brewery. KMF is aged in large oak barrels which impart unique flavors into the KMF as it develops its flavors for over a year. Wild yeast and different bacteria in the tuns impart unique spicy, fruity, and bright tart characters to the beer. The porous character of the oak also allows air to slowly seep into the beer during aging and this long slow micro-oxidation through the wood smooths out harsh flavors.

KMF is the backbone of all of our Barrel Room Collection beers and is blended, at varying amounts, into each of the five Belgian inspired brews that make up this collection. Its wild, funky character creates a new depth and spectrum of complex flavors from earthy and spicy to floral and sweet.

To showcase the unique character of this brew, we’re introducing Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru this year for the first time. On its own, KMF is tart, funky, and complex with notes of dark fruits, cherry, cocoa & vanilla. To bring together these flavors we’ve added a small amount of Belgian candi sugar to add a bit of smoothness and hint of sweetness to this vintage.
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Rated: 3.94 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Dec 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Manta200 from Kentucky

3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
1pint 9.4oz (750ml) bottle from the Cincinnati taproom. 2019 brewery release.
Pours a clear dark brown color with a red hue. It is quite fizzy when you pour but can't develop any head.
Sour cherry aroma all the way.
Taste follows the nose with notes of toffee.
Medium body with good carbonation.
This quite sour for my taste.
Apr 21, 2021
Rated: 4 by Griffith from Connecticut

Jul 10, 2019
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Reviewed by CrackPo7 from Virginia

3.46/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Tart. Vinegar finish that blends into tart cherry. Hint of chocolate. Very light sweetness and vanilla that is difficult to detect. Not very frothy. Seems light for a dark colored beer.
May 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Riff from Virginia

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a dark reddish brown with no head. Smell is tart cherry. Taste is a tart chocolate cherry. Medium body, some carbonation. It's nice to have once, not sure I would get it again but good to try.
May 26, 2019
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a tawny, almost fudge color; relatively clear with a modest cap; a few shards of lacing

Smell: Lactic tones of cherry and blackberry with toffee and cocoa tones buttressing

Taste: Lactic sour tones of cherry and blackberry combine with toffee, cocoa and a hint of caramel; oaky, through the middle, with a vinous red wine character developing; a hint of vanilla emerges with the oak in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I wish we saw more beers like this from Sam Adams on the shelves but I guess the logistics around production and distribution make it a challenge for a larger brewery that is not focused on serving this end of the market
Dec 31, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by DaPan from Canada (ON)

Nov 10, 2018
Rated: 4 by Shawnspl from Rhode Island

Apr 25, 2018
Rated: 4 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Feb 21, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Oct 12, 2017
Rated: 4 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jun 27, 2017
Rated: 3.72 by nmann08 from Virginia

Apr 11, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Feb 06, 2017
Rated: 4 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Feb 05, 2017
Rated: 4 by redfox405 from Virginia

Feb 04, 2017
Rated: 4.32 by allenson21 from New York

Jan 30, 2017
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Reviewed by gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a dark brown muddy body, very dark in the glass. Aromas of vinegar, dark fruits, toffee, caramel, tartness, funk. Taste is quite complex, tart vinegar, sweet toffee, vanilla, toffee, roasty. Interesting, easy drinker. Medium body.

Overall better than expected, reminds me of a flanders.
Sep 27, 2016
Rated: 4 by Johnct from New York

Jul 12, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by cubbyZilla from New York

Jun 14, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by FreshButterbeer from Iowa

Jun 13, 2016
Rated: 3.52 by tylerstravis from Colorado

Apr 28, 2016
Rated: 4 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Apr 03, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania

Mar 21, 2016
Rated: 4.39 by Theogre83 from Kansas

Mar 06, 2016
Rated: 4.53 by jwsipkins from California

Feb 22, 2016
Rated: 3.83 by hotsudge from Canada (ON)

Feb 20, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Feb 13, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Lucoli from New York

Feb 12, 2016
Rated: 3.96 by nwhittin from Indiana

Feb 12, 2016
Rated: 3.52 by braican from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2016
Rated: 4 by jbaker67 from Pennsylvania

Feb 08, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by GRG1313 from California

Feb 08, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by instinct2 from Indiana

Feb 07, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jan 30, 2016
Rated: 4.49 by Ohiovania from Ohio

Jan 23, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by wtkphoto from Michigan

Jan 14, 2016
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Rated by bonterra69 from Texas

3.54/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75
Very soury. Like a cross between an apple cider and a porter. Tasty but I wouldn't want a full pint.
Dec 26, 2015
Rated: 3.89 by belgbeerdrinker from Colorado

Dec 16, 2015
Rated: 3.93 by WheelsPSU from New Jersey

Dec 11, 2015
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Rated by IdrinkBeerinCollege from Oregon

4.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
The only beer I'VE EVER enjoyed from Sam Adams
Dec 11, 2015
Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk (KMF) Grand Cru from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 197 ratings