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

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11 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The original Kosmic Mother Funk. Not the Grand Cru.

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Added by LilBeerDoctor on 12-26-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
45
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
18.4%
 
 
Wants:
7
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6
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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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On-tap 9/11/2016 at Natty Greene’s Tavern in North Attleboro, MA, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a reddish brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains dark fruit, some wild Belgian yeast and light malts.

T: The taste starts out tart with flavors of dark fruit and wild Belgian yeast funk. Then some mild sweetness follows from flavors of caramel and bourbon. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly tart.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, decent representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while.

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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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Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.75 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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