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Funkhaus - Oxbow Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 55
Avg: 4.12
pDev: 18.2%
Wants: 12
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States | website

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA | 7.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 03-26-2012

Farmhouse IPA with tropical hop notes enhanced by Brettanomyces.
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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 55
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Lion's Pride, served in a tulip.

Gold color with a thick white head, a good two fingers. It left a lot of lace.

Grassy, earthy hops. Some citrus and fruit. Sweet malt.

The hops dominated the taste. There was a little grapefruit, but more in the way of pineapple. A sweet biscuit background.

Nicely hopped, very drinkable. Not as funky as the name implied.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Massbmx
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of jgammoniv
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of gonzo000
3.29/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of abrodsky
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thorpe429
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Meridian Pint before their Allagash and New Belgium event.

Pours a fairly-hazy bright-ish yellow color with a nice bite head and some ringy lacing on the way down. Collar throughout.

The nose has some bright aromatics with a good bit of citrus an some mild pineapple. A touch of cherry and earth behind that. Mild spice. The flavor has some pineapple and other tropical notes. There's a touch of bitterness and just a slight chewiness. There is a faint, faint touch of acidity as well.

Light-medium body with that nice light acidity and accompanying bitterness. Yet again, Oxbow really kills the mouthfeel. Awesome.

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Photo of founddrama
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reads like an above-average IPA with a spicy finish (figure that's the saison or Belgian yeast at work there?)

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Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Nosh Bow.

Decent creamy head, clear honey orange color.

Nose light funk, bit of Brett funk, light malty toasted grainy, bit fruity hop, grassy, very fresh beer aroma

Nice malt, toasted slight grainy malt, fresh malt flavor, very very light Brett funk, light bready. Nice hop character, little grassy some earthy hint pine and even touch fruity bit of hay and grass like. Finish is drier, fairly bitter with more grassy hop and little bready.

Mouth is med bod decent carb.

Overall ok but nothing too special, decent hops and malts, very little funk.

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Photo of MaineMike
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of AndrewDeci
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Rifugium
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Monk's, Philly, PA

Hazy, golden-yellow pour with a creamy white head that retained well, and left layers of light lacing on the glass. Nice aroma, fruity esters, citrusy hops, fresh cut grass. Taste was similar to the nose, citrusy hops and tropical fruit, biscuity malts, fresh grass, light earthy funk, herbal tea, and a touch of lemony sourness. Crisp and clean mouthfeel, light-medium body, and easily drinkable.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle sealed with a red pressure cap.

poured into SP wine stem.

Appearance: Looks like orange juice with a bone white head. Opaque orangish / yellow bodied beer. 2 finger tall head from a gentile pour.

Smell: smells like brett with citrusy(tangerines and oranges) and tropical (pineapple and mango) hop notes.

Taste: Tastes exactly as you would expect it to taste based on the aroma. Lots and lots of fruity and earthy brett for days! Tangerines, pineapples, and mangos. Very faint bready biscuit malt profile. Light bitterness from the hops. Very balanced hops and brett profiles. The malt does a nice job as acting like a blank canvas. The hop bitterness grows as the beer warms up.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation levels. Creamy carbonation. Semi dry finish. Drinks very easily.

Overall: This beer reminds me a lot of hop savant from crooked stave, but Funkhaus was just done better in my opinion. Great hops character in both aroma and flavor with out being overly bitter. I found yet another another under rated Oxbow beer!

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev -2.9%

On tap at Goods from the Woods 2014 with Festero. Faint sweet caramel maltiness lots of earthy bretty funk.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of cosmicevan
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes taken from early 2012 (March?) from a bottle share i hosted with the local crew.

Thanks kindly to Gary for the share and the surprise visit!

gorgeous. orange with a thin head. semi sticky lacing. grassy, earthy, nice. a bit dry, but pleasant. brett funk. easy drinker. thanks gary, very cool beer. smells amazing!

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Funkhaus from Oxbow Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.