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Funkhaus - Oxbow Brewing Company

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 7.33%
Wants: 11
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oxbow Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Farmhouse IPA with tropical hop notes enhanced by Brettanomyces.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 03-26-2012)
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Photo of Thorpe429
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Thorpe429, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -5.4%

nmann08, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives amber with a modest head; some drizzly lace remains

Smell: Biscuity, citrusy and spicy with a bit of leathery Brett

Taste: A nice flavor progression, starting with the biscuit, adding some citrus, then spicy and finally, the Brett; citrusy on the finish, as well

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: A really nice beer that pushes a lot of buttons

brentk56, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Jason, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

jlindros, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of drabmuh
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

drabmuh, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Rifugium, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

yourefragile, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of corby112
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a very cloudy and dark orange color with tangerine edges and a 1.5 finger white head that slowly settles into a thin ring.  Spotty lace left behind.

Interesting aroma with musty brett and farmhouse funk countered by fleshy tropical fruit and citrus/floral hops.  Lots of peach and sweaty funk with some resinous, earthy hop character underneath.  Nice nose with saison character and funky bugs countered by grassy pine needles and sweeter hop notes.

Medium bodied with a really nice balance of dry brett, funky yeast, citrus/tropical fruit and resinous hop bitterness.  Brett is there but doesn't overpower the other notes.  Not as strong as in the aroma and nicely integrated into the farmhouse/saison yeast flavors.  This is followed by fleshy peach and other sweet fruit notes.   Some mango, grapefruit and orange peel with dry bitterness rounding things out in the finish.  Dryer and more bitter than expected but this is a complex and flavorful beer that's very easy to drink.  

corby112, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev -5.4%

PEIhop, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

lordofthewiens, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of cosmicevan
4.23/5  rDev 0%
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!

cosmicevan, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of mltobin
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap at a small restaurant in Portland, Maine.

I had heard about this particular beer from Oxbow and was pretty excited to try it. They served it in proper Oxbow glassware. It poured a bright golden color with one finger of head. Its` nose contains pineapple, orange, grass and some spice. The taste of this belgian style IPA is citrus, grass, brett. It is a bit funky, but not too much so. The mouthfeel is light-medium, a slightly bitter, but certainly dry finish to it. It drinks rather easy for a beer with an abv over 7%. And it goes very meal with a nice sandwich, salad, or low-key meal. If you see this on tap, would recommend giving it a shot.

mltobin, May 16, 2013
Photo of ElGallo
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

ElGallo, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of doremite
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

DRBiser, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of jacewg
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

jacewg, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of craytonic
3.58/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pizzeria Paradisio

Appearance: yellowish pour with decent head and lacing
Smell: Nice citrus with some pineapple and earth, a bit mild
Taste: Similar to the aroma, a bit earthy. Not particularly "funky"
Mouthfeel: medium body and carbonation
Overall: decent IPA, with a name that is a bit misleading

craytonic, May 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Massbmx, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Blanco, Feb 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

TheRuss9585, Jun 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

polopaul20, Oct 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

comfortablynirm, Jun 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

fdig23, Jun 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

wdarcy77, Apr 07, 2013
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Funkhaus from Oxbow Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.