Funkhaus
Oxbow Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - Belgian
Ranked #17
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #5,245
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 8.19%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
68
From:
Oxbow Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  13
Gots
  3
SCORE
90
Outstanding
FunkhausFunkhaus
Notes: Farmhouse IPA with tropical hop notes enhanced by Brettanomyces.
Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 68 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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ChipChaight from New York

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Oxbow Blending and Bottling in Portland, ME. Pours a opaque pale gold with fluffy white head, smell is crisp and sweet sliced green apple, white grape flesh, lime peel, grass, pollen, taste follows the nose with crisp sparking apple cider up front, white wine must, floral/pollen twang, funky/ Brett bitter finish, this beer is medium bodied, well carbonated, and dry. Bretty AF beer champagne.

Jun 24, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

another delicious beer from oxbow, although this was a little more tame than i had anticipated, especially on the hops. very very drinkable as they go, more delicate i think than a lot of beers in this hoppy wild category, even for its somewhat higher abv. its clear in the top half of the bottle, quite hazy at the bottom half, settling out to a moderately cloudy pale straw color when its all poured. it holds a full inch of airy rising white foam. the nose is really bretty, one of the more familiar strains, but also way more developed and mature than it often is in these. lemon and lime notes, hints of slice melon and even overripe pear. i like the fruitiness, but i am definitely thinking its more from the brett than the hops, which dont seem particularly dynamic or strongly dosed. slight floral character to them, maybe a little grapefruit zest element, but its subtle and well behind the yeast. the flavor is just a little more mellowed out than the nose, not quite as punchy, but still real tasty. the hops are again behind the brett, but i love this yeast character, wild enough, super wet and musty funky, without any acidity at all. a very light but majorly fluffy white wheat malt and maybe a dash of oats make up the base, and seem to be an excellent platform for this particular brett culture. a touch short on the carbonation after a minute, but nice and dry and really drinkable. i would love to get my hands on some more oxbow stuff, everything i have had has been distinct and beautifully executed.

May 01, 2016
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.28/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle. Lightly hazy orange body. Smells of heavy brett. Bright orange tropical fruits. Taste has an intense amount of brett as well. Some doughy malts. Hops are a little lost here, but still has some orange. Big brett earthy bite in the finish. Medium body. High carbonation. It's not bad, but it's not great.

Apr 12, 2016
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Flounder57 from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: A two finger billowy head was poured that eventually reduced to a thin puffy layer. It is a hazy pale yellow orange color with some clarity and vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Barnyard, hay, rubber tire, citrus, grassy, tropical, biscuity, toasted, and pale malts.

Taste: A lot I smelled comes through on the palate. Tart and pucker notes from the Brett, light bitterness, and chewy notes in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, tart, pucker, light bitterness, and light chewy notes.

Overall: Nice and funky dry hopped IPA. Might have to grab another bottle before it is gone. Or I can wait around till its released again.

Mar 15, 2016
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MadScientist from New York

4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml with a September 2015 bottling date

Hops and yeast funk dominates the nose. A medium amount of hops aroma That are both citrus and earthy but muted from age. There is a strong level of leathery and barnyard funk along with some spicy notes.

The flavor matches the nose with a strong hops bitterness and Belgium yeast dominating the flavor. There is a medium-low malt backbone but the balance is firm.y bitter. The finish is off-dry with an aftertaste of hops and spice.

A very will craft beer with a great yeast character and hops bitterness dominating. I'd love to try this beer when the hops are fresher but I'll still gladly open an older bottle too.

Feb 22, 2016
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
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!

Jan 14, 2016
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corby112 from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
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.  

Oct 30, 2013
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
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

Aug 17, 2013
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alaimoa from Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh from the tap at the 2 year anniversary party
A: cloudy golden with cream white head that lingered nicely with white lacing
S: fruity, citrus, funk and slight earthy grass/pine
Taste similar with tart fruit upfront and a nice funk toward the middle
Overall an easy drinker, medium body, dry finish / would easily get whenever its available on tap

Aug 14, 2013
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Jun 24, 2013
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mltobin from Connecticut

4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

May 16, 2013
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Rifugium from North Dakota

3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Apr 12, 2013
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cosmicevan from New York

4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
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!

Dec 06, 2012
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Jun 13, 2012
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craytonic from District of Columbia

3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
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

May 15, 2012
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Thorpe429 from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Mar 26, 2012
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 68 ratings