Funkhaus | Oxbow Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.15/5
67 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
oxbowbeer.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Spring

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

Added by Thorpe429 on 03-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,836
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
67
pDev:
8.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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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.  

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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.

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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!

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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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Funkhaus from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 67 ratings
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