Funkhaus | Oxbow Brewing Company

FunkhausFunkhaus
BA SCORE
89.6%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 67 ratings
FunkhausFunkhaus
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:
#3,822
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
67
Liked:
60
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
8.19%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Budlum
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrenihan
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
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.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
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.

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Photo of Flounder57
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.

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Photo of trevorpost
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blisscent
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mendvicdog
3.52/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MadScientist
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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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gonzo000
3.29/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of abrodsky
3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
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!

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Photo of frekky
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of founddrama
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
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 johnnnniee
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

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Photo of InspectorBob
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of WesFoxlove
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of benbazi
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of AndrewDeci
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jjcote
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Funkhaus from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89.6% out of 100 with 67 ratings
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