Funkhaus | Oxbow Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
66
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
8.6%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
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

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
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

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Funkhaus from Oxbow Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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