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Oxbow Funkhouse Pale Ale (Funkhaus)

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A stronger version of Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale spiked with Brettanomyces


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11164) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2016 birrifica volo takeover with Tim. very barnyard aroma and in taste. very lacy. you could drink it. The two aged versions, 2010 and 2011 that Tim brought were much better well rounded barrelling accomplishments, though no separate ratings.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3314) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Fine enough beer but a huge step down from ba farmhouse pale. Cloudy murky pale color with white head. Aroma is brett bomb with pineapple juice, undusted basement corners, and light bandaids. Taste is sweetish doughy pineapple juice up front but finishes dry and a bit harsh. Dissapointing for the crazy cost and lofty expectations from the brewer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1488) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2016
500ml bottle pours cloudy dark orange with finger plus of head. Nose and taste are horsey, farm, bretty funk, cowshit, lime, lemon, herbal, grass, slightly piney almost minty, bitter, dough, finishes dry and slightly chalky, dusty lime, high carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5280) - Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2016
Bottle in a taster. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of light tartness, pale malts, light fruit notes from the hops and Brett, and hints of oak. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty cool beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctipping (1335) - Florida, USA - APR 11, 2016
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. Itís not bad, but itís not great.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2453) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 8, 2016
Tap at Craft Heads. Huge hoppy nose with tons of tropical notes with some citrus as well. The brett is there but it takes a backseat to the hops on the nose. Bitter and fruity on the palate with a little booze that comes out as it warms. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (1177) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2016
Pours a bit darker, biy of foam. Aroma is horse blankety, bit of bitter. Woody and spiced with pine needles. It is not very easy to match sour beer and hops but this beer manifests that it can be done. Horseblanket bitterness with sour pine needles. Very happy to try this one.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5033) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2016
Deep amber color. Frothy white head. Huge dry hopping like sticking my face in a bag of hops with stone fruit and citrus notes. Not overly bitter but hugely hoppy in the mouth. Very much aiming at an orval. Drinks much lighter than 7.5%. I would prefer a bit more tartness

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (7444) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle split with Paul at the Hyatt Regency in Montreal. Pours a soft hazy orange body with big white head and soapy lace. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with spritzy carbonation on the palate and notes of wintergreen mint, fresh pine, leathery funk and an off chemical character in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (5781) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2016 Bottled Sep 2015, drunk 3/6/16 at Portland location.
Nearly gushing pour has mountains of white head that is well-retained. Minimal haziness throughout a brass-golden body with plentiful carbonation.
Best aroma of the day for me, even beating out the wonderful tart peach goodness of Momoko. This is just perfectly done brett, like some of the better orval bottles Iíve had. Wonderful mix of hickory nut skin, keylime, guava, band aid lighter, sharper perfume notes. Soft honey and biscuits sit in the background not disturbing the elegant brett in the least. No alcohol or flaws. Itís close between a 9 or 10, and I would give it a 9.5. I could do with a little more complexity pas the brett, so Iíll err on giving it a 9.
The flavor is not quite as exciting as the aroma, showing a bit of nuttiness, cream of wheat and dry biscuit that reduces the overall brightness and alacrity of the brett. Still, itís dry, wonderfully carbonated and incredibly drinkable, with no sign of the 7.5% abv. Awesome, awesome beer.


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