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Oxbow Funkhouse Pale Ale (Funkhaus)



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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
A stronger version of Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale spiked with Brettanomyces

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Draft at Monkís 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 doesnít 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 thatís very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3289) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 2, 2014
On tap at Goods from the Woods 2014 with Festero. Faint sweet caramel maltiness lots of earthy bretty funk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321 (5250) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Location: Draft at Cornerstone (Ogunquit), 7/9/13

Aroma: The nose is a nice mix of hops and brett, tropical fruit, and some pine as well
Appearance: The pours a cloudy gold-orange color with a small white head
Flavor: The flavor is much the same, an excellent mix of funky and hoppy
Palate: The body is medium, with a nice mouthfeel, and a good drinkability
Overall Impression: I thought that this one was excellent. It is basically just a well-made mixture of hops and funk, and I really enjoy the ways those two mix. It felt like something Anchorage would make, and I mean that as a total compliment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
In short: A moderately bretty-funky and fruity-hoppy ale with a bright and fresh character. Lovely.
How: Growler shared with people freezing in Vermont.
The look: Cloudy amber-orange body topped by a small off-white head.
In long: Nose is fruity-citrusy and only moderately bretty with the brett having a bright rustic character.. Medium body with soft carbonation, Attack is fruity (citrus and tropical) with the fruity flavors having a nice freshness quality. Then comes a clean bitterness leading to dry finish with the brett showing its teeth. Iím pretty much sold to brett hoppy beers when they donít come through as dirty or rubbery and it sure wasnít the case here. A nice treat for shared after the beer festival, and maybe Iím becoming a celebrity because when I go to a public beer festival people often recognize me, but only my friends, but not my friends I havenít seen me for a long time because I got too fat and they donít recognize me, still, I think Iím some kind of celebrity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Draft. Murky amber body with medium white head. Aroma is medium sweet, pineapple/orange, light spicy. Taste is medium sweet, pineapple/orange, some straw/grapefruit. Medium body, minimal carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (4817) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2013
On tap at Churchkey. Nice hazy orange body with medium head. Spicy and caramel nose with malts. Lots of hops in the taste and bitterness. Smooth texture with light finish. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (6538) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
pour @ THE festival, maine. clear pale yellow with a nice white head, some retention. sweet pale malts, but a grainy character persists, thereís a nice funk and citrus plenty, almost grapefruity. bright carbonation, light body - oily and a tad sweet. not so much quenching but a nice offering that i truly enjoyed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Pouring at The Festival in Portland with Kramer, Andrew, and J-Dadmond. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Sweet brett, soft citrus hops. Sweet with dry brett. Nice and chewy malt. Funk and dry grapefruit. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Tap. Pours hazy orange with a large, frothy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is funky farmhouse yeast, wheat malt and citrus hops. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with supporting malt, farmhouse yeast and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (966) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Poured light copper in color with a bubbly white head. Light hops, earthy, not as much "funk" as I was expecting. Long dry finish.

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