Eureka - Tree House Brewing Company
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Ratings: 122 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
4.14/5 rDev -1%
Growler shared by Sean. Served in a Cantillon tulip at West Lakeview Liquors.
A - White foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and minimal lace. Transparent pale blonde body.
S - Very hoppy, with zesty citrus and light onion notes. A kiss of malt sweetness and some mild yeasty bread presence support things, but this is all about the hops.
T - The taste isn't quite as potent, but it's still pretty enjoyable. Zesty citrus, crackery malt, and light bitterness. Not super-complex, but plenty of flavor for the 3.8% listed on the tag.
M - Light in body, and perhaps a tad watery in conjunction with the lower growler-style carbonation. Slightly dry and crisp in the finish, with a clean residual texture.
D - An excellent take on a style that can be quite underwhelming. Fantastic session potential and tons of flavor for the low ABV. It's like a poor man's Walden. Another fine brew from Tree House; can't wait for them to get into their new brew house. Could easily drink 1L on my own, maybe 2L.
08-14-2013 04:11:21 | More by MasterSki
4.33/5 rDev +3.6%
Filled at the brewery about 2 hours ago.
Pours a light fizzy head that fades semi quickly with a bit of lacing, hazy golden sunset yellow orange colored beer, similar to a wheat beer. The color is nice but the head left something to be desired.
NOse brings plenty of fresh Nelson Sauvin hops, grassy floral with a little earthy twinge, bright musty citrusy fruit but more like a light lemon and little pineapple orange like, little musty grape skin like vinous quality, all that with a touch of a light sweet toasty grainy blond malt.
Taste brings some golden malts at first, a little sweetness, but at the same time a dry grainy bready kinda malt flavor, almost wheat like but not quite, little toasty almost biscuit also but not quite, but a fluffy feel. Then hops, light bitterness but nice musty flavor, again plenty of Nelson Sauvin flavors, little grassy hay and slight earthy, musty grape skin vinous must, little floral at the same time light citrusy fruit again, just a hint lemony and grapefruit rind, abd quite a bit of that slightly tannic musty fruit skin flavor. Finish is dry but somehow a bit sticky, bitterness increases nicely but not a ton, lingering grassy floral hops, with a touch of spiciness and some light vinous musty grape skin again.
Mouth is med to a bit lighter bodied, tons of fluffy effervescent carbonation.
Overall pretty nice, showcases the Nelson Sauvin grapes well, and I'm loving the kiwi hops lately so its great. The malts bring enough profile to not only prop up the hops but bring their own profile and it melds well with the hops. Light easy drinking beer that I could pound a full 2L growler in the late spring early summer probably. Cheers Nate to another well done beer!
03-29-2013 00:06:48 | More by jlindros
4.05/5 rDev -3.1%
750ml THB swing-top bottle filled at the brewery.
First THB glass pours with a 1/2" white head, over the cloudy light orangey amber brew. Head promptly recedes to an uneven froth, strong around the edges, with leggy slow-falling lace. Aroma is moderately tart citrus.
Taste has underlying citrus from end to end, tart upfront, earthy and rounded in the middle, with a sharp close. Lingers after the swallow as well. Mouthfeel is soft over the tongue and smooth, and drinkability is easy. As sessionable as the abv would indicate.
03-31-2013 20:58:24 | More by ppoitras
4.14/5 rDev -1%
Served in a nonic. Pours a golden hue with a semi-hazy clarity and a rocky, two-inch bright white head that sizzles as it slowly recedes into a consistent, soapy skim. Spots of lacing coat the sides of the glass after each quaff. Nose is bright and citrusy (lemon and tangerines) with a a hint of toasted malt in the background. Taste consistent with nose, but there's less citrus sweetness and more rind. Mouthfeel is light in body with a pleasant, even carbonation that tickles the back of the throat. An incredible session beer - no big flavors here, but everything coalesces nicely which makes the whole greater than the sum of its parts. I could drink this beer all day long.
07-07-2013 18:03:33 | More by Jwale73
4.29/5 rDev +2.6%
Just picked this up from Tree House less than 2 hours ago. Poured into my Duvel tulip.
A - Poured a hazy straw hue with a nice one finger white head that fades to leave a thin, thin blanket and light lacing. Solid, solid.
S - OOhhhh yah, this is Nelson alright! Quite pungent, dank aromas here with some faint pine, faint floral, light citrus of nectarines, tropical notes. Really cant get more pure Nelson aroma than this.
T - Fun, fun. So this starts with more of the dank pungent Nelson Sauvin hops with light juicy tropic notes, similar to passion fruit like another member posted. Just before it starts to go an IPA or APA route WHAMMY, grainy malty blonde. Faint lemon on the finish too with linger very slightly bitter Nelson. Quite balanced.
M - Mouthfeel is solid. Super crisp, light, faint bitterness on the end. Stuff is crazy drinkable, as it should be for the ABV.
O - Overall, a damn tasty beer....if you like Nelson Sauvin hops. This would be awesome on a hot summer day, just awesome. Well worth the purchase.
03-28-2013 23:52:09 | More by rudzud
4.4/5 rDev +5.3%
Filled today @ Tree House
Foggy yellow color topped with a loose, bubbly head. Spotty lacing. Smells light, but freshly hoppy. Sticky, pungent hops...spicy, skunky, and fruity with some biscuity malts. Smooth, oily hop flavor with a very pleasant, fresh grainy finish. Floral and citrus notes mix with a bit of cracked pepper. Melon, grape, lemon, grass...amazing flavor for under 4%. Crisp, light, a little sticky with all those lupulin oils coating the mouth. Obviously super drinkable and a great introduction to Tree House. I can't wait to crack my growler of Julius.
09-14-2013 18:06:01 | More by wedge
3.85/5 rDev -7.9%
750ml growler poured into a Tree House tulip.
A: Pours a pale straw gold with a finger and a half of white head. One of the lightest, palest colored ales I've ever had.
S: Light citrus, some grassiness, a hint of pine. Maybe a bit of peppery spice as well.
T: Mild, pale malts flavors dominate with hints of lemon, grapefruit and tropical fruits. A mild grassy spice lingers at the finish.
M: Light on the palate, a bit watery, no alcohol presence (no surprise there). Crisp and refreshing.
O: A very nice session beer. Mild and drinkable. Even for such a small beer, I think the Nelson hops could have been scaled up a bit. Still, a tasty beer for warm weather.
09-18-2013 14:12:30 | More by vonnegut21
Eureka from Tree House Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.