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Drake's / Faction Tree Beer - Drake's Brewing Co.

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Drake's / Faction Tree Beer
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7 Ratings
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: elNopalero on 02-21-2013)
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Photo of Liana
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Liana, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

t0rin0, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of nrb1
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

nrb1, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of bayareahustla
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Got a Growler from the Brewery yesterday because i liked the name. Tasted it there, thought it was lovely so here i am.

color is golden, little darker than gold, nice head, goes away semi fast.

Smell is that of my mothers house around christmas time. Wow does this smell like a "treebeer" hahaha rightfully named. Some pine, some funk but mostly christmas tree.

Taste follows the nose a little bit. Right away i get christmas tree, followed by a light bodied breadyness.

Body, light minimally carbonated.

Drinks like an ipa but is not too full bodied, i love this beer!

bayareahustla, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of popery
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

popery, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of justinbrown
4/5  rDev +1%

justinbrown, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of elNopalero
4.68/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Tree beer collaboration between Faction and Drakes.

This is called Tree Beer and, true to its name, it’s brewed with an actual tree. A Christmas tree, if I recall correctly.

This pours a golden color with nice foaming. Holy crap, it actually smells like a tree! It smells like Christmas in a cup, literally. Instead of being hop forward or even piney, as in a hop profile which mimics tree-like qualities, it’s just so … different. The aroma has some pine notes, true, but the flavor is just so interesting and complex with the flavors of the tree mingling—it has a whisper of smoke on it, and some sap even. A really curious brew, innovative and challenging but oh so rewarding. One of the more interesting, unusual and offbeat beers I’ve had in a long time.

elNopalero, Feb 21, 2013
Drake's / Faction Tree Beer from Drake's Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.