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Arbor Brewing Tree Fort BeerArbor Brewing Tree Fort Beer

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Arbor Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jeremyd365 on 03-22-2008

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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 25
Reviews by Lauthaha:
Photo of Lauthaha
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a beer mug.

Appearance: Beer is a medium-dark straw color with very mild carbonation apparent through the glass. Head is a frothy eggshell white color.

Smell: Pretty grassy with an indistinct berry vibe. Fresh-cut wood. Interesting, but not awesome.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Beer is light and crisp as it enters. With some moderate carbonation comes the sawdust flavor amid a sea of grassiness. Definitely buttery in nature, but not overly oily, it has a great mouthfeel. Finishes partly dry leaving a gentle bitterness which is not unpleasant.

Overall: Not a bad beer. Definitely worth a shot if you're into the EPAs.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer pours a hazy orange body with a creamy turn rocky head of off-white. There are tiny bubbles stuck to the bottom of the glass that soon pop off and disappear into the body. The head last for a few sips before fading to a thin ring around the edge.

S- This aroma of biscuit malt has a lighter plastic aroma that turns more into fresh silage and raw grain as the beer warms. There is a green hop note in the finish that has a slight berry quality to it.

T- The slight sweet biscuit malt flavor is full with some more pale malt flavors underneath. There is a nice soft green hop flavor to the finish with not much bitterness.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with no alcohol heat at all.

D- This beer is malt forward with the biscuit flavor increasing a bit as it warms and it has the berry flavor in the hops growing it warms aswell. This is a easy drinking beer but it is just missing a little something to make it a good session beer.

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Photo of tempest
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ordered a half-liter at the Corner Brewery and paired it with one of their Triple Chip Blondies on a hot summer day in the beer garden.

This beer really hit the spot, though it really didn't resemble a brown ale (it was amber). I think it's more a bitter or English pale ale for the mix of citrus and grassy hops with a bready and fruity malt backbone. The body was fairly light, as you'd expect for the style, making this a great session beer. One of the best beers from Arbor/Corner brewing I've tried.

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Photo of Shumista
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my beer mug.

A- Pours a hazy golden yellow, with a medium sized white head that lingers for a little while.
S- I'm starting to notice that all of the Arbor Brewing beers I've had have a similar underlying smell and taste to them. This one is no exception, it definitely reminds me of the other beers from them that I've had. Besides that I smell some light hops, some fruitiness and wheat.
T- Again, like I said the taste reminds me of Arbor Brewing. Sweet, sour citrus, some wheat, and a little bit of hoppy bitterness. The aftertaste is a lingering sourness.
M- Light bodied and crisp with lots of carbonation.
D- Very high, this would be an excellent session beer on a hot summer day. Maybe they would get a little bit too sweet after a few but I don't think that would be a problem.

The website says that this is an English style summer wheat ale, which describes it a lot better than an English Brown Ale. I will be definitely be buying this again in the summer to relax with on a hot day.

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Photo of CortexBomb
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tree Fort pours textbook dark brown / amber with a moderate off-white head on top. The nose is heavy on sweet biscuit yeast and malty goodness.

The flavour is a fairly textbook Summer wheat brew: it starts off with nice, casual malt tones, and adds on a layer of casual spicy hops on the finale. It's not huge, but very drinkable.

The mouthfeel and drinkability also both finish in the slightly above average rating area: moderately full mouth, and moderately good take on the style.

The bottom line: Tree Fort is far from the most memorable beer that Arbor has released, but it's a serviceable Summer session beer. Enjoyable but not surprising in any way.

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Photo of BierFan
3.02/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

No freshness date is given. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy golden body with a thin white head that's kept alive by the good carbonation.

Smell: Citrus and wheat. Smells like a mellow witbier.

Taste: I have no idea why this is listed as an English brown ale. After having a sip I'd say it's either a witbier or an American pale wheat ale. Enough about the style let's get on to the taste. Tastes is dominated by sourness. Not much flavor besides sourness and wheat. Little bitterness in the aftertaste.

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Photo of Frosty80
2.48/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Color: hazy golden brown

Smell: typical wheat beer fashion with minute citrus

Taste: same here. little bit of bitterness but not much. nothing remarkable

Mouthfeel: carbonation was outta control, both on the poor and the in mouthfeel. im still burping.

Notes: not a beer i would go for again if i wanted a wheat

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Photo of GbVDave
4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint.

A: Pours a beautiful looking cloudy and glowing golden-amber color with an insanely creamy, three finger, bright white head that retains for ages. Huge amounts of lace in the glass.

S: Very nice aromas of toasted bready malt, crisp lemony noble hops, wheat, and fruity yeast.

T: Dry, spicy, and toasted malt flavors intermingle nicely with lemony citrus hops, and wheat/grain flavors. Restrained fruit and herbal hoppiness in the finish.

M: Dry and spicy. Quite crisp and bright but with a soft grainy edge. Very clean mouthfeel.

D: Wonderfully refreshing and cleansing to the palate. Another awesome summer beer!

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Photo of semibaked
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a ultra hazy dark yellow with slight head and disappears quickly.

S - Light wheat and lemon smells and a tiny bit of sour candy.

T - Wheat, hops, bitterness, lemon, and a little sourness.

M - Light with a little heftiness to it, a bit watery and oily too.

D - Easy drinking and a nice bitterness to it, decent summer beer.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a slightly hazed yellow-orange with a small, tight white head. Mode brings some mildly sweet caramel malt along with some earthy hops. Taste is along the same lines. Pretty light overall. Feel is light with good carbonation and a nice understated bitterness. Drinks okay, but nothig too special.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle a slightly hazy gold with a frothy white cap.

Aroma is bready with a sour malt quality.

Taste is grainy and slightly bitter with the same sour malt quality found in the aroma. A touch of citrusy hops comes forward in the finish.

Medium mouthfeel, slight dryness, and lightly carbonated.

A very easy to drink English Brown from Arbor. I recommend it with a summer BBQ.

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Photo of hopdog
3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle.

Poured a medium golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of wheat and citrus (lemony). Tastes of wheat, citrus, some and some graininess. Some light spiciness in there too. Hmm, listed as a Brown Ale...should be a wheat?

Notes from and tasted on: 5/21/09

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Photo of TasteTester
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I must agree with the previous review...this is not a brown ale by any means. The Bros recommend Sammy Smith and TurboDog in this category. Those two are nothing like this beer whatsoever. Now on to my review.

A-Golden haze. Pours like a weizen...heavy head. Appears to be bottle conditioned somewhat. Tried to get some of the residue off the bottom to no avail.

S-Sweet, citrusy/fruity. Not what you would find in a Brown Ale.

T-Crisp, nice spice. Pine and citrus.

M-Has the feel of a weizen/wheat. Like a zap to the taste buds.

D-Definitely one I could drink all day. Will probably get more to see if the other "off" reviews have any validity.

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Photo of BMoney575
3.17/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled on 6-17-08

Pours a slightly hazy golden color, with a foamy white head that leaves filmy lacing.

Smell is all light and fruity hops, with a hint of earthy malt.

Taste is odd, very peaty and earthy at first, slight fruitiness, finished with very bitter finish. NOT a brown ale in any way.

Mouthfeel is good, very fizzy and light.

Drinkability is decent, I don't really care for the peaty/bitter combo.

Overall, misleading. A decent beer, in a style of I-don't-know-what.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.01/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of civilizedpsycho
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Poured a pale golden color which was very clear with a nice head.

Smell: Strong malt smell that could be wheat based. Very nice aroma.

Taste: Starts very sweet with a bit of a bitter kick. Also has an interesting aftertaste that I can't quite identify but it's a little sour, but it tastes pretty good.

Mouthfeel: Fair body due to carbonation.

Drinkability: Pretty good. Not the greatest thing, but something I could get again.

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Photo of tatoodkelt
3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 9/3/09- from notes.

Brown 12oz bottle poured into a shaker glass.

Like others have mentioned I was surprised to see this listed as a brown.

A- Poured a hazy golden amber with a big soapy three finger white head that faded to a thin skim for the rest of the glass. Carbination was pretty active.

S- Lightly fruity, wheat and a little sweet.

T- Reminded me more of a ESB as far as taste. A little musty as well.

M- Light to medium, didnt notice the carbination as much as I anticipated. Finished a little dry.

D- Pretty crisp and refreshing, overall I'd say its a decent beer, just pretty hard to define as far as a style.

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Photo of gordavidson
2.98/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- a hazy yellow beer with a nice white head that has some pretty good retention.

S- Some biscuity malts, some light fruit, and some... asparagus? Has a little bit of Arbor Brewing-ness to it.

T- Biscuits, wheat and some fruit. There is a tad bit of sourness and earthiness on the finish. I have trouble seeing how this is an English brown.

M- Dry and the carbonation is a little overdone.

D- Well, I don't really know what kind of beer this is, but it was just pretty average. Nothing really stands out to me.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice look on this one. Smells nice and soft too. Like peaches. Flavor is smooth with a "mild" hoppy bite that's kind of spicy. I like this beer. I'd like to try this on cask (probably won't ever happen). Though I have to wonder if it would be too sweet if naturally carbonated.

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Photo of ThatWineGuy
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I found this at the back of my beer shelf recently and believe it came in a sampler pack picked up towards the end of summer. Solid two finger white head settled with sheet lace that slid easily down the glass. The colour was nothing like an English Brown Ale but fairly light yellow - golden. Nose of honey noughat and fresh peach was promising. Alas, this may have been left hanging around a bit too long, I can't be sure as there was no date indicated anywhere but the taste had a distinct green apples flavour with acidity that made it a bit on the sharp side. Mouthfeel was thin, not much to it. Beyond these tasting notes, I wasn't willing to finish this off, unfortunately it may have been a bit over the hill. Oh well, maybe next time ...

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Photo of jeremyd365
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured a dark, hazy golden with a thin head.

S- Smells unique but cannot place it, perhaps just wheat and spices.

T- The taste is wheaty with perhaps a hint of lemon. Finishes slightly tart/bitter.

M- It's medium-bodied and slightly bitter.

D- I can definitely see this as a very drinkable summer beer. It's on the lighter side but full of flavor.

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Photo of proc
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown ale or amber?

Pours out to a dark amber in the glass with a good-sized head. The aroma is that of malt, biscuit dough and light molasses. The taste features a nice rounded out malt to hop presence with a nice snap of hops on the swallow. This beer reminded me of an amber crossed with an English bitter. I like it.

A full flavored beer that could be quite the session offering.

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Photo of Baileyuk
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is not a Brown although I am not sure what it is. The website says a English Summer Ale or English Wheat.

I would agree with this although as no such style exists I would say hefeweizen is most appropriate?

Anyway this is not rated as a brown as that is wrong, even according to the brewery.

A - Light Amber colored, small head with limited lacing. Fairly clear for the taste.

S - Hefeweizen qualities with a strong malt presence.

T - It reminds me of a lager (a good one) made with hefeweizen yeast. It is definately a crossover of styles. That said it is very pleasant.

M - Light bodied ale which a definate lingering of flavors.

D - Pretty easy going beer although the style confusing was distracting whilst I was drinking without the beneift of the internet.

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Photo of DrainBamage
3.09/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear and very light brown color with virtually no head. Looks like tea. Not much aroma hear either, but has some malty aspects to it. Mouthfeel doesn't have much carbonation at all, but has some bitter aftertaste to it. The Taste is very malty with a nutty character to it. Not to much to brag or say about here. Ok overall, but nothing to get excited about. There are way better brown ales out there.

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Photo of Taffle
3.86/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brewed with 'tree fort bikes'? It's gotta be damn good then. And being it's Summer, I have been on the look out for more session-style brew, so this has potential.

Deep, golden pour retaining a superb head. Nice amber colors and a bold haze to this brew.

Aromatic blend of light hop, subtle orange, and wheat come to mind.

Malty smooth introduction on the palate. Relatively light but representing decent bodily feel. The rendering of the hoppage pulls through in the clutch enlightening the swallow.

Well balanced flavor and feel. I would definitely have more once I we finish our tree fort - or while we build it it.. nice.

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