Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Trestle ESB | Tree Brewing

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples
Trestle ESBTrestle ESB

Brewed by:
Tree Brewing
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wordemupg on 12-28-2013

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 7
Reviews by wordemupg:
Photo of wordemupg
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle poured into pint glass 27/12/13

A clear golden yellow with bubbles of all sizes feeding a well sustained two fingers of foam that leaves some random lace on the way down

S some citrus, faint herbal notes, caramel, grainy, a hint of pennies, well balanced with lots of English hops and malt

T more of the same really but more herbal notes and caramel, not a bad bitter

M lighter side of medium, rather bitter, creams up from the bubbles, a little herbal spice on the finish

O not a bad bitter, plenty of flavor in something I could session, its a bitter, bitter and that suits me fine

I'll drink the other pair of these in my mixed pack no problems, might be better suited for summer then this brutal winter storm outside but what can you do?

 761 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of biboergosum
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, part of the recent Winter Character mix pack.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber hue, with two fingers of bubbly, frothy, and loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves a nice band of webbed tree line lace around the glass as it slowly subsides.

It smells of biscuity semi-sweet caramel malt, a touch of sour breadiness, a pleasantly muddled citrus and melon rind fruitiness, a mild hard water flintiness, and earthy, leafy noble hops. The taste is more of the same - peppy, crackery caramel malt, indistinct grocery aisle fruit, a persistent wet stony essence, and somewhat zingy leafy, grassy, and earthy hops.

The carbonation is light and generally sassy, the body a near medium weight for the style, and plainly smooth, with a hint of a flinty metallic edge. It finishes mostly dry, the biscuity graininess and the floral, grassy hops ruling the roost.

A pretty tasty and enjoyable ESB, all the standard points are hammered home, except perhaps for the lack of any tweaked ABV, this being Canada, and the basic 5.0 just doesn't cut it, even if you're trying to prove a point. Anyways, easy to drink, and a real session candidate, should this ever be sold in six-packs.

 1,208 characters

Photo of DamageCase76
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Exeter
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of KStark
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Chazz_Chetly
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Trestle ESB from Tree Brewing
3.77 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer Fest┬« Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!