Trail Magic
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #20
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
88
Ranked #9,278
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 9.6%
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
247
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: Another foray into crispy refreshing lagers! Trail Magic pours a brilliant yellow in the glass with a puffy white head. Noble hops mingle with a clean cracker-like malt base resulting in a most refreshing beverage. A bit of spice with a soft but dry finish provide balance, making Trail Magic hard to put down... Clean and crispy, just the way we like them! A beer that makes us relish the waning summer days. . .
Reviews: 51 | Ratings: 247 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Hyptochrons:
Photo of Hyptochrons
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an absolutely beautiful lager, pours out a slightly hazed glowing golden straw color with a nice bright white head that is relatively dense with some sudsy bubbles atop. aroma is spicy and herbal, definitely hop forward but there is a grainy sweetness almost reminiscent of an adjunct lager. palate follows for the most part, it is spicy and grassy hops on top of bready malts. for some reason its not as clean as I want, it has the hop quality dialed but there is not that clear crackery grain quality. solid mouthfeel and overall a very pleasant and crisp easy drinker, just not a top craft pils in my book.

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Photo of mnj21655
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very clear light gold with a finger of creamy white head. Aroma is grainy, with a touch of graham cracker, and light flowery hops. Taste has the graham cracker even more prominent but is still crisp and bitter. Good mouthfeel with a light+ body and medium-high carbonation. Overall this is a great beer, very refreshing and easy drinking with a balanced bitterness. I can't believe I'm about to say this about a Tree House beer but I would have liked to see a little more hop flavor and aroma here. They nailed the grainy, cracker-like malt character and the solid bitterness in the finish but a little more spicy, floral noble hop character would have put this over the top. Despite that critique I really enjoyed this beer. This is a beer that I'd be happy to drink all day long and it's very aptly named, if they canned this it would be a great summit beer.

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Photo of Sheppard
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden. I like my pilsners to be a little more transparent. Crackers and honey aroma. Starts with some saltine crackers, then some honey graham crackers with a touch of toast. It's very malt forward, which I attribute greatly to the fact that it seems to be carbonated at a similar rate to their IPAs. It's not crisp which I look for in pilsners. It's definitely an interesting beer, perhaps even a good beer, but a good pilsner? I don't know if I can say that.

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Photo of Jrodsmrs51
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JLK7299
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

As good a Pils as you will find

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Photo of Gowens18
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thoglund
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScientificSquill
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npolachek
3.28/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very pedestrian beer - nothing special at all. If anything, tastes very weak with little smell and little bitter bite. Crushable and drinkable, but not anything special IMHO.

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Photo of docainii
3.47/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bvac21
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Larueminati
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IBUBrew
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BRoweski30
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of skyfra
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gbiello
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjohns73
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JCrowe
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

really nice Pilsener

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Photo of peterpunk15
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eagle109
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of littlestevie14
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mrhappy321
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Trail Magic from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 247 ratings