Trail Magic | Tree House Brewing Company

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3.96/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
treehousebrew.com

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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. . .

Added by ThatsThatDude on 09-04-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,989
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
190
pDev:
9.34%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
34
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 190 |  Reviews: 38
Reviews by jaasen64:
Photo of jaasen64
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a semi-translucent golden color with a finger's worth of white frothy head that dissipates with moderate carbonation.

S- Lightly grassy, typical pilsener malts, hints of lightly ripened mangoes and papaya lurking in the background. Nothing overly aromatic or complex but overall typical pilsner aroma with a light hop characteristic.

T- Lightly grassy, light papaya and mango from the noble hops, just a faint hint of light spices that adds a slight complexity, typical pilsner malts, slight grain flavor.

M- The best aspects of pilsners are their drinkability and this definitely did not let that down. Overall super clean and drinkable, not overly carbonated, definitely on the soft side.

O- I feel like this may not get as high of a rating as other Tree House beers since a lot of people will knock it as not having intense flavorful experience as some of their citrusy IPAs and sweet stouts have. In my opinion however this is a very well executed pilsner that nails all of the qualities I love in a pilsner, mainly how clean and drinkable they are. Unfortunately this was a one 750ml/person, otherwise I could have easily drank a 2L. I would love to see Tree House make this again on a larger scale.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Sheppard
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | 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 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 Cwarwick812
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Robbie_in_MA
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4.66/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap. Pours clear gold in color with one inch head. Taste is big lemon, grass, sweet orange. Light bodied, slightly crisp, moderate carbonation and sweet. Amazing for the style. Would be my go to pilsner. New favorite Treehouse malty brew.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had yesterday at the brewery, poured a perfect golden color with a fluffy head. Nice aroma of pilsner malt grain and spicy noble hops in the back. A good blend of malts with balanced hoppiness. The flavor gets dinged a bit because there's a noticeble grain husk note going on, but it's truly a solid pilsner regardless. Light body, dry, slightly bitter, and easy to crush on the trail.

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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 avas
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dbthom123
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MatthewGrapeHead
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml bottle filled on 09/05/15 into a standard Pilsner glass.

Look - Pours a slightly golden hue with about a one finger head that quickly dissipated.

Smell - Classic Pilsner. Noble hops and cracker malt with grassy/earthy undertones.

Taste - Again classic Pilsner. Very refreshing on a 95 degree day.

Feel - Not as carbonated as I expected but definitely crisp, refreshing, and VERY easy to drink.

Overall - Once again these guys can't do wrong. Not my style but done very well in the style of Pilsner. Refreshing and delicious. Highly recommended for those who like pilsners.

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Photo of SeanUsername
4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crisp and clean without too much hops. Not too fizzy. Citrusy, but not too much so. A nice gold color, thin head, but wasn't looking for one. A very good pilsner that would be my go-to if I could get it locally.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml growler into OEC stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Like Budweiser but much much much better. Great looking. Crisp, clean and clear from the look to the nose. There's a sharp hop bite that accents the adjunct. Flavor is on point. Hop bitterness is present but not overwhelming. Very clean and easy to drink with a silky smooth yet aggressive and quenching feel that really helps this one go down.

The perfect lawnmower beer? I can't quite say that... but this is damn close. 750ml goes down so quick!

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Photo of AndrewCataldo23
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.91/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

On tap at the brewery. Mostly clear golden. Smells of popcorn malt, bready malt, and a hint of spicy hops. Tastes of strong popcorn malt. Spicy and floral hops behind it. A heavy Pilsner and nothing delicate about it. Full bodied Pilsner. Not Tree House's best, but still drinkable.

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Photo of Tukiluka
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kevincredible
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 Coltron23
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of rjp217
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Trail Magic from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 190 ratings