Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Lager - Märzen
3.95 | pDev: 8.1%
Jan 03, 2016
Oct 03, 2015
Very Good
Notes: As the days grow shorter, and the weather changes we decided it was time to brew something for these beautiful Autumn New England days. Traverse pours a dark amber color. She opens with flavors of toasted malts, bread crusts, dark fruits, and and a caramel sweetness complemented by a dry finish. The first of our Autumn lager offerings, Traverse is sure to be the perfect companion for our favorite outdoor New England weather...
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4.44 by tylerk88 from Massachusetts on Jan 03, 2016
4.06 by tmbgnicu from Pennsylvania on Jan 02, 2016
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4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Johnct from New York

Had this twice. Once regular, once on cask. I must say, on cask it was probably one of the best oktoberfestbiers I've ever had. All in all, it's a very good marzen.

Dec 13, 2015
4.06 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts on Dec 05, 2015
3.75 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania on Dec 03, 2015
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4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

Traditional Vienna malt base. Some interesting underlying fruit hop flavors. Very smooth, clean tasting Marzen. Lower carb level. Balanced sweetness. Rich mouthfeel. I wish I had this for Octoberfest. I could put a lot of this away.

Nov 24, 2015
3.97 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut on Nov 20, 2015
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4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by dar482 from New York

Batch #2, 5.5% Marzen version.

The beer comes in a deep reddish color with an off white head.

The aroma offers toasty malts, nuttiness, hints of fruitiness, sliced red grape.

The flavor offers a hint of fruitiness up front, almost like the Juicy Fruit from the hoppy ales of Tree House. Then onto complex toasty malts, brown toasted peasant loaf, more nuttiness, onto a clean lager finish with hints of lingering malt flavor.

Nov 17, 2015
4 by deleted_user_722966 from New Hampshire on Nov 16, 2015
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts

L - Dark amber and mostly hazy. A finger of off-white head.

S - Lager yeast, red grape, some pine and caramel.

T - Multi-grain bread, sweet and toasted malts, apple seeds, grape skin

F - Full and not thinned out. Refreshing and a wide flavor palette.

O - One of the better Oktoberfests out there. Full-flavored and easy-drinking.

Nov 15, 2015
3.69 by Coorsy from Massachusetts on Nov 15, 2015
3.5 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Nov 15, 2015
3.93 by Prop28WasBetter from Connecticut on Nov 02, 2015
3.58 by Guzzle_McBrew from Connecticut on Oct 20, 2015
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3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by khoff5 from Connecticut

Thought it was a Marzen before looking it up here, got a 750 bottle fill last weekend - dark amber, little head, little carbonation, but great smell, large taste - good amount of malt with a bit of hops and some spice mixed in, thinner mouthfeel than expected but nice aftertaste. Would buy again!

Oct 17, 2015
4.29 by maxchio from Connecticut on Oct 14, 2015
4.74 by JNPIII127 from New York on Oct 14, 2015
3.99 by mschofield from Massachusetts on Oct 11, 2015
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3.29/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Another thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Little 1 finger head fades pretty quickly, no real lacing, very dark very slightly clear auburn mahogany brown color.

Nose toasty brown malts, auburn reddish amber malts, touch baking spices somehow, quite fruity, bready yeasty thing, hint spicy fruity hop, faint molasses thing.

Taste more sweet malts, candy like toasty amber and auburn brown, little fruity and almost nutty, molasses like raw earthy molasses, little fruity fig and dried tree fruit, mild bitterness and spicy hop, chewy with mild yeasty bready. Finish weird bitterness, earthy slight metallic, sticky sweet molasses, straw thing.

Mouth is med bod little syrupy, decent carb, not very lager crisp.

Overall not very good, sorry guys, not everything you make is gold, this was fairly meh.

Oct 10, 2015
3.77 by grahuba from Connecticut on Oct 09, 2015
4.18 by Petegrieco from Massachusetts on Oct 09, 2015
4.18 by Masters from Massachusetts on Oct 09, 2015
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3.35/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by rudzud from Massachusetts

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a dark mahogany chestnut hue with a thin white head that fades quickly to leave very little wisps and a light halo.

S - Aromas of spicy hops, light bready notes, faint toasted malts. It almost has a fall baking spice thing. Almost like an Oktoberfest but not quite.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, lots of bready notes up front followed by caramel/molasses sweetness and flavour. Little toasty malts, fainter spicy hops. The finish has an interesting bitterness....almost metallic and lingering.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, leaves a syrupy sticky finish.

O - Overall this beer was rather disappointing. I always have such high hopes for tree house, which I suppose makes the bad ones rather memorable. Nearly every aspect of this beer is subpar, which is stunning. The lingering finish though really seals the deal though.

Serving type: growler

Oct 09, 2015
3.79 by xtonytx from Connecticut on Oct 08, 2015
4.02 by agreenman19 from Connecticut on Oct 06, 2015
3.55 by CTJman from Connecticut on Oct 06, 2015
3.96 by pjs234 from Connecticut on Oct 04, 2015
Traverse from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 27 ratings