Native One
Tree House Brewing Company

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Wild Ale
Ranked #144
Ranked #1,604
4.33 | pDev: 9.7%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Native OneNative One
Notes: Native One is the introduction to a focused series of wild and mixed fermentation beers from Tree House. Primary fermented with yeasts of Belgian origin, Native One was then aged for 6 months in french oak with a blend of Brettanomyces, lactic acid bacteria, and our native micro-flora. Complex, vibrant and refreshingly tart, Native One is unfiltered and naturally carbonated. All of our Brettanomyces beers are lively and effervescent. We suggest you chill them overnight, open cold and enjoy them warm in the glass.
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stevoj from Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle share thanks to Blake. Pale straw color, hazy, small white head. Yeasty aroma, some citrus. More fruity notes in the taste, both citrus and some stone fruit. Brett and barrel notes, very gentle sour accents.

Nov 08, 2019
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch 3. Granny Smith Apples, honey, lacto, and a slight Brett funkiness. Intense up front but mellows out into a dry, oaky, short finish. Light, crisp and effervescent. Slick feel. It's good.

Aug 21, 2017
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Fireman_RK from North Carolina

4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Hazy orange-yellow honeycomb hues with a healthy white head
S: A bit of funk, hay, and yeast
T: Crisp with a healthy dose of tart granny smith green apple and mild fruity brett notes
F: Even balanced and a moderate carb
O: Awesome effort by Tree House on a Wild Ale. Very well executed and makes me excited for the future of their sour program!

Apr 10, 2017
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CNoj012 from New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a hazy bright yellow color with a two finger, fizzy bright white head. Retention is moderate and there are a few spots of lacing.

Smell is fruity Belgian yeast, barnyard funk, citrus, brett, oak and acidic sour.

Taste is similar. All the subtle flavors blend together nicely to form a complex taste. Tastes like there is a touch of funky chardonnay on the finish. 5/10 on the pucker scale.

Feel is light, crisp and well carbonated. Finished slightly dry.

Overall a very good beer. Subtle yet complex. I wish there was a little more to it though. A fruited version of this would really take it to the next level.

Feb 07, 2017
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Horbar from Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Light honey color with yellow blast
Smells of slight funk and hops
The sour is so smooth and refined
Tastes like mad citrus
I love the freshness of this sour?!?!
Just another reason to line up, they make a kick ass sour.

Aug 03, 2016
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Duffman79 from Connecticut

4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into Treehouse teku glass. The beer pours a nice clear clean straw color (untypical for TH beers). The aroma is very nice with a tartness coming through. The taste is clean and refreshing. Overall there was a lot of hype around this beer and I am very glad I got to try it.

Jul 24, 2016
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JLK7299 from North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was my first foray into Sours and it was a great introductory to that style of beer. It went down easy and was very refreshing on a hot day. Got lucky to score a bottle on a spur of the moment trip up to TH. This kickstarted a summer that saw me wary of sours and ended with me loving them! Thanks Native One!

Jul 18, 2016
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cultclassic89 from Texas

4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is pretty good for their first effort. Reminds me of Casey Saison, but just a bit less tart and maybe a bit lighter in flavor. Funk is dominant. Very similar though and I'm excited to see what else they do!

Jul 05, 2016
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rodmanfor3 from Vermont

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not quite "needs remediation" but certainly not a beer that I thought was deserving of the Tree House label.

The overall flavors mimicked something along the lines of a Cambridge or Oxbow release (which is pretty good), but certainly not in the realm of many of Hill Farmstead's offering.

If you can find a friend who will share a bottle with you, enjoy it for the novelty, but if you are planning on trading to acquire this beer, I would not give up the farm for a bottle.

Jun 30, 2016
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Was fortunate enough to find myself drinking this!

L - a dark, pale golden orange. Slight straw, but typical Tree House haze. Mildly opaque with a dizzy head that hangs out in a ring around the top of the glass.

S - barnyard funk and straw. Deep and full. Tropical. Oak. Lemon.

T - more tartness than I would have thought. Tingles my teeth a bit. Light apple and lemon-grass. Spices and some skunk on the finish. This seems to be a beer that's a lot of "slightly" and "mildly"... it has nice flavor but nothing really punches the ol kisser. Refreshing and lively.

F - smooth and creamy. Great feel for a saison. Nothing too prickly and abrasive. Tree House does mouth feel right.

O - solid and tasty, but feels restrained. Almost like this is a test run. No real dominant flavors. Testing the waters. I can't hate on this, but I wish there was more. Looking forward to the future releases that I have maybe a 5% chance of trying. Pure luck that this beer found its way into my mouth hole.

Jun 19, 2016
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fireazzi from Massachusetts

4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

was lucky enough to get one when visiting. This beer smells amazing. One of the best smells, great funk notes. Definitely a great taste for a non fruited sour. Let it warm up, and don't drink it too cold. Highly recommended.

Jun 12, 2016
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enormous thanks to JLindros for sharing this lucky bottle.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden straw hue with a thin white head that fades to leave thin wisps.

S - Aromas of excellent brett notes, rather saison like with nice light spice notes and good barnyard funk. Really light lemon citrus notes. The funk is really really pleasant.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, really nice dusty basement barnyard thing going on. The funk is quite nice with lightly fruity brett notes. There is a light sweetness to that off sets the funk nicely.

M - Mouthfeel is rather lightly carbonated which leads to a thinner, more watery feel

O - Overall this was a rather solid wild offering from Tree House. Rather straightforward but well done.

Serving type: bottle

Jun 11, 2016
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Never thought I'd try this after the crazy release, but well here we are.

Pours a light fizzy foamy head covering, decent lacing, super murky golden aprIcot straw color.

Nose big funk, nice Brett mild farmhouse funk and some tropical pineapple funk, some spicy saison floral spices, touch lemony and acidic, creamy lactic funk thing, nice sour funk, some straw wheat base, and a touch of a peachy fruit.

Taste brings more tart funk, some apple pear like ester fruit profile, mild lacto funk, little creamy sour funk, touch farmhouse funk and Brett, maybe a touch tropical pineapple, into a spicy hop that seems to clash a bit, some mild stone fruit, and floral saison spices, lemony too, little sweet malt wheat like. Finish is drier slight flemmy, little acidity and lemony sour funk, more bitter spicy hops.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, decent small bubble carb maybe distracting, little flemmy.

Overall pretty good, nice funk and sour tart bacteria, decent Brett funk esp the Brett C pineapple notes, and nice malt wheat saison base, wish there was some white wine barrel version or something.

Jun 11, 2016
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edthehead from New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a golden orange hazy unfiltered color with a bountiful and fluffy whip cream head that lasts a good 5 minutes. The nose is filled with lemon, bread, banana, and a little bit of clove. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth with moderate carbonation. Taste is lemon, banana, slight bit of spice and clove, with unmistakable notes of the French oak, and a perfect and enjoyable degree of sour that would appeal to both wild and non-wild ale lovers alike. Every bit as good as RR. Tree house hit it out of the park on this one, very impressive first work. Thanks again Tree House!

Jun 11, 2016
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ctbeerguy86 from Connecticut

4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The first barrel aged wild ale from Treehouse and an exceptional attempt. Native one has a great mouthfeel. Smooth, easy to drink, and a touch of sourness. Typical Treehouse flavors are mellowed by the time and sneak up on you with every sip. The barrel aging really makes the difference. In comparison to other barrel aged beers from more experience breweries, this is right on par if not better. Treehouse continues to push the envelope in all categories and this is no exception. Seems like I'll be waiting in line even after the new brewery opens. Guess I shouldn't have expected anything else.

Jun 04, 2016
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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 100 ratings