Native Two
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 7.58%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
60
From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  6
Gots
  13
SCORE
93
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Native TwoNative Two
Notes: Brewed for the 4th Anniversary party. Grisette in style.

Native Two is the second in a focused series of wild and mixed fermentation beers from Tree House. Brewed with spelt, malted wheat, and oats, Native Two then rested for 4 months in stainless with a blend of Brettanomyces, lactic acid bacteria, and our native microflora. Simple, rustic, and refreshing, Native Two features a gentle tartness and a dry finish, making it a beautiful choice after a day in the sun!
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Tony210 from New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear medium yellow color, like a corona. Aroma is earthy and funky. Sour and tart at first, this spelt beer has a unique flavor, almost buttery like an oaky California Chardonnay. Has a slight sweetness with a nice bright citrusy middle and a slightly bitter finish. Carbonation is a bit on the faint side. Overall a nice, earthy, funky beer, worth trying.

4/14/19
500 ml bottle -thanks Adam
4.25 rating

Apr 14, 2019
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened three weeks ago; just about one year old.

A - Slightly hazy golden yellow pour from the 500ml to a becher glass. A foamy white cap rises to a finger high with decent retention. A small ring drops webs of lace.

S- General mix of tart producing bacteria cultures with lactic prevailing. Lemon and underripe stone fruit come to mind.

T- Basically like the aroma with more stone fruit character like sour apricot. Lactic bacteria and raw grains produce the bulk of the flavor. Raw spelt. Tart rather than sour.

MF- Light body and a medium carbonation level. Just a bit of frothy foamy texture and a tart ending.

Lactic bugs and a hint of whole grains make for a very solid, sessionable sour but one that could use just a bit more dimension.

Sep 13, 2017
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bibo_ergo_sum from New York

4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours slightly hazy golden straw color. Fizzy white head thumb 1 knuckle high. Very light (almost faint) citrus, cut grass, sour/funky aroma. Tastes of lemon peel, sour apple, with an underlying (pleasant!) taste of a vinegary white wine, this gives way quickly to a light almost peppery arugula-ish finish. Overall an excellent example of what a farmhouse style beer can be!

Apr 08, 2017
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mnj21655 from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear vibrant pale gold in color with a half finger of rapidly disappearing white head. Aroma is subtle with a sour hint, lemon, and a touch of green apple. Taste is lightly-moderately sour with green apple, subtle wheat, and a lemony tartness in the finish. Medium-Ish body and light-medium carbonation. Overall a solid wild ale but it lacks the complexity that I would expect.

Feb 17, 2017
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle. Lightly hazy yellow body. Citrusy aroma, kinda woody aroma, lemon acidity. Tastes lemony with a strong wheat grain flavor. A little bit of orange citrus. Light body. Well carbonated. Tasty, tart, and refreshing, but doesn't have much else going on.

Jan 24, 2017
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TheBeerCarl from Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy bright yellow with some orange hues. The head is nice for a sour; it pours full and white but quickly recedes to a thin level of head lining the glass and no lacing.

The nose is very light. It has hints of cherry, apples and lemon but not the powerful, tart, brettanomyces nose that this style usually bears. It's a pleasant nose but it doesn't inspire salivation like a good wild ale does.

Pleasant and strong flavors of apple and cinnamon with light hints of lemon, sour cherry, and clove. Definitely a nice fall beer. The beer is not tart enough or complex enough in its flavor profile to warrant a great score but it is an okay sour.

The beer lacks some carbonation on the palate but the body is nice a and light. The ale is a bit dry but that helps offset the lack of carbonation.

Overall this beer is pleasant but nothing great.

Nov 27, 2016
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy, orange-brown in color with 1/4 inch head--bright orange streak in the head. Taste is faint sour mix, lemon, light white wine. Super smooth--just about as smooth a sour as I have ever had. Tart with moderate carbonation. Amazing beer. Had no idea Tree House did wilds as well as they do. Would really like to try this again.

Oct 09, 2016
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a snifter. Shared with Andrew Ed and Steve.

Pours a clear-ish body with a small fizzy white head that reduces slowly. Sediment on the last pour is insane.

Aromas are funky, tart, citrus, some cheesiness. On the tongue is light tartness, funky farmhouse, green apple and citrus, light wheat and fruit. Easy drinking crisp body, a little watery.

Overall a solid beer, treehouse is learning how to brew the farmhouses!

Aug 13, 2016
Native Two from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 60 ratings