Tree House Brewing Company

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Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #24
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4.14 | pDev: 8.7%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Very Good
Notes: Over the years we have quietly and assiduously worked in the background to assemble a wealth of knowledge, recipes, and a deep understanding of historical styles that we did not yet have the physical infrastructure to pursue on a commercial scale concomitantly with our core product offerings - until now. These beers are almost a decade in the making, and it is with great excitement and palpable joy that we are now able to share them with you.

Dreamer carefully adheres to stylistic guidelines; it is a traditional rendition of a hefeweizen that is sure to quench your thirst on a warm spring day.

It is meticulously crafted to style and heightened through dutiful utilization of the advanced process controls of our modern brewhouse. An extended mash program and a careful fermentation profile yields a delightfully hazy beer with a rising, rocky white head. We taste ripe banana, spicy clove, a hint of bubble gum, doughy malts, and a kiss of earthy hops wrapped up in an extraordinarily creamy mouthfeel. Dreamer an absolutely pleasure to drink.

Beers that command your attention are a wonderful thing. Beers that can fade into the background as a complementary unspoken companion to celebratory moments in life are also a wonderful thing and deserve to be held in equally high esteem. We are immensely proud of this beer - We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
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Antg8989 from New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Banana, pepper, bubble gum. What I would expect from a Hefeweizen. Certainly not a bad one. Need more experience with these before I can become a full on critic.

Jan 21, 2021
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Newbeergeek1 from Maine

3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got this as part of a case lot package. Not one of my favorites styles and I don’t know if I am being fair because it’s not a style I particularly like. This is certainly very drinkable though and I am glad I tried it.

Nov 02, 2020
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Kendo from New York

4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the can into a tall weizen glass. Body is slightly hazy, pale yellow, with a small white head on top.

S: Good hefe nose - bananas, cloves, slightly earthy.

T: Follows the nose, with modest doughy malt as foundation, then bananas, cloves, earthy hops and straw. Finishes with a touch of lemon peel. Lemony, earthy burps.

M: Light in body, modest carbonation.

O: Good job with a style that doesn't immediately come to mind when you think of Tree House.

Oct 31, 2020
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.32/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

16 oz can into a pilsner glass.

Pours a hazy bright yellow color with a small white head. The head leaves no lacing before quickly settling into a thin ring. Kind of an ugly ass beer.

The aroma brings lots of banana and clove, banana chips, sweet dough and bubblegum. Subtly spicy on the back.

The taste follows the nose: Banana chips, banana banana, bubblegum, and sweet malt. There's a hint of grassiness with the absolute foggiest idea of spicy hops on the finish. Not bad but far too sweet and quite medicinal.

The feel is medium bodied with good carbonation. Relatively creamy with a dry finish.

Overall, this is an OK hefe. It hits all the notes you expect of the style, but it's a bit too sweet and medicinal. Not bad, but not really worth your time.

Aug 31, 2020
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Bostonchap from Massachusetts

3.41/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Recvd as part of a mix case; not to be unsophisticated about this, but does anybody else come away thinking I just had a can or coors or bud? Ok, maybe the aroma is a bit more pronounced with hints of bananas and a pithy subtleness. The taste had an earthy finish. The mouth feel is probably the best part, refreshingly carbonated. Interestingly, the head on the pour was thin and quickly subsided after a coupe of sips. Now I know.

Aug 25, 2020
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ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can poured into a Wiesen glass.

A: Golden amber color with a uniform haze. Bubbly white head settles into a thin slip after a bit. Chunks of lacing here and there.

S: Clovey/medicinal phenols up front. White pepper. Whiff of Bazooka Joe gum. Underripe banana. Dusty yeast. Some green hops. Malt base is doughy with a slight grainy toast.

T: clovey and medicinal phenol pull up front. Peppery. Garden herbs. Underripe banana. Subtle bubblegum. Yeasty. Toasty and bready malt base. Quick hit of hop bitterness and earthiness. Allspice on the long finish.

M: Medium-Light body with some creamy/fluffy texture. Some scrubbing carbonation.

O: It’s ok. Head formation and retention leave a bit to be desired, and so does the body. The spicy/medicinal characteristics kind of dominate too. One and done for me.

Aug 04, 2020
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Resembling a pale orange Italian soda, with a half inch of loose fizzy head that vanishes in a flash.

S: Tangerine, clove, banana, and coriander all prominent.

T: It follows the nose well with a slight funk on the finish.

F: Light bodied and effervescent.

O: This was good but not a standout. Overall I found it a little too syrupy sweet.

Aug 03, 2020
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 7/16/20
Pours a white frothy fizzy 1 finger head with med retention, not pillowy though, only a touch of lacing, semi hazy blond pale color

Nose creamy doughy wheat, soft dough and a little gristy cereal, a touch of vanilla and hint of honey, light fruity esters, little banana, touch of citrus and stone fruit

Taste brings more doughy creamy wheat, little cereal and soft dough, then fruity esters, with some citrus and a little banana, actually a lot more banana as it goes, the doughy wheat leads into a little vanilla, touch of bitterness, hint of phenols late, drier finish with a slight more bitterness and citrus, as well as banana

Mouth is med bod, a bit soft creamy, med-higher fizzy carb

Overall pretty solid hefe, nice citrus and banana, nice ester fruits in general, good doughy creamy wheat and vanilla etc, enjoyable

Aug 01, 2020
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can dated 6/10/20 poured into Alchemist glass.

L: 2F foamy head but not much retention, leaves no lacing and a ring. Beer is a mostly-clear straw gold with visible carbonation bubbles rising.

S: Banana, clove, and I also get the bubble gum smell they get (wonder what it is?). Very nice, actually.

T: Basically the same as the nose with banana and clove dominating. Slightly grassy on finish.

F: Light bodied, pretty well-carbonated. Very well-constructed and balanced. Scary drinkable.

O: Easily the best of the style I have ever tried - love seeing TH branch out into something other than IPAs and stouts and not surprised they are doing it well.

Jul 11, 2020
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BeerBaronBear from New York

4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 04/03/20 - "Weize and shine!" I was very excited to see that Tree House is expanding into some other styles of beer, especially since Hefeweizens, Wits, and Dunkels are some of my favorite European styles. Unfortunately, none of them have knocked my socks off. Of those 3, this was probably my favorite. It had a nice hint of herbal spiciness, especially when freshly cracked. A very refreshing lighter beer that pairs well with a lot of different foods. A few negatives: The look was a little wan - a very light clear yellow color. And the beer didn't age well in the glass - after just 15 minutes the carbonation was gone, and with it, a lot of the enjoyable flavor and aroma. Unlike a stout that picks up flavor as it warms, this one got bland pretty quickly.

May 20, 2020
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MJSFS from Florida

3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks, smells, and taste like thin flat banana juice. Zero head retention, and zero lacing. Sorry Tree House, I love you, but this isn’t a Hefeweizen. Weihenstephaner is still the benchmark in this style imho.

May 16, 2020
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 4/2/20.

Pours hazy yellow with a two inch head with a fairly vigorous pour and swirl of dregs. Retention and lacing a bit weak for the style. Banana with light clove and a hint of apple skin in the nose. Light bodied with a soft mouthfeel. Banana and cloves on the palate. Finishes with plenty of banana and light honey.

May 15, 2020
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours clear, gold in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is big banana and clove with wheat. High carbonation, sweet, and light bodied. Excellent domestic version of the style. Crushable--perhaps my favorite of their lagers.

May 10, 2020
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent hefeweizen, probably one of my favorites thus far. Unfortunately the date on the bottom of the can was smudged but this beer is new and quite fresh. Pours a lighter golden color with just a tiny bit of cloudiness, fluffy white head and some spotty lingering lacing. Smells of fresh wheat, banana, clove, some malt and corn and grain. Very fresh. Taste follows the nose, great lightness and balance, good flavors and so crisp and refreshing. Smooth mild mouthfeel, great carbonation. A very refreshing beer!

May 07, 2020
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gbiello from Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tree House does it again. They've been studying the German beers and once again they nail the style. This is an exceptional Hefeweizen. Banana and clove on the nose and palate; nicely carbonated; light and crisp; not too heavy.

Apr 14, 2020
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