Tree House Brewing Company

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German Hefeweizen
Ranked #59
Ranked #11,722
4.26 | pDev: 7.51%
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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4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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3.86/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

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MJSFS from Florida, May 16, 2020
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4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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brewandbbq from New Hampshire, May 15, 2020
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

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tigg924 from Massachusetts, May 10, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
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!

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beersampler6 from Michigan, May 07, 2020
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4.83/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

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gbiello from Massachusetts, Apr 14, 2020
Dreamer from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 13 ratings