Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #16
Ranked #8,266
4.09 | pDev: 8.56%
May 14, 2022
Apr 06, 2020
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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4.01 by SpaethJam from New York on May 14, 2022
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3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Scottsbeer from Florida

Rating to style but not really my thing.

Sep 03, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by farrago from New Jersey

The pour yeilds two full fingers of bright white foam, settles down quickly to a surface dusting, the lacing forms like soapy tub residue, decent stick. Transparent golden hay hued liquid with a mild haziness, a random scattering of sluggish bubbles visible. Very grainy nose with a large dose of bubblegum and wheat germ, the pepperiness, clove and dry white citrus pulling up the rear, light earthiness, solid core of peach to apricot fruit scents, pleasing lift. Medium-bodied, restrained mouth entry blossoms into a lot more spiciness than displayed in the nose. Carbonation is average, would have preferred a little more prickle. Overall dryness tends to play down the bubblegum but you do get that banana alongisde the orchard fruit. Kept waiting for more grainy bite or a metallic edge. Trying to find words "ripe" came to mind. Can be improved upon but true to type. (Canned 8/2/21)

Sep 02, 2021
3.25 by vfgccp from New York on Aug 29, 2021
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4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Rug from Massachusetts

Canned 8/2/21. “My eyes are open” stamped on the bottom of the can

It’s really funny to me, watching Tree House take on a classic style. I’ve only had a few of their more traditional beers, and most have been quite good. I love a good hefe, so I’m wondering what kind of personal flair they managed to add to this old world style. Let’s find out

Pours a cloudy glowing gold with 2 fingers of soapy white head that quickly fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing. This is a style that usually looks great, so I’m not sure what’s going on here

However, in the nose, they’ve managed to add a nice citrusy tartness to the classic style notes. I’m picking up on aromas of firm banana, wheat bread, orange juice, toasted grain, and a touch of coriander. Sinple, but really nice

Oh, that’s kinda different in taste, starting off with their own twist before settling into a familiar territory. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting lemon peel, lime juice, earthy wheat, crackery malt, and very light banana. The swallow brings notes of of overripe banana, grassy hops, orange rind, toasted grain, coriander, and wheat bread

A light medium body pairs with gentle tingling carbonation, resulting in a very crisp beer for a style that is usually a bit more slick. Finishes very dry with a light tartness that persists throughout the aftertaste

This is nontraditional, but it is very nice for what it is. TH can definitely make good beers of any style, I just wish they would make more of them. Tree House rauchbier, anyone?

Aug 20, 2021
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brewme from Massachusetts

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Tree House in Sandwich for about thirteen dollars. My one hundred and seventieth brew from these guys. Not my favorite style, but well done.

Aug 12, 2021
4.16 by mjsullivan86 from Pennsylvania on Jul 24, 2021
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3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Squire from Mississippi

Slightly hazy medium yellow color with white cap and lacing.

Aroma of malt, banana, clove and lightly scented floral hops.

Tastes richly malty with clove seasoned banana. Refreshingly tart without being overly so. Pretty full flavor for a Hefe.

Medium full texture with balancing carbonation.

Very good example of a home grown Hefeweizen.

Jul 24, 2021
4.34 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania on Jul 13, 2021
3.72 by smi69 from New York on Jul 01, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by gjk from Connecticut

Well executed for the style. Very refreshing. Cloves and banana with yeast and dough. Balanced beer with perfect amount of carbonation.

Jun 26, 2021
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3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by Antg8989 from New Jersey

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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3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

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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4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Kendo from New York

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
4 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Oct 02, 2020
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4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Canned on 07/16/2020, enjoyed on 09/11/2020.

Sep 12, 2020
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3.32/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

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
4 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Aug 29, 2020
4 by paulish from New York on Aug 28, 2020
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3.41/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Bostonchap from Massachusetts

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
3.94 by saymike32 from New Jersey on Aug 25, 2020
4.69 by shimmyk26 from New York on Aug 21, 2020
4.3 by Taycro from Massachusetts on Aug 16, 2020
4.55 by wip998001 from Massachusetts on Aug 11, 2020
4.25 by grahuba from Connecticut on Aug 10, 2020
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3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

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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3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

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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4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jlindros from Massachusetts

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
3.75 by Burt from Rhode Island on Jul 17, 2020
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4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

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
4.25 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire on Jul 06, 2020
4.22 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Jul 06, 2020
4.75 by atheisteaster from Maine on Jun 28, 2020
4.25 by MellowHype from Massachusetts on Jun 24, 2020
4 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB) on Jun 21, 2020
3.5 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Jun 10, 2020
3.86 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jun 01, 2020
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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BeerBaronBear from New York

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
4.59 by Hallertau from Wisconsin on May 17, 2020
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3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by MJSFS from Florida

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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