Native Eight
Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
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4.38 | pDev: 1.83%
Sep 21, 2020
Apr 16, 2020
Notes: Native Eight is a mixed fermentation ale brewed with pilsner malt, wheat, and unmalted spelt. A three-year slumber in French Oak resulted in a beer of incredible depth, complexity, and inimitable character. Notes of sour cherry, hay, barnyard funk, and mouth-puckering apricot.
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4.33 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB) on Sep 21, 2020
4.3 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jun 15, 2020
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4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

Pours a cloudy amber gold color with a finger of creamy white head. Nice retention and a good amount of lacing. The head settles into a nice sheet.

The aroma brings a ton of apricots, pears, black cherry, and hay. There's a faint idea of funk in there with some shades of vanilla and oak thrown in.

The flavor follows the nose: Apricots and pears, followed by some tart black cherries, hay, lemon zest, and straight up funksauce. Finishes with some oak chips and subtle vanilla. Has a grainy malt presence throughout. Lots of complexity here.

The feel is medium bodied with moderately high carbonation. A bit thicker than expected from the style, and there's a shocking amount of alcohol presence here, but it's still crisp and drinkable.

Overall, this is a truly great Belgian saison. It's nicely tart, but fruity and earthy and rustic. Very complex. These kinds of beers should be a staple in Tree House's regular offerings ala Hill Farmstead.

May 25, 2020
4.46 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on May 14, 2020
4.5 by Joesapp from Connecticut on Apr 21, 2020
Native Eight from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 5 ratings