Native Eight
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
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Avg:
4.39 | pDev: 2.05%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
4
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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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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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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
Native Eight from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 4 ratings