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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Ranked #6
Ranked #7,629
4.1 | pDev: 6.59%
Nov 28, 2022
Sep 24, 2020
Notes: Whisper is our Märzen! Brewed with German Pilsner, Munich, Cara Munich, and Vienna malts, it is fermented cool with a traditional Märzen yeast and then transferred to our horizontal stainless lagering tank for extended refinement and conditioning. Featuring natural carbonation, a smooth body, and rich, characterful malts balanced by an ever present kiss of noble hops, we find Whisper to be an ideal companion to crisp weather celebrations! We are immensely proud of this beer! Pröst!
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16 oz can, dated 8/26/22

pours a clear amber color, off white head that eventually fades. nice toasty malt aroma, a touch of earthiness. similar taste, slightly sweet. medium bodied.
Nov 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Clear amber pouring beer. The head is slightly off white and 2 finger. The retention is quite decent, and there's a bit of lacing on the glass. Very malty looking.
Nose has a hint of caramel on it, and some bread/biscuit.
There's some bitterness up front from the hops hitting. The malts then do come in. Lots of caramel, and biscuit. There's also a bit of a roasty flavor that kicks in from the malts on the finish.
The body is quite decent, though lighter in general. The hops bite up front, but smooth on the back.
This is an interesting Oktoberfest, and a pleasure to try.
Nov 11, 2022
Rated: 4.13 by alexsergio from New York

Nov 11, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Oct 16, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by wcampbell69 from Massachusetts

Oct 16, 2022
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Canned 9/19/22. Pours a translucent, fairly bright amber color with plenty of dense off-white colored head with good retention and lacing. On the whole, an attractive beer. Aroma is bready malts. Not overly complex, although I'm not sure I expected it to be.

Taste is similar to the nose. Bready malts, with some light caramel notes. Medium bodied, smooth and refreshing. Overall, a well done, easy drinking beer. This would be perfect for a night hanging out with friends where you want to be able to drink for hours on end without ending up on the floor.
Oct 15, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Taenim from New Jersey

Oct 12, 2022
Rated: 4.51 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Oct 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Manta200 from Kentucky

4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can thanks to another trade with sulldaddy!
Deep amber color with a nice thick bubbly head, good retention.
Aroma of caramel malts, can't make out much else.
Taste follows suit with subtle sweetness and a smooth fine hop note, no bitterness to speak of, almost dry finish. Medium body with good carbonation.
This is a nice one!
Oct 03, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This one pours a dark-ish orange amber color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like rich bready malt, caramelized breadiness, honey, and a kiss of spicy hops.

I think the festbier Rustle was a little bit better than this, but this is still a very tasty beer in its own right. It’s got such a wonderful clean and complex malt character to it, with just the slightest whisp of hop character.

This is medium bodied, super crisp and fermented cleanly, with a great drinkability.

I really enjoyed having Rustle and Whisper back to back – both are excellent fall lagers.
Oct 01, 2022
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Sampling a cellar temp 16 oz can poured into my .5L mug. Date stamp is 8/26/2022. Picked up at the Deerfield location recently.
Beer pours a rich clear mahogany color with ruby highlights. A fizzy dense beige head foams up 1.5 cm and fades to nothing fairly quickly after the pour.
Aroma is some toasted bread, caramel and a little bit of a floral hop note, but malt is dominant.
First sip reveals a medium body and smooth easy drinking texture with medium and tingly carbonation.
Flavor is similar to the nose advertisements toasted bread and caramel and some toffee. Here there is also almost a roasted note and then some drying which leads to a lingering slightly bitey hop finish. sort of a black tea bite, not too much but present. Also some black pepper on the burps.
Never any abv hints and the mug is empty very quickly. Glad to have tried this one , solid beer.
Sep 23, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Sep 18, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Sep 03, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Sep 03, 2022
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a clear light copper color, abundant foamy head that lingers nicely. Nice malty aroma mixes with brown sugar, light toffee. Great malty flavor, loads of sweet brown sugar, touch of caramel, light smokiness. Gentle carbonation adds to a creamy texture. Overall a delicious Marzen lager, very flavorful yet light bodied.

16 oz can dated 10/16/21
4.25 rating
Mar 29, 2022
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Dec 18, 2021
Rated: 3.56 by acurtis from New Jersey

Dec 04, 2021
Rated: 4.09 by Gkruszewski from New York

Nov 23, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by Icka31 from Ohio

Nov 18, 2021
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Reviewed by farrago from New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Large three finger head of cream white, mottled surface, retention is very nice, no lacing to speak of. Clear amber brown liquid, a few lazy bubbles rise within. Generally malty nose punctured by a burst of green hops and quinine, otherwise there's notes of fruitcake, pumpernickel, molasses, cocoa albeit no discernible single fruit scent I can find, I'd guess that the hops shorten the ability of the richer aromas to stretch out and linger. Medium-bodied plus, expands well and maintains downward pressure into the palate. That said, the carbonation does tickle some, not overly creamy. Chocolate, grilled nuts, molasses rub you the right way but the overall sweetness doesn't fully last as the hops and minerally aspect truncate matters. Preferred it closing in on room temperature versus ice cold, the former softens the edges in a pleasing way. Credible take on the style. (Canned 9/20/21)
Nov 13, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Oct 25, 2021
Rated: 4 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Oct 25, 2021
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Tree House in Sandwich for about thirteen dollars. My one hundred and ninety fifth brew from these guys. Not my favorite style, & did not love this.
Oct 15, 2021
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Reviewed by Mortal_Wombat from Texas

4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Tree House pint glass. Canned 9/20/21.

Look: Pours a classic copper, slightly opaque with a finger and a half of white head. Minimal to no lacing.

Smell: Very nice aroma. Strong aroma of dark bread overpowers everything else but there is some mild sweet toffee present as well.

Taste: Grain and dark breads up front which then lingers on the tongue. The malt sweetness takes a bit to kick in but does at the very tail end. Much heftier flavor profile than what I'm used to for the style but perfect for this time of year.

Feel: Full bodied. Moderate to low carbonation but this one coats the mouth and goes down heavy while still being a pleasant drink.

Overall: An interesting take on a style for a brewery I don't associate with lagers. This is definitely one I'd keep on hand for later in the season when it cools down more.
Oct 07, 2021
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours clear, tan in color with one quarter inch head. Taste is big caramel, brown sugar with some earthy malt and brown bread. Medium body, sweet for style, moderate carbonation. Nice domestic version of the style.
Oct 03, 2021
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is a beautiful and aromatic Märzen, perfectly clear and a dark, brownish coppery color.

On the palate, it's a touch sweet, and very, very toasty. Caramel malt carries the day from start to finish.

Similarly, it's not quite as quaffable on the palate as you might expect, leaning toward a heavier lager, despite the rather modest ABV.

Overall, a very tasty and nice take on a Märzen, but not my favorite.
Oct 01, 2021
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Reviewed by papposilenus from New Hampshire

3.61/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From a 16oz can, dated 09/20/21. It’s a secret to everybody. Served in a Tree House-branded willi becher pub glass because utterly proper glassware.

Pours a crystalline, caramel, weak tea sort of color, with two fingers of soft, cream-colored foam. Retention is unremarkable but leaves a nice thick collar and some moderately heavy, sudsy lacing.

Aroma is mildly sweet and nutty. Caramel, toast, mushrooms.

Taste is a bit of a mish-mash of sharpness, graininess, soapiness, and saccharine sweetness. Caramel, apple core and ivory soap, ginger, cardboard and raw walnut. Some grassy hop bitterness but, more notably, just acidic.

Feel is smooth, soapy and slick, medium-full bodied and no more than just decently carbonated.

Overall, not a big fan of this one. Maybe it’s just me, today, but it strikes me as being very acidic, not something I’m normally sensitive to, and I’m going to go see if there are any Tums in the medicine cabinet.
Sep 24, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

Dec 31, 2020
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Reviewed by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
From a 16oz can dated 10/8/20 into a pint glass.

Pours a murky caramel brown with about one finger of white head. Decent retention. Great lacing.

Not much on the nose. Just a bit of sweet breadiness.

Tastes of sweet bread and a bit of caramel.

Mouthfeel is pretty full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Slight great aftertaste.

Overall, a nice filling beer. Have had better O-fests but no complaints on this.
Nov 26, 2020
Rated: 4 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Nov 25, 2020
Rated: 4.51 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Nov 23, 2020
Rated: 4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 23, 2020
Rated: 4.22 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

Nov 21, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by doctorgary from New York

Nov 19, 2020
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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a copper/bronze color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap that leaves good lacing

S: A bit of hefty and grainy maltiness up front along with some caramel and earthy noble hops

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the grainy maltiness, caramel, and a touch of dark chocolate. Picks up a bit of the earthy hops and some toffee

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A great märzen that is perfect for fall. Hefty yet very drinkable. Definitely worth checking out
Nov 19, 2020
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Reviewed by BeerBaronBear from New York

4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Canned 9/24/20, tasted 11/13/20. Tree House has been branching out into the European styles recently, and this one is probably my favorite from that series so far. I liked but wasn't blown away by their Hefeweizen and Dunkel varieties, but this Oktoberfest brew was spot on. I'd love to eventually do a side-by-side taste test with some of my favorite German märzen beers, but I'd have to guess this one would stand up nicely. The copper color just screams "fall", as does the crisp spicy flavor. Perfect for pairing with a bratwurst by the campfire.
Nov 14, 2020
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16oz. can into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter.

Color is a deep amber. Crystal clear with a fluffy white head that stays as I drink it. Doesn't get much better than that. Nose is aluminum, corn and a very mellow tartness. Not the most appetizing. Beer opens dried tea leaves, red tea, brown sugar, corn, and aluminum. I get a slight corn sweetness in the middle balanced by a burnt brown sugar bitterness. End is clean. Some residual toffee and caramel in the aftertaste. Solid. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively on the palate and goes down crisp and clean with a very brief aftertaste. Quite drinkable.

Not much in the aroma but this is pretty good. A great session.
Nov 12, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by R11415 from New York

Nov 06, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by smi69 from New York

Nov 05, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Joesapp from Connecticut

Nov 04, 2020
Whisper from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 53 ratings