Tree House Brewing Company

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Lager - Märzen
Ranked #15
Ranked #10,752
4.1 | pDev: 7.32%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Very Good
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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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.

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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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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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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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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
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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
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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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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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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
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orcrist_cleaver from New York

4.61/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picture perfect clear copper-amber body. Rocky white head with superb retention.

Deep malt grain impression that shades to the sweet caramel side of the spectrum, barely. Good, layered complexity starting with slight grassiness, white toast, flaked biscuit with a bit of treacle that, at times, touched caramelly sweet. Spicy/earthy hoppiness.

Med-full and chewy when it needs to be but with a pleasingly attenuated and dry finish. Carbonation is a little soft overall, but it really provokes another sip easily.

White toast, doughy with cracked peanut shells. Orange blossom marmalade, toasted pumpernickel nuttiness. Saaz like spice, dandelion jam.

Oct 28, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Foggy to hazy amber-brown with a tall khaki foam head that settles to a white lump of a thick blanket leaving coral lacing.

The aroma immediately pops from can with that wonderful Autumnal vibing malt that's lightly toasted, lightly nutty, all accented by corn nuts and an herbal grassiness.

The medium-full fluffy body crisps and dries up perfectly in the semi-bitter finish that's just shy of chewy. There are no off-notes to speak of--this is just a very satisfying Fall brew, especially enjoyed by a campfire.

At this point in my life, in this hobby, I find myself asking, why are Oktoberfests/marzens so hard to describe? The good ones have this distinct flavor not often found in any other food or drink. It's this mix of things that come together as one unique flavor that's so comforting yet refreshing. Good on Tree House for nailing it!

Oct 19, 2020
Whisper from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 31 ratings