Brisk
Tree House Brewing Company

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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Märzen
Ranked #3
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,248
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 6.27%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
28
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 22, 2022
Added:
Oct 10, 2020
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  1
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: Brisk is our German-style Märzenbier conditioned in oak until perfectly softened. 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 oak lagering tank for extended refinement and conditioning.

With softened noble hop character, accentuated malts, and the ever-so-gentle kiss of American oak, Brisk is crisp, refreshing, and hugely characterful — a triumphant transmutation of Whisper.
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Rated: 4.19 by Taenim from New Jersey

Oct 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.77 by wcampbell69 from Massachusetts

Oct 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.3 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Oct 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Tree House Charlton

Well, look at that, I ended up with an unexpected day off due to a power outage. I capitalized on this opportunity by taking a drive up to Tree House for the second week in a row. This is one I’ve been meaning to try for quite some time, and I’m glad I can get an authentic side pull experience for it. Let’s dig in

Pours a slightly cloudy copper orange with 2 fingers of creamy off white head that slowly fades to a thin cap and leaves nice lacing

It’s pretty standard stuff in the nose but I definitely dig it. I’m picking up on aromas of pumpernickel toast, sweet honey, biscuit, floral hops, black pepper, toasted grain, and a touch of oak

It’s a bit more expressive and bright in taste which is a nice step up. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting biscuity malt, sweet honey, floral hops, lemon zest, toasted grain, black tea, and toasted oak. The swallow brings notes of biscuity malt, black tea, floral hops, black pepper, toasted grain, toffee, and light lemon zest

A medium body pairs with gentle tingling carbonation, resulting in a crisp and refreshing beer. Finishes a tad sticky but it doesn’t detract much

This is really solid stuff for a style I don’t tend to love all that much. Definitely happy I tried it
Oct 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.84 by 2beerdogs from California

Apr 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Dec 22, 2021
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Canned 9.24, opened 11.27, poured into a 1/2L wurzburger hofbrau stein

Brewers notes: Notes: Brisk is our German-style Märzenbier conditioned in oak until perfectly softened. 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 oak lagering tank for extended refinement and conditioning.

With softened noble hop character, accentuated malts, and the ever-so-gentle kiss of American oak, Brisk is crisp, refreshing, and hugely characterful — a triumphant transmutation of Whisper.

Clear copper liquid , capped by a three finger off white fluffy foam cap, striated lacings , settles to a pencil thick layer after 5 minutes

Aroma is malty, bready, toasty, slight sweetness

Taste is malty, bready , slight spiciness at the finish , oakiness

Good sudsing, clean crisp, gentle hop finish

Good beer
Nov 27, 2021
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Fairly aggressive pour resulted in a two finger head with decent retention and lacing. Clear & medium amber in color. Overall, an attractive pour. Aroma is sweet malts. Taste follows, and is bready malts that are slightly too sweet. Medium body. Solid beer.
Nov 25, 2021
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
2021-11-03
16oz can served in a Mayflower pint glass. Dated 09/24/21. Received as a retaliation from @WunderLlama in NBS BIF #14.

Pours a clear light amber with a small head, maybe a centimeter. Fades to a thin layer, slightly thicker along the the sides of the glass, with a couple fairly small clumpy islands of bubbles. Not a lot of carbonation. Smell is fairly mild, lightly bready, lightly nutty, light to moderate lager yeast. Some grain tea.

Taste is heavy on the grain tea. Moderately to very sweet. Moderately bready, definitely some nuts and a little toffee, possibly some molasses. Slight roasty bitterness and slight hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium. Clean, somewhat lively. Overall, very nice beer.
Nov 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.76 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Nov 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

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

Oct 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by doctorgary from New York

Oct 13, 2021
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours clear, copper in color with three quarter inch head. Taste is oak, brown bread and light brown sugar. Medium body, moderate low carbonation, slightly sweet. I prefer Whisper but this is solid. Nice sipper.
Oct 03, 2021
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
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 fourteen dollars. My one hundred and eighty seventh brew from these guys. Not a big fan of this.
Sep 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by zachary_snackery from Massachusetts

Feb 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.08 by smi69 from New York

Jan 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Jan 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

Dec 31, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Dec 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.33 by RichD from Rhode Island

Nov 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.02 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Nov 26, 2020
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Canned on 10/7/20; consumed on 11/25/20

Pours a clear, deep copper body with light orange accents and topped with multiple fingers of dense, soapy, off-white foam; excellent head retention leaves a quarter-finger of creamy cap, a moderate, frothy collar, and layers of ringed lacing holding to the walls of the glass.

Aroma opens with a full, doughy yeast interspersed with hints of honey; a firm minerality eases toward dried bread crusts and grassy spice over the middle before nutty oak and tinges of burnt toffee close the back end of the bouquet.

Taste fuest presents grass meshing with doughy yeast as a clean minerality provides a perpetually level foundation for nutty tones of straw and wet oak over the mid-palate into fresh brown bread and hints of honeysuckle on the finish.

Mouthfeel brings a medium body with a fluffy, rounded, moderate-high carbonation steadily informing the entirety of the palate; a lightly slick, easygoing dispersion of the carbonation over mid-palate leaves an intermittent malty prickle as a weighty and almost contrastingly semi-snappy peak rounds out a firmly dry finish.

The introduction of oak offers subtle intrigue to this Märzen, though along with it an unmistakable awkwardness in its marriage with the grassier tones prevalent across the profile, at times verging towards a curious sort of funk against the lager yeast; nonetheless, as a whole this remains a clean and textured example of the style, a rounded malt profile dominant yet maintained.
Nov 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by HopBelT from Belgium

Nov 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 23, 2020
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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a copper color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap that leaves good lacing

S: Toasted malt, caramel, oak, grains, and some earthy hops

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of toasted malt, grain, and oak. Picks up the caramel and earthy hops. Finishes with lingering grain and oak

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid oaked version of Whisper (their märzen). The oak is nice and subtle while the base is a bit more mellow. Still definitely worth checking out
Nov 19, 2020
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Rated by IrishChocolate from Texas

5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
So oaky and smooth. Love it. Pounded all 4 in 1 sitting. Took me about 12 minutes. Had to funnel the last 2.
Nov 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.3 by gbiello from Massachusetts

Nov 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Nov 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.26 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

Nov 09, 2020
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
16oz. can into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter.

This beer proves that Tree House can make a decent looking brew. Nose is aluminum, corn, brown sugar, dried leaves and molasses. Pretty subtle actually. Beer opens toasted caramel, brown sugar, wheat, aluminum, and corn. I also get dried leaves, resin, and tree sap in the middle. Clean aftertaste with just the slightest touch of brown sugar and molasses. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively on the palate and goes down quenching, aggressive, and crisp. Clean aftertaste. The feel keeps me going back for more.

Really a solid beer and a great representation of the style.
Nov 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by steve8robin from Massachusetts

Nov 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.61 by Joesapp from Connecticut

Nov 04, 2020
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Reviewed by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This felt a little lighter than Whisper, but also with a little something shaper. If Whisper was wheat bread, this would be rye. Out of the two, Whisper was more fun to drink.
Nov 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.27 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

Oct 27, 2020
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Brisk is a darker hue than Whisper--crystal clear caramel to tiger eye gem brown--with a short but persistent khaki head that retains as a thin but firm creamy blanket throughout the entire session, leaving minimal lacing splattered on the glass.

This actually contrasts well with Whisper, featuring a little more bite, exhibiting bright splintery accents of wood and more of a corny tang. There's also a bitter, not quite metallic but sharp note of something I can't put my finger on.

It's a great Marzen for Tree House, but I actually liked the unoaked Whisper a bit more. Still, Brisk has a nice Autumn toastiness that's lightly sweet and nutty, with hints of wheat and grass. Its smoothly rounded medium body has a softly fine froth, finishing just cleanly dry. It feels great on the palate, which seems to be the primary goal here so Achievement Unlocked!
Oct 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.17 by Vicirus from Massachusetts

Oct 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by grahuba from Connecticut

Oct 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.42 by Taycro from Massachusetts

Oct 10, 2020
Brisk from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 39 ratings