Old Growth
Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
California Common / Steam Beer
Ranked #2
Ranked #10,622
4.06 | pDev: 6.4%
Apr 12, 2023
Sep 14, 2022
Old Growth is our Kentucky Common Ale and a companion to our House-made Bourbon, Old Growth.
Brewed with a wealth of available information, we utilize 6-row barley, corn, crystal malt, black malt, and Cluster hops to recreate this historical style that is mostly lost to our past.
Pouring a deep orange color into the glass, it carries flavors of sweet corn, mildly caramelized malts, and earthy classic American hops.
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can into a pint glass. Canned 9/1/22, so 7 months old. Brewer describes it as a Kentucky Common.

Beautiful clear deep auburn body, aroma is a bit off. Similar to an English dark mild, with a sweet smoky roast.
Apr 12, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Mar 17, 2023
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Dark looking when poured from the can. It looks a bit like cola. In the glass it has more of an amber color. When held up to the light, the amber really shows up in the glass. The head is off white, 2 finger, and quite frothy looking. Decent retention, and some great lacing on the glass.
The aroma isn't too strong, but is very malty. I get some grain, and biscuit. Faintest hint of hops shows up in this beer also.
The flavor is malty, grain, biscuit. I get a licorice flavor that hits more toward the back. Slightly roasted flavor.
Body is lighter, but not watery feeling in the least.
Delicious, and a pleasure to try.
Mar 12, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by CJRubes from Massachusetts

Feb 23, 2023
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Feb 12, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by eddiefl from New York

Feb 08, 2023
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Canned September of 2022. Pours a bright light reddish-brown with excellent clarity and a solid amount of head that displayed good retention. Overall, good looking beer. Nose is mostly sweet grains / corn. Taste largely follows, but with a little more bite than the nose. Some faint malty flavors on the finish, and tasted blind I might have thought there was some bourbon barrel, even though that's not the case. Light and easy going down. Overall, a little more bite from the hops than I would have preferred, but still very easy drinking.
Feb 05, 2023
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Rated by acurtis from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
damn good. draft at Deerfield location
Feb 05, 2023
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Reviewed by Siriusfisherman from New Hampshire

4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A dark, very lager-like ale with lightly roasty and caramely malt flavors and a fairly substantial, earthy hop presence. Very dry, bitter, and crisp. A really fantastic, rustic brew that makes me want to find more in this style.
Feb 03, 2023
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Reviewed by jngls from Germany

3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
4 months old. Can to snifter.

L: Pours a muddy dark brown with a foamy light brown head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves just a bit of lacing. No floaters.

S: Brown sugar, caramel and coffee. Malty, bready and slightly sweet.

T: A malty, bready and slightly sweet body followed by an intense bitterness.

F: Slightly creamy, yet highly crushable. Medium carbonation.

O: Solid beer. Not too flavorful but very nicely drinkable. Interesting style I've never heard of before, but would definitely drink again.
Jan 22, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jan 01, 2023
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16 oz can

pours a clear dark amber color, thick creamy off-white colored head. great head retention. Aroma is sweet and grainy, a little toasty, a little cracked corn, some earthy malts. similar taste, on the sweeter side, and a long finish. thin to medium bodied. overall it's easy drinking
Dec 28, 2022
Rated: 3.53 by foundersasap from Michigan

Dec 18, 2022
Rated: 4 by EatonHops from Massachusetts

Dec 17, 2022
Rated: 4.22 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts

Dec 03, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by swenny916 from Illinois

Nov 09, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Oct 13, 2022
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Reviewed by mvogt from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bartender achieved a really perfect pour in (my new) Tubinger mug, looks amazing. Deep orange body and great ivory head. Lots of lacing, no distinct rings.

Earthy, malty aroma. I'd probably get more if I let it warm up some. Goes nicely with this fireplace :)

Taste: again, getting more as it warms. At first it was a delicious refreshing malty beer, pleasantly lighter than most of the Marzens I've been drinking lately. The Cluster hops are getting more of a word in later on, also the distinctive corn sweetness on the swallow.

Feel: substantial but not overdone, mild carbonation.

Overall: a very satisfying quaff, probably with more to reveal on a second or third try
Oct 08, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by AirBob from Massachusetts

Oct 03, 2022
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours clear, copper in color with one inch head. Taste is big corn, grain, cola, and a touch of barrel. Light bodied, slightly sweet, moderate carbonation. Makes for a lovely lager. Nice sweet grain, very well done. Does not drink like a steam beer.
Sep 21, 2022
Old Growth from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 20 ratings