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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
treehousebrew.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our classic English-style Bitter returns to pay homage to a great man and an integral part of the Tree House team - Nate’s father, Dan! Dan has been spent his work-tirement assisting Tree House on the canning line and in many other ways both physically and spiritually. This beer is an homage and a thanks to a great man - and more broadly to fathers everywhere. Thanks, ‘Da’.

Don’t be fooled by the name - our interpretation of an Extra Special Bitter carries light bitterness and a gentle earthy noble hop character from Fuggles hops. The hops are balanced by an airy fruitiness and a rich base of flavors evoking caramel malts, brown sugar, and hazelnut. It is a wonderful and simple beer we find best paired with fish and chips, smoked meat, roasted chicken or, ideally, a day on the river.

Added by ppoitras on 10-27-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
88
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
42.54%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by jlindros:
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3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm not usually an ESB fan, but I remember this being pretty good at the brewery.

The pour yields a nice creamy but bubbly 1+ finger head that fades at a med pace, lots of big bubbles bursting mostly, spotted lacing on the sides, with a mostly clear slight coppery reddish orange rosy hue beer.

Nose brings plenty of grassy slightly herbal earthy hops, fairly floral typical hop profile for ESB. Light grainy sweet toasty amber malt base under that. The hops get stronger as it warms, a nice grassy floral but little herbal aroma, and just a hint vegetative.

Taste comes on nicely, again hops right out, this time more on the grassy side and earthy side, but a little herbal and very slightly vegetative like but not much. A bit chewy on the hop profile as well. Malt bill comes in very slightly grainy again, mild sweetness with some toasty amber malts but not really caramel like, maybe a hint of biscuit or that could be the marris otter. bitterness is nice, not too strong but def lets you know it's an ESB. Finish is a bit drier but still somewhat sticky, nice mild bitterness lingering with a bit more grassy slight herbal hop profile.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb, little sticky.

Overall nice for an ESB, again not my fav style but this is done well. Nice mild bitterness that def lets you know its there, nice hop profile mostly, little too sticky, but drinkable and fairly tasty.

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3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.61/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Something different and again very good fro tree house

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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2.8/5  rDev -30.3%
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Photo of ppoitras
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml THB swing-top bottle filled at the brewery.

First THB glass pours with a 3/4" light tan head, over the totally cloudy coppery amber brew. Head recedes gradually, with coating, lasting lace. Aroma is sedate and balanced.

Taste begins lightly nutty, sweet in the middle, and closes roundly bitter. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, and drinkability is great. Nice intro to Tree House Brewing for me.

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3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Old Man from Tree House Brewing Company
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