Old Man | Tree House Brewing Company

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137 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
137
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.36%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 137 |  Reviews: 15
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5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of harsley
4.84/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Larueminati
4.71/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RabbleRouserRye
4.65/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is Tree House Brewing's interpretaiton of an English-style Bitter and they did a bang up job with it. It carries a nice bitterness with a very nice earthy noble hop character. Well balanced and extremely tasty. Two thumbs up on this one.

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Photo of VG71
4.61/5  rDev +16.4%
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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Photo of waiting4lunch
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JorgesThemeSwimming
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dolphinsmarlins1
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unlike many of the hoppy fruit bombs that come out of Monson, this one is a pleasant surprise from the usual. Though this style isn't one I frequent, I was pleasantly surprised by "Old Man." Like Tree House does on a consistent basis, they churned out yet another respectable beer. Do yourself a favor and try at least one. Sweet and smooth, your palate is owed a break from the typical TH brew.

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Photo of CTbrew32
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Dark amber/copper in color and relatively clear. Pours a one finger head that dissipates quickly leaving a perfect ring around the edges.

Aroma- Caramel, nutty, and fruity.

Taste- A little nutty and noticeably fruity at first. Middle/finish sees a bready malt, earthy hops, and residual fruity esters.

Feel- Soft and chewy, low/medium carbonation, and a finish with a little residual sweetness.

Overall- An excellent beer with a nice array of malt flavors, pleasant fruity esters, and touch of earthy hops in the finish. Definitely best when let warmed a bit.

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Photo of Datdubj1988
4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avas
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of eagle109
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishKevin
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of whatsgoody
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigMFDaddy
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tvaughan32
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 7irondave
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Clear copper type color
Smell - Nutty, earthy, sweet maltiness
Taste - Nutty, earthy, some toffee, bready, some fruity esters, herbal, grainy, metallic

Overall - Not bad at all. Actually, a nice change of pace.

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Old Man from Tree House Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 137 ratings.
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