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Old Man | Tree House Brewing Company

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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
Ranking:
#9,307
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
176
pDev:
11.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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7
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3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
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Pours brown like the hue of an almond skin, may be a little bit darker. Nutty aroma with some berry aroma. Some light roast coffee flavors present themselves with hazelnut and some light guarana berry tones. There's a touch of bitterness, but it's like a gentle kiss. An easy drinking concoction.

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3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Light brown/red, a little hazy, nice long lasting head. Big smell and taste of malt, toffee, chocolate, coffee, and light spiciness from the hops. Extremely drinkable and also full bodied. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Nice and sessionable, but also complex. A truly fantastic beer that I prefer over some of their other hoppy offerings.

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This beer is ridiculously good. Move past the IPA obsession and realize there is more to beer than hop smoothies. Excellent work by treehouse. Like a fresh loaf of sweet light molasses bread in a glass.

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Old Man from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 176 ratings
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