Old Man | Tree House Brewing Company

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130 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:
130
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
11.59%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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1.5/5  rDev -62.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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1.83/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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2.8/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of von_kaiser
3.04/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not a fan of the style...not a fan of this...this is not for me.

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3.09/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheDudeFromTheThing
3.12/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.2/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of curtis6290
3.27/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.36/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can. Murky amber body. Small white head. Smells of caramel, some bready malts, and just a bit of banana. Tastes of caramel, bread, and the same banana. Moderate bitterness. Medium light body. Pretty good. Flavorful ESB, though heavy on the banana bread flavor.

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3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.49/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to BPK59 for sharing .

A - Poured into a Tree House tulip a crystal clear copper hue with a thin one finger head that faded to leave thin lacing and thin halo.

S - Aromas of grains light bread, and subtle hops.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with more hop bitter finish. Lightly floral finish. Not bad.

M - Mouthfeel is lowly carbonated but still refreshing.

O - Overall this was an okay esb. I'm not a huge esb fan and this was somewhat one dimensional.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BostonDan
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a can and not my type of beer but pretty good and a smooth finish.

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3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.57/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TimBeaulieu
3.59/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of arlingtonjoe
3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Old Man from Tree House Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 130 ratings.
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