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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Blonde Ale brewed entirely with Nelson Sauvin hops, a New Zealand varietal that melds beautifully with a simple bill of pale malts. This is a true "session beer" and one that does not make any compromises. It has a delicate bouquet of passionfruit and a slight lemon flavor that will surely quench your thirst.

Added by jaasen64 on 01-12-2013

BEER STATS
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30
Ratings:
237
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
21.28%
 
 
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Photo of ppoitras
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

First THB glass pours with a 1/2" white head, over the cloudy light orangey amber brew. Head promptly recedes to an uneven froth, strong around the edges, with leggy slow-falling lace. Aroma is moderately tart citrus.

Taste has underlying citrus from end to end, tart upfront, earthy and rounded in the middle, with a sharp close. Lingers after the swallow as well. Mouthfeel is soft over the tongue and smooth, and drinkability is easy. As sessionable as the abv would indicate.

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Photo of jlindros
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Filled at the brewery about 2 hours ago.

Pours a light fizzy head that fades semi quickly with a bit of lacing, hazy golden sunset yellow orange colored beer, similar to a wheat beer. The color is nice but the head left something to be desired.

NOse brings plenty of fresh Nelson Sauvin hops, grassy floral with a little earthy twinge, bright musty citrusy fruit but more like a light lemon and little pineapple orange like, little musty grape skin like vinous quality, all that with a touch of a light sweet toasty grainy blond malt.

Taste brings some golden malts at first, a little sweetness, but at the same time a dry grainy bready kinda malt flavor, almost wheat like but not quite, little toasty almost biscuit also but not quite, but a fluffy feel. Then hops, light bitterness but nice musty flavor, again plenty of Nelson Sauvin flavors, little grassy hay and slight earthy, musty grape skin vinous must, little floral at the same time light citrusy fruit again, just a hint lemony and grapefruit rind, abd quite a bit of that slightly tannic musty fruit skin flavor. Finish is dry but somehow a bit sticky, bitterness increases nicely but not a ton, lingering grassy floral hops, with a touch of spiciness and some light vinous musty grape skin again.

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bodied, tons of fluffy effervescent carbonation.

Overall pretty nice, showcases the Nelson Sauvin grapes well, and I'm loving the kiwi hops lately so its great. The malts bring enough profile to not only prop up the hops but bring their own profile and it melds well with the hops. Light easy drinking beer that I could pound a full 2L growler in the late spring early summer probably. Cheers Nate to another well done beer!

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Photo of rudzud
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just picked this up from Tree House less than 2 hours ago. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a hazy straw hue with a nice one finger white head that fades to leave a thin, thin blanket and light lacing. Solid, solid.

S - OOhhhh yah, this is Nelson alright! Quite pungent, dank aromas here with some faint pine, faint floral, light citrus of nectarines, tropical notes. Really cant get more pure Nelson aroma than this.

T - Fun, fun. So this starts with more of the dank pungent Nelson Sauvin hops with light juicy tropic notes, similar to passion fruit like another member posted. Just before it starts to go an IPA or APA route WHAMMY, grainy malty blonde. Faint lemon on the finish too with linger very slightly bitter Nelson. Quite balanced.

M - Mouthfeel is solid. Super crisp, light, faint bitterness on the end. Stuff is crazy drinkable, as it should be for the ABV.

O - Overall, a damn tasty beer....if you like Nelson Sauvin hops. This would be awesome on a hot summer day, just awesome. Well worth the purchase.

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Photo of davey101
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

64 oz growler into a Tree House tulip. Dated March 32, 2013.

A - Pours a cloudy and dull orange/yellow body. Looks very much like grapefruit juice. Soapy and clingy bone-white foam stick around and generates loads of lacing with impressive retention.

S - Oh, how I love Nelon Sauvin hops! A bit of pungent dankness is quickly washed away by a flood of juicy exotic fruits. Nectarines, clementine, cantaloupe, and mango. Light bready malts. Finish returns to a dank edge. Smells so damn good.

T - Starts off with some of the danky dank and exotic fruits that the nose exhibits, and just as you think its going to take an IPA or pale ale route it goes all blonde ale on your ass. Clean and light grainy malts and some lemon. Finishes insanely clean.

M - Crisp and well carbonated, the bitterness is noticeable but faint. Super drinkable and refreshing.

O - This is the perfect summer beer, unbelievable high drinkability and it displays the Nelson variety so well. I wish I had kegs of this beer...

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Photo of jaasen64
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml swing-top growler purchased at the brewery this morning and poured into a Tree House glass. This is a 3.9% sessionable blonde ale with Nelson Sauvin hops and a "smattering" of Galaxy.

A- Pours a hazy yellowish with about a finger of white frothy head that recedes at a decent pace and leaves light layered lacing. Decent carbonation of consistent rising small carbonation bubbles.

S- Fresh green hops (definitely can tell it's mostly Nelson), some pine, some slight floral characteristics, light citrus fruit (lemons, passion fruit), some faint malts that balance nicely with the hops. Very hoppy, fairly aromatic, nice light citrus fruit aroma, pleasant.

T- Fresh green hops balanced nicely with a very light malt presence in the background finishes with a light bitter juicy passionfruit taste that has a very nice lingering presence. The passion fruit definitely shines through here (in the nose it wasn't as easy to detect). Very well balanced and extremely flavorful.

M- Light, finishes fairly dry, nice carbonation, highly sessionable.

O- This is my first beer from Tree House brewery and I definitely highly enjoyed it. It had a a pleasant fresh hoppy presence mixed with a nice tropical passionfruit presence. It was highly drinkable and I could easily finish off a 2L growler of this, if only they sold them (hopefully soon). I definitely recommend checking this beer out and the brewery as well. They are very small, but definitely on the rise!

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