Metacognition | Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by cbutova on 08-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by bpk59:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap at Armsby Abbey yesterday, reviewed from notes.

A- Served from the tap into the signature Tree House tulip glass. Fairly cloudy golden-orange body with a creamy white head to about one finger. Lots of thick lace clouds down the glass and the cap retains nicely.

S- Saison yeast driven, of course, with a good bit of lemon peel and citrus fruit feel up front as well as some spices. Pepper, herbal, grassy, yeast funk (not like Brett, but Farmhouse nonetheless) and a light grainy hint beyond that.

T- Citrus peel and fruits drive the flavor like in the nose but I would say some more herbal spiciness opens up here. Nice orange peel and tangerine type fruitiness too. Spicy pepper and sage hints as well as grassy and herbal notes I would imagine come from both the yeast and hops.

MF- Light and dried out body with a nice silky, somewhat-creamy texture. Carbonation at a medium-high level and a light spicy bitter finish.

Tasty traditional feeling Saison. Nice citrus zest and fruit up front with spices and herbal hints behind that.

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3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

First THB glass pours with a 1/4" uneven off-white head, over the almost opaque blond brew. Head immediately recedes to just hugging the rim, with delicate lasting lace. Aroma is wheaty citrus.

Taste starts crisp and citrus, cloves in the middle, and closes with moderate bitterness and a lingering tart flavor. Mouthfeel is soft while slightly gritty, and drinkability is quite easy. Not all I was expecting, but definitely a thirst-quencher, and one that I would have again.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Growler filled a few hours ago at the brewery.

Hmm, the head doesn't really seem to form, like it was undercarbonated or the carbonation leaked somehow, a little disappointing, but let's see how the rest of the beer is... it's a very murky hazy wheat beer like cloudy orange slight golden tan colored.

Nose is nice, starting with citrus, a big citrusy orange peel like aroma, a bitter rind like aroma as well, then into grains, a light cereal grain, some wheat and a bit of bready malts, hint of wit beer like spices with a touch banana and clove kinda aromas, wiht faint esters as well.

taste starts with more of the citrus, orange peel and zest, with a bitter rind and little pith, as well as light hefe like spices again with touch of clove coriander flavors. Malts bring a sweetness that gets a little sticky and cloying almost as the lower carbonation doesn't help, with some bready flavors, wheat, and touch of a candied orange. Aside from the spices, the yeast also brings nice esters, light bubblegum, bit fruity, and light phenols. A bit grainy and doughy, but nothing in the farmhouse side of things. Finish is dry, mild bitter orange peel and zest, more spices, esters, and light phenols lingering, with a bit of a sticky malt feel.

Mouth is med bod, unfortunately lower carbonation which takes away from the taste a bit as it berates the tongue instead of popping off it.

Overall unfortunately not my fav from Tree House. This was a lot more like a hefe than it was a saison, which I love farmhouse saisons but hefe is one of my least fav styles. This had so much wheat based flavors, the yeast brought more hefe spices and fruity esters than saison style spices and esters. Although it is fairly enjoyable, but not quite what i was hoping for. Still a decent beer.

Sorry Nate, not quite my thing, but i can't wait to see what you do with it for future variations. Also def plan to re-review next time I see it as this seemed to not be exactly what you were going for.

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

Poured from a 750mL growler, the beer is a hazy, bright straw yellow coloring with a thin, frothy, bright white head that slowly settles into a faint ring on the surface. Aromas of bread, Belgian yeast, orange peel, peach, berry, coriander, lemon zest, bubble gum, clove, and all-spice. Very balanced and very fruity. Flavors are citrus tart and bread forward, with a balanced blending of spices to cut the sweet. Lemon flavors shine from the crowd of fruit character, and the light, smooth body is slightly effervesced at the end to keep everything light and refreshing. Spiced fruit aftertaste, like a solid fruit cake, with a touch of sour. Crisp, clean finish. Very drinkable beer.

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Metacognition from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 22 ratings