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Dreamsicle | MadTree Brewing

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3.8/5
Very Good
28 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
MadTree Brewing
Ohio, United States
madtreebrewing.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Kolsch brewed with orange peel and vanilla in collaboration with Firehouse Grill in support of cancer-stricken Mt. St Joseph basketball player Lauren Hill.

Added by chrismattlin on 12-19-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,682
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
28
pDev:
8.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of JCaweinstein
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drhall36
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sherbet, push ups, gelato, pastries and IPA. This is the stuff of dreams... craft beer dreams. And the MadTree imaginations are bringing a taste of fruit infused kolsch-style beer to a daydream near you.

Pale gold and cast in a hazy orange tinted glow. Its radiant orange aromas carry its citrusy brightness into a candied scent of gumdrop, pulled candy and citronella. Its taste is much more supple than that though. Its crisp breadiness is wafter-like with a hint of cereal, orange blossom and freshly baked bread.

As the hybrid type beer nestles on the tongue, its radiant tangerine character links up with soothing vanilla, cream and a sherbet-like tanginess. Vivid and seeming branch ripened, the fruit impression rests gently on the floral hop character and its light spicy and grassy finish. Again, dry grains bring a cereal quality to taste that's friendly and light.

Medium light in body, the beer's dry cracker-like texture gives a high rate of refreshment and a great sense of drinkability which is a far departure from the fear of an ale of sweetness, creaminess or weight. It's a nuanced beer that's ideal for beating the dog days of late summer.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ale brewed with vanilla beans and orange peel with orange juice added. Poured from a can into a MadTree glass. The beer is very light in color, practically straw, and sports about a finger of rocky white head. I get some nice malty notes on the nose. Toasted malt, toffee, fresh bread, and a little grape.

Light body with a delicate feel and a mild, balanced flavor. Fresh toast up front with lemon curd, then mild hop and vanilla flavors at mid-palate. The flavor kind of dies out on the back of the palate and there isn't much of a finish to speak of.

A refreshing beer with a mild, yet pleasant flavor. Not really what I look for in a craft beer, but I'm sure some folks who aren't used to intense flavors will find this enjoyable.

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Photo of Zanico
3.26/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SierraFlight
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crbnfbr
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kotzbauerm
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of powerfulech0
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Poured with a thick, white head. Lacing is left along the sides of the class. Color is a light gold.

S - Creamsicle jumps out straight away. Sweetness, oranges, vanilla, very bold and interesting aroma. One of the more fragrant beers I have tried.

T - Flavor is fantastic. While other beers I have sampled have had more hop kick to them, this is the kind of beer that you are able to sip on all night instead of just having one or two. This is a great beer to have for both craft brew lovers and those who don’t like super hoppy beer. A lot of orange is present in the beginning and vanilla comes on toward the end, with a little tartness that makes way for a dry finish.

F - For the type of beer this is, the feel fits well. It is a little thin, but still quite enjoyable. Again, easy for a session because it will not fill up your stomach quite as fast as some thicker beer.

O - Really enjoyed this one. I gave this beer a try while visiting my buddy in Cincinnati, and have fallen in love with it. I feel like this beer can satisfy both seasoned beer drinkers and newcomers alike. Great beer.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wingman14
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Mad Tree.
This one was interesting. Pours yellow with a frothy white head. Smell was orange and vanilla, with some malt and yeast notes. The flavor was definitely dreamsicle, the orange was up front on the palate with the vanilla staying all the way through. A light bodied beer, not something I would have over and over, but they achieved their goal, it is dead on for the name so you know what you are getting. It was worth trying just for what they were able to accomplish.

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4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonis
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mklisz
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of devilfluff
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rydev24
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tylertut
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barczar
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Grainy aroma, with a tinge of orange that becomes more prevalent over time.

Flavor reveals a vanilla backbone with slight orange tartness and a lightly bitter finish. Too much vanilla flavor.

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Photo of denver10
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of masterofsparks
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of vinylrooster
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of meanmutt
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Dreamsicle from MadTree Brewing
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 28 ratings
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