Drake's / Faction Tree Beer - Drake's Brewing Co.
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3.81/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Got a Growler from the Brewery yesterday because i liked the name. Tasted it there, thought it was lovely so here i am.
color is golden, little darker than gold, nice head, goes away semi fast.
Smell is that of my mothers house around christmas time. Wow does this smell like a "treebeer" hahaha rightfully named. Some pine, some funk but mostly christmas tree.
Taste follows the nose a little bit. Right away i get christmas tree, followed by a light bodied breadyness.
Body, light minimally carbonated.
Drinks like an ipa but is not too full bodied, i love this beer!
Serving type: growler
02-28-2013 21:05:32 | More by bayareahustla
4.68/5 rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Tree beer collaboration between Faction and Drakes.
This is called Tree Beer and, true to its name, it’s brewed with an actual tree. A Christmas tree, if I recall correctly.
This pours a golden color with nice foaming. Holy crap, it actually smells like a tree! It smells like Christmas in a cup, literally. Instead of being hop forward or even piney, as in a hop profile which mimics tree-like qualities, it’s just so … different. The aroma has some pine notes, true, but the flavor is just so interesting and complex with the flavors of the tree mingling—it has a whisper of smoke on it, and some sap even. A really curious brew, innovative and challenging but oh so rewarding. One of the more interesting, unusual and offbeat beers I’ve had in a long time.
Serving type: on-tap
02-21-2013 07:16:25 | More by elNopalero
Drake's / Faction Tree Beer from Drake's Brewing Co.
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