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Fanø/Tired Hands Tuff Ghost

 (RETIRED)
overall
96
75
style
Formerly brewed at Fanø Bryghus
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Nordby, Fanø, Denmark
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
American Farmhouse wild ghost ale. 100% Barrel Fermented and then aged for 10 months in Brunello barrels. Made with 3 different Brettanomyces strains from Crooked Stave.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (6207) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2012
Dark amber and hazy. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Aroma of acid, barnyard, acidic wine. Flavor starts faint sweet, then lots of acid, moderate bitter finish. Dry, acidic texture and soft carbonation. Astringent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
On tap at William IV. Dark brown. Lasting beige. Sour finish. Lots of brett and red wine. very bretty. Bit too much

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2033) - DENMARK - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle @ home... It pours hazy brown with a small tan head.....The aroma is tart, caramel and fruits...... The flavor is tart, brett, wine notes, fruits and caramel... with a light sour tart finish...... special.... nice....

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
August 19, 2012 - draught at King William IV Witterfest. Beautiful deep refractive deep burnt ruby/copper with smallish but lasting creamy tan head. Smells lovely - overripe plum and grape, with oak-y dry sourness - brandy? - so yes, alcohol, but not overwhelming - nice! Taste - a real Flemish sour character; plenty of sweet fruity thick malt, but also a lot of sourness, borderline red wine vinegar - and definitely some warming alcohol - very appealing, maybe even a bit salty. Slick, average body, obviously a bit sour, decent if low-level carbonation, and the finish is fairly long, dry, fruity and oak-y and, yes, sour coating finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9855) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s 2012 Pre-GBBF Shindig, London. Pours lightly hazy ruby with a medium, creamy foam head. Good bit of funk in the nose for sure, some light poo and berries as well. Medium sweet flavor, fairly tangy with dry wood, tart berries. Medium bodied with fine, tickling carbonation. Semi-dry finish, vinous, with some leaves and further berries. Interesting stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1716) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012. Poured a deep, cloudy amber with a small, bubbly, loose & fading white head. Sour & woody aromas, somewhat (white) winey with tart lemon, juicier mid fruits & a musty yeast note. Tart green apple, lemon, yeast, some vinegar & grape to taste. A delicate fruit skin bitterness to finish. A good, mouth-puckerng sour ale. Light to medium body, spritzy mouthfeel with a lingering bitter, acidic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stefano (1852) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
Cloudy brown coloured beer with a medium light brown head. Woody and yeasty aroma. Flavor is sour and bitter with some fruity notes. Fruity notes almost as a lambic beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (3864) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig. Pours deep brown with a small off-white head. The nose is peaches, some cherry and nasty gasoline. The taste is cherry, soured fruits and balsamic vinegar. Somewhat reminiscent of a flanders red on this sampling. Medium body, soft. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (1878) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle at Chris O’s pre-GBBF shindig 2012. Amber pour with a white head. Ginger and lemon cake nose. Madeira cake and lemon pith flavour. Nice citrus edge.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled@chriso pre-gbbf shindig 2012. Amber colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is fruity, floral, caramelly and mild alcohol as well. Flavour is fruity, caramelly, floral, spicy and also has some mild sour/tart wooden notes.


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