jmm635 (805) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish brown with a minimal head. Nose is funky Brett, musty basement and tart fruit. Light sour flavor in relation to the aroma. I thought it would taste a bit more sour but it’s still quite tasty. I look forward to more barrel-aged offerings from Tired Hands!
lachrymalisis (331) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2012 hazy pale-ruby/ ruddy brown color. sea foam-like head, white-cream colored.nose of young brett; indications of grass, earth, fruit skins, and slight peppery-fruit spice laced within the oak. flavors are mellow and balanced, clean, dry brett-fruit, strawberries, herbal honey, and vanilla-oak. dry, slightly peppery, almost too thin, but the flavors and aromas do well in a lighter bodied beer.
yourefragile (109) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep reddish brown color with a thin, wispy off white head. Nose startles you at first with how funky and tart it is. Brett, red wine, faint fruit, spicy yeast, and lightly tannic. Flavor has much less funk than the nose, instead has a spicier, grains of paradise and malt base with a sweeter fruit finish, strawberry and red wine (though not overly oaky or tannic). Medium thick body, well carbonated and a dry, slightly funky finish. Very interesting beer, I’d love to try this with more age.
callmemickey (1863) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Deep amber body. Thin off-white head. Minimal lacing. Smell is full of funky-brett notes. Horse stall, wet hay, faint strawberries, spicy yeast, oak, and red wine tannins. Unfortunately, the flavor is sharp falloff from the spectacularly complex nose. Strawberries and funk are much more restrained and benign. I can only imagine if this spent more time in the barrels and/or had a lower percentage aged in stainless steel. Would love to see this done again with some tweaking. Mouthfeel is mellow, even carbonation, medium bodied, semi-dry finish, lightly funky aftertaste. A good beer that, perhaps, could have been great.
jcartamdg (1441) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pale reddish brown with a paperthin head. Aroma of funk, red wine and oak. Taste follows with some sweetness and strawberry notes. Smooth and easy to drink. Pretty amazing!
ReggieDunlap (2778) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy pale amber with a thin tan head. Aroma had nice mild bretty funk and mild wine...tart...very faint strawberry...took me a while to figure out what i was smelling. Flavor has some musty spice...grains of paradise...with some light fruitiness but not sweet...faint bretty funk. Mouthfeel is light/medium and the finish is dry with light peppery notes and mild funk.