jmm635 (887) - 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!
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Tired Hands. Pours hazy amber chestnut with a thin white head. Aroma of some crazy, farty funk and wet wood. Tastes like a sour brown ale up front, but fades into a beautiful, sweet strawberry and wet, soft wood and the end. Finishes nice and smooth, especially after the initial sourness. Great.
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callmemickey (3005) - 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.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big thanks to yourefragile for sharing this growler. Served in Tired Hands stemware. Nice strawberry in the nose. Wine comes through in the flavor with some earth. Strawberry on the back end.
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler thanks to Pnell316...you da man!
A - Pours a ruby reddish/brown color, off-white head, spotty lace, thin collar, some wisps on top.
S - Bretty funk right up front, fruity sweetness which I attribute to the strawberries, light tartness, toasted malty/wood notes. There’s definitely a lot of things going on here...perhaps too much?
T - The brett & wood notes are more pronounced then the nose, with a funky berry kick on the back end. There’s some saison in here, but beer is more of an experiment then anything. It tastes like there’s more then 5.3% alcohol, but it’s probably the brett influence that’s making me think this. Finish is all wine barrels and funk with sweet berry notes.
M - Light to medium body, good carbonation, dry funky finish.
O - I think I want to like this beer more then I actually do, but it’s still a unique offering. The brett/funk influence is pretty big with a fairly complex layer of berries and oak. It sounds good but when combined together, I just think it’s a bit too much. One or two glasses is enough for me with this beer.
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours hazy gold with an offwhite head. Aroma is funk, light/medium malt, wood. Tate is funk, earthy, light/medium malt, wood, some fruit. Occasional.