jmm635 (1000) - 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!
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a growler gave a copper amber color with a thin off white head. The smell was funky, earthy brett notes with faint berry in the back. Light to medium body. Flavors of light berries, wine, oak, and light hops. The finish is on the drier side and interesting and complex. Good beer.
lachrymalisis (441) - Washington, 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.
RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the brewery poured a cloudy attractive reddish light brown with ruby red hues, small off-white head, and minimal lacing. Aroma is dominated by Brett and mixed berries with hints of wood and toast. Taste is Brett and woodiness up front follwed by a wonderful wave of berries and smooth finish. Finish leaves Brett and wine barrels on the palate. Very drinkable with enjoyable blend of berry flavor and Brett.
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.
yourefragile (140) - 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.