PhillyCraft (7923) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Pours a murky orange amber, small head, med lacing. Aromas of blackberry, oak, cinnamon, and other fruits. Taste is cinnamon, wild yeast, vanilla, earthy berries, chocolate, oatmeal, and other spices. Balanced perfectly, refreshing. Really enjoyed this biere de garde. RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2012
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. jmm635 (1017) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2012
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 (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2012
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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On draft at Tired Hands. Pours a cloudy amber with thin head. Aroma is funky, wet wood, bathtub farts, with hints of dark fruit. Smooth taste with vanilla, stone fruit, funky yeast, slightly nutty.
callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
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 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
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 (286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Growler thanks to Pnell316...you da man!
jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2012
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.
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.