Out Of The Emptiness - Tired Hands Brewing Company
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Ratings: 59 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Greenplastic615:
4.34/5 rDev +2.6%
Bottle opened 11/28. Jean @ TH explicitly said that it will take a little time to carb up, so my rating is pre-carbonation and reflected in mouthfeel score.
A - Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange into a tulip glass. Almost no carbonation, and no lacing.
S - Huge wine character. I don't get a lot of plums in the aroma, but I do get a general fruit aroma. I guess my nose isn't good enough to pick out a plum.
T - Strictly taste-wise, this is the best TH bottle released so far. The wine barrel is really front and center, and the acidity/frutiness is in perfect balance. It's right on the line of a wild ale in terms of acidity/sourness, but it's definitely a saison in terms of body and subtlety. The only comparison I can make is SH Peconic, which this beer reminds me of (but is not quite as good as). Same ballpark stylistically, though.
M - It's really undercarbonated, but everyone that bought it knew that going in. Jean @ TH has stated that in a few weeks it should be fine, so I look forward to opening another bottle 3-4 months from now and seeing what the time did.
O - If this were carbed, it would be really something special, and I can't wait to see what a little time does to it. If you have a bottle, I would advise against opening it for a few weeks at least, but the flavors are just spot on right now if you don't mind the lack of bubbles. Looking forward to the other 'emptiness' variations for sure.
11-29-2013 19:06:00 | More by Greenplastic615
More User Reviews:
4.3/5 rDev +1.7%
500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Orange amber body. No real head. A few bubbles at the edges. Very faint surface wisps.
Smell - Oaky and winey. Lots of white wine. Acidic smelling. Some mustiness along with fruitiness.
Taste - Much more sour and very plummy. White wine is a little diminished. Plum in the aftertaste and some oak.
Mouthfeel - Pretty tart. Medium light body.
Overall - Very tasty. I could drink a lot of this.
01-28-2014 01:50:00 | More by Alieniloquium
4.15/5 rDev -1.9%
First had: bottle from the source
Poured into a TH over-sized wine glass, a hazy golden liquid with a ruby tint to it. An aggressive pour yielded little to no head, just a few straggling bubbles on top. Gah, like an idiot, I opened it too early. But if the lack of a head was the "worst" thing about this beer, then I don't see the problem. The nose was quite vinous, twinge of sourness, pulpy dark fruits. I actually wasn't expecting this beer to have the level of sourness that it did, but, well, it did. Nice vinous notes right from the start, tangy and woody, red grapes and plums, mild tannins, with a subtle grassiness underneath, backed up by a crackery grain base. Lots of flavor, lots of complexity, even without the full carbonation. Medium body, crisp and acidic. Not sure how long this will take to hit "the sweet spot," but I'm guessing that in a few weeks when it's carbonated fully, there really won't be a need to let this one sit around on the shelf much longer.
This beer kind of harkened back to Tralfamadorian, but the overall feel in OotE was a lot lighter, and there was more balance to it. Can't wait to try it again in a few weeks once it has conditioned properly.
Edit: Opened another bottle over two months later. Carbonation is still low, but it wasn't nearly as borderline-flat as it was before. A thin white ringlet held around the rim. Other than that not much else changed. Still very tasty.
12-01-2013 01:17:45 | More by Rifugium
4.03/5 rDev -4.7%
Bottle opened on 12.12.13
A - Pours a clody brown-plum color with a fizzy light tan head that fades to a thin film.
S - Funky, wine, plums.
T - Very tart and acidic, wood, plum finish with some wine.
D - Lower to medium carbonation with a medium body.
O - Tart and funky with lots of wine and plums.
12-30-2013 04:06:39 | More by HuskyinPDX
Out Of The Emptiness from Tired Hands Brewing Company
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