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Praise Bee - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

29 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.01%
Wants: 12
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
35 bottles were made with 100% of the proceeds going to the Bethesda Project (a charity benefiting Philadelphia-area homeless. Each 500mL bottle is sealed with wax from by the same bees who produced the Pine Barrens honey used in the beer itself, which is a double india black ale hopped with with Mosaic, Simcoe and Nelson Sauvin. Every one also comes with a unique tag featuring a watercolor and ink drawing by owner/brewmaster Jean Broillet IV.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 12-19-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Yes_Ill_Have_Another, Dec 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

IPAchris, Dec 20, 2013
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4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First had: on tap at TH

Dark brown pour with a moderately-sized off-white head that retained well and left spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma...well there's no better way to say it: smelled like Christmas. Lots of fresh cut pine, honey, fruitcake, Santa's faeces. As expected of the style, the taste was mostly dominated by pine, with some citrus oils and tropical fruit in there as well, but the hops were very smooth and mellow, yet pleasantly dank, with the dark roasty malts staying subdued, and the honey taking the edge off any bitterness that might have present, providing a great sense of balance overall. Body was medium, mouthfeel was smooth, and the 9%ABV was impossibly absent. Surprisingly good. Very nice beer overall.

Shared a bottle at Stone Soup a month later, and it was holding up great. The pine had mellowed a bit, and the citrus came out more, with the honey sweetness, being a bit more pronounced and noticeable.

Rifugium, Dec 19, 2013
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Praise Bee from Tired Hands Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.