Shambolic - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rifugium on 02-21-2014

Dry Hopped Spelt Saison. Well hopped with Nelson Sauvin and Simcoe. Bright and dank... Herbaceous pineapple juice.
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Ratings: 99 | Reviews: 9
Photo of MissSmisje
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into TH teku.
L: hazy sunshine yellow with a huge, rocky, four finger head. Excellent head retention, eventually dissipating into a volcanonisland island.
S: dry hopping is apparent, fresh pineapple, orange pith, bready/doughy.
T: quite bitter for a Saison (but nowhere near an ipa), fresh pineapple, a good amount of funk and malt, like a mellow sourdough, Meyer lemon.
F: dry at first, but less so on subsequent sips. Light/medium-high feel.
O: I like it but don't love it. The beer itself is fine, I just prefer less hops in my Saison.

Photo of mfunk9786
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best beer Tired Hands has brewed. To me it's the benchmark for hoppy saisons.

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smells of minerals, funk and a bit of citrus. Light, delicate flavor of equal parts funk and hop bitterness.

Photo of Jaxbrew
4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a big saison fan, but this stuff was good. Great idea with the hops!

Photo of cjoc83
4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Tired Hands teku. Bought today at the brewpub.

A - Pours a cloudy orange/straw color with a 2 finger bright white head. Good retention, eventually receding to a collar that leaves wispy patches of lace.

S - Aroma is full of bright, pungent hops... Meyer lemons, pineapple, white grape, orange, and some dank, piney notes. Some bready, peppery saison yeast lying underneath.

T/M - Full of tropical/citrus hops up front, with big pineapple, mango, slight lemon pith, tangerine, grape skin, and some peach. Some tangy, peppery saison character comes out in the middle and through the finish, with lingering fruity hops, slight pine, and moderate bitterness all melding together in great harmony. Creamy with a soft, rolling carbonation, finishes quite dry.

O - This is one damn amazing hoppy saison... In fact, as far as hoppy saisons go, this is probably my favorite. I love that Tired Hands brews and releases bottles of this every few months, it's certainly worthy of the bottle treatment. Just terrific, juicy stuff.

Photo of larryi86
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

32 oz growler filled 11/28 poured into a teku

A- A hazy golden orange with a twp finger white head.

S- Pineapple, earth/musty funk, bready pale malts.

T- Tropical fruits, citrus, paired with a nice funky/earthy finish and a nice bready malt backbone.

M- Smooth, crisp, nice carbonation, medium body.

O- A nice twist on a Saison, truly a great beer. Looks like this is one Tired Hands will keep rotating into the line up and that's a good thing!

Photo of orangesol
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served on-tap at the brewpub. Pours golden yellow with a one and a half finger tall white head, slowly dissipating down to a light film, leaving spotty streaks of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smells of lots of piney and citric hops, bit of fresh cut grass, some light musty funk, dash of herbs and some bready pale grain. Taste starts off with lots of hop bitterness up front with the saison core coming in after the bitterness dies down to even things out. The grains come in last, helping to keep it in check. Bitter, slightly chewy feel with some light must mixed in.

Overall a very nice hoppy saison. It has all of the intended flavors and it is very drinkable, both of which make it a joy to consume. Glad I could finally try this one.

Photo of Slatetank
3.71/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this on tap at Tired Hands served chilled.

The color is golden with hazed look and thick white head with fine bead. The smell is yeast dominant until it warms slightly with hops emerging and some tropical aroma with yeast adding a phenolic edge and hops have slight floral accent. The feel is semi-dry with bitterness above average with slight peppery grassiness and mild astringency in the feel, but finish is more dry.

The flavor is good with dank hop aspect, moderate tropical fruit however the yeast gives a slight medicinal edge with raw hop flavors fighting for dominance. The tropical fruity taste increases from the first sip but the plastic note stands out to me. Overall a good beer, but I think the yeast detracts slightly from the hop juiciness it could have, decent but not the best i have had from Tired hands

Photo of Rifugium
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at TH.

Golden-orange pour, hazy, with a finger of white head, nice soapy lacing. Aroma was juicy with citrus and fruity esters, floral, bready yeast. Pretty fruity in the taste too, with some tropical fruit and citrus notes that eventually settled into a candied lemon rind flavor, with a hint of grassiness. Came off more an APA or even IPA than saison, thanks to my good friend Mr. Simcoe, most likely. Bitterness was moderate to low. Mouthfeel was crisp and clean, body medium, carbonation appropriate. Drinkable and enjoyable.

Shambolic from Tired Hands Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.