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So It Goes - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 39
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: yourefragile on 03-30-2014

So It Goes is our Pennsylvania Sour Red Ale. It was fermented and conditioned in a blend of our best oak barrels for nine months. It was then bottle conditioned for three months.
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Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 7
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Bottle shared by Justin at Curran's tasting.

Pours a dark reddish brown, with a small filmy head, about a quarter inch or less, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like cherry, oak, barnyard funk.

The taste is similar. Mildly tart and funky, and only the slightest bit lactic, keeping it fairly drinkable. Some cherry and sour dark fruits, a bit vinous, and lots of oak, with some good wood bitterness. Lots of great funk in here that stays fairly subtle, doesn't knock you over the head.

Light bodied, very drinkable. There is a medium amount of carbonation.

First beer from the ever hyped Tired Hands, I really enjoyed it.

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A: 3/3 - red-brown coloration, minimal clarity (cannot see through), off-brown/khaki head persists as a 1/2 finger glass lacing throughout the pour, moderate alcohol legs

S: 11/12 - barnyard sour notes admixed with moderate tannins with some background oak notes; some mild malt and alcohol notes

T: 17/20 - on the anterior tongue, there's a moderate sourness - sour stone fruit, apple cider and tart lemon, in the middle of the mouth, some of the vinous qualities arise - tannins, grapes and barnyard qualities - with some mild oak-barrel notes; the alcohol is present but certainly not overwhelming in the taste with some minor malt characters for balancing

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O: 9/10 - an excellent oak-aged Flanders red - tart, refreshing, dry with a complex aroma and flavor that emphasizes the vine; reminds me of Russian River's Supplication, which is high praise, and, for $16/bottle, this is worth the price and trading for

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So It Goes from Tired Hands Brewing Company
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