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Parageusia1 - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 6.47%
Wants: 64
Gots: 19 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is a Cabernet Franc barrel-fermented Ale that I brewed with wheat malt at Tired Hands Brewing Company. At this point, Parageusia1 is roughly nine months old. The yeast used to ferment this beer is a melange of yeast cultured by Tired Hands Brewing Company as well as yeast and bacteria resident to Ardmore, Pennsylvania. I believe that people of this time may refer to my Ale as a "Saison" or perhaps a "Wild Ale". Archaic stylistic descriptions aside, this is an Ale that I find to be very engaging and enjoyable; Bone dry with a bright citric acidity and a refined stone fruit presence. Also, it is suitable for indefinite aging into the future.

It was very important for me to design a series of beers available for the current market that accurately represented the level of sophistication and Future Rusticity that people of my time have come to expect from Parageusia. It is my hope and sincere desire that, through these collaborations with Tired Hands, we will build a more evolved level of beer appreciation in this time (the present) to prepare the people of Earth for the intensity of organoleptic refinement of my time (the future).

The triplicity of the odectahedron is perpetually more luminescent on the opposite sphere." - Christian Zellersfield

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 05-31-2014)
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Photo of utopiajane
4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy and a bit chalky pastel yellow with a scant head of perfectly white foam. It falls but then resists the fall by refreshing at every tip of the glass and leaving a ring and film. Nose is headdy with barnyard. Not down and dirty barnyard, more like classy barnyard. Very funky but not off putting. The malt on the nose shows up only after it warms and is a sweet bit of lightness. Fruity lively and sour. The sour verges on vinegar but stops magnificently at floral. Bright with citrus and a sweet bit of mango to come forward from the background. A light breath of the oak and wood barrel and a fragrant hint of vanilla. A light floral overall.

The taste is outrageous. Bold bright and vivid. Puckering sour citrus fruit and barnyard funk dance across the palate with a bubbly and lively carbonation. The palate is fully engaged when a decadently sweet and sumptuous mango comes forward form the background to cast a bit of lush sweetness into the drink. The malt is but a breath that lies deeply in the drink, a tiny bit of weight and substance, a small sweetness that is not from fruit. Smooth crisp and very dry. There is a very small vinegary taste in the finish just enough to excite you once more.

This beer has a delicate texture and yet a very bold flavor. I find that a good sour makes me feel happy. That is what this one did. Thank you Larry.

utopiajane, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of larryi86
4.6/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle poured into flute

A- A cloudy golden straw color with a two finger whtie head.

S- Sour, nice barnyard funk, white wine/grapes, oak, some peppercorns.

T- Sour lemons, grapes/white wine, oak, some earth funk, very nice balance.

M- Smooth, crisp, dry, light body.

O- Nose is funkier than the taste, awesome sour, very well made. Worth the wait in line, would love to see them brew this again.

larryi86, Jul 20, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -3%

Pete27lax, Sunday at 04:32 PM
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4.8/5  rDev +3.4%

Stephenjtorres, Sep 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

DaveHack, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.4/5  rDev -5.2%

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy yellow body. Small white head. A few bubbles at the edge.

Smell - White wine. Acidic. Herbal. A little pale malt. A little wood.

Taste - Pretty sour. Lemon citrus. Herbal character is lighter. Lots of white wine. Sourness reminiscent of De Garde's yeast profile.

Mouthfeel - Pretty sour. Medium body. Well carbonated.

Overall - Excellent. Great wine barrel. Interesting sour profile as well.

Alieniloquium, Sep 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.7/5  rDev +1.3%

mdaschaf, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of jbwimer
4.72/5  rDev +1.7%

Spoiler: I loved this beer.

Pour is a cloudy, yet vibrant straw color. Sticks to the glass. Aroma is some grape must and soft citrus with a hint of tartness and some floral qualities. Flavor is much more tart with some sweet pear coming through. A hint of oaky funk adds to the mix. Mouthfeel was AMAZING. Quite full helps integrate the flavors well. Can't wait for the second incarnation of this beer

jbwimer, Sep 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

hollywood_15063, Aug 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

ygtbsm94, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

dannyfayy, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -13.8%

oglmcdgl, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

IndyDad, Aug 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

NHbeerguy, Aug 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

dnb128, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of MarcWP
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Bottle into Parageusia stem.

Appearance is pastel pale gold and sports a two finger frothy head that gives off plenty of sticky lacing. Hazy, as most farmhouse type ales should be. 5

Aroma is divine. Massive oak, barrel, wine notes pair up with musky funk, deep earthy citrus like blood orange and kumquat, pungent grass, peach, mango, faint cranberry, and a pinch of horse hair. This here is one of the best smelling beers I've come across this year. 5

The taste comes big with more of that horsey/earthy funk. I enjoy clean American sours but when they manage to get funk in them reminiscent of lambic it just takes it over the top for me. Along with all that unique farmhouse quality you get the citrus fruits, oak, red wine (love the fact it's red wine as white is pretty typical to detect in these beers), tart berries like cranberry and earthy cherry, grass, acidic nectarine, apricot, pear, and I could go on. Immense complexity and so very highly drinkable. I'd have to go between a 4.75 and 5 here.

Mouthfeel sports the perfect amount of carbonation in my opinion, and a light body that has substance if that makes any sense. Definitely closer to light medium in body than just light. Tart but not overly acidic, dry like a bone. Cannot ask for more. 5

This here is one of the best American Wilds I've had to date. I mean top five, possibly even top three type of "best". Among the highest ranked on this site I think only Duck Duck stands alongside or above it. This ranks above Fuzzy, Beat, Atrial, and most others in the top ten. A beer to contemplate, not overly aggressive towards one set of flavor profiles. Since the ranking system has changed I have to keep this at 5. It's certainly closer to the 4.9 area than the 4.85 for me, so I'm forced to round up. As of recent only Cask 200 has come close to this.

MarcWP, Aug 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

iL0VEbeer, Aug 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 12, 2014
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Parageusia1 from Tired Hands Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.