E.W.B.A.N.H. (Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt) - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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E.W.B.A.N.H. (Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt)
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very good

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 8.48%
Wants: 12
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: yourefragile on 06-01-2012)
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Reviews by MusicaleMike:
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3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler from the brewery.

"India Black Coffee Saison. Brewed with highly roasted wheat malt. Hopped with Simcoe and conditioned on two pounds of Johnny Brenda's coffee."

What a unique style! Hoppy Black Coffee Saison. It pulls off "black" well, with a very dark color of midnight black, topped by a slow reverse cascade of frothy rich mocha foam. Gets up to a finger thick, with stickage on the glass.

The bouquet on this beer is nothing short of spectacular. All the components come together here, with pieces and wafts from the earthy, burnt coffee to the dry and rustic saison yeast. Notes of leather, overripe melon, coffee and fresh hay.

The balance of the flavor4 lies between roasted coffee and a funky farmhouse ale. Only slightly sweet up front, with the sweetness quickly retreating in the face of the acrid coffee and charred wheat malt. A very soft bitterness follows this up and extends into the aftertaste.

Full bodied with a drying finish. The flavor seems palate-coating and yet the beer is well carbonated at the same time, which is a great duality in beer. It maintains this beer's drinkability.

Could this beer be THE ULTIMATE breakfast beer? The combination of coffee with wheat malt and the saison yeast means that this beer seems destined for an epic brunch complete with eggs, bacon, and toast. I'm hoping it give sme a caffeine kick too....

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Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. India black coffee saison.This batch at 6.9% abv. Local coffee that generates a good coffee aroma. Black bodied and lacey. Above average mouthfeel. Very coffee yet well done and tasty for what it is. Hopped, and I prefer that to coffee myself.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 L swing top growler purchased at the brewery on Sun., 04/13/2014, poured into my The Bruery "Rue the Day" larger snifter glass, unknown brewing/bottling date, drank over an hour

A: 2/3 - dark-brown coloration; little clarity due to color (not hop or chill haze); small white bubbles coming off the bottom of the glass and emerge as a creamy tannish/mocha head that clings to the glass and reagitates on swirling

S: 9/12 - lots of coffee and hop - pine, resiny and citrus/grapefruit notes - smells to me more like a good black IPA than a "India Black Coffee Saison" as advertised as I'm getting no saison character in the nose; also little malt or alcohol character; no flaws

T: 15/20 - in the front of the mouth, there's a roasted malt and coffee bitterness that subsides as the Simcoe takes over - pine, citrus/grapefruit and resiny; nice balancing roasted malt and coffee comes back in; finishes super dry with little-to-no detectable alcohol

M: 4/5 - moderate carbonation; light-to-moderate body; moderate hop oils from Simcoe; high drinkability

O: 8/10 - again, I enjoyed this beer, but I expected something a little different from the advertisement as a saison; instead, this tastes like a solid black IPA; recommended regardless when on tap at the brewery

TOTAL - 38/50

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First had: on tap at their brewpub

A coffee saison, eh? Poured a dark root beer color, somewhat translucent when held to the light; capped off with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee beans, roasty malts, yeast, piney hops. Though it shares some of the same basic qualities that you might find in a Cascadian dark ale, it's not nearly as in-your-face as something like that. The nose is reflected in the flavor, thinned-out (not in a bad way) coffee profile always in the background, bready yeast, pale malts, lesser notes of grass and piney and earthy hops. Medium body, goes down much like a typical saison as far as mouthfeel goes. Nicely made and pretty unique.

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E.W.B.A.N.H. (Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt) from Tired Hands Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.