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

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: yourefragile on 06-01-2012

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Ratings: 76 | Reviews: 14
Photo of Sammy
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewpub

A dark brown body with a thin, creamy cap. Good staying power, mild lacing. The nose is of citrus and piney hops with layers of bakers chocolate and coffee grounds. A touch of sourness also creeps in. Interesting layers of sweetness, bitterness, and sourness. On the palate, this guy slides right in. Notes of pine, oranges, and white grapefruit up front before semi-sweet chocolate and coffee grounds come into play. The finish is a touch of bitterness from the hops and coffee and some accompanying sourness. It's slight, and comes in at the tail end, but boy does it add an element. The touch of sourness really makes this a special saison. Medium body with perfect carbonation. Smooth, slightly creamy feel. Tremendous layers going on here. A damn good dark saison.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the brewery

Pours an opaque black color with a thick tanned head resting on top. Retains throughout the pour, leaving sticky lacing ringed around the glass.

Roasted, invigorating coffee aromas in the nose, twisted with dark, slightly sweet malts and a hint of chocolate. Splash of piny hops spike the scents with a light tartness and saison-like funk.

Flash of piny hops up front with a soft bitterness. Bold, roasted coffee beans with a touch of chocolate and nuttiness. Dark malt complexity swirled with a faint tartness and some yeasty funk. Finishes dry with lingering coffee flavor.

Lighter medium body, higher carbonation, dry and bubbly on the tongue. An interesting interpretation of the style which I really enjoyed, but I can't see drinking more than a glass or two.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of orangesol
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at the brewery. A truly awesome name for a beer. This is from the first batch.

A - Pours deep, dark brown - bordering on black - with a nice one and a half finger tall tan head leaving spotty streaks of lace down most of the glass.

S - Smells of rich coffee, dark roast and piney hops dominate the nose throughout the glass. As it sits in the glass, more and more of the house saison yeast comes through.

T - Starts off with a ton of coffee slowly giving way to hints of piney hop bitterness, dark roasted grains and some bready / funky saison yeast. Finish is bitter, both from the coffee and the hops, mixing with some light funk to linger on the palate long after the finish.

M - Dark and roasty with a bit of bitterness at the end of each sip, moderate carbonation throughout. The saison funk is there but the other flavors do drown it out at times.

O - I have had a few of these coffee saisons now and they have been hit or miss for me. This one was definitely a hit in my book. Unlike some of the others the coffee isn't overpowering, allowing you to enjoy all aspects of the beer.

Photo of BARFLYB
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

E.W.B.A.N.H. (Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt) on tap in Ardmore is a beer I will have everytime I go to TH's if it's on. It's very unique. India Black Coffee Saison, OK.

The beer itself looks dark brown that borders on black but not quite there. The coating is semi thick looking so there is some base. A nice skim of dark tan foam graces the top leaving semi stick. Smell is roasted with fresh coffee grind. The coffee does not kill the electric saison yeast strain bringing forth light bread and florals. I get a nice grassy scent coming from this as well. It's a nice smeller. Taste is a mix of what is advertised with not one aspect outshining the other. I get coffee, I get saison, I get hop taste that is not on the bittering side, more piney in nature. A small caramel malt base that brings everything together. The appearance looks bigger than the body actually is, I would say this is a smidgen up from light. As for drinkability, I would drink a pint easy, and this is from somebody that does not do a ton of dark beer.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of MusicaleMike
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
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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3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.47/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep and murky opaque brown color with a two finger tan head that settles slowly. Nice lacing. Aroma bursts with very roasty, freshly brewed espresso, followed by piney hops and some subtly fruitful yeast esters.

The flavor delivers on the promise of the aroma; I found this to be a top notch coffee beer that while subtle and complex is also pretty in your face in terms of roast and quality coffee taste. Again piney, somewhat resinous hops are the secondary flavor component and provide complimentary bitterness that lingers nicely in the aftertaste. The yeast and its accompanying spice, pepper, and fruit notes play a lesser role but are still discernible.

Medium full bodied with medium carbonation and an overall delightfully smooth and creamy feel. Fairly dry in the finish. A thought provoking and memorable, fascinating and totally drinkable beer.

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4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler courtesy of yourefragile. Served several times into a sampler glass. Pours near-black with a nice tan head and good lacing. Thin collar throughout. Nose has a really excellent combination of chocolate, roast, coffee, and piney hops. Really beautiful. Flavor adds together the same components with a slightly-heavier emphasis on the hops with the coffee coming underneath. A light earthiness to it as well, especially as it warms. Just a touch of fruit in the background. Medium body. Dry and somewhat-bitter. Very interesting concept and strong execution. This one did not hurt. Excellent work, Jean.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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