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BloodRoot - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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very good

19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 7.92%

Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: yourefragile on 06-30-2012)
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3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to yourefragile. Served in a Tired Hands wine glass. Medium amber. Short head. Earthy nose with some citrus. Dry with a good bitterness. Nose is my favorite part. Another winner from Jean. A nice twist on the standard saison. Would like to have this one again.

Serving type: growler

12-15-2012 20:04:19 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of tobelerone


3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy brown with reddish highlights and a small, slowly falling head. Decent patchy lace on the glass. Bready malt aroma with hints of strawberries; some citrusy hops; light spices and yeasty esters.

Flavor matches the nose; more bready and malty than most saisons; heavier than much of what Tired Hands does in the style; the strawberries are there, but they’re subtle; lightly bitter citrus and earthy hops; some grassiness as well; spices, other vague fruity yeast notes.

Medium body, smooth, moderate carbonation. Semi-dry finish with a bit of a lingering light bitterness in the aftertaste. A nice enough beer but feels a little bit muddled to me and not as beautifully conceived as Jean’s other saisons. Certainly interesting though.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2012 16:27:10 | More by tobelerone
Photo of drabmuh


4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my least favorite beers I've had from them but still decent, beer is sort of amber and clear with a tan off white head of small and medium bubbles, some lacing, moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is sweet and bready with a little bit of hops in there.

Beer is medium in body, biscuit and earthy with a nice little bitterness to finish up. Not my favorite but I'd probably have it again.

Serving type: growler

07-19-2012 15:42:20 | More by drabmuh
Photo of BARFLYB


3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at Tired Hands in Ardmore, PA.

BloodRoot sports a nice dark red color with some hints of brown woven in as well. One of the darker red ales I've seen, but apparently this is a saison, so this is a red saison, Odd. Either way some head on top leaving stick. I get a lot of biscuity malt in the nose with some caramel popping out up front. Traces of saison fruity esters, kinda muted under the malt. A hint of chocolate comes into the nose after a while. For a saison, this is awfully malty. It's not awful but strays from the normal pack which I respect. Caramel mixed in with some dank hops that don't pop out as much as what I got from the nose. The body is medium and has a nice build, a lot of malt forward aftertaste leaving a hint of chocolate after time. I see this is 6.2%, it's not in the picture, nicely hidden. Not my favorite offering from TH, but worth a go none the less.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2012 04:23:54 | More by BARFLYB
Photo of rfgetz

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper tinted amber, prickly white head. Scent brings firm grassy, bitter hop notes with a bready and spicy backbone. Not overly complex flavor, spicy and bready in construction with more hop bitterness than flavor. Medium bodied, dry. Solid.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2012 15:36:26 | More by rfgetz
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District of Columbia

4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Description from the brewery: "Red Hoppy Saison. 6.2%. Brewed with Munich and caramel malts and Cascade hops.
-Notes of citrus, bread, and tart strawberry".

Pours a dark copper amber color with a medium sized creamy head. Nose has a strong spicy, bready and yeasty saison base with a strong bitter citrus hop finish. Probably should have started with this beer the day i was there instead of having it last since it seemed a little boring by comparison to others, but by no means disappointing. Flavor is a maltier saison, strong earth and spices with a resin hop finish. Medium light body with appropriate carbonation with a crisp, dry finish.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2012 14:02:57 | More by yourefragile
BloodRoot from Tired Hands Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.