R5 Saison (Jaune) - Tired Hands Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.65/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
On Tap at Teresa's Next Door
This version of R5 has been spiked with brett, at least that is what is advertised as, im not buying it though.The beer has a faded orange look with some faded bronze and lemon/yellow intertwined. No head at all on this one, I guess it's the taps, I've never had a TH's beer without the white stuff and I am not talking about COKE. The musk on this is something else. While this is a saison, the grassiness takes a backseat to the Rhubarb and Raisins. A small aroma of rye pops out with some malt with warming. I cant really place my nose on it, this is something unique. Truth be told, I don't get any brett in the nose, it smells like the regular R5. I get the rhubarb and rose used in the brewing and get a lot of the raisins in the finish. Hopping is not the forefront here and takes a backseat here as well as the signature saison tastes from TH'S. This is truly a hybrid saison, but aren't they all. Again, not picking up any brett notes in this, kinda disappointed. The body is medium with a semi sweet aftertaste, and not a drying quality towards the end which I thought the brett would impart. I mean the R5 saison was brewed not to long ago, maybe 6 weeks or so ago, what could the brett have done in that time period, nothing, IMO and the taste and musk prove it.
Serving type: on-tap
10-21-2012 21:29:29 | More by BARFLYB
3.85/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA
A variation of the R5 saison, available only at Teresa's; made for the R5 crawl that included all the institutions that collaborated on this beer (Station, Teresa's, Tired Hands, Monk's). This variation included a Brett addition, which was listed by Teresa's as a funky liquid from a barrel in Tired Hands' basement. So guess this beer was simply refermented in a keg with Brett.
Appearance was about the same as the straight-up version: hazy golden-yellow, with a medium white head that left a bit of spotty lacing on the glass. Floral notes in the nose, funky character vaguely reminiscent of Brett, raisin sweetness. Pretty much delivered what was promised, aka R5 with a mild hit of Brett...not delivering a full blown wild ale here, just a hint. Funky and grassy up front in the taste, fruity sweetness, raisins, rhubarb, touch of white wine and floral hints near the end. Decent, but I actually preferred the original better. Light-medium body, and drinkable. Nice overall.
Serving type: on-tap
10-21-2012 18:47:21 | More by Rifugium
R5 Saison (Jaune) from Tired Hands Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.