Westy13 - Tired Hands Brewing Company
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Reviews by xnicknj:
3.68/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
on tap at the brewery
Pours a hazed dark plum color with some ruby hues, topped by a thinner beige head. Sticky retention leaves some spots of lacing dotted around the glassware.
Strong and stiff in the nose, drenched in candied dark fruits, raisin, dates and figs. Boozy heat with brown sugar and vanilla. Heavy malt presence with edges of Belgian yeast.
Warm and a bit sweet right off the bat, filled with a cornucopia of dark fruits and candied notes. Raisins, dates and figs topped with hints of vanilla and syrupy booziness. You can feel the warmth from this one right up front - even after the first sip or two - flushing the cheeks in a rich, wintery warmth. Full backbone with caramel and bready notes followed by a familiar Belgian yeast tone. Finishes warm and a bit sweet.
Fuller body, lower carbonation, sticky and lingering on the tongue. This really drank more like a Belgian quad than a dark saison, and I found the heat to be a little on the aggressive side, although I typically enjoy higher ABV beers (provided it meshes with the profile). I'm excited to see how this develops in the bottle once they're finally released.
Serving type: on-tap
11-27-2012 18:32:25 | More by xnicknj
More User Reviews:
3.83/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing this at the dusty sheep, enjoyed chilled in a tulip.
The color is ruddy brown with moderate haze and practically no head. The smell is full of malt with slight floral accent with light yeast aroma with some spice and mild nuts with a gentle alcohol nose. The feel is great moderately light body for the strength with mild carbonation and mostly sweet body with gentle spice texture and pretty low bitterness with practically no alcohol just a skosh in the finish.
The taste is good with a very full malt presence, mild sweet nutty and toffee-like flavor with a sweet caramel syrup element with yeast adding a phenolic accent with some floral elements and dry spice near the finish with mild alcohol flavor. This is a unique beer in the belgian dark strong category, I was pleased to try it and would certainly enjoy having it again.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2014 10:19:57 | More by Slatetank
3.89/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.
Thanks to Chris F. for sharing this one.
Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, fruit, caramel, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but quite strong in terms of how the alcohol comes across.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2013 17:13:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
Westy13 from Tired Hands Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.