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Westy13 - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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86
very good

63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 15
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 11-22-2012)
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4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at The Brew Cafe in Ardmore

Westy13 is a dark saison that took a bit of time to produce. The color is a dirty red color with some brown spottings throughout. A nice amount of tan bubbles forming a creamy head on top, nice for a 13% beer. Good retention with notches on the way down.

Smell is not your average saison, in fact, 13 does not remind me of a saison at all. This has a more caramel forward scent with toffee and some berry scents popping up. I get big hits of grape and slight wine characteristics. The 13% does not come out except for at room temp. Also ,some vanilla scent towards the bottom. Wonderful.

Westy13 is something different, saison with a strong ale twist. Big notes of caramel/toffee, yet not cloying or too sweet. Towards the middle grape skins leading into a winey middle. A nice burst of some cherry and other berries and vanilla towards the end. The last 2oz's were at room temp and everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.

The body is at a strong medium level, rich, and semi coating on the mouth for a few seconds. Carbonation is there yet it really does not show as much with the coating mouthfeel Not hot with all the alcohol, except at the tail end. Very satisfying.

This is a well accomplished beer, whatever it is, If this is what TH's was going for when they brewed this, than congrats to them. I really cant classify this beer as it has characteristics from 4 or so styles. I cant wait to try this down the line when bottles are released soon.

BARFLYB, Nov 22, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks again to Pnell316 for sending so many Tired Hands growlers to Colorado. We really do appreciate these. Some light yellow head shows up but not much. Body is a dirty copper color and quite cloudy. The aroma shows light and refreshing which I was not expecting. There are sweet dark fruits like grapes, plums, and currents. Maybe something you would get from a sweet fruit leather. For flavor, it is a lot sweeter than most quads. Plums, alcohol burn, cinnamon, and bread. The mouthfeel is decent with great carbonation but too much alcohol burn.

Overall this is quite tasty. Sweet, but not overpowering. I'm drinking it after dinner and that seems to be the appropriate situation. Not a top tier quad, but a nice Christmas beer.

RuckusDu, Dec 16, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had in a 4 oz. pour from the bar, but hoping I can pick this up in a bottle before the month is over!

The beer has a dark burgundy-type color too it, with a tan head that left pretty quickly. Smell-wise, I got a lot of aromas that I wouldn't expect from a saison: dark fruits, raisins, reminiscent of a quad or a strong ale really. My sister took a whiff and said it reminded her of nail polish, so, yeah, the booze was there as well.

The beer tasted great... and just like a quad! Raisins were the most prominent taste for me, with a bit of bready flavor as well. But, again, it tasted like a quad. For the high ABV, the booze wasn't as strong as I expected given the nose.

Really enjoyed this qua-- er-- saison and hope I can grab a bottle or two before the holidays.

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Westy13 from Tired Hands Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.