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Guillemot Nebula - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

121 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 78
Gots: 28 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Barrel fermented Dark Saison

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 12-01-2012)
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WorldWideStout

Maryland

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Opaque, dark brown body. Three-finger head that recedes down to about half a finger after my first few sips. Not much lacing.

S: The 50% aged in red wine barrels is immediately evident. Notes of cherries, lemons, lactic acid, and every once and awhile a little bit of sweet bourbon as well. Somewhat reminds me of Supplication.

T: I get fruit first - tart cherries and lemons again. This is immediately followed by vinous, musty red wine flavors. In the middle some notes of vanilla and bourbon come in, with lactic acid in the background. Towards the end the taste tapers away, and the aftertaste is that of slightly charred oak, lasting for a good ten seconds. The taste seems like a combination of Supplication and a Flanders Oud Bruin to me. No heat is detectable. If I had scored this after the first third of the bottle, it would have been a bit lower, but as it warmed up I got more complexity, especially with those flavors in the middle.

M: Lots of gentle carbonation. Not as evident as in most saisons, and is gone by about half way through the sip. There is a creaminess to the liquid that I enjoy (ninja edit: that's what she said), which is not typical in the saisons I've had.

O: A resounding winner, though not particularly reminiscent of a typical saison. I would like the flavor to be a little more present and less bitter at the end, and would enjoy being able to smell more bourbon and oak. A bit of spiciness from the wood would have made this even better, but it was a treat as is.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 09:04:25 | More by WorldWideStout
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Guillemot Nebula from Tired Hands Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.