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Guillemot Nebula - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.96%
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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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-03-2013 18:42:20 | More by InspectorBob
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joel66

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

06-29-2013 02:31:08 | More by joel66
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12%

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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-24-2013 00:07:03 | More by jwhancher
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Florida

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-18-2013 06:59:34 | More by beernads
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

06-08-2013 02:49:05 | More by ygtbsm94
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

06-06-2013 15:34:51 | More by jmarsh123
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blindpiggie

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-06-2013 15:22:49 | More by blindpiggie
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-02-2013 22:26:24 | More by millerbuffoon
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theminutemen

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-02-2013 20:10:16 | More by theminutemen
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into Kane glass...both courtesy of 'beerontwowheels'...cheers kind sir!

A: dark...wasn't expecting it to be a dark saison. Some ruby red highlights, but mostly opaque. Half finger khaki head that simmers to a layer of patchy lace. Solid looking beer...could be mistaken for a stout based on appearance alone.

S: Funk, oak and red wine notes...slight acidic vinegar...and some roast in the background.

T/M: Nice, real nice. Follows the nose to a degree. A good bit of roast, some funk. Acidity is there but doesn't give you heart burn, just a nice tartness along the tongue. You do get just a touch of the alcohol warming believe it or not. Loving the mouthfeel...I'd call it a medium to medium-full. Carbonation is absolutely perfect...keeps the beer moving across the palate but stops just short of being fizzy.

O: Really nice surprise of a beer. Good for all seasons. Not necessarily a saison, but tasty nonetheless. Better than other comparable "dark" wild beers out there (JP, Brewery Vivant, etc...). Really dug this...will be looking for Prunus next or other botted Tired Hands beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 01:10:04 | More by kbuzz
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California

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Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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BeerLover729

New York

3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Impressive. thick tan head sits atop an opaque dark brown/black brew.

Serving it at about 50 degrees or so it is pungent right out of the bottle. Lemons, kumquat, sour grapes and tart cherries all followed up by char roasted nuts.

The attack is all grapefruit flowing into rich chocolate and nuttiness. The finish highlights the roasted char of the malts accented by the dry "corky" flavor i find in certain sours. This combo culls out the oak tannins and showcases charred barrel flavors. The whole melange leaves a persistent tangy mouthwatering effect.

This comes across as a full bodied saison. It sits as a medium weight brew on my tongue, which is heavy for my take on the style. The fizzy small bubble carbonation and acid itself take away from the smooth viscous texture but i def know its there.

Unique. Insightful. Contrived. Bold. Domesticated. Yum...i think...no definitely yum.
The corky flavor i referred to, whether it be from some brett or pediococcus or lactobacterium, along with the roastiness of the malts used does produce some off flavors. Maybe its cause i am a sucker for sours...complexity alone this beer has something to offer.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 04:24:46 | More by BeerLover729
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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Illinois

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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Dark brown. Small head but it's a small pour. Wispy surface.

Smell - Very fruity. Yeasty. Dark fruits. Some dark malts. Mostly yeast.

Taste - Very fruity again. More distinct dark fruit character. Bretty. Slightly bitter. Dark malts come through a little. Red wine, vinous notes.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Bretty and dry.

Overall - Good fruit character, which is apparently from the barrel, which is impresive. Dark malts never impress me in a saison though. Still pretty good.

Side note: I enjoyed this much more the second time. First time it was probably the 20th beer I had had. Palate was shot.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 19:19:44 | More by Alieniloquium
Guillemot Nebula from Tired Hands Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.