LiddleFiddle - Tired Hands Brewing Company
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4.29/5 rDev +1.7%
Straight pour from a 1L “howler” to a shiny new Tired Hands stem, of course. Growler filled Saturday, today is Tuesday.
Appearance (4.0): Nearly perfect, in the body: sort of a honey orange-gold, perfectly cloudy (almost no passage all the way through), and glowing. The head is bone-white, rises to a finger before dying to some film on the surface, and leaves spots and suds all around the glass. It almost leaves some particulate matter here and there on the glass.
Smell (4.5): Wowza, this is a VERY fragrant beer—sweet pineapple juice, apricots, grapefruit peel, and a lemonade sweetness complementing a pale, slightly sweet malt character, like a plain bundt cake. Slightly rustic with straw and earth tones. Wonderful, dude.
Taste (4.25): A very lovely mix of mainly floral, grassy hop character (VERY floral) mixing with some light citrus rind bitterness plays out in the hops department; the malt character is pale and starchy, almost like unleavened bread. There’s a light, earthy funk underneath, with more straw and earth for a nice, rustic aspect. Goddamn, I am loving the yeast character in this beer. No sense of alcohol, which is good, and the floral hops carry a bright, herbal-lemony dimension from start to finish, allowing the hop profile an interesting transition over the course of the beer. And that rustic, light funk lends a totally new dimension to this beer.
Mouthfeel (4.25): Carbonation is soft and velvety, with tiny prickles all around early on; the body is smooth with a medium weight, almost creamy in feel. It finishes moderately on the dry side, inviting more sips . . . very satisfying to drink.
Overall (4.25): This is excellent stuff. The hops play a great, surprisingly restrained (but still very prominent) role in the aroma and flavor of the beer, while the yeast character adds a new, interesting, and very satisfying dimension to the overall effect that this beer has. Very fragrant, with a delicate balance of flavors and a very satisfying feel, this beer is a real pleasure to drink. Definitely pleased with this one.
02-20-2013 05:20:15 | More by fmccormi
4.36/5 rDev +3.3%
On tap at Tired Hands last weekend. Served in a wine glass. Pours a nice golden color with a good head. The nose brings forward citrus, pine, and tropical notes. A bit of farmhouse yeast in the background. Some rye definitely comes in through the flavor alongside nice earthy and floral notes. Great citrus and fruit in the background. Medium body and fairly bitter. Really easy to drink. Excellent.
02-20-2013 03:39:07 | More by Thorpe429
4.24/5 rDev +0.5%
First had: on tap at the brewpub
Cloudy golden-yellow pour with a thick, fluffy, white head that receded to a thin layer of bubbles, leaving traces of lace on the glass. Fresh hoppy aroma, tons of tropical fruit, mango mostly, and fresh pine needles. More of the same in the taste, delightfully hoppy, a total mango bomb up front, fading into flavors of peach and pine, grass, with an obvious bready rye presence coming in about mid-palate, finishing dry and slightly bitter. A reminder--as if I needed one--of how much I love Simcoe. Body was light and crisp, making for yet another great TH saison.
02-19-2013 22:40:21 | More by Rifugium
4.4/5 rDev +4.3%
Recently tapped at Tired Hands. A saison with lots of rye
A- golden yellow body with frothy head of white foam. Hazy with carbonation going through the glass.
S- great deal of simcoe and spicy rye scent bundles with pepper and citrus tones. Bold and concentrated with mango and pineapple scents meshing with a barnyard funk
T- a wallop of mango and guava juice is underscored by a peppery component that layers off some excellent flavors. A bitter slash of flavor clashes with some excellent flavors to produce a great flavor profile. This is wicked with a yeasty bready flavor to match
M- creamy and prickly simultaneously. Good coating flavor
O- a juicy saison that delivers in several aspects. Sweet, citric, bitter, prickly simcoe hop flavors. This was absolutely enjoyable and one of the better brews I had had the last several weeks!
02-17-2013 01:00:08 | More by lovindahops
LiddleFiddle from Tired Hands Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.