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Tortoise - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 30
Avg: 3.78
pDev: 8.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale | 6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rifugium on 06-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 30
Photo of ChrisKayler
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Reddish-brown, slightly hazy. Extremely clingy lacing. A beautiful beer.

Smell: Sour brett smell mixed with some sweet malt undertones.

Taste: Only a slight sour funk, hoppy backbone, malt intermingles throughout.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body with medium carbonation.

Overall: Just not my cup of tea. Good for people that are just starting out with Brett.

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Photo of jwhancher
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Filled a small growler of this from the brewpub. Had to drink this one simply because it uses Crooked Stave yeast. Poured into snifter for review.

A: appears perfectly clear amber with low carbonation. Not much head even after a vigorous pour.

S: I get black peppercorn and some light barnyard funk. Some light dark cherry notes.

T: lemon zest with very earthy notes. Bitterness is nice and solid. Not a lot of apparent Brett in taste. Maybe some musty, wooden door notes. Light dark fruits. Has lingering citric sourness to it - perhaps as if one had bitten into a lemon rind.

M: amply bitter. Feels medium full.

O: solod beer. No "wow" factor. Would likely get more funky with age but I'll drink this well before knowing.

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Photo of mynie
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler Pour.

The brett blots outs the lightly arboreal, lightly rusty flavor that you usually get in good, fresh amber, but the very beginning of the hop nodes are still present. Also, caramel malts. And then sharp brett. What’s remarkable about this beer is that it’s not only pointedly sour but also quite sessionable, and if this is a sign that brewers are starting to strive for balance (which was actually once a prized trait in beers) in their sours, then that’s a nice development.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at TH

Labeled as an amber ale fermented with Crooked Stave brett.

Darker amber pour, pretty hazy, with a small but dense cap of frothy off-white head that retained well and coated the glass with lacing. Grassy funk in the aroma, bready malts, earthy hops. I found the flavor to be pretty muted, bready caramel malts, grassy, slightly musty, not much (none?) of the "tart lemon and black cherry" promised in the description. Almost came off like a mild ale more than anything else. Flavor was a bit lacking, but the mouthfeel was solid, smooth and pillowy soft, medium bodied and pleasant. Not their best by far, but still enjoyable overall.

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Tortoise from Tired Hands Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.