Out Of The Emptiness | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
tiredhands.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wine barrel fermented orange-hued saison conditioned on local Italian plums.

Added by orangesol on 11-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
108
Reviews:
12
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
7.26%
 
 
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49
Gots:
18
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2
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another thanks to rudzud for sharing, batch 1.

No real head, somewhat hazy slight golden orange red color.

Nose is pretty nice, big fruity aroma, vinous musty grape and light wine, big Brett funk, barnyard and phenolic acidic sour sharp Brett, oxygenated Brett thing, nice plums juicy.

Taste brings big tart acidic funk, almost lambic like sour acidity, flemmy, nice plum, nice vinous wine flavours, musty skin, etc. Plenty of funky Brett, sour Brett and little barnyard funk. So tart and sour, juicy sour fruit, blends with phenols and big acetic acid, faint tannin there, late, like berry seed. Finish long tart sour fruit and flemmy, vinous, light buttery oak way on the back end.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, little flemmy, lighter carb, big acidity.

Overall pretty good, nice funk, nice sourness and tart fruity with light plum and vinous notes, wish the plum was a bit more.

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3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rifugium
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First had: bottle from the source

Poured into a TH over-sized wine glass, a hazy golden liquid with a ruby tint to it. An aggressive pour yielded little to no head, just a few straggling bubbles on top. Gah, like an idiot, I opened it too early. But if the lack of a head was the "worst" thing about this beer, then I don't see the problem. The nose was quite vinous, twinge of sourness, pulpy dark fruits. I actually wasn't expecting this beer to have the level of sourness that it did, but, well, it did. Nice vinous notes right from the start, tangy and woody, red grapes and plums, mild tannins, with a subtle grassiness underneath, backed up by a crackery grain base. Lots of flavor, lots of complexity, even without the full carbonation. Medium body, crisp and acidic. Not sure how long this will take to hit "the sweet spot," but I'm guessing that in a few weeks when it's carbonated fully, there really won't be a need to let this one sit around on the shelf much longer.

This beer kind of harkened back to Tralfamadorian, but the overall feel in OotE was a lot lighter, and there was more balance to it. Can't wait to try it again in a few weeks once it has conditioned properly.

Edit: Opened another bottle over two months later. Carbonation is still low, but it wasn't nearly as borderline-flat as it was before. A thin white ringlet held around the rim. Other than that not much else changed. Still very tasty.

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4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Orange amber body. No real head. A few bubbles at the edges. Very faint surface wisps.

Smell - Oaky and winey. Lots of white wine. Acidic smelling. Some mustiness along with fruitiness.

Taste - Much more sour and very plummy. White wine is a little diminished. Plum in the aftertaste and some oak.

Mouthfeel - Pretty tart. Medium light body.

Overall - Very tasty. I could drink a lot of this.

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4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour at the brewpub on Thanksgiving-eve. This is a batch two bottle. Pours purple-ish red with a one finger tall white head, quickly dissipating to a light ring around the edge, leaving small streaks of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smells of plenty of plums, light basement must and barnyard funk, woody oak, bit of wine grape and some bready pale malts. Taste is along the same lines with the plums front and center with the musty funk, oak and chewy malt rounding it all out. Fruity, tart feel from start to finish.

Overall a very nice plum saison. It has plenty of fruit, just needs a bit more musty funk, but that should come with some time in the bottle.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served alongside Back Into the Emptiness and The Emptiness is Eternal. Big thanks to yourefragile for the share.

The beer has an amber body with a small head that fades rapidly. The aroma brings earth, funk, stone fruit, grapes, oak. Funky with a strong dark fruit (plum presence). Oak and wine with a little bite in the finish. An interesting take on a saison. Tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.62/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Out Of The Emptiness from Tired Hands Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 108 ratings.
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