Shambolic | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dry Hopped Spelt Saison. Well hopped with Nelson Sauvin and Simcoe. Bright and dank... Herbaceous pineapple juice.

Added by Rifugium on 02-21-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
193
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
20.62%
 
 
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12
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35
For Trade:
6
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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 193
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Photo of Rifugium
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at TH.

Golden-orange pour, hazy, with a finger of white head, nice soapy lacing. Aroma was juicy with citrus and fruity esters, floral, bready yeast. Pretty fruity in the taste too, with some tropical fruit and citrus notes that eventually settled into a candied lemon rind flavor, with a hint of grassiness. Came off more an APA or even IPA than saison, thanks to my good friend Mr. Simcoe, most likely. Bitterness was moderate to low. Mouthfeel was crisp and clean, body medium, carbonation appropriate. Drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of tectactoe
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aquazr1
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtladner
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Roland7792
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy golden yellow. Aroma is very inviting with pineapple, lemon citrus, white grape, a bit of yeast and an awesome dank earthiness. Taste is similar with an even better citrus punch that is very tart, bread yeast like and refreshing. Also a bit of woody spice in the mix. The feel is crisp, light and well carbonated, yet mouth puckering. Not a typical saison with all the lovely hop goodness and tartness but I like it!

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jerry for this one. 16oz. capped bottle into Tired Hands stemware.

Pours a .5 finger coarse white head with little retention. Beer is a slightly cloudy dark goldenrod. Lacing is stringy with good cling. Solid.

Nose is a pleasant sweet tropical fruit. Hints of papayas, clementines, pineapple and peach. Nice citrus spice and a bit of cane sugar. Aromatic and very enticing.

Opens citrus and clementine. Bright tartness with hints of citrus rind, lemon and starfruit. A tropical fruit hoppiness in the middle with some foam and deep woodiness. End is lightly bitter and spicy with some clove and peppercorn. Finishes puckering and crisp. Pretty good.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Aggressive and sparkling in the mouth and goes down dry and puckering. Accented, puckering finish with a lingering, slightly filmy aftertaste. Excellent!

A really well made beer overall but nothing stands out here. Aroma makes this really enticing but somehow the flavor doesn't match what I'd expect. Still, really drinkable and worth trying.

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Photo of Hessian257
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aleckpa
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robgage
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of acidreflux
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of mfunk9786
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best beer Tired Hands has brewed. To me it's the benchmark for hoppy saisons.

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

Photo of Kmlund
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TWStandley
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of philbe311
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Two plus fingers worth of rich creamy airy whipped snow white froth... Decent retention gives way to a thick lush veil lacing... The color is a hazed pale lemony gold... Still with no discernible carbonation... Sheets of lacing cling to the sides of the glass...

S - A very exquisite and inviting aroma... Competing for top billing are a dank hop presence and the traditional grassy / Belgian yeast notes... Next are notes of lemon zest and faint pineapple are next... Earthy undertones of fresh cut grass... A very light spicy component lingers as well... Lots of depth and complexity...

T - The traditional Saison components take center stage on the palate... Belgian yeast... Fresh grass... A light spice character... The hops are next and take a mix of earthy and lemony... There is a faint yet undeniable oak component that lingers a bit beneath the surface..

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Much more carbonation than expected... Dry throughout... A bit of a chalky finish...

D - Another solid Saison from the fine folks at Tired Hands... However it didn't leave up to my expectations which may be artificially inflated for this brewery... The appearance and aroma are exceptional, but the palate and mouthfeel fall a bit short... Still a must try for fans of both the brewery and style... By no means will I have any trouble making this growler disappear...

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Photo of rjp217
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ArtZan
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a pretty hazy golden yellow/orange, with a small head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells insane- candied pineapple, super sour citrus, hay-like funk, orange juice, and grapey Nelson funk. The aroma just leaps out of the glass.

The taste is pretty similar. It's got the perfect level of funk + sour, with a deliciously heavy handed level of Nelson hopping- tons of tart pineapple, slightly sweet, with grapefruit, grape, and juicy juicy orange. This is really quite excellent.

This is medium bodied, light crisp juicy and super easy to drink.

One of TH's better beers here, stupid delicious. TH's saison yeast really mixes well with heavy dry hopping.

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Shambolic from Tired Hands Brewing Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 193 ratings.
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