Shambolic | 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): 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:
34
Ratings:
240
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
6.64%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
36
For Trade:
6
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Photo of Rifugium
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
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 +0.7%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aquazr1
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtladner
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Roland7792
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
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 -5.7%
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 citizencane
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cloudy gold with decent head. Leaves abundant lacing. Smells of tartness. Taste is tart tropical fruit and herbs. Clean finish with some thickness. Not my favorite from Tired Hands, or even a preferred style, but very solid beer with a hop variety I'm particularly fond of.

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Photo of Hessian257
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aleckpa
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robgage
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of acidreflux
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of DCgolfpro
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mfunk9786
5/5  rDev +18.5%
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 Barracudas
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamLand
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmlund
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TWStandley
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Shambolic from Tired Hands Brewing Company
4.22 out of 5 based on 240 ratings.
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