The Emptiness Is Eternal
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
4.44 | pDev: 6.31%
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: The Emptiness is Eternal is an oak barrel fermented Saison conditioned on a copious amount of Hachiya persimmons grown by our dear friend Tom Culton at his family farm in Lancaster, Pa. We produced 400 bottles of this beautiful Saison.
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SpeedwayJim from New York

4.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz. waxed and capped bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a rich, thick 1 finger white head that just floats atop the brew. Beer is a clear goldenrod. Lacing is thick, patchy and layered with excellent stick. Perfect. The head is outrageous on this one.

Nose is citrus, lemon, oak, Brett and cane sugar. Aromatic and a little plastic-y but funky and fruity just the same.

Opens intensely tart with big persimmon, citrus, and lemon notes. Oak and funk in the middle with even more fruit pucker. Lemon rind bitterness with a Brett foam funk towards the end. Finishes dry and mellow with a simple, fading fruit presence. Tart aftertaste. This one is very in your face!

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down puckering, dry and filmy. Messy, puckering and dry finish with an aftertaste that coats the palate. Nice.

Probably the best looking saison that I've ever come across, this also happens to be one of the most sour. Nice character and complexity with a feel that carries out the flavors nicely. Definitely worth seeking out.

Jun 27, 2014
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Jonada from New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle served in a Tired Hands teku glass

Appearance: Pours a golden yellow color with 3 fingers of a white soapy head with good retention and lacing. Body is hazy with lots of visible carbonation and fine suspended sediment.

Smell: Big white wine barrel character, oak, spicy yeast character, pear, mild sourness.

Taste: Nice medium/low sourness hits right away and carries through to the finish. Flavors are tart mango, citrus, white wine, mild-ish funk, saison yeast, mild lacto, and slight oak.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a soft creamy mouthfeel and medium levels of gentle carbonation. Finishes relatively dry.

Overall: Another really good bottled saison from Tired Hands. I think I probably prefer Back into the Emptiness slightly over this, but this is still well worth seeking out.

Jun 07, 2014
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served alongside Back Into the Emptiness and Out of the Emptiness. Big thanks to yourefragile for the share.

The beer is hazy and golden with a small head. The nose brings mild oak, tart citrus, stone fruit. Mild sweetness with notes of vanilla and tart citrus. Quite tasty.

May 18, 2014
The Emptiness Is Eternal from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 87 ratings