So It Goes | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
So It Goes is our Pennsylvania Sour Red Ale. It was fermented and conditioned in a blend of our best oak barrels for nine months. It was then bottle conditioned for three months.

Added by yourefragile on 03-30-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 85
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

as good as a flanders red type can be for me, a generous share i was fortunate to be part of. the color is less red, more copper, not even amber, lighter than its peers, but equally frothy, and with a similarly rich head. the nose is tart cherry, oak, lacto, and a lighter malt bill than i am used to in the style. the main thing i like about it, especially compared to some of the european versions, is that its low on the vinegar side of the sour, its not an acidity bomb, despite being very sour. its lactic and intense, but its not all acid, which allows me to drink a little more of this on a good stomach. dried fruit notes make it more complex than others, oak is heavy, and mouthfeel is very soft despite intense carbonation. elegant example of the style. and my first (if i remember right) beer from tired hands, who carries quite the reputation. impressive stuff, rare apparently, i wouldnt mind getting my hands on another one

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Photo of Jonada
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a Tired Hands Teku glass

Appearance: Pours a dark copper color with less than a finger of a white fizzy head that settles to a thin ring. Body is relatively clear (especially for a Tired Hands beer) with some very fine suspended sediment.

Smell: Sour cherry, red wine, oak, slight lactic character, light funk. Overall strength is mild.

Taste: Red wine grape, black currant, dark fruit, lacto, sour cherry, mild barnyard funk comes through in the finish and aftertaste. Sourness is medium/high.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium fine, gentle carbonation. Gentle warming sensation in the chest after the finish.

Overall: Another excellent bottle release from Tired Hands. Not a traditional Belgian Flanders Red, but still a great worth seeking out.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 4.28.14

A - Pours a cloudy reddish-orange with a small khaki head that is gone quickly.

S - Tart red-wine, flanders.

T - Tart oak and red wine that morphs into a sweeter cherry-apple.

D - Good carbonation with a lighter body.

O - Tart up front, then some fruit sweetness balances it out.

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Photo of cvm4
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice presentation with the red wax and plain, subtle label.

A - Pours a red mahogany body with brown hues in it and a one finger fizzy eggshell head.

S - Oak notes and sour cherries collide with a barnyard funky aroma. It's a bit acidic as well.

T - Definite sour notes up front of cherries and lemon tartness. It transforms into oak and funk in the middle and ends in an acidic tone.

M - Light bodied and medium to high carbonation. Has a crisp and dry body.

O - A complex oak aged flanders that is very well balanced and worth the price of admission.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Justin at Curran's tasting.

Pours a dark reddish brown, with a small filmy head, about a quarter inch or less, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like cherry, oak, barnyard funk.

The taste is similar. Mildly tart and funky, and only the slightest bit lactic, keeping it fairly drinkable. Some cherry and sour dark fruits, a bit vinous, and lots of oak, with some good wood bitterness. Lots of great funk in here that stays fairly subtle, doesn't knock you over the head.

Light bodied, very drinkable. There is a medium amount of carbonation.

First beer from the ever hyped Tired Hands, I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from the brewery, poured into a 10oz. TH stem glass.

Deep mahogany-amber color, lively carbonation, an inch or so of frothy white head, which sank to a nice collar, coating the glass with lacing. In the nose, oak and sour fruits, earthy barnyard funk, light acetic acid. Sour taste up front, not overpowering, vinous with hints of cherry, red grapes, vanilla, vinegar, bready malts, subtle barrel notes, with a grassy funk. Mouthfeel was crisp, body was medium, with a lingering tartness. Nicely crafted, and super balanced.

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Photo of MNishCT77
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL (25 oz.) bottle purchased at the brewery on the release date (Sun., 04/13/2014), unclear brewing/bottling date but allegedly spent 10 months in oak barrels, poured into my The Lost Abbey Teku glass, drank 04/15/2014 over an hour.

A: 3/3 - red-brown coloration, minimal clarity (cannot see through), off-brown/khaki head persists as a 1/2 finger glass lacing throughout the pour, moderate alcohol legs

S: 11/12 - barnyard sour notes admixed with moderate tannins with some background oak notes; some mild malt and alcohol notes

T: 17/20 - on the anterior tongue, there's a moderate sourness - sour stone fruit, apple cider and tart lemon, in the middle of the mouth, some of the vinous qualities arise - tannins, grapes and barnyard qualities - with some mild oak-barrel notes; the alcohol is present but certainly not overwhelming in the taste with some minor malt characters for balancing

M: 5/5 - moderate bodied and appropriately carbonated for an American wild ale; really nice dry, crisp finish that doesn't linger

O: 9/10 - an excellent oak-aged Flanders red - tart, refreshing, dry with a complex aroma and flavor that emphasizes the vine; reminds me of Russian River's Supplication, which is high praise, and, for $16/bottle, this is worth the price and trading for

TOTAL = 45/50

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So It Goes from Tired Hands Brewing Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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