Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Wild Ale
4.42 | pDev: 7.47%
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: This is a Cabernet Franc barrel-fermented Ale that I brewed with oat malt and and a small amount of lightly caramelized malt at Tired Hands Brewing Company. At this point, Parageusia2 is roughly ten months old. The yeast used to ferment this beer is a melange of yeast cultured by Tired Hands Brewing Company as well as yeast and bacteria resident to Ardmore, Pennsylvania. I believe that people of this time may refer to my Ale as a "Saison" or perhaps a "Wild Ale". Archaic stylistic descriptions aside, this is an Ale that I find to be very engaging and enjoyable; Bone dry with a bright under-ripe berry acidity and a pungent fresh grape must presence. Also, it is suitable for indefinite aging into the future.
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grover37 from District of Columbia

4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch 2 at Dan's house, thanks @1up!

Already better than the Beatification that preceded. Nose is stone fruit and golden raisin. More TH than gueuze. Flavor is more in line with the style. Light tartness and over ripe peach up front. Some malt sweetness through mid and finish, nice lingering TH saison funk. Good overall, not great - don't get the hype. Just buy some shelfie gueuze and you'll be better off.

May 19, 2018
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle, orange wax and label, served in a stemmed glass.

Pours a medium light orange body, one finger white head, less retention, not much lacing. Smells of lemon, citrus, hay, oak, white wine, sweet graininess. More intense than Parageusia1, but perhaps not for the better. Flavour is hay, oak, grain, white wine, a bit of stone fruit, more of the citrus. Mild acetic presence; not much lacto. Mouthfeel is medium, a bit slick and sweeter than I'd like. Overall, this was good but I certainly preferred Parageusia1. This one is on the sweeter side with a bit less complexity to it despite being more aggressive.

Jun 21, 2015
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jbwimer from Kansas

4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A little too sweet, and doesn't maintain the balance of the first incarnation of this beer. Nice tartness and a hint of funk. Really enjoyed, but was lost amongst the other beers in this tasting. Definitely prefer Para1.

Oct 07, 2014
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Sarge3130 from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beer rating #500.

Poured into gold Parageusia 2 taster.
A: Nice gold/orange body with thin head. Fizzy.
S: Very fruity, apples, unripe pear, some tannin
T: oak, tannin, vinous notes, apple and cherry. more tart than sour.
M: medium. could use a little more carbonation to cleanse the palate
O: excellent beer but I enjoyed this more on draft. It drank a lot heavy than I remember.

Oct 03, 2014
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BMMillsy from Florida

4.12/5  rDev -6.8%

Killer extra from Joe. Pours hazy golden with a fluffy white head. Nice fruity aroma with slightly tart apples, sweet pears, grapes, big vinous notes, dry oak galore, and just a bit of harsh phenols. Flavor is juicy sour fruits, green apple, some tropical sweet notes, big red wine influence with a warming oaky vinous note on the finish. Nice and acidic. Very nice. Medium bodied with medium plus carbonation and some dryness on the finish. Nice brew.

Sep 25, 2014
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Jonada from New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev -1.6%

500 ml bottle poured into a Tired Hands teku glass

Appearance: Pours a darker orange color with less than a finger of white head that dissipates to a thin collar. Body is hazy but translucent with some light visible carbonation.

Smell: Earth, red wine, apple, pear, oak, melon, peppery saison yeast.

Taste: Lots of oaky earthy red wine character followed by red berries, light graininess, lacto and mild funk

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and slightly creamy with medium lively carbonation. Finishes mostly dry, but with some residual sweetness.

Overall: Time traveling contract brewer shenanigans aside, this is an excellent beer. Not quite at the level of Parageusia1, but pretty close.

Sep 17, 2014
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.52/5  rDev +2.3%

500 ml bottle poured into my Paragesia glass

A- A hazy golden orange with a 2 finger white white head. 4.5

S- Sour, some wine, oak, hints of earth spice, light fruits/pears, grainy malt backbone, nice balance. 4.4

T- Sour fruits, getting grapefruits, hints of cherries, apples, hint of wine, some oak, slightly funky, a good and unique mix of sour flavors. 4.6

M- Smooth, crisp, light to medium body. 4.4

O- Another great beer from Tired Hands. Not as good as Parageusia1, sour flavors are a little more unique, just doesn't have the crazy balance of the first, but still worth seeking . 4.5

Sep 07, 2014
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out as an orange color with a white head on top. The smell of the beer is fruity with some funk in there too. The taste of the beer is funky, some tartness and fruit coming through. The feel is dry. Overall the beer is pretty good.

Aug 16, 2014
Parageusia2 from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 129 ratings