Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Wild Ale
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3.89 | pDev: 9.51%
Jun 23, 2019
Aug 04, 2015
Very Good
Notes: From Christian Zellersfield: Parageusia5 is a Cabernet Franc barrel-fermented Ale that I brewed with oat malt and a bit of high-dried malt at Tired Hands Brewing Company. At this point, Parageusia5 is roughly twelve 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 intense red berry, watermelon, fresh bread, and hyper-earth notes. Also, it is suitable for indefinite aging into the future.

It was very important for me to design a series of beers available for the current market that accurately represented the level of sophistication and Future Rusticity that people of my time have come to expect from Parageusia. It is my hope and sincere desire that, through these collaborations with Tired Hands, we will build a more evolved level of beer appreciation in this time (the present) to prepare the people of Earth for the intensity of organoleptic refinement of my time (the future).

"Trigeminal prisim on a sunny hillside. Will you engage indefinitely?" - Christian Zellersfield
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4.01 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Jun 23, 2019
3.69 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Oct 28, 2017
4 by petermethot from New Jersey on Aug 15, 2017
3.75 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Jun 27, 2017
3.75 by oline73 from Maryland on Jun 20, 2017
2.84 by IrishColonial from Texas on Feb 27, 2017
3.75 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania on Feb 20, 2017
4.25 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Jan 29, 2017
4.5 by ArtZan from New Jersey on Oct 28, 2016
3.99 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Sep 24, 2016
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4.46/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by PHBoiler from Illinois

Very dry and quenching beer. Drinks like a lemon/lime saison with some juicy pear notes throughout. Body has enough malt base to deliver some citrus notes from maybe some sort of hop character. Overall well done beer regardless of style category.

Jul 20, 2016
4.12 by Ultimate from New Jersey on Jul 04, 2016
4 by cp45 from New Jersey on Jul 03, 2016
4.25 by Gotti311 from Wisconsin on Jun 02, 2016
3.6 by Liberatiscioli from Pennsylvania on May 09, 2016
3.96 by orangesol from Pennsylvania on Apr 24, 2016
3.75 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania on Apr 08, 2016
4.25 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania on Feb 10, 2016
3.75 by LoveStout from New York on Jan 23, 2016
3.69 by Jhfinn from New York on Jan 17, 2016
3.64 by acurtis from New Jersey on Jan 17, 2016
3.6 by Rifugium from North Dakota on Jan 12, 2016
3.62 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania on Dec 02, 2015
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

I love Tired Hands, but I was a little disappointed with Para5. It is a nice, balanced, and delicate wild ale, but I think it may have been a little too delicate. The flavor was very subdued and lacked the "intense red berry" notes from the description.

Nov 23, 2015
3.59 by hollywood_15063 from Pennsylvania on Nov 12, 2015
3.75 by atrocity from Virginia on Nov 09, 2015
4.07 by dar482 from New York on Oct 28, 2015
3.75 by mltobin from Connecticut on Oct 27, 2015
3.4 by BARFLYB from Pennsylvania on Oct 19, 2015
3.81 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Oct 10, 2015
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4.54/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ccnorthwest from Washington

I get the earthy notes off the nose. The color almost looks like fresh pressed apple cider. The body is extremely mellow and the finish is soft as a cloud. Ya feel me?

Oct 09, 2015
3.75 by drewone from California on Oct 05, 2015
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3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Jonada from New Jersey

500 ml bottle poured into a 10 oz taster glass

Appearance: Pours a very dark reddish brown with less than a finger of an off white head that settles to a ring. Body dark, but clear when held to light.

Smell: Slightly roasty with lots of dark fruit. Black currant, red grape, prunes, and oak.

Taste: Oaky red wine, raisin, black currant, lacto and a very tiny amount of roastiness. Flavors are nice, but with almost a watered down, muted character. Sourness is low/medium.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with low/medium fine carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall: Another good one from Tired Hands, but definitely falls short of some of their best bottle releases. The more muted flavor detracts from what could have been a great beer. It's still good, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it again.

Sep 28, 2015
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2.82/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
by Alieniloquium from Florida

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Deep brown with a nice khaki head. Smells acidic with some toasty malt and dark fruits. Strong dark malts make it quite bitter. Moderate sourness. Spices in the finish? What? Medium body. Medium carbonation. I'd say the dark malts aren't a great addition to this, but there isn't a ton of other flavor going on. The dark malts, while not very good, are the most interesting and prevalent part.

Sep 22, 2015
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3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

I had a 4-oz pour of Parageusia5 at Aldine restaurant in Philadelphia for ten dollars. The entire bottle sold for $35. The pour looks good, brown and engaging, with a sizable head. But beyond that... an average sour, with a decent nose and adequate body, but barely a note to lift it from a sea of good sours. Nothing to write home about, but I'm glad I tried it.

Sep 16, 2015
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3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Bjorn2bWild from Connecticut

After reading such great reviews on the previous iterations of this beer I was really excited to try this. It looked and smelled great but the taste just fell a little flat for me. Perfectly good sour but i was expecting more of a mind blowing experience.

Sep 11, 2015
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3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by chippo33 from Vermont

Poured from a bottle into a glass. I made the mistake of trusting the validity of this series due to how wonderful P1, P2, and P3 were. This is lacking LSTF.

Sep 07, 2015
4.25 by JMFP from Delaware on Sep 03, 2015
4.5 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on Aug 24, 2015
4.25 by AdamP from Pennsylvania on Aug 21, 2015
Parageusia5 from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 42 ratings