Rustic Pentagram | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour Mango Saison. Brewed with Wheat. Hopped with Amarillo. Fermented in one of our large French oak foudres. Conditioned atop freshly made mango purée.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 45
Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have tried most of the Tired Hands bottles that have been released over the past two years. Most are good to very good with a few that are truly tremendous (Oat Potion is one). I really liked Rustic Pentagram. Tart, but not sour, great soft mouthfeel, and a subtle mango flavor. Tired Hands nailed it with this one.

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Photo of jwjon1
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wasn't expecting to enjoy this as much as I did. I dig the saisons coming out of TH, but rarely think to myself: yeah, that was worth the price of entry. And at $25 a bottle, I fully expected the price to quality ratio to be horrible with this one. Man was I wrong. This is a quality bottle. Not $25 worth in quality given other breweries who produce equally killer beers at much lower price points, but no serious butt hurt dropping the dough on this one.

Saison feels like a stretch. This ventures into AWA territory, with perfect soft, and clean acidity (not talking bad AWA with rip roaring ethyl acetate/acetic acid issues, nor are we talking brett driven).

The mango is there, but in the background. Comes out in the long finish, and lingers for a bit. A touch of sweetness helps with the acidity.

Very nice beer. TH has a winner with this one, if they choose to make it a regular offering.

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Photo of larryi86
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pint at Fermentaria. Normal hazy yellow from Tired Hands, smells sour, lemons, mild funk, some oak, mango, wheat. Sour lemons, some mangos, wheat, some nice funk, wheat, some oak. Mangos aren't in your face, lives up the quality of their other fruits saisons.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright golden yellow with a small white head and good lacing. Notes of underripe mango, tart lemons, light funk and oak. Crisp, lighter medium body, soft on the pallete, leaves a drying tart finish. Overall a very interesting sour take on the style.

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Photo of mkh012
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4 oz. pour on tap at the Fermentaria. Hazy yellow with a thin white head.

Sour lemon and mango on the nose.

Starts quite tart and lemony but tapers into softer mango. Refreshing and creative. A touch over-sour, but the mango steps in to reign things in.

The Tired Hands brand of sour saisons doesn't quite do it for me, but this one is interesting. A bit more mellow and fruity. Glad I got to try it.

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Rustic Pentagram from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 45 ratings