Undertow | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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3.88/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
tiredhands.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with a copious amount of highly-roasted wheat malt. Fermented with local blueberries.

Added by cosmicevan on 08-10-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,737
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
47
pDev:
12.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KingforaDay
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to larryi86 for this brew.

750ml
Capped
2016 Vintage

This bottle leaked in the shipment, lost a good third.

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice dark brown color, some carbonation, with a quick/fizzy brownish head, which leaves minimal sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some blueberries, grapes, oak, funk, tart. The taste is pretty nice, malty, yeasty, with some nice oak notes, grapes, blueberries, tart, with some nice funkyness. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, still tastes pretty nice. Thanks Larry!

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4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle poured into a flute

A- Dark brown/black with a two finger mocha head.

S- Tart, mild funk and yogurt like quality, blueberries, some roasted malts, hints of chocolate, some wine grapes.

T- Sour, blueberries, roasted malts, some oak, some funk, hints of chocolate, some grape must, touch of yogurt.

M- Smooth, light body.

O- A great dark sour with blueberries, worth seeking out.

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Photo of Rizzy17
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sk8sean86
2.02/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid blueberry flavors, but this was a bit heavy on the leather and tobacco for me. Still a good beer though!

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3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmg480
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GregSemenza
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12/2/16. Outstanding. Part berry sour, part coffee porter. Musty saison funk is actually the least pungent element. Should've made it a growlerful.

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Photo of dfhhead25
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sour nose, lightly tart taste chocolate blueberries. Nice beer.

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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of captainkrad
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.42/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From draft at TH. This batch has a different profile than what is entered in BeerAdvocate. From today's TH tap list: "Blueberry Black Saison. 7.8% [abv]. Dark saison brewed with raw wheat, malted oats, and black wheat. Lightly hopped. Primary fermented in one of our large oak founders with 500 lbs of fresh New Jersey blueberries. We first brewed this beer many years ago at the Cafe... What a trip it has been! Notes of cherry pit, tobacco, chocolate covered blueberry, mulling spices and grape must." A classy, creative brew by TH, but too sour for me to drink with as much satisfaction as other TH beers.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Undertow from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 47 ratings