Lil' Lady | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by KMcG on 08-11-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 56
Photo of mkh012
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Fermentaria.

Yellow-orange with a sticky white head.

Sour lemon and some funkiness on the nose.

Tired Hands saisons are typically too sour for me, but this one is balanced nicely by the tea and honey. Starts with lemon and barnyard before tapering into honey, bread crust, and lightly sweet tea.

Mouthfeel is medium, but creamier than the average saison thanks to the tea on the backend. Probably the most I've enjoyed a Tired Hands saison (I love TH but prefer their IPAs).

Interesting stuff.

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Photo of Oakenator
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a yellow amber color with a finger of head. Good chunky lacing on the glass present.

S: Light Saison aroma - spices and citrus with a hint of hops.

T: Quality flavor - more farm spicing, slight sweetness from the honey, hops and sharp flavors are milder than some of their other Saisons.

M: Light and sessionable.

O: Great brew for a long haul on summer day - depth of flavor but won't set you back too much.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the pub in Ardmore, served chilled in a glass.

The color is deep amber with golden hued accent and mild haze with thick cap of white with very fine bead and ringlets of lace collect. The smell has a good amount of yeast aromatics some funk with the brett influence pretty high and herbal notes from hops or tea present. The feel is good with some mild bitterness and somewhat funky yeast in the feel with dry very highly carbonated finish.

The grisette as it it described has the additional flavor attributes of honeybush and rooibos teas as well as honey which seems to come through more in the feel since the brett quality is pretty dominant and the light malt flavors really support the flavor of the hops with somewhat bitter flavor that lingers. This is a refreshing and tasty drinkable belgian style ale, very flavorful and worth trying. I understand the brewed this before, but this fresh batch is my first taste of this beer.

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Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 07/13/13 notes. Had on tap at the brewpub in Ardmore, PA.

a - Pours a bright medium yellow color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of herbal notes, floral notes, earthy malts, spice, yeast, citrus hops, light fruits, tiny bit of funk, and some bready malts. Nice nose, some definite floral/herbal stuff going on with the tea.

t - Tastes of floral hops, citrus hops, oranges, lemon zest, earthy notes, herbal and tea notes, honey, fruity malts, yeast, spice, grains, and dough. Taste has more fruit and no funk. Quite nice.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink beer.

o - Overall a good, interesting beer. Some definite herbal notes throughout and nice fruit in the taste. Easy to drink, would have it again.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TH

The beer is about 8-9 months aged at this point.

Beer-tea hybrids have been popping up a lot lately it seems. I tend to like them, but generally I guess you have to be a fan of tea to appreciate the flavor in your beer, as the taste can also be an indicator of an off-flavor. As with many things, Tired Hands does a good job at it.

Hazy golden-orange pour, with a frothy cap of white head, moderate retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and grass, light funk notes. More of this in the taste, crisp citrus, mildly funky grass, herbal tea, and a bit of soapiness that didn't really detract from the beer overall. Light body, crisp and smooth, easily drinkable.

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Photo of xnicknj
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap at the brewery - 6 month old keg Jean pulled out to tap for the holidays, luckily snagged a pour before it kicked not an hour later

Hazed golden orange pour, thick towering white head resting on top. Plenty of lacing and film left behind.

Scents of spicy tartness, flowers, juicy orange and lemon peel. Funky with wet hay and straw, along with some softer notes of white wine and grape skin.

Tart and funky combo kicks it off along with some slightly acidic citrus and lemon peel. Funky yeast, brett, wet hay and straw. A bit of sweetness with touches of fruit, white wine and grapes. Dry, crisp finish with a lingering snap of tartness.

Lighter medium body, well carbonated, bubbly and dry on the tongue. Whoa, I was not expecting this to develop so well - more funky, tart saisons please!

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Photo of tobelerone
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Tired Hands. A crisp and easy drinking little saison. Not the boldest beer Jean’s brewed, but that is as it should be with the sub-genre of the saison style. Honey-colored body with light haze, a finger of white head that settles slowly, clinging lace.

Aroma of flowers, honey, peach, tea, spices. Sweet and very intriguing. Flavor follows suit; initial honey sweetness dissipates, drying in the finish, allowing a floral hoppiness to emerge, then lovely fruit notes; peach really pops out; citrusy orange and grapefruit; subtle tea-like flavors follow.

Medium light body, crisp and clean carbonation; easy drinking, smooth overall feel. You could put back a ton of this stuff on a hot summer afternoon.

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap at the brew cafe.

Lil Lady is a comes out the spout and in the glass looking a faded orange color with some light yellow spots on the sides. As always a nice amount of off white foam up top with some stickage capabilities. Smell is pleasant with citrus scent, grapefruit, papaya, orange, jasmine tea, small malt presence. As always I get that Amarillo smell, I guess TH uses this strain in most beers. While being very light on the mouth feel the flavor is large. Tastes include big loads of citrus flavors like the ones mentioned above, smoothed out by the honey addition, so it's not palate wrecking like a big IPA. The tea addition brings something new to the table, creating a kick ass grissette that is insanely drinkable. Feel is a small step up from light with carb that is not overly obtrusive to the tounge. It would be a pleasure to drink another pint of this stuff. Simple easy beer with style and it's own path.

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Photo of KMcG
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A floral Grisette. Golden with one finger of white fluffy head that reduces to a fine lace. Some sticky lace clings to the glass and there is a nice carbonation action.

The aroma is peachy with some sweet bready tones like a pound cake. A little floral and honey are present as well.

This is unlike anything I've had before. The taste begins with a bit of lemon citrus and then some jasmine comes in and it finishes with bananas and peach.

It has a medium body, is sessionable, and produces good fine carbonation. 

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Lil' Lady from Tired Hands Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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