Lil' Lady | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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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): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by KMcG on 08-11-2012

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Ranking:
#6,816
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
74
pDev:
8.96%
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 14
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Photo of joel66
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of JBabz
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Impressively sour for a light and refreshing saison. Strong citrus notes with just a little bit of funk. I could drink this all night long. Absolutely delicious.

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3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tired Hands Brewing Co. "Li'l Lady Tea & Honey Saison"
$4.50 / 8 oz. on tap @ the Tired Hands Fermentaria on 3 Sept 2016

"Tea & Honey Saison. 5.4% Brewed with Spelt and Pennsylvania wildflower honey. Spiced with rooibos and earl grey tea.Fermented in one of our oak foudres with our house Emptiness culture".

Appearance: Cloudy yellow with an orange cast beneath a short head of creamy bright white foam. It looks like a Mimosa. Good head retention and better lacing (tiny spots and small splashes of lace).

Aroma: Fruity and funky with wet wood and mild mineral.

Flavor: Fruit (tart fruit, citrus), "Sweet Tarts" candy, cedar. The Rooibos is pretty obvious, but the Bergamot from the Earl Grey needs to be looked for and mainly appears in the finish. The spelt isn't clear, but neither should it really be; it may be adding something to the woody spiciness. The oak isn't really clear either, although I'm sure it's present as well, adding to the mix. I didn't find honey at all. It's more than tart... it's sour, actually, and surprisingly fruity (tart fruits, apricot). The fruity, dry and acidic finish fades relatively quickly leaving the palate yearning for another sip.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium in body with a gently tingling effervescent carbonation.

Overall: Quite impressive. Delicate, and yet also aggressive! Interesting. Well worth trying.

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Photo of citizencane
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden yellow. Aroma is mineral, floral, and slight sour. Taste is more developed, with mild saidon sourness blending with the tea. A light, good introduction to saison perhaps. Overall, okay.

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Photo of KMcG
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
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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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Bill69
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SiepJones
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Rifugium
3.94/5  rDev -2%
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Oakenator
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of jmg480
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Lil' Lady from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 74 ratings