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Mysterious Mood | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 12
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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

64 oz. growler poured into a snifter. Thanks to Josh for bringing this down. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Pours a lifeless and hazy orange. I can count the number of bubbles on the surface. Not much going on here.

Smell - Really funky. Legitimately dirty diaper aroma. Strong orange peel aroma. Fascinating. I don't get this level of funk out of anything but lambics usually.

Taste - Stronger orange flavor. Grainy flavors and bready malts. Slight hop bite and the funk comes back in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation and light. Very nice funky finish.

Overall - Really nice, great funk to it. NIce fruit. I wonder how much the base beer comes out versus the barrel that is giving it the lion's share of its complexity.

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4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to yourefragile for sharing the growler. Served jn Tired Hands stemware. Pours a slightly hazy light peach color. Nice citrus in the nose. Heavy orange with some Brett funk and tropical notes behind that. Flavor is similar. Dry with light oak. Excellent. Really hope Jean makes this one again.

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4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the brewery

Light hazy golden straw color with a light cropping of white head. Retains for a bit, leaving some patchy lacing on the glass.

A mix of citrus peel and brett-induced funk in the nose. Lightly tart and grassy, soft bread malt, juicy fruit tones.

Vibrant and tart in the beginning with some citrusy flavor. Orange and clementine with brett and yeasty funk. Soft grain and biscuit malt provide balance. Finishes dry and tart with pleasant citrus tones.

Lighter medium body, slightly higher carbonation, spritzy and lively on the tongue. Another quality saison from Tired Hands - I really enjoyed the brett and oak aging on this one, which only whets my appetite for more.

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4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Notes from 8/24

Huge thanks to fbc24 for sending another growler from this buzzed brewery my way. Shared with the local crew and enjoyed from a Tired Hands oversized wine glass.

a - brew poured a murky orange with a thin saison like head.

s - some brett and some orange peel, tangerine.

t - much like the nose, tangerine and orange peel with a brett-like funkiness.

m - little funky crossed with some saison.

o - overall this beer was a funkyh brett tangerine dance. pretty solid...nothing earth shattering.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler shared by dramuh. Thanks Matt.

The beer is hazy and straw yellow with an inch of white head. The aroma brings brett, tangy citrus, and some floral notes. The flavor offers brett and a touch of lemons. Very light in body. Thin feel leads to a refreshing, thirst quenching beer. Good stuff.

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4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Haven't been this wowed by a new brewery since, well, so long I can't remember. Thanks Hayden, you're a lucky man for having Jean close by.

It's light straw, cloudy, thin head, a really sweet looking saison.

The nose is so full of wonderful flavors that go into and out of starring roles along the way. Citrus zest, sweet oranges, hints of herbal funk, touches even of a vinous earthiness, ripe melon, the slightest root bitter, stupid complexity and alluring beyond words. A baby step from perfection.

The taste? Haha aaalll the flavors of the nose, gloriously presented in a bright and light elixir of luxury. Supremely delicious and refreshing taste.

Perfect carb., unbelievable viscosity for such a refreshing beer, killer finish, just the right hints of funk in the linger.

Highest recommend. If I had this beer and brewery available near to me I would leave Tired Hands as my forwarding number.

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4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First had: on tap at their brewpub

It's hard not to give this beer a very high rating. Mid-sized pour into a short stem glass, a hazy light golden color with a brilliant cloud of puffy white head that retained like a champ and left streaks of lacing on the glass. Probably one of the grassiest aromas I've ever gotten from a beer, crisp and light, citrus zest and promises of biscuity malts. This all follows through into the taste, with a blast of fresh cut grass up front, leading into some pleasant juicy clementines mid-palate, pale biscuity malts in the background, and hints of grape skins. Nice light-medium body, soft on the palate. Well done!

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4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a 4oz glass

A golden orange color with a creamy white cap. Good retention with some sticky lacing left in the glass. The nose is of clementines and a blend of leather, barnyard funk, and wheat on the back end. On the palate, the brett notes hit first. Sweeping leather/barnyard/band aid/earth before a rush of citrus from the clementine addition. There are some wine notes that pop as it warms. The finish is a blend of hay/grass/earth and citrus bitterness. Light body with moderate carbonation. Crisp and inviting. Highly drinkable and highly refreshing. I could drink this all day.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taster pour at the brew pub at Ardmore, PA

A: Cloudy yellow color. Bright white head, fades quickly. Some lacing bits.

S: Nice barnyard funk notes. Some the the fruit hints. Smells really pleasant.

T: Nice funk on the tip of the tongue. Barnyard notes. Citrus. Clove. Coriander. Spice. Really nice low ABV flavors. No alcohol.

M: Light leading to medium.

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4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler courtesy of pnell316. My first Tired Hands beer, excepting the Wachu Saison made with Grassroots. Opened on August 20, 2012.

Pours a golden orange with a half-finger of head. Nearly opaque.

Enticing, brett-heavy nose. Fresh mandarin orange, peachy, farmy? barny?, with just a touch of grassy bitterness on the finish. Somewhat Jolly Pumpkinesque.

Not as fruit-forward in taste, with a hay-like backbone, earthy funk, citrus zest, and blood oranges. The finish features a mild saison yeast pepperiness and the lingering grassy/pithy bitterness found on the nose.

Overall, this is saison that I could drink all day long. A great blend of juicy orange, brett, and some of my favorite saison characteristics. Complex, without being fussy. I'm looking forward to trying more Tired Hands in the near future.

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4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 64 oz. growler courtesy of Centennial. Served chilled and shared with a friend. Poured into two Sierra Nevada tulips.

Appearance: Bright orange to yellow in color. Not much in the way of a head, but a nice white lacing is formed. Slightly cloudy.

Aroma: The wild notes from the brett are definitely noticable here. Some funk and green apple tart notes along with some light citrus character from the clementines. Definitely some underlying fruitiness and a slight hop character that adds some bitterness.

Taste: The wheat malt base really stands out. Lot of bread and biscuit character with a light bitter hop charcter. The clementine and wild yeast notes are more background notes here. Some light funk notes do stand out. A touch of oak and wine barrel character, but it is really light. Refreshing, complex and very subtle.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with some medium carbonation. Very refreshing.

Overall, a really nice and refreshing saison. The wine barrel and the clementine notes are extremely subtle, but the wheat base provides a really interesting background. Another really nice beer from Tired Hands. This is the third beer I've had from them and they have all been really good. I would really like to revisit this when the brett character starts to take hold more.

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Mysterious Mood from Tired Hands Brewing Company
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