Singel Hop Saison - Nelson Sauvin | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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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 xnicknj on 10-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First had: on tap at the brewpub

Second in the Singel Hop series.

Served in an 8oz. stem glass. An incredibly attractive beer, bright golden yellow color, though opaque with haze, under a full inch of creamy white head; nice retention and lacing. Fresh hops up front in the aroma, citrus zest and a bit of musty grass. This is the second (I believe) beer I've had that showcased Nelson Sauvin single-hopped--the first being Iron Hill's tremendous Gary Nelson IPA--and I can definitely say, I like these hops. Juicy citrus, some floral elements, pineapple rind, secondary flavors of biscuity saison yeast, peppery spice, grass. Nice balance. Light-medium body, crisp, fresh, drinkable.

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4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap at The Brew Cafe in Ardmore, PA

Single Hop Saison with the Nelson Sauvin pours out a light bright gold color with some yellow peeking through. I get a nice amount of bright white foamy foam clinging to the glass going down. Nice bubbles.

Smell is pretty bright with the Nelson, I get a touch of grass and lemon peel, some earth, some orange. Get a touch of grapefruit and some pale malt with warming, barely a touch. Simple but bold smelling

The Nelson is at the forefront, yet I get more of the saison qualities than I did with the simcoe version. Some Belgian quality fruity esters with some orange and grapefruit, that comes off more like juice the more I think about it. The malt addition is always kept at a minimal IMO with a touch of pepper in the finish.

Feel is very light, body is light, carb is a above medium, not stinging, but you can feel it. No Alcohol in the taste or mouthfeel, A strong aftertaste of pepper and nelson hopping from the fresh keg. I could go for more of this.

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4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the brewery

Pours a completely hazed golden color with a thick layering of white head. Retains very nicely with creamy film and patchy lacing on the glass.

Funky and hoppy in the nose, nice mix of Belgian yeast with cracked pepper and citrusy hops. Touches of orange peel with clove and bready funkiness.

Snap of citrusy hops with orange peel kiss the tongue followed by some peppery spice. Clove and funk with an up-front yeast presence. Bready and grainy in the backbone with some light sweetness. Finishes funky with spicy hops that linger on the tongue.

Fuller medium body, well carbonated, creamy and lingering on the palate. Another well done saison from Tired Hands - I think I might have enjoyed the Simcoe version a little more, but this had a really enjoyable mix of hops and funk that kept me guessing throughout the whole pour.

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Singel Hop Saison - Nelson Sauvin from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 30 ratings