Guillemot Nebula | Tired Hands Brewing Company

Guillemot NebulaGuillemot Nebula
BA SCORE
4.18/5
169 Ratings
Guillemot NebulaGuillemot Nebula
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel fermented Dark Saison

Added by Rifugium on 12-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,074
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
169
pDev:
9.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
34
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 169 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of kscaldef
2/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Batch 2

I wish folks would stop trying to make dark saisons. Ugh. Barely drinkable.

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of thebigredone
3.21/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Well, Monday just wan't my day for tasting beer.

Attempted Redrum was a bad bottle, and now my Guillemot Nebula is likely infected.

Taste is okay, some roast, no bourbon, and a big weird cherry finish on the flavor. The two other BA's tasting this and I were all unanimous inc alling out infection. Still drinkable, but clearly not what this was intended to taste like.

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Photo of AlexFields
3.23/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A bit of coffee roast, very mild acidity and funk. Pretty decent.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.42/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is black with a small amount of beige head. Nose has a light wood, some toasted grain, hints of roasted malt, and some sour cherries. Flavor is well balanced, a fair bit of roast, light booziness, some pleasant sour cherry, maybe some lacto in there. Well carbonated, light body, easy drinking, fizzy finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of jlindros
3.53/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Light fizzy head, dark head, no light dark pretty much black.

Nose sour bacteria, funk and tart fruit, some brown malt sweetness, candy malts and caramel, sour dark malt like an oud bruin. Mild toasty oak.

Taste is sweet and tart, sour brown malts, oud bruin all over, with some vanilla barrel and toasted oak, creamy like, etc. Bacteria lacto funk with creamy lacto city, sour brown malts, etc. Nothing else really. Finish sticky flemmy, sour brown malts and lacto funk, booze all over the back end.

Mouth is med to heavier bod, decent carb, flemmy.

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Photo of rudzud
3.53/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared with JLindros. I think this is batch 2.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a very dark almost black hire with a thin head that fades to leave light wisps and a thin halo.

S - Aromas of vinous wine barrels, funky yeast, lacto maybe, dark malts, light sourness.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Darker malts, loads lacto, light sourness, the malts are strong with loads of rich malts and light funk.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, a bit thin.

O - Overall this beer was an enormous let down, light funk, messy.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of eclipse54
3.57/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A wax-dipped, 375 mL bottle from inlimbo77; thank you!

A black body with a centimeter of beige head; mild retention and sufficient lacing. Aroma is of red wine, tart cherries, sour grapes, a bit of chocolate, and perhaps some prune. It tastes of tart cherries, grapes, and apple upfront, with a chocolate center. A bit of the bourbon and vanilla come through in the middle as well, especially as it warms. Dry oak, red wine, and the faintest hint of ethanol on the finish. Mouthfeel is tart and dry, especially on the finish. Lively and puckering up front, smooth in the center, but desiccating at the end. Overall, this is a wonderfully complex and unique beer. The darker ales in a red wine barrel seem to be increasingly common, perhaps due to their intriguing complexity. This one has a lot of great features, but almost seems like it’s trying to do too much all at once. Still, tremendously enjoyable!

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3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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Guillemot Nebula from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 169 ratings
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