Guillemot Nebula | Tired Hands Brewing Company

Guillemot NebulaGuillemot Nebula
BA SCORE
90.5%
Liked This Beer
4.18 w/ 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:
#2,055
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
169
Liked:
153
Avg:
4.18/5
pDev:
9.57%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
34
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 169 |  Reviews: 29
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into Kane glass...both courtesy of 'beerontwowheels'...cheers kind sir!

A: dark...wasn't expecting it to be a dark saison. Some ruby red highlights, but mostly opaque. Half finger khaki head that simmers to a layer of patchy lace. Solid looking beer...could be mistaken for a stout based on appearance alone.

S: Funk, oak and red wine notes...slight acidic vinegar...and some roast in the background.

T/M: Nice, real nice. Follows the nose to a degree. A good bit of roast, some funk. Acidity is there but doesn't give you heart burn, just a nice tartness along the tongue. You do get just a touch of the alcohol warming believe it or not. Loving the mouthfeel...I'd call it a medium to medium-full. Carbonation is absolutely perfect...keeps the beer moving across the palate but stops just short of being fizzy.

O: Really nice surprise of a beer. Good for all seasons. Not necessarily a saison, but tasty nonetheless. Better than other comparable "dark" wild beers out there (JP, Brewery Vivant, etc...). Really dug this...will be looking for Prunus next or other botted Tired Hands beers.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Impressive. thick tan head sits atop an opaque dark brown/black brew.

Serving it at about 50 degrees or so it is pungent right out of the bottle. Lemons, kumquat, sour grapes and tart cherries all followed up by char roasted nuts.

The attack is all grapefruit flowing into rich chocolate and nuttiness. The finish highlights the roasted char of the malts accented by the dry "corky" flavor i find in certain sours. This combo culls out the oak tannins and showcases charred barrel flavors. The whole melange leaves a persistent tangy mouthwatering effect.

This comes across as a full bodied saison. It sits as a medium weight brew on my tongue, which is heavy for my take on the style. The fizzy small bubble carbonation and acid itself take away from the smooth viscous texture but i def know its there.

Unique. Insightful. Contrived. Bold. Domesticated. Yum...i think...no definitely yum.
The corky flavor i referred to, whether it be from some brett or pediococcus or lactobacterium, along with the roastiness of the malts used does produce some off flavors. Maybe its cause i am a sucker for sours...complexity alone this beer has something to offer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Dark brown. Small head but it's a small pour. Wispy surface.

Smell - Very fruity. Yeasty. Dark fruits. Some dark malts. Mostly yeast.

Taste - Very fruity again. More distinct dark fruit character. Bretty. Slightly bitter. Dark malts come through a little. Red wine, vinous notes.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Bretty and dry.

Overall - Good fruit character, which is apparently from the barrel, which is impresive. Dark malts never impress me in a saison though. Still pretty good.

Side note: I enjoyed this much more the second time. First time it was probably the 20th beer I had had. Palate was shot.

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Guillemot Nebula from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90.5% out of 100 with 169 ratings
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