Ancient Knovvledge | Tired Hands Brewing Company

31 Ratings

Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Asian-inspired saison brewed with hemp seeds, nori, black & white sesame seeds, tangerine juice & zest, schezuan peppercorns, and long red hot peppers.

Added by Jason on 01-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
firstprev| 1-25 | 26-50  | next → last
Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Huhzubendah
2.71/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On draft at Tired Hands.

The beer is lightly hazy and golden hued with a small, white head. The aroma brings red peppers, Asian spice, a bit of peppery heat, rice wine. Additional scents of food being prepared in a wok. This should be good, but instead it's just weird. Interesting and odd. While this is an adventurous idea, this one misses the mark. Flavors overrun one another. Chaos. Nori and beer are perhaps not meant to be united in this world, unless you're talking about eating sushi and rinising your palate with Sapporo. Pass.

 538 characters

Photo of BARFLYB
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of dnb128
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of brez8791
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Rifugium
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at the brewpub

Poured a cloudy golden color with a small, wispy, white head; minimal retention and lacing. Peppery spice in the nose, complimenting the crisp, citrusy aroma. Following the aroma, the taste was quite peppery, with the spices taking the dominant edge over the citrus juice and zest. There was a slight prickly sensation from the hot peppers, but the beer wasn't really spicy hot at all. There was also a yeasty presence, with notes of Ramen noodles. You heard me. Light-medium body, and quite drinkable overall, but not one of their best offerings. Points for originality though.

 612 characters

firstprev| 1-25 | 26-50  | next → last
Ancient Knovvledge from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 31 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.