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Tortoise | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Reddish-brown, slightly hazy. Extremely clingy lacing. A beautiful beer.

Smell: Sour brett smell mixed with some sweet malt undertones.

Taste: Only a slight sour funk, hoppy backbone, malt intermingles throughout.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body with medium carbonation.

Overall: Just not my cup of tea. Good for people that are just starting out with Brett.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Filled a small growler of this from the brewpub. Had to drink this one simply because it uses Crooked Stave yeast. Poured into snifter for review.

A: appears perfectly clear amber with low carbonation. Not much head even after a vigorous pour.

S: I get black peppercorn and some light barnyard funk. Some light dark cherry notes.

T: lemon zest with very earthy notes. Bitterness is nice and solid. Not a lot of apparent Brett in taste. Maybe some musty, wooden door notes. Light dark fruits. Has lingering citric sourness to it - perhaps as if one had bitten into a lemon rind.

M: amply bitter. Feels medium full.

O: solod beer. No "wow" factor. Would likely get more funky with age but I'll drink this well before knowing.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler Pour.

The brett blots outs the lightly arboreal, lightly rusty flavor that you usually get in good, fresh amber, but the very beginning of the hop nodes are still present. Also, caramel malts. And then sharp brett. What’s remarkable about this beer is that it’s not only pointedly sour but also quite sessionable, and if this is a sign that brewers are starting to strive for balance (which was actually once a prized trait in beers) in their sours, then that’s a nice development.

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Tortoise from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 30 ratings