Tired Hands Sword Swallower Drone Master

Posted: February 7, 2017 in Reviews, Saison/Farmhouse Ale, Tired Hands Brewing Company

One of the things that I appreciate about Tired Hands beers is the unique names. If I ever owned a brewery, I would make sure that each beer had a really cool name. This is one of the more unique names of any beers of their that I’ve had. Let’s get to it.

swordswallower

ABV: 5.6%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to beeradvocate.com, “A farmhouse pale ale brewed in collaboration with the cool dudes from @holymtnbrewing in Seattle, Washington. Brewed with rye and wheat. Hopped with Citra, Hallertau Blanc, Hüll Melon and Equinox. Ride the drone to the phantasmatic land.”

Random: I also enjoy the crudo they have at the Fermentaria. They always have excellent flavors and selections. I just wish that I lived closer.

This beer poured with a half a finger of white head. It dissipated very slowly, but left no lacing on the glass. The body was almost clear and yellow in color with high carbonation. The nose had notes of sage and pineapple up front. Lemongrass and citrus fruits came through next. The taste was incredibly herbal, to the point of being overwhelming. The sage was really, really strong. There were notes of citrus and lemongrass as well, but that sage was just too intense. There wasn’t any spice either. Body was incredibly thin with high carbonation. It had a medium long finish with sage. I can see where they wanted this beer to go, but it missed the mark for me. I wouldn’t have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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