Val and I went out to Ardmore to meet some friends for an early dinner. We had a few beers and some food and then we walked around. We ended up coming back for dessert and I had this beer while watching some baseball.
Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Nelson & Simcoe Saison 6.5% Brewed with malted spelt and raw white wheat. Fermented with our Magickal Saison yeast and rested in a large oak foudre with our house microflora. Dry hopped assertively with Simcoe and Nelson Sauvin. Notes of overripe pineapple, lemon balm, spring meadow, black lime, and cape gooseberry.”
Random: My favorite thing at Tired Hands is the nachos. Their beer cheese is absolutely ridiculous.
The beer poured with a thick, two finger, pure white head. It took awhile to dissipate and left some limited lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy, bright yellow color with a lot of carbonation. The nose started with a lot of yeast and a lot of oak. It had a hoppy note as well. The taste also had a lot of yeast and oak. It had some lemon zest and tropical fruit notes as well. There was a grassy note from the hops as well. The body was full with a lot of carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with a lot of tropical fruit and yeast. I thought this beer was outstanding. It never fails to amaze me how many different flavors that Tired Hands manages to get into their beers.
Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0