FarmHands - Tired Hands Brewing Company
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Ratings: 191 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MusicaleMike:
3.93/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5
Brewed with four grains: rye, wheat, oats and malted barley.
FarmHands pours a brilliant burnished gold color with a soapy, frothy white head that gently fades away. Attractive beer, and I'm sure that the growler has as much to do with the poor head on the beer than the beer itself.
Their house saison yeast does a remarkable job producing a beautiful rustic aroma. There are some sweet notes which are reminiscent of ripe Asian pears, kiwi and ripe bananas. With short inhales there is a mild "funk" aroma, but that quickly fades and becomes replaced by a peppercorn aroma and spiciness.
Up front there is a light fruitiness to the flavor. Just a soft sweet citrusy note, which is quickly followed by a mid-palate tartness. The finish and aftertaste have stronger notes of peppercorn, which plays well into the dry body.
Light bodied, low carbonation, and a dry finish all make for a refreshing saison. I'm afraid that the growler is the culprit for the stylistically low carbonation level. It really should have more effervescence in my opinion if it is to hit that Belgian style dead on.
I think this is a fantastic flagship beer! I am excited to make my mom try this beer since she is such a wine person and I think there are many similarities between this beer and a nice white wine. I do wish there was more carbonation, but them's the brakes with growlers. I will be buying this beer again!
I'm not sure what I would pair this beer with...I think it would probably be great with some cheese, but specifically, I'm not sure which kind. I think it would overpower even a sharp cheddar, but it might go well with a really flavorful aged gouda.
Serving type: growler
06-02-2012 23:45:00 | More by MusicaleMike
More User Reviews:
3.58/5 rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pour is lightly hazed pale straw color with a tight white head. Nose is lightly dusty, some farmhouse notes, fair bit of fruity phenols. Lemon, candied sugar, banana. Taste is similar, thinner body and lighter carb. Less farmhouse notes, almost none. Notes of grain, Sweet phenol, banana and lemon, candied sugar but not sugary.
Serving type: growler
03-25-2014 19:58:12 | More by cpetrone84
4.25/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Draft at the brewpub into a tulip glass, review entered from notes. The beer comes a hazy pale yellow in color, topped with a bone-white carbonation that retains well and leaves clingy lace. A delightful saison that spreads a crisp, pale, flavorfully grainy malt base with nuances of yeast, pepper, lemon, and fresh cut straw.. Bright and sunny and absolutely balanced. Crisp, lively but delicate carbonation on a lighter body. The diverse grain bill does good things to this one, adding a nice depth to the base, and the yeast follows through wonderfully. A great, well constructed saison.
Serving type: on-tap
12-13-2013 04:04:30 | More by blackie
FarmHands from Tired Hands Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.