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FarmHands - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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89
very good

198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 27
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: akorsak on 05-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by MusicaleMike:
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3.92/5  rDev -2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Growler

Acquired via trade
Thanks, YaKnowBrady!

Clear light golden and yellow. Small white head. Not a lot of retention, but a small ring of thin bubbles is left at the top of the liquid. Some lacing, but not a lot.

Classic saison aroma: dried grass and hay, just a bit of lemon, the mildest black pepper hint. There's a bit of a lemon rind character as well. Classic and very inviting.

The flavor, as with the aroma, is classic saison. Straightforward but defined and incredibly drinkable. Grass and hay, slight lemon flesh and zest, some pepper, low bitterness, grain, and complementing, very mild funk yeast.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp. Flavorful. Disappearing.

Fantastic, yet simple and straightforward, saison. I like this a lot.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Cloudy and deep yellow, with a small head A lace sheet as I drain the cup. A farmhouse aroma. A good malting, that makes so drinkable this four grain saison. Smooth drinker, a thick mouthfeel. A little rye edge. A good orange hop. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

32 oz. growler poured into a Teku snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden orange. Small white head. No lacing and minimal wisping.

Smell - Tons of pilsner malt. Smells like a German pilsner. A little yeasty.

Taste - Hoppier here, but still a bucket of pilsner malt. Earthy hops. Earthy tasting malts. Bitter. Slightly fruity and very yeasty in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light, medium carbonation. Very drinkable.

Overall - It's decent but the grain bill is not my favorite.

Photo of KMcG
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first pour from a growler about 3 days old that has been kept in the frig. The color is a nice mellow straw yellow with some haze. The head is a light fine foam that dissipates to a fine lace.  There is lemon grass, yeast, a little white grape, and black pepper in the nose. The grains come through full on, particularly rye.  The taste more or less follows the aroma, but the funky barnyard yeast is more present.  Pear and fresh cut hay are noticeable and the finish has an earthy quality.  It is dry and quite refreshing with good carbonation and light body. A great saison!

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Slightly hazier than a pilsner, yellow, one finger head, nice lacing
S - Grainy, slightly more floral & hoppy
T- medium tart fruit up front, dry & crisp finish. Quaffable & refreshing.
M- quite good, liked the difference between more "saisony" start & hoppier finish
O- very good, low 4.8 abv made it seisiunable for sure.

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FarmHands from Tired Hands Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.