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FarmHands - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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199 Ratings
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 29
Gots: 7 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 05-06-2012)
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Reviews by akorsak:
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4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Farmers' Cabinet during PBW 2011. These notes were transcribed the same day and held until Tired Hands was entered into the database. Two tulips in, I was enamored.

A: The saison is a light color, pale golden and maybe more of a yellow. Either way, it looks like a saison, replete with a snow white head that laces as it recedes.

S: The nose is musty and sweet, close to funky. Pears and fleshy apples, along with candi sugars, citrus and pepper all make appearances. The mustiness is refreshing. Seems like there is some tart wheat thrown into the mix as well. A very complex but approachable nose.

T: For a freshman offering, this is one heckuva saison. It combines musty yeast, sweet candi sugars, spices, wheat, and citrus into one package. Pears and apples lend soft sweetness, a result of both the yeast and candi sugars. Wheat, mid-sip I think (I hope) adds an airy presence that is mildly tart. Anise and pepper stand out, along with a pulpy citrus. The citrus is rindy and the pulpy feel adds heft to the ale. The abundance of spices leaves the ale very dry, the yeast has done all that it can do. I am floored by the combination of flavors, the refreshing qualities and the light punch of this saison, nearly as perfect as a saison can be.

M: The mouthfeel is complex, offering spices, fruits, wheat and a nice hop punch (more citrus). The mustiness adds a vital change-of-pace, coaxing out the anise. It's not a funky saison, but the mustiness certainly lends a similar feel.

O: Wow! Just wow. I wasn't expecting something this good; it is really, really good. This, hopefully, is the beginning of a great saison brewery. Check it out.

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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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3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
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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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.

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4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
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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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
90 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.