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FarmHands - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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89
very good

192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 8.27%
Wants: 30
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: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 05-06-2012)
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Reviews by jwjon1:
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3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Big fan of this brew. Nice twist on a farm house ale with excellent hopping but all the typical characteristics of a farm house ale.

But, don't you realize Farmhand is a registered trademark? Yep, my granddaddy used Farmhand brand hay loaders back in the day, and believe it or not, this brand is still around today, though the quality has suffered since Agco bought it.

Still, a tasty beer.

jwjon1, Sep 03, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

ehammond1, Apr 19, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Sammy, Dec 10, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Alieniloquium, May 07, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +6%
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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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.

Served in 8 oz glass

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FarmHands from Tired Hands Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.