1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

R5 Saison (Jaune) - Tired Hands Brewing Company

Not Rated.
R5 Saison (Jaune)
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
-
no score

3 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 3
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 3.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 10-21-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of callmemickey
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

callmemickey, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of BARFLYB
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at Teresa's Next Door

This version of R5 has been spiked with brett, at least that is what is advertised as, im not buying it though.The beer has a faded orange look with some faded bronze and lemon/yellow intertwined. No head at all on this one, I guess it's the taps, I've never had a TH's beer without the white stuff and I am not talking about COKE. The musk on this is something else. While this is a saison, the grassiness takes a backseat to the Rhubarb and Raisins. A small aroma of rye pops out with some malt with warming. I cant really place my nose on it, this is something unique. Truth be told, I don't get any brett in the nose, it smells like the regular R5. I get the rhubarb and rose used in the brewing and get a lot of the raisins in the finish. Hopping is not the forefront here and takes a backseat here as well as the signature saison tastes from TH'S. This is truly a hybrid saison, but aren't they all. Again, not picking up any brett notes in this, kinda disappointed. The body is medium with a semi sweet aftertaste, and not a drying quality towards the end which I thought the brett would impart. I mean the R5 saison was brewed not to long ago, maybe 6 weeks or so ago, what could the brett have done in that time period, nothing, IMO and the taste and musk prove it.

BARFLYB, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

A variation of the R5 saison, available only at Teresa's; made for the R5 crawl that included all the institutions that collaborated on this beer (Station, Teresa's, Tired Hands, Monk's). This variation included a Brett addition, which was listed by Teresa's as a funky liquid from a barrel in Tired Hands' basement. So guess this beer was simply refermented in a keg with Brett.

Appearance was about the same as the straight-up version: hazy golden-yellow, with a medium white head that left a bit of spotty lacing on the glass. Floral notes in the nose, funky character vaguely reminiscent of Brett, raisin sweetness. Pretty much delivered what was promised, aka R5 with a mild hit of Brett...not delivering a full blown wild ale here, just a hint. Funky and grassy up front in the taste, fruity sweetness, raisins, rhubarb, touch of white wine and floral hints near the end. Decent, but I actually preferred the original better. Light-medium body, and drinkable. Nice overall.

Rifugium, Oct 21, 2012
R5 Saison (Jaune) from Tired Hands Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.