HandFarm - Tired Hands Brewing Company
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4.36/5 rDev +0.9%
Bottle into Tired Hands Teku. Batch 4.
Pours out with a clear filtered appearance and bright light yellow color. Little to non-existent head. Apple juice concentrate appearance .
The nose is very pleasant with oak, white wine, a faint whiff of musky sock, golden delicious apple, pear cider, and a yogurt lactic presence. Reminds me of the CD6 I had earlier with lots of wine and cider characteristics.
The palate is delicate and sports a nice bright fruitiness much in American Wild style category. Plenty of oak and vanilla from the barrels add a counter touch to the white wine notes. The fruits are along the line of apple, pear, lime zest, and white nectarine. So balanced and approachable. Vinous and tannic. A touch of cereal just to add to the complexity.
Mouthfeel is light with low carbonation again very similar to CD6. It's dry, tannic, and sports a nice lactic pucker that is not aggressive in any way. Missing some carbonation but it's not a terrible blow.
Overall a very tasty beer with big barrel presence, lovely balance, and high drinkability. Like a few other saisons that have seen barrel aging, this has morphed into a wild ale/saison hybrid. Not the best saison (or wild ale for that matter) that I've had but certainly among the better ones. Seek this out.
07-26-2014 04:05:08 | More by MarcWP
4.24/5 rDev -1.9%
A-hazy golden color wit a small white head and little lacing
S-lemon, white wine, funk, oak, nice aroma
T-lemon, tart grapes, oak, white wine, grains, nice funky Brett, hint of spice
F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and tart
O-enjoyable sour with nice range of flavors, wish it were more easily available
07-20-2014 19:10:00 | More by MDDMD
4.25/5 rDev -1.6%
Big thanks to Crentankey for this delicious brew.
A- Slight translucent light lager honey. Medium cloud-white color with no legs.
S- Tart lemon, lemon zest. Some funk in the background. Mild orange peel.
T- Funk and lemon hit first. A bit watery after that, but not as bad as some of the other "great" saisons that I have had lately.
M- Medium thick build for a saison. Nice carb snap in your mouth.
O- A well done saison. First Tired Hands that I have had.
07-12-2014 19:56:36 | More by gueuzedreg
4.05/5 rDev -6.3%
500ml, 5.2% anv bottle split with JLindros and Rudzud.
A: Bottle pours into a Treehouse tulip a very strange, very chardonnay type appearance. No head. Still, lifeless. Nothing going on here. This is a fairly clear brew with only a hint of haze.
S: Chardonnay! Very vinous, fruity, hints of barrel like vanilla. This smells so much like a glass of chardonnay that I had to reread the bottle and make sure I wasn't drinking a glass of wine.
T: Very tasty. Pleasantly surprised that this doesn't drink like a wine after the appearance and aroma because I was fooled. Tart upfront taste followed by mellow wine like undertones in the background. Very vinous, vanilla oakiness. Light funk. Right on the bottle it is flaunted that this is a four malt brew with Rye, Oats, Wheat, etc. Where are they? No noticeable spiciness from the rye, no creaminess from the oats, no straw or bready cereal flavor from the wheat. Just tastes like fermented grapes in a barrel with a little bit of infection causing some pleasant tart acidity.
M: Still. No carbonation at all. Mouth is very thin, very light.
O: I wasn't exactly sure what to expect with this one and I'm glad that I didn't have any preconceived notions because no matter what I was expecting this would have been different. Very unique brew. This was solid, very tasty. It was all wine, slightly tart, vinous and pleasant. Would definitely drink again and would buy again to share with a white wine lover trying to get into beer.
06-23-2014 03:13:48 | More by ThreeLions
HandFarm from Tired Hands Brewing Company
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