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HandFarm - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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231 Ratings
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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 7.18%
Wants: 187
Gots: 47 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 01-14-2013)
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, January 2013
5oz mini tasting snifter

A: Pours out a hazy, bright yellow orange like color. Thin layer of bright white head that sticks around a while before dropping into a collar on the glass. Leaves some sticky lacing trails.

S: You certainly still get the saison character on the nose. That barnyard funkiness. That peppery spice and some hoppy notes too. But that Chard barrel is there as well. It's pretty pronounced, but works well with the base beer.

T: Flavor on this is quite nice. Up front getting that saison spice and the hops on the tip of the tongue. As it progresses to the middle of the mouth, it's some of that vinous wine character meshing with the base beer funk. It's still a saison through and through, but that wine barrel oak helps to soften it up a little bit. Round the flavors. Almost creamy like. Dry white wine close.

M: Medium bodied.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 18:44:18 | More by inlimbo77
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scotv

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

07-27-2014 14:55:59 | More by scotv
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 04:05:08 | More by MarcWP
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-22-2014 13:47:26 | More by williamjbauer
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 19:10:00 | More by MDDMD
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77apm

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

07-18-2014 18:35:08 | More by 77apm
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unclejazz

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

07-13-2014 14:14:09 | More by unclejazz
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 19:56:36 | More by gueuzedreg
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GreenMind

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

07-11-2014 18:32:18 | More by GreenMind
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-09-2014 13:50:15 | More by JMUbrewz
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americajesus

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

07-07-2014 01:29:50 | More by americajesus
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Jpepe08

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

07-04-2014 04:38:37 | More by Jpepe08
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

07-03-2014 19:05:39 | More by tommyguz
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SourinQns

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-01-2014 04:03:39 | More by SourinQns
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chippo33

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

07-01-2014 00:00:39 | More by chippo33
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billyshears

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

06-28-2014 23:33:56 | More by billyshears
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ottodyer

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

06-28-2014 23:21:55 | More by ottodyer
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ryang1428

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-28-2014 02:21:08 | More by ryang1428
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ThreeLions

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 03:13:48 | More by ThreeLions
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larryi86

Delaware

4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle, batch 4, poured into a teku

A- A hazy right golden color with a small with head.

S- White wine/tart grapes, oak, barnyard funk, some leather.

T- Sour, lemons, grapes, light fruits, touch of oak, hint of leather, nice barnyard funk, some earth spices, very nice balance of flavors

M- Light, crisp, refreshing.

O- This is more sour than other barrel ages Saisons I have, and it is very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 22:27:35 | More by larryi86
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to HanksBeard (reddit) for this rare-ish beer.

Pours no head, nooo head, hazy murky pear water colored.

Nose is amazing, mild tartness, big vinous wine barrel, tart mild lemon like, big white wine, effervescent floral fruity aromas, little grainy toasty saison coming through as the wine fades out. Touch of vanilla barrel and oak.

Taste brings more lemony tartness as first, fair vinous notes and more light white wine, nice tartness, little lemon, vanilla and buttery oak too, touch of grainy toasty malt, maybe creamy wheat. Creamy lactose like feel and funk. Finish is creamy sticky, not really dry, lingering tart lemony saison, little dry saison spices, little flemmy.

Mouth is lighter bod, very light carb.

Overall very mixed, great nose and pretty nice flavor beer, but almost no carb and a bit thin, hard to rate big despite the great characters.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 17:15:23 | More by jlindros
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sandlansd

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

06-22-2014 13:45:42 | More by sandlansd
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-15-2014 20:51:47 | More by browniewithnuts
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10%

06-11-2014 12:42:33 | More by mythaeus
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Davelucas88

Delaware

5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-09-2014 02:46:32 | More by Davelucas88
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HandFarm from Tired Hands Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.