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HandFarm - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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255 Ratings
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 193
Gots: 53 | FT: 7
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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Reviews by spicelab:
Photo of spicelab
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle shared at tasting with huge thanks to MrKennedy.

Pale golden pear, lightly clouded with a fine white head that recedes with a lovely raised lace curtain.

Nose shows tart and tropical fruits on a lightly sweaty, oaky and chalky canvas, predominantly lemon and pineapple. Later on a complex herbal edge creeps in, with sage, marjoram and mint.

Follows the nose with a gorgeously rounded mild sweetness that you don't get from a gueuze or wild ale - which this otherwise resembles quite closely.

Very light body with tingly carbonation. Finishes with an earthy and mildly bitter dryness.

Overall stunningly impressive. Hugely drinkable, complex and honed.

spicelab, Feb 02, 2014
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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch 2. Waxed and capped 500ml bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Gentle pour yields a .5 finger fine white head with low retention. Beer is a clear yellow. Lacing is minimal with low stick. Average.

Nose is yeasty with hints of cove, coriander and lemon spritz. Sweet, light and refreshing. Moderately aromatic. Solid.

Opens yeast, peppercorn and clove. Light lemon tartness in the middle with coriander and other floral notes. Funk at the end with some spiciness and lemon at the finish. Aftertaste of yeast and a slight hop bitterness. Pretty enjoyable.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down spritzy and sparkling. Goes down foamy with a clean finish and a soft, yeasty aftertaste. Really nice.

This beer's not quite there yet but I see a lot of potential. The body is great and the flavor just needs the slightest bit more tartness which could potentially develop with time. I'll certainly revisit this one in the future.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

big thanks to Nick for this

pours a hazy straw pale yellow. little to no head, a thin ring of lacing. a hint of brightness.

nose blew me away, smells like a belgian gueuze. lemon, apples, funky, oak. just brilliant.

taste is no way resembles a gueuze though. a very light saison. starts out funky and spicy with a light fruit aspect. starts to fade and thin in flavor through the finish. subtle white wine and oak on the finish.

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quite good but such a bigger bolder nose than the flavor. wish this had a bit more to match the nose. easy drinker, very good.

hooliganlife, Mar 24, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
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500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy milky yellow. Nice white head with good retention.

Smell - Quite lactic acidity. Grainy malt. A little sweet. A little bit of that wine barrel, but not super strong. Oak, though.

Taste - Less tart than the nose implied. Hefty pale malt. Grainy behind the sweetness. Wine barrel blends in more than it's at the forefront.

Mouthfeel - A touch heavy. Very malty and medium carbonation.

Overall - Had this after Civil Disobedience #5, which put HandFarm on the back foot immediately. This is still very good.

Edit: Drank another batch 1 bottle in March 2014 and I don't know why I was complaining about heaviness. This is crisp and pleasantly tart. I don't get as much pale malt either. Grainy with a nice wine barrel character. Excellent. I have not changed my numbers to reflect this, though.

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HandFarm from Tired Hands Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.