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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: 191
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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Photo of MarcWP
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

MarcWP, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of williamjbauer
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

williamjbauer, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of MDDMD
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
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

MDDMD, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of 77apm
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

77apm, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of unclejazz
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

unclejazz, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of gueuzedreg
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

gueuzedreg, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of GreenMind
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

GreenMind, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of JMUbrewz
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

JMUbrewz, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of americajesus
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

americajesus, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of Jpepe08
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Jpepe08, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of tommyguz
3.75/5  rDev -13%

tommyguz, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of SourinQns
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

SourinQns, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of chippo33
3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

chippo33, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of billyshears
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

billyshears, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of ottodyer
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

ottodyer, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of ryang1428
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

ryang1428, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of ThreeLions
4.05/5  rDev -6%
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.

ThreeLions, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of larryi86
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

larryi86, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of jlindros
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

jlindros, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of sandlansd
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

sandlansd, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of browniewithnuts
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

browniewithnuts, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of mythaeus
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

mythaeus, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of Davelucas88
5/5  rDev +16%

Davelucas88, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of JohnParadee
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

JohnParadee, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of EvilAsh
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

EvilAsh, Jun 03, 2014
HandFarm from Tired Hands Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.