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HandFarm - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 6.71%


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

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500mL bottle poured into teku

Hazy golden straw color with yellow tones. Bubbly crop of white head dissolves, leaving a few spots of lacing and a collar of retention.

Pleasant blend of white wine, grape skins and oak in the nose. Soft funky tartness with citrus peel and fresh cut grass. I can't wait to dive in!

Snap of citrusy tartness backed by white wine and oak character. Straw and grainy backbone with bretty yeast and wet hay funk. Grape skins and soft fruit sweetness, vinous tones and grass. Finishes tart and dry.

Lighter medium body, well carbonated, delicate and bubbly on the tongue. Another well-crafted wine barrel saison that takes their flagship FarmHands beer to new levels. So far, I haven't been disappointed by any of their barrel-aged offerings. This was worth standing out in the cold for.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 14:54:04 | More by xnicknj
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Michael for sharing this one.

Beer pours a hazy very light yellow with a small white head. The nose on this beer is phenomenal! It smells sour with a nice bit of wine as well as some citrus fruit. It all comes together quite nicely. Flavor isn't quite as incredible as the nose, but it's still pretty impressive, it's a little tart with some nice white wine characteristics which meld nicely with the fruity saison base. It's a little on the sweet side, but far from overwhelmingly so. Mouthfeel is oddly thick for the style, but it doesn't really detract too much from the experience. Overall, this is a really nice wine BA saison.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 01:02:22 | More by starrdogg
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500 mL, green waxed bottle. Served in TH stemware.

Pours a chilled hazy gold with a small white head and soft lacing. Remarkable, delicate balance of fruit, yeast and wine in nose and flavor. White wine, oak, orange peel, faint earthiness on the nose. Ok, I'm about to say something crazy but flavor initially hit me like the first time I had Ann (fresh). The base, Farmhands, is a bright, refreshing grassy and lemon saison and the barrel aging has turned this into a beautiful beer that transcends what I expect from the style. Loads of lemon, sweet tropical citrus, white wine and mild oak tannin and grassy hops provide balance in the finish. Medium body, effervescent and crisp with light acidity. I will happily drink the rest of my bottles, and soon.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 04:13:06 | More by yourefragile
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xenjoiii

New York

4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

500ml poured into Tired Hands Stemware

A: HandFarm is straw/light golden, in color. The initial pour yielded a fluffy two finger head that quickly receded into about a cm of white film.

S: Really nice aroma on this. Notes of chardonnay, oak, tangy funk and spicy yeast.

T: Every aspect of the taste is balanced, yet very subtle. The taste opens up with a beautiful lemon character that flows into a soft tartness; ever-present are subtle notes of chardonnay and oak.

M: Light bodied with a soft carbonation. Dry finish.

O: I would describe this to be a very delicate take on the style. Everything that you would except from a wine barrel aged saison is present, but in a very soft, yet nuanced way. Very balanced, and too drinkable. This beer is nearly perfect, at least I think so.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 23:16:05 | More by xenjoiii
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

500ml green-waxed bottle, graciously shared at our weekly tasting.

A: Slightly hazy golden colored body with a rich, sudsy and soapy white head. Good carbonation, minor lacing and a nice retention cap on-top. A very "pretty" looking beer.

S: Nice amounts of oak and faint white wine. You can tell the barrel influence is here. A bit of funk, bready pale malts and a crisp note I get with many of their saison yeasts.

T: Funk, oak, extremely subtle white wine qualities, pale malts and lemon.

M: Extremely crisp, lower end of medium bodied, perfect carbonation. The experience on the palate is absolutely perfect. Amazing craftsmanship here.

This beer is just a work of a true craft brewer. It's such a well made, straightforward wine barrel aged saison. That said, it's not a game changer, a mind-blower or anything like that. If you get the chance to try this, lucky you; but don't give up the stars for it.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 14:47:14 | More by ShanePB
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled shared at a local tasting. Bought yesterday at the release, poured into a taster glass. Average of two pours, first and last from the bottle.

A - Both pours were a hazy gold with a small white head. Lots of bubbles coming off the bottom. Pretty looking beer.

S - White wine is defiantly there. Bright fruits and oak. Orange zest, green pepper and that wonderful saison yeast. Nothing overwhelming, but a good amount going on.

T - Very good, but the nose was great, and the taste doesn't quite live up. Very slight tartness, and a light citrus. The wine barrel is apparent in the finish. I wanted to say prominent, but nothing about the taste is really prominent. It's extremely well done, but perhaps overly light for me.

M - Light and bubbly. Dry but refreshing. Wish this was a 750..

O - This is a really great beer, but leaves something to be desired. Slight tartness and a bit fruity. It's a great beer. Try to drink a bunch..

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 04:06:19 | More by BeerThursdays
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Pours a moderately-hazy straw color with a nice white head. Good retention and some mild lacing. The nose begins with a bit of white wine and a bit of oak. Touch of tannin and light saison yeast. Mild sulfur in the background.

Flavor showcases the wine barrel fermentation. Great wine character carries through the base. Body is incredibly smooth, providing a nice wheat background underneath mild flavors of white wine and oak, plus a faint bit of lemon and slight tartness. Body is light with a very dry finish. Very slight bitterness. Super drinkable. Love it.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 04:22:52 | More by Thorpe429
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out a very pale and hazy yellow color. The head is white and fizzy, not much lacing or retention on this beer. The smell of the beer is really nice, the oak aromas give off a very nice sour wooden aroma with a subtle wine-like sweetness. The taste has a very subtle tartness of some lemon in there followed but the chardonnay in the finish. The mouthfeel of the beer is nicely carbonated, light bodied, insanely drinkable and finishes dry. Overall one of the more drinkable/sessionable barrel aged Saison's out there. It's very nice.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 04:04:55 | More by Knapp85
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HandFarm from Tired Hands Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.