SaisonHands | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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293 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
tiredhands.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Four-Grain Saison brewed with rye, oats, wheat and Cascade hops.

Added by acurtis on 10-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
293
Reviews:
27
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
8.96%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
29
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 293 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of yoshie
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TTripp725
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of loganburgh
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, yellow session. Aroma has yeast funk, dusty grapes and grains, fermented stonefruits. Taste has mostly tart, unripe stonefruits. Dry, light bodied.

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Photo of wedge
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ Fermentaria

Murky pale peach juice with a soft, creamy head that leaves bit of lace all over. Smells of lemon, wood, flowery barnyard funk, damp hay, and other organic aromas. Funky tart citrus, straw, lime, crisp apple, and dry grass. Easy dry, crisp feel with some citrus acidity making for a refreshing beverage.

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Photo of dwagner003
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A Tired Hands classic, I was excited to drink this at the brewery. So much brett, funky goodness. Smooth as hell, with just the right amount of Saison yeast sweetness. Perfectly balanced, and wonderful.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of luke12345
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lorianneb
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vinylrooster
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

very surprised to see this one not rated higher. i think its an excellent saison, more nuanced on the grain than so many, and with a nice dry funk, very rustic and old worldy, the kind of saison i like to drink, and something much more compelling than a lot of american producers are doing these days. i even prefered this to some of the more complex saisons they had pouring here at tired hands when i visited. the multigrain base is what makes it for me, well, that and the yeast strain of course, but the rye and oats are evident right away. it has a nice body from the wheat and oats, not quite starchy, but fuller and almost creamy feeling, while the rye delivers a dry bready spice that is fully compatible with the yeast. some dry funk to the yeast, a light fruity note that brings out the hops a little bit, and then an almost white wine quality to it later on, really subtly complex. i love rye malt and cascade hops together too, and that union is obvious. this beer just seems more traditional to me, more refined, more attention to detail. i love this yeast, and they have it mastered. like a few of the others on tap here, carbonation was just a touch low for me, but this is a sensational saison deserving of much better ratings here...

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Photo of junaman
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beermerica
1/5  rDev -75.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brpendergast85
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheWolf
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious. A little tart. Nice dry finish.

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Photo of VABA
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtk21351
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a growler.

A - Bright pale yellow gold color with very minimal lacing and no carbonation.

S - Funky, musty, pear, tart green grape, and lemon peel.

T - Follows the nose: Tart lemon peel and sour green grape. Very musty and funky.

M - Extremely dry finish on top of the tongue while the sides water profusely. Very crisp and slightly puckering.

O - This is a fantastic beer for hot weather.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.37/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a mini growler into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass, I assume it is pretty fresh. Pours a very lite yellow, with a two finger fluffy white head that leaves some nice webs of lace.

Smell is must, champagne, lemon, and grapes.

Taste follows, musty champagne with some lemon and sour grapes.

Mouthfeel is pretty thin, plenty of prickly carbonation, a little dry, and once you get used to the flavors pretty drinkable.

Overall this is never a favorite style of mine, but this is solid for what it is.

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SaisonHands from Tired Hands Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 293 ratings.
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