Back Into The Emptiness
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
4.47 | pDev: 6.94%
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: Rose-hued saison fermented in local wine barrels with locally sourced French Policeman grapes.
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 125 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle, batch 2, poured into a flute

A- A Hazy golden orange color with a three finger white head.

S- Tart, white wine, oak, slightly musty, grapes/grape skins.

T- Sour grapes, white wine, slightly musty, just earthy enough.

M- Smooth, crisp, dry, light to medium body.

O- Another bmgreat beer from Tired Hands, third beer I've tried in the emptiness series and this is my "least favorite", but still a great beer worth seeking out.

Jun 20, 2015
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Evahflow from Pennsylvania

4.82/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Honey colored with a slight grape tinge. thick creamy head that is suprisingly resiliant for a mixed ferment barrel aged beer

S- Right off the bat you get grapes, grape skin, that leads into some mustyness, ripe melon, oak, very vinious character

T- Grape skins, grape flesh, I get a bold grape jelly kind of taste,not Jammy though. It transitions to the musty melon notes, some hay,earthy grape vine, wheaty malts and ends with a firm tartness that really blurs the line between american wild ale and saison.

M- Good spritzy carbination. Really solid body for a beer that has been aged with a mixed culture. Not thin nor watery. Very substantial mouth feel that really helps back the flavors up.

O- I wasn't sure what to expect from this one but it far exceeded my expectations. This is masturfully created and one of the best saisons I have had to date. This is one of those beers that everything seems to fall into place with every ingredient working in unison to become greater than the sum of the parts. Hope to get this again if/when its released again. Seek this out you won't be sorry.

Jun 12, 2015
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden yellow in color. Fairly hazy in appearance. Grape skin, lemon, white wine. Nice up front crisp tartness that mellows out into a light oak finish. Refreshing and delicious.

May 11, 2015
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SpeedwayJim from New York

4.27/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Mike for this one. 16oz waxed and capped bottle into Hill Farmstead stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a thick, white ring for a head that just sits atop the brew. Beer is a clear dark copper. Lacing is thick and layered with excellent stick. Real nice.

Nose is grape sweetness, oak and Brett funk. A mellow tartness serves as a nice background.

Opens grape sweetness. Lemon tartness in the middle with notes of oak, Brett, band-aid and some hay. Very well balanced with flavors that are nicely integrated. Ends tart grape seed and skin. Aftertaste is vinous with a mellow woodiness. Excellent.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and foamy in the mouth and goes down aggressive and bubbly. Finishes puckering and filmy with a sticky, lingering aftertaste. Very good.

This beer is very well balanced and certainly one of the more mellow of the Emptiness series. Flavors are finely integrated here and even though its a pretty simple flavor profile, its done very well. A real good beer.

Jun 27, 2014
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.24/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served alongside Back Into the Emptiness and Out of the Emptiness. Big thanks to yourefragile for opening all of these.

The beer appears a hazy apricot hue. Aromas of grape juice, maybe a touch of wine. Some more oak and funk in the flavor, finishing dry. Additional notes of earth and lemon, as well as some tangy grapefruit / grapefruit juice. Mild tartness. Tasty beer.

Apr 01, 2014
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Alieniloquium from Florida

4.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Orange body with a darker tinge. Grapefruit juice colored. Hazy. Small white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Ah, nice. Grapefruit. White wine barrel. Oak. Grainy malt. Some grape fruitiness in the back end.

Taste - Pleasantly tart. Less intense on the citrus up front. Grape flavor up front, but only distinguishes itself from the wine barrel with a bit of sweetness. Wine flavor. Oaky. Grapefruit citrus comes back in the end.

Mouthfeel - Nice sourness. Medium light. Well carbonated.

Overall - This is the best beer of the night so far. Great combination of barrel, citrus, and grapes.

Apr 01, 2014
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out as a hazy purplish color with a white head on top. The smell of the beer has some funk on the nose with some fruitiness in there too. The taste of the beer is on the sweet side that fades into a tart finish. The feel is soft, but nicely carbonated. Overall it's a pretty good Saison.

Mar 29, 2014
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inlimbo77 from Delaware

4.24/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml, Feb 2014
Hill Farmstead stem

A: Pours blush hued cloudy color. Bright white layer of head initially on top. Collar.

S: Nice dry oak. White wine grapes. Funk. Barnyard.

T: Sharp tartness on the tip of the tongue. Oaky dryness. Funk. White wine grapes. Dry finish.

M: Light bodied.

Mar 14, 2014
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Davelucas88 from Delaware

5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow! Perfect amount of tartness with a strong,soft grape undertone. Directly followed by a refreshing,crisp,and extremely balanced mouthfeel. The finish, again with more of that grape softness,some slight oak, and with just a very clean tasting flavor. A little lingering tartness adds some complexity. Really leaves you wanting more.
Can only imagine how this will be in a year or so as long as the grape holds up.
Having had many offerings from Jean and the boys at Tired Hands, this has to be one of, if not the best farmhouse saison's they have done!! Simply put...Delicious!

Feb 25, 2014
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Jonada from New Jersey

4.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle served in a wine glass

Appearance: Pours a bright copper orange color with 1 finger of a white head with nice retention and lacing. Body is slightly hazy with a good amount of visible carbonation and some light fine sediment

Smell: Fresh pressed grapes, lactic tartness, oak, very light funk, slight sweetness.

Taste: Starts with a nice clean tartness followed by similar notes as the aroma. Lots of a grape, oak, light brett presence, bready malt and a some mild residual sugary sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a very soft creamy mouthfeel and medium levels of fine, gentle carbonation. Finishes tart and mostly dry, but with a light sweetness. Basically about as close to perfect as possible

Overall: Another amazing beer from Tired Hands, and I think it could improve even more with some age.

Feb 24, 2014
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Rifugium from North Dakota

4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle from TH.

Poured into a TH 10oz. stem, looks like honey in a glass, slightly cloudy, topped with a beautiful cap of cottony snow white head, fed by some very active carbonation, bubbling from the bottom of the glass; the head retains well, lacing the glass brilliantly. Crisp, clean aroma, white grapes, happily tart, nice funky brett notes, and some light sugary sweetness. Fresh grapes in the taste, perfectly tart, not at all overbearing, some marmalade sweetness, funky yeast, distant bready malts. Easily a perfect 5.0 rating for mouthfeel. It's so perfectly balanced, that I just can't imagine anything better. Light-medium body, crisp mouthfeel, perky carbonation, thin vinous film left in the mouth, probably mostly from my active salival glands. Overall, this has got to be one of the best things TH has bottled to date, if not the best.

Feb 19, 2014
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