Freedom From The Known
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Ranked #113
Ranked #2,347
4.26 | pDev: 6.57%
Sep 07, 2021
Aug 09, 2015
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Notes: Saison brewed with red wheat and rye malt. Fermented in oak with our house microflora and then conditioned atop a blend of PA grown tart sweet cherries from @3springsfruit at a rate of 2 pounds per gallon of beer.
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a corked bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Slightly cloudy pink tinged dark golden pour with a finger of fizzy white head. Falls fast... modest lacing.

S: Tart and fruity. Cherry, funk, and vinegar. Oak and barnyard.

T.F: Tart baking cherry and unripened fruit. Funk, oak, and apple cider vinegar. Apple skins... more oak, and lemon citrus. Medium to light bodied. Moderate acidity. Well carbonated... more funk, sour cherry, and cask to finish.

O: Another well done cherry forward tart saison... and right in Tired Hands wheelhouse. Great flavor... very drinkable... really good stuff.
Sep 07, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Nov 09, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by fthegiants from California

Sep 05, 2019
Rated: 3.84 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Aug 07, 2019
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This one pours a dark reddish color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like spicy cherries, funky red wine, rye, caramel, lemon, and grassiness.

This is supremely funky, with a nice little spiciness there too from the rye and the old cherries. There's some oak, and damp funk, and sour cherry skins/pits.

This is lighter bodied, and slightly prickly, with a lower level of carbonation. It's a slower sipper.

I've been very happy with the TH saison bottles I've had lately - this is nice stuff.
Jun 09, 2019
Rated: 4 by fosters9 from New York

Nov 06, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by loganburgh from Michigan

Jul 15, 2018
Rated: 4.3 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Jun 27, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Jun 13, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Jun 12, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Jun 03, 2018
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Blue Session. Hazy orange reddish color. Aroma is fruity with blood orange notes and light yeast funk. Taste is tart, fruity, mineral and salty with some damp wood barrel notes.
May 27, 2018
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.42/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear orange-hued light raspberry color with a finger of borderline-fizzy off-white head that's quick to dissipate into a barely-there crown. Zero lacing.

Strong oak, a hint of vinegar, a hint of cherry and a hint of clay in the nose. Go figure.

Definite cherry as well play-doh, formaldehyde, oak and slight rye spiciness in the taste. Some sour, wheat creaminess and cherry tartness mix in the aftertaste; the backend is like a light gose with a little wheat and bandaid in the mix.

Light to medium bodied with light to medium carbonation.

Take me back to the known, please. I like most Tired Hands saisons and I like cherries, but this is below average to my taste.
May 12, 2018
Rated: 3.86 by yoshie from Massachusetts

Apr 29, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by cp45 from New Jersey

Apr 21, 2018
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Reviewed by mkh012 from Colorado

4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This looks like radiant blood orange juice in the glass, with a short-lived head.

The nose is lemon, band-aid, cranberry, and cherry, and the taste mostly follows. Tart lemon and red fruit, with subtle cheese funk and white pepper. The cherry isn't sweet or in your face, but it lingers nicely on the finish. Hints of honey. Mild drying oak on the backend.

The mouthfeel starts spritzy but ends soft. Under-carbed for the style but rounder as a result. This becomes more apparent as it warms.

Overall, very good. This would be awesome on a beach with some fried cod and lemon. Almost like a sparkling wine.
Mar 11, 2018
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle, dated 12/20/17, poured into a flute

A- A slightly hazy reddish orange with a small off white head.

S- Funky/leather, some oak, tart cherries, touch sweet cherries, lambic like.

T- Sour cherries, some sweet cherries, mild oak, some nice funk, touch of leather, hints of grains.

M- Smooth, light, crisp.

O- A great cherry sour, very lambic like. Worth picking up and stocking up.
Feb 10, 2018
Rated: 3.67 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

Oct 01, 2017
Rated: 4.34 by Kurmaraja from California

Sep 29, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Nov 21, 2016
Rated: 4 by kjkinsey from Texas

Nov 21, 2016
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours clear, but the color of copper infused with cherry juice; not much of a head and very little lacing

Smell: The Brett has really taken over, bringing leathery funk that blankets the underlying cherry tones; oaky, almost cedary, too

Taste: Cherry tones with Bretty funk and an acetic aspect, from the outset; the tartness builds, through the middle, with an earthy, oaky base forming underneath; an interesting hint of caramel adds a touch of sweetness to the finish, which is otherwise rather dry

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation

Overall: The flavors here have developed in a very interesting way as the Brett has done its job over time; surprised by the lack of carbonation, however

Thanks, Alequine, for the opportunity
Sep 16, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by AlexFields from Tennessee

Sep 11, 2016
Rated: 4 by t2grogan from Arizona

Sep 06, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by HopBroker from Washington

Aug 15, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by mikepcarney from Ohio

Aug 15, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by enelson from Illinois

Aug 07, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by thatoneguymike from Georgia

Jul 31, 2016
Rated: 4.08 by captainkrad from New Jersey

Jul 06, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

May 31, 2016
Rated: 4.7 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

May 31, 2016
Rated: 4 by ConnorSimpson41 from Pennsylvania

Apr 26, 2016
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Reviewed by HopBomb515 from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pink hued with a small white head and spotty lace. Notes of cherries, light funk, tart fruits and husky grain. Lighter end of medium body, crisp and really dry. Crushable and tart. I only sampled this at the anniversary party for the Fermenteria but it was very good.
Apr 25, 2016
Rated: 3.83 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Apr 25, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Apr 24, 2016
Rated: 4.26 by Dominic_Decoco from New Jersey

Apr 01, 2016
Rated: 4.69 by moarmare from Missouri

Mar 30, 2016
Rated: 4.26 by Ryannotbryan from Texas

Mar 19, 2016
Rated: 4.47 by jbwimer from Kansas

Feb 23, 2016
Rated: 4.34 by atrocity from Virginia

Feb 22, 2016
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