Freedom From The Known
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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From:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #105
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,328
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 6.57%
Ratings:
107
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 07, 2021
Added:
Aug 09, 2015
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  18
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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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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4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by EMV from Pennsylvania

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
 
4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York on Nov 09, 2020
 
4.25 by fthegiants from California on Sep 05, 2019
 
3.84 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on Aug 07, 2019
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4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by GreesyFizeek from New York

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
 
4 by fosters9 from New York on Nov 06, 2018
 
4.35 by loganburgh from Michigan on Jul 15, 2018
 
4.3 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Jun 27, 2018
 
4.24 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Jun 13, 2018
 
3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Jun 12, 2018
 
4.28 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Jun 03, 2018
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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Ciocanelu from Romania

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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3.42/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by thebeers from Pennsylvania

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
 
3.86 by yoshie from Massachusetts on Apr 29, 2018
 
4.21 by cp45 from New Jersey on Apr 21, 2018
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4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by mkh012 from Colorado

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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4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by larryi86 from Delaware

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
 
3.67 by curlybird from Pennsylvania on Oct 01, 2017
 
4.34 by Kurmaraja from California on Sep 29, 2017
 
4.21 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Nov 21, 2016
 
4 by kjkinsey from Texas on Nov 21, 2016
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4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
by brentk56 from North Carolina

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
 
3.94 by AlexFields from Tennessee on Sep 11, 2016
 
4 by t2grogan from Arizona on Sep 06, 2016
 
4.04 by HopBroker from Washington on Aug 15, 2016
 
4.5 by mikepcarney from Ohio on Aug 15, 2016
 
4.5 by enelson from Illinois on Aug 07, 2016
 
4.24 by thatoneguymike from Georgia on Jul 31, 2016
 
4.08 by captainkrad from New Jersey on Jul 06, 2016
 
4.5 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on May 31, 2016
 
4.7 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey on May 31, 2016
 
4 by ConnorSimpson41 from Pennsylvania on Apr 26, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by HopBomb515 from New Jersey

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
 
3.83 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on Apr 25, 2016
 
4.1 by orangesol from Pennsylvania on Apr 24, 2016
 
4.26 by Dominic_Decoco from New Jersey on Apr 01, 2016
 
4.69 by moarmare from Missouri on Mar 30, 2016
 
4.26 by Ryannotbryan from Texas on Mar 19, 2016
 
4.47 by jbwimer from Kansas on Feb 23, 2016
 
4.34 by atrocity from Virginia on Feb 22, 2016
Freedom From The Known from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 107 ratings