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Freedom From The Known | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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4.27/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.
http://www.tiredhands.com/general-store/

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,875
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
102
pDev:
6.56%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
17
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 102 |  Reviews: 15
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4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregSemenza
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duncian
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattreitz49
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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3.42/5  rDev -19.9%
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.

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3.86/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkh012
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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3.67/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
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

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3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Freedom From The Known from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 102 ratings