Oat Potion
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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From:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 7.11%
Ratings:
64
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 14, 2018
Added:
Aug 29, 2015
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  16
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Notes: Saison brewed with a whole lot of malted oats and NY wildflower honey. Fermented and conditioned in one of our large French oak foudres for over three months. Brewed in collaboration with our good friends at @otherhalfnyc.
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4.25 by cp45 from New Jersey on Jan 14, 2018
 
4.25 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania on Jan 26, 2017
 
4.25 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Jan 22, 2017
 
3.75 by Euroglot from Belgium on Nov 11, 2016
 
4.35 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Nov 02, 2016
 
4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas on Oct 23, 2016
 
3.79 by mothman from Minnesota on Oct 19, 2016
 
4.26 by AlexFields from Tennessee on Oct 03, 2016
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3.29/5  rDev -22%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by maximum12 from Minnesota

Thanks to alefish for this 500ML bottle with light purple waxing & parchment-style label. Split with my wife.

The top pops & the bottle begins to slowly fizz over; ribald carbonation. The pour yellow, pale & opaque, & I pour just a touch too much. A few globs of brown, shit-colored yeast mar the surface & slowly move to congeal around the edges. Not very appealing. The nose is yeast & wood.

Oat Potion is supremely mild. Wildflower honey, lemon zest, strong yeast greet my innards. The yeast - oh, whatever it is, it’s overpowering & distracting. Oak plays strong back-up, lending needed depth & drier than your driest dry hump. Lick of tartness right on the end. Easy to drink.

Weirdly good & dull simultaneously, the oak saves this from anonymity. Decent enough.

Aug 28, 2016
 
4.5 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Aug 21, 2016
 
3.9 by drewone from California on Jun 25, 2016
 
4.5 by Cloaked_Phantom from Washington on Jun 18, 2016
 
4 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania on May 28, 2016
 
4.25 by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON) on May 22, 2016
 
4.25 by mklisz from New Hampshire on Apr 27, 2016
 
4.41 by Yellolab2010 from Pennsylvania on Apr 23, 2016
 
4.66 by browniewithnuts from Pennsylvania on Apr 20, 2016
 
4.51 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Apr 08, 2016
 
4.6 by brewskis from Indiana on Mar 30, 2016
 
4.19 by Wtc11 from Connecticut on Mar 26, 2016
 
4.05 by GDawgs34 from Georgia on Mar 24, 2016
 
4.28 by ironchefmiyagi13 from Tennessee on Mar 23, 2016
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4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BEEPOP from Connecticut

My first saison ever and it didn't disappoint.

The look was a bright yellow with a nice head. Tons of carbonation. The smell is so fruity. For me it gave off a wine smell but for others it was apple juice or other juice like characteristics. The taste was basically like a sour apple, just great. I don't know what to expect for feel since it was my first but it was nice, didn't linger too long on the sour and you can taste most flavors.

Overall just a great beer.

Mar 20, 2016
 
4.39 by Mersh from Connecticut on Feb 29, 2016
 
4.29 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut on Feb 24, 2016
 
3.92 by jbwimer from Kansas on Feb 23, 2016
 
3.69 by Jhfinn from New York on Feb 21, 2016
 
4.25 by BMart from Pennsylvania on Feb 15, 2016
 
4.56 by RichD from Rhode Island on Feb 13, 2016
 
4.35 by jbaker67 from Pennsylvania on Feb 08, 2016
 
4.31 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Feb 03, 2016
 
4.25 by ArtZan from New Jersey on Feb 01, 2016
 
4.16 by Ultimate from New Jersey on Jan 29, 2016
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4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Beerisheaven from Pennsylvania

Bottle purchased at release last Sunday. I must say that the releases are much more enjoyable these days, no real need to get there early. Show up 30 mins after opening and you pretty much walk in and purchase bottles.

Poured into a large snifter. Look- pours hazy yellow with an impressive white head that shows some bubbles throughout as it starts to settle. Good lacing as well. Off to a good start. Smell- Tart, with some wheat and spice, a little bit of pepper and coriander. Taste - very good, tartness with some mellowness from the honey which takes on a bit of sweetness to balance the tart. Has a wonderful wheat taste from the oats. Really a nice blend with depth and presence to all ingredients. Feel- for me the most enjoyable part of the beer. Very full even creamy sensation. This was really good. Overall- I would have to say that there is nothing that stands out as needing improvement. Quaffable for sure. I will keep the remaining bottles for a summer day for happy hour on the deck at the beach. Well done all around, a winner

Jan 20, 2016
 
3.65 by Jugs_McGhee from Texas on Jan 20, 2016
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4.95/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by jgruss from Pennsylvania

A nice tart taste with a smooth finish. Pours a cloudy golden blonde with great head.

Jan 19, 2016
 
4.43 by Rifugium from North Dakota on Jan 19, 2016
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by thampel09 from New Jersey

Such a great Saison. Mild tartness that's balanced very nicely from the honey. Really nice full body that leads to a great drinking experience. Glad I got to try it

Jan 18, 2016
 
3.75 by w5baron from Pennsylvania on Nov 14, 2015
 
3.83 by BARFLYB from Pennsylvania on Oct 19, 2015
Oat Potion from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 64 ratings