Oat Potion
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 7.08%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
64
From:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  16
SCORE
92
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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maximum12 from Minnesota

3.29/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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
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BEEPOP from Connecticut

4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
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Beerisheaven from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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
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thampel09 from New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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
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Cannabanoid from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This saison was exceptional. This is one of the most drinkable saisons I have ever tasted. I would crush these on a regular basis if they were readily available to me. Awesome oakiness. It has a tartness imparted by the oats that I really can't get enough of. . Love it and want some more of it

Oct 15, 2015
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ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 32 oz growler filled last week. Really nice foedre-fermented farmhouse-style ale. Excellent mouthfeel from the oats and nice tartness from the oak fermentation.

Sep 17, 2015
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ShanePB from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

32 oz growler. Hazy yellow with a nice fluffy white head. Nice lacing and retention. Aromas are tart, wheat, honey, and citrus. Tart honey makes a statement on the palate, great mouth feel with some pale malt/wheat characteristics. Funky. Really a nice beer.

Sep 15, 2015
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mdfb79 from New York

4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 09/13/15 notes. 8 oz. pour on tap at the Fermentaria in Ardmore, PA.

Pours a hazy, medium yellow color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident. Honey, citrus, white wine, brett, oranges, oak, sour tart fruits. Medium body and low carbonation. Honeysuckle, wheat, floral notes, earthy notes.

Overall I thought this was really awesome; this was the surprise of the day for me and might have been best in show. It is surprisingly tart and funky; I was not expecting that and can't believe there isn't brett in this. Talking to the bartender, he said it was all due to the wildflower used to brew this, and said the NY wildflower was very different from the PA wildflower they've used in the past. Highly recommend this one.

Sep 14, 2015
Oat Potion from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 64 ratings