FarmHands | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by akorsak on 05-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
199
Reviews:
31
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
8.17%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
5
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 199 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Cloudy and deep yellow, with a small head A lace sheet as I drain the cup. A farmhouse aroma. A good malting, that makes so drinkable this four grain saison. Smooth drinker, a thick mouthfeel. A little rye edge. A good orange hop. Very drinkable.

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Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Knapp85
3.4/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured out as a hazy yellow color with a nice looking white head on top. The retention and lacing on this beer was moderate. The smell of the beer was decent, some fresh citrus notes on the nose for the most part. The taste of the beer was lemony upfront with a nice malt backbone and in the finish the hay flavors kind of came out a little. The mouthfeel of this beer was smooth, gently carbonated and easy to drink. Overall it's decent Saison in my opinion.

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Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of brentk56
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives with a cloudy honey color capped by a creamy head of froth that leaves a nice pattern of lace

Smell: Lemongrass, barnyard and citrus

Taste: Lemongrass and barnyard tones, up front, with the citrus filling out the profile in the back; nice yeasty complexity that lingers in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Really like the combination of the classic Saison character with the Cascade hops, bringing an American twist

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Photo of oline73
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy golden color with a nice layer of white head. The head leaves some lacing on the glass. The smell is light and full of grain, a bit pils like. The taste is light as well, lots of yeast. The pils bitterness is here as well. Just enough grain to balance it. Nice session ale. Not much spice here.

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.52/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Growler courtesy of yourefragile. Served in a snifter. Need to get a growler of this myself over the weekend so I can use m Tired Hands glass. Pours a clear straw color with a nice white head with good retention and a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose carries light hay plus a touch of pepper. Nice bit of stone fruits lingering in the background plus a touch of lemon. Flavor takes it up another notch with some really nice light fruit notes atop a touch of spice. Good grain body. Crisp and extremely refreshing. I could drink this all day. Most impressive.

On draft update: amazing mixture of grain with perfect body. A better version of De La Senne.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Rifugium
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Served in a Victory shaker, hazy, pale, lightest yellow you can get, with a small foamy cap of white head; moderate retention and lacing. Aroma of light fruit esters, some grassy funk. Taste augments what was in the aroma, bready yeast, wet grass funk, light spice, apple skins, chewy pulp, and hints of white wine. Pretty much everything a good saison should be, yet light-bodied and mild enough to be somewhat more drinkable than a good number of its contemporaries. Very nice overall.

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Slatetank
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of mdfb79
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From 03/24/13 notes. Had this on tap at the brewpub in Ardmore, PA.

a - Pours a murky, medium yellow color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks like hop hands did, but murky instead of clear.

s - Smells of spice, yeast, earthy notes, brett-like notes, pepper, and some banana. As it warms up I get more fruit in the nose, and it is lightly sour, which improves it even more. Really liking the nose.

t - Tastes of yeast, bananas, wheat, grains, bready malts, spices, pepper, fruity malts, earthy notes, and some floral hops. Nice, though I liked the nose a little bit better.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Very smooth and very drinkable; much like hop hands, the mouthfeel is fantastic and you feel like you could have a few of them.

o - Overall I liked this one even more than hop hands. I liked the lightly sour notes and brett like notes in the nose, and the mouthfeel is fantastic. Would love to have this one again and again great staple beer.

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Photo of orangesol
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at the brewery.

A - Pours pale yellow with a nice one finger tall white head leaving spotty streaks of lace down parts of the glass.

S - Smells of must - not overly funky - light fruity notes, dulled citrus, some candied sugar, some peppery spice and a good bit of bready wheat / grain. Nothing over the top here, just a solid saison nose.

T - The flavors closely follow the nose. Starts off with a mix of musty funk and chewy grains quickly giving way to hints of apples, pears and light citric fruit. A nice spice note comes through toward the end of each sip, making me want to come back for more.

M - Nice light flavors with a crisp feel. Some graininess toward the end of each sip but thats about it. Quite refreshing on these hot days we have been having.

O - This is a great classic saison. Unlike others, there is no need to add things to distract from the base when the base is this good. I can tell that this is going to be one of my go to beers at the brewery.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

32 oz. growler poured into a Teku snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden orange. Small white head. No lacing and minimal wisping.

Smell - Tons of pilsner malt. Smells like a German pilsner. A little yeasty.

Taste - Hoppier here, but still a bucket of pilsner malt. Earthy hops. Earthy tasting malts. Bitter. Slightly fruity and very yeasty in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light, medium carbonation. Very drinkable.

Overall - It's decent but the grain bill is not my favorite.

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of stakem
3.24/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

1-liter growler into a matching Tired Hands oversized wine glass. The brew appears a clouded yellow with a skimpy white head that collapses to a thin film atop. Some faint spotty and webby lacing effect sticks to the glass.

The aroma is fresh and grainy like wheat and cereal with some bready sweetness. A mild contrast of herbal to grassy hops is pretty heavy handed in this otherwise neutral smelling brew. As it warms up, sulfur emerges and becomes a noteable atribute to the aromatics which isn't totally enticing.

The taste is bready and cereal-like with grain. A soft touch of fresh grainy sweetness is present before plenty of grassy to hay-like bitter hopiness. A mild herbal flavor and a touch of lemon last into the aftertaste. There is no real saison yeast character present in this.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a light amount of carbonation. It is a fair take on the style. Pretty easy drinking and crushable during the summer im sure but very neutral with seemingly no yeast impact which is strange.

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FarmHands from Tired Hands Brewing Company
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