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:
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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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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Florida9
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Clear golden yellow in color. Forms a smallish white head, but there is good retention to what does form. Eventually reduces to a thick, but patchy surface coating. Moderate lacing. Visibly effervescent. In the end this looks surprisingly like a BMC beer.

S: Aroma is bready, with some lightly earthy notes. Straw, haw, green peppercorns, and a touch of spice and I swear there is a just a touch of brett in the aroma.

T: Taste is similar, but a bit different. Bready, with a mildly sweet apple juice quality. There is a bit of spice, a bit of black pepper, but both are mild. Then again, this is a fairly nuanced beer, so aside from the sweetness, nothing really sticks out. Finishes quick, crisp, and then just a faint touch of brett.

M: Light bodied. Heavier carbonation. Crisp on the finish. Mild bitterness.

O: A nice farmhouse beer. Made more in the traditional European style than the modern American style, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Easy to drink. Mild, yet still complex enough to enjoy.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of ehammond1
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Growler

Acquired via trade
Thanks, YaKnowBrady!

Clear light golden and yellow. Small white head. Not a lot of retention, but a small ring of thin bubbles is left at the top of the liquid. Some lacing, but not a lot.

Classic saison aroma: dried grass and hay, just a bit of lemon, the mildest black pepper hint. There's a bit of a lemon rind character as well. Classic and very inviting.

The flavor, as with the aroma, is classic saison. Straightforward but defined and incredibly drinkable. Grass and hay, slight lemon flesh and zest, some pepper, low bitterness, grain, and complementing, very mild funk yeast.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp. Flavorful. Disappearing.

Fantastic, yet simple and straightforward, saison. I like this a lot.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of browniewithnuts
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Phillyz
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Hastur23
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Tom_Gilman
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of vicsju1991
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

FarmHands from Tired Hands Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 199 ratings.
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