Tired Hands Brewing Company

Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
4.3 | pDev: 6.98%
Aug 03, 2018
Jan 14, 2013
Notes: None
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
4.29 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Aug 03, 2018
4.35 by fthegiants from California on Jul 15, 2018
4.33 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Aug 07, 2017
Photo of BEERchitect
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

Absolute rock stars at making farmhouse beer, the talented brewers at Tired Hands allow their dry, spicy and tart beer in used wine barrels for a extra tangy, extra fruity and musty taste that bridges the gap between sour ale and classic Belgian taste.

HandFarm pous a hazy canary yellow color that looks like lemon drop candies in color. A cottony white froth builds into an appetizing lather. A musty wood and wine scent applies an overlay of fragrance over the fruity, spicy and earthy ale underneath. Its taste is lightly sweetened with sourdough and honey before the spice and tartness steals the show.

With sweetness quickly dissolving, the beer's lemon, kiwi, melon and grape influence provides a bright fruity taste without much of its associated sweetness. the barrel complexity brings a nutty and musty aura that's of weathered attic wood, cellar-like funk and a lightness of balsa. Spicy with white pepper and delicate coriander and sage, the finish is pleasantly hoppy with nuances of straw and hay.

Light, crisp and clean, the beer's light creaminess soon transcends to a malty dry finish that's brisk and saline. As notions of the sea waft about the senses, its driftwood textures dry the finish and allow for an arid cloud of citrus, berry and wine to roll gently through a quick and spicy aftertaste.

May 23, 2017
Photo of DucksFan16
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

04/29/2017 @ Anchorage Brewing Co fundraiser/tasting.

May 05, 2017
Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Sammy from Canada (ON)

tart edgy saison. white wine character kicks in substantially. lacy on cloudy light yellow. John's bottle. Good drinkability. Smoothly integrated.

Feb 20, 2017
3.75 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania on Feb 11, 2017
3.92 by whatname from Pennsylvania on May 25, 2016
Photo of Evahflow
3.87/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Evahflow from Pennsylvania

* Not consumed on this date just finally posting my review

A- A bright straw color, minimal cap of head that clears out to a few bubbles very quickly
S-Chardonnay,Pear,white pepper, lactic tartness. All very restrained
T- Pear, minimal earthiness, a bit of spice, oak, lemon tartness
M- Light bodied, almost thin, soft
O- Saison hands is a top 5 beer for me but this bottle of Handfarm was anything but spectacular. Very soft but next to no brett development. I'd love some carbonation on this beer as well. This was so lightly carbed that it was almost still. Could be bottle variance but most of the bottles I've had from them have been the same.

Feb 23, 2016
3.62 by harryhops from Delaware on Oct 27, 2015
4.11 by tleaver33 from California on Oct 10, 2015
Photo of ccnorthwest
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ccnorthwest from Washington

The appearance of this saison/farmhouse ale is much like others. What stood out the most about this beer was the body and finish. The finish had just the right amount of tartness. Muy Bueno!

Sep 25, 2015
Photo of jzeilinger
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

A - Pours a vibrant, bright lemon gold color with a solid but thin white lacing ring.

S - White grapes, oak, vanilla, lemon.

T - Some earthiness, lemon, oak tannin, tart sourness, white grapes.

M - Light medium body with delicate carbonation.

O - The tartness factor faded somewhat since when this was released but overall, still very enjoyable.

Sep 15, 2015
Photo of FlandersNed
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by FlandersNed from Indiana

500ml bottle. Solid white wine & saison nose. Tangy, light barnyard taste w/lemon peel & light spice notes. Moderate body & medium- carbonation.

Sep 12, 2015
4.5 by Jho3325 from Indiana on Aug 04, 2015
4.18 by SweetChicken from Massachusetts on Jul 12, 2015
4.25 by Anaxagoris from Washington on Jun 26, 2015
Photo of brentk56
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Arrives with a nice head of foam that caps the cloudy goldenstraw colored liquid; admirable lacing

Smell: Bready, with white wine, lemon, vanilla, oak and funk elements

Taste: Bready, up front, with the yeast adding an interesting tone; lemon, oak, vanilla and fruit tones add layers of flavor, with a touch of funk building

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A really interesting beer; I have tasted several good beers now from this brewery and this may well be my favorite so far

Jun 25, 2015
Photo of rodmanfor3
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

My introduction to Tired Hands via HandFarm was somewhat underwhelming. This is the kind of beer you get as an extra and think nothing of, not the kind of beer you would wait in line to acquire. Barrel presence is clear but everything else is a bit weak for my palate.

Jun 24, 2015
4.35 by mklisz from New Hampshire on Jun 21, 2015
4.13 by emottram from Massachusetts on Jun 20, 2015
4.37 by qcbrewer from North Carolina on Jun 17, 2015
Photo of pmarlowe
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by pmarlowe from Virginia

Funky, some chardonnay and oak, brightness.

Jun 16, 2015
4.28 by salthemonster from Pennsylvania on Jun 14, 2015
4.5 by stephenjmoore from Maryland on Jun 14, 2015
3.75 by curlybird from Pennsylvania on Jun 13, 2015
5 by BEERISYUMMY69 from Pennsylvania on Jun 12, 2015
4.44 by GeoffreyM from Pennsylvania on Jun 07, 2015
4.29 by mltobin from Connecticut on Jun 06, 2015
4.5 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania on Jun 01, 2015
3.89 by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania on May 31, 2015
4.28 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on May 30, 2015
4.5 by jaymo18 from Virginia on May 29, 2015
4.54 by Chibeerguy1 from Illinois on May 29, 2015
4.44 by Liberatiscioli from Pennsylvania on May 25, 2015
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by GreesyFizeek from New York

Thanks for sharing this tonight, Jack. Blend 4.

This one pours a light pretty hazy yellow, with a quarter inch head, and basically no lacing.

This one smells like white wine, oak, sweet and sour grain, and a bit of citrus.

This has a really interesting malt bill to it that sets it apart from other saisons. Rustic, and a little spicy from the rye, with big barrel character, lots of white wine. Mildly lactic, this is definitely retains its saison character and doesn't become completely wild.

This is light bodied, with a moderate level of carbonation, and a slightly creamy mouthfeel.

A really nice BA saison, this style is slowly becoming one of my favorites.

May 23, 2015
4.4 by Ken_P from Massachusetts on May 18, 2015
3.77 by tcblack4d from Georgia on May 15, 2015
4.81 by QueefLatina from New Jersey on Apr 16, 2015
4.18 by BeerMeBro720 from Ohio on Apr 11, 2015
HandFarm from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 342 ratings