Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
4.3 | pDev: 6.98%
Aug 03, 2018
Jan 14, 2013
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Rated: 4.29 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Aug 03, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by fthegiants from California

Jul 15, 2018
Rated: 4.33 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Aug 07, 2017
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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
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Rated by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
04/29/2017 @ Anchorage Brewing Co fundraiser/tasting.
May 05, 2017
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Rated by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
tart edgy saison. white wine character kicks in substantially. lacy on cloudy light yellow. John's bottle. Good drinkability. Smoothly integrated.
Feb 20, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania

Feb 11, 2017
Rated: 3.92 by whatname from Pennsylvania

May 25, 2016
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Reviewed by Evahflow from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
* 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
Rated: 3.62 by harryhops from Delaware

Oct 27, 2015
Rated: 4.11 by tleaver33 from California

Oct 10, 2015
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Reviewed by ccnorthwest from Washington

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
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Rated by FlandersNed from Indiana

4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500ml bottle. Solid white wine & saison nose. Tangy, light barnyard taste w/lemon peel & light spice notes. Moderate body & medium- carbonation.
Sep 12, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by Jho3325 from Indiana

Aug 04, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by SweetChicken from Massachusetts

Jul 12, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by Anaxagoris from Washington

Jun 26, 2015
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
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Reviewed by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.35 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Jun 21, 2015
Rated: 4.13 by emottram from Massachusetts

Jun 20, 2015
Rated: 4.37 by qcbrewer from North Carolina

Jun 17, 2015
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Rated by pmarlowe from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Funky, some chardonnay and oak, brightness.
Jun 16, 2015
Rated: 4.28 by salthemonster from Pennsylvania

Jun 14, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by stephenjmoore from Maryland

Jun 14, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

Jun 13, 2015
Rated: 5 by BEERISYUMMY69 from Pennsylvania

Jun 12, 2015
Rated: 4.44 by GeoffreyM from Pennsylvania

Jun 07, 2015
Rated: 4.29 by mltobin from Connecticut

Jun 06, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania

Jun 01, 2015
Rated: 3.89 by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania

May 31, 2015
Rated: 4.28 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

May 30, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by jaymo18 from Virginia

May 29, 2015
Rated: 4.54 by Chibeerguy1 from Illinois

May 29, 2015
Rated: 4.44 by Liberatiscioli from Pennsylvania

May 25, 2015
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.4 by Ken_P from Massachusetts

May 18, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by tcblack4d from Georgia

May 15, 2015
Rated: 4.81 by QueefLatina from New Jersey

Apr 16, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by BeerMeBro720 from Ohio

Apr 11, 2015
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