Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #50
Ranked #1,043
4.3 | pDev: 6.98%
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Reviews: 50 | Ratings: 342 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by ThreeLions:
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ThreeLions from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

500ml, 5.2% anv bottle split with JLindros and Rudzud.

A: Bottle pours into a Treehouse tulip a very strange, very chardonnay type appearance. No head. Still, lifeless. Nothing going on here. This is a fairly clear brew with only a hint of haze.

S: Chardonnay! Very vinous, fruity, hints of barrel like vanilla. This smells so much like a glass of chardonnay that I had to reread the bottle and make sure I wasn't drinking a glass of wine.

T: Very tasty. Pleasantly surprised that this doesn't drink like a wine after the appearance and aroma because I was fooled. Tart upfront taste followed by mellow wine like undertones in the background. Very vinous, vanilla oakiness. Light funk. Right on the bottle it is flaunted that this is a four malt brew with Rye, Oats, Wheat, etc. Where are they? No noticeable spiciness from the rye, no creaminess from the oats, no straw or bready cereal flavor from the wheat. Just tastes like fermented grapes in a barrel with a little bit of infection causing some pleasant tart acidity.

M: Still. No carbonation at all. Mouth is very thin, very light.

O: I wasn't exactly sure what to expect with this one and I'm glad that I didn't have any preconceived notions because no matter what I was expecting this would have been different. Very unique brew. This was solid, very tasty. It was all wine, slightly tart, vinous and pleasant. Would definitely drink again and would buy again to share with a white wine lover trying to get into beer.

Jun 23, 2014
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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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HopBrain from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Sep 23, 2013
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mportnoy from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Oct 05, 2014
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Brewski from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

May 18, 2014
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UWBadgerFan4Life from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Sep 11, 2014
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dhbiker0889 from Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Sep 26, 2013
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tmhoye from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Aug 27, 2013
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Dirtinabottle from New York

4/5  rDev -7%

Nov 10, 2013
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waddellc2 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 01, 2015
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drgonzo2k2 from California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Sep 29, 2013
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wine upfront in the smell and taste. A touch of funk and tartness. Slightly under carbed which directly attributes to the lack of refreshing character. Still pretty good.

Jan 26, 2015
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Dicers from Colorado

4/5  rDev -7%

Aug 19, 2014
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unclekeith from Alaska

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Sep 15, 2014
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Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 31, 2015
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TriageStat from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Mar 30, 2014
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BAstoutsNsours from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Mar 29, 2013
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SourinQns from New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Jul 01, 2014
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CowsandBeer from Nebraska

4/5  rDev -7%

Apr 21, 2013
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theGlasstronaut from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Mar 21, 2013
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mrn1ceguy from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 16, 2015
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jklecko2 from California

4/5  rDev -7%

Sep 06, 2013
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EvilAsh from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Jun 03, 2014
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outoffocus from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Aug 12, 2013
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle, batch 2. Thanks Dustin. Poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass today, 3/3/2014.

App- hazy straw yellow body, nice one finger whine head, decent retention, solid lacing.

Smell- this is the one American made beer that comes even close to the Cantillon/3F funkiness. It's closer to 3F really, but has that strong barnyard leather funk that Cantillon has, with a nice lemony zesty funk typical of 3F. Fantastic. Even has white wine notes to it.

Flavor- a bit disappointing considering how good this beer smells. Tart, dang funky but not much else besides faint white wine barrel and oak.

Mouthfeel- a bit thin, good carbonation. But still a bit thin compared to CD6 that we drank tonight. Nice dry Chardonnay-like aftertaste.

Overall- smell is a winner, everything else about this beer says very good saison.

Re-reviewed: Doug opened up a Batch 3, poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass today, 3/11/2014. Basically, it doesn't smell as good as Batch 2 did- more chardonnay flavours rather than funk and acid. But it does taste better- maybe in this case, less is more. More tart and chardonnay-forward, less funk and acid. I think I'd prefer Handfarm somewhere in between what batch 2 and batch 3 are right now at this particular time.

Mar 12, 2014
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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 342 ratings