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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Our four-grain saison. Brewed with rye, wheat, oats, and malted-barley in homage to the original farmers (not brewers) that originated this style. Suggestions of tropical fruit, citrus rind, and black pepper. (Originally known as FarmHands)


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3253) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2012
On tap at Boilermaker, pours clear light yellow, with a medium fluffed out white head. Lacing was sporadic. Nose is apricot, orange zest, rye, stonefruit, and some pepper. Taste is sweet up front, spicy/crisp in middle, and refreshing in the close. Layered extremely well. Other notes of coriander, and belgian yeasts. Really enjoyed this saison.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 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. Update on tap at the source. Better than I remember with a perfect body and smooth finish. Grains mix incredibly well. A better version of De La Senne, which I never thought Iíd say.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8464) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Growler thanks to yourefragile. Pours low haze staw. Good white head formation. Nose is thick nectarine and apricot. Juicy. Taste is tangy, juicy, doughy, zippy, low grassy bitterness. Very good. Refreshing. Sharp. On style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Citrus and apple nose with light honey and cracker malt. Taste is fairly dry, light honey, some apricot, cracker, dusty yeast and grainy malts. Excellent. Very sessonable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Thanks to yourefragile! This beer is awesome. Huge lemony dough and herbal straw notes with a super dry finish. Crisp, clean, herbal, and delicious.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Growler, thanks yourefragile. Minimal white head atop clear straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, some coriander, rye/pepper. Taste is medium sweet, spicy, some coriander, rye. Light-medium body, somewhat watery, low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReggieDunlap (3084) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Pours a clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma has some fresh leafy hoppiness...light grass and spice. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a lightly peppery grassy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourefragile (138) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2012
On tap at Teresaís in Wayne. Server in a Victory pint. Tired Handsí description: "FarmHands: Our four-grain saison. Brewed with rye, wheat, oats, and malted-barley in homage to the original farmers (not brewers) that originated this style. Suggestions of tropical fruit, citrus rind, and black pepper. 4.8% abv." Pours a hazy straw golden color with a small foamy cap of white head. Nice retention, well carbonated and light lacing. Aroma is fruity and spicy with a mild hop finish. Pineapple, mango, grass, pepper, yeast, pear and lemon are all present and balanced in the nose and flavor. Body is dry, medium light, well carbonated and a strong grassy finish. There is a strong fruit sweetness in the flavor I canít quite place, itís not the typical citrus or tropic fruit flavors; reminds me of the Asian inspired Wachu saison TH made with Grassroots. Regardless, the flavors of fruit and saison yeast are balanced by some light pepper through the body and the grassy and hoppy dry finish. Very nice flavor and body for a low ABV saison. Very promising for a house beer from this new brewery.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4485) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Tap at TND. Pours a hazy yellow/pale golden with a medium creamy white head that left great lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits, lemon, spicy saison yeast notes, maybe some Brett brux? Nose reminds me a bit of Orval. Flavor of the same tropical fruits and spicy saison yeast notes. Really nice and dry, decent American hop profile along with the bitterness. Also seem to be picking up some Brett character in the flavor. Super dry, full of hoppy and saison character. A cross between and saison and a hoppy "west coast" style pale ale. Makes me even more excited about tired hands opening up later this month.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lachrymalisis (387) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2012
pale hazy straw color. very pale, huge fluffy, rocky white head. lots of retention and lacing. aromas of perfumed and fruity white and black pepper, asian pear, candied violets, floral, lemony citrus, grass, and orchard air. Dry, very flavorful, true to style, clean, refreshing, asian pear flavors really come forward in the finish, along with a fair amount of bready yeast, and clean dryness that has slight vinous notes. stylistically accurate, subjectively delicious. absolutely one of the top 5 saisons Iíve ever had. itís nice to see a low ABV saison for a change.


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