dflb (32) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2017 TempeCoyote (63) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep orange with a slightly dirty white head. Aroma of biscuits. Malty like an amber up front. It's got a bit if a twist from the yeast but the malt feels a little heavy on the tongue and never makes room for much else. Kinda heavy on the mouth too. An ok beer but not light, crisp and funky like I hoped for a saison. If I were rating as an amber or Belgian would give it a higher score.
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UPDATED: AUG 14, 2017 Brewed by Iron Fist Brewing Co., Hired Hand is a Belgium style Saison.
The scents of yeast, pear, and apricot are noted as you drink. The beer has a big malt body to it. Grassy hops are felt along with the Belgian yeast used. The Saison is very distant and is discovered in the dry, spicy finish.
The Belgian yeast is the star feature to the ensemble. Pear is tasted right out of the gate and is noticed easily in the familiar pear and Belgian yeast finish. Apricot is present and gives a coriander-esque accent to the flavors we experience.
Banana is tasted and adds a layer of depth to the drink. The taste of citrus - oranges - accompanies the banana flavor. Green apple is noted and brings volume to the pear.
The Belgian yeast used has a spice to it. Pepper is a nice touch to the yeasty body. A sour complexion is felt along with the green apple flavor.
Hired Hand has a lot to offer to the fan of Belgium beer. Loaded with flavor and complexity, this Belgian has everything I love about the style itself. The Saison is very faint in this one. You need to sit on the flavor of the yeast to notice you are getting the Saison at the same time. This Hired Hand is hired for the job and deservedly carries the reputation of a trusted brand.
Cheers. Prost. Drink for the love of beer. fonefan (50716) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2017
bergstaden (3158) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2016
[ As Iron Fist Hired Hand ].
Clear medium orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, moderate yeasty, sweet yeast, grapes, wine. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average duration, sharp, citrus, fruity, yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. 
Golden with a white head - Malt and some spicy belgian yeasty aromas - Malt body with a spicy yeasty flavour - The malt and spciyness from yeast goes into the finish - This was nice GRM (4144) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
Brown bottle, 750 ml, via Importations Privėes Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on April 7 2016; eye: caramel, semi-opaque, no effervescence, voluminous beige head that turns into a sheet, slight lacing; nose: Madeira, fig; mouth: Madeira, fig, finale in Madeira, medium body, rather carbonated, mildly sweet, fizzy texture; overall: disappointing
Bouteille brune, 750 ml, 6,5 %, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 7 avril 2016; œil : caramel, semi-opaque, pas d’effervescence, mousse beige abondante qui se transforme en une mince couverture, très légère dentelle; nez : madère, figue; bouche : madère, figue, finale en madère, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, moyennement sucrée, texture pétillante; en résumé : décevant Craftbrewhaha (80) - - OCT 1, 2015
Excellent, full bodied saison. Refreshing, gentle acidity, rustic aroma. Everything I love in a Belgian-style saison.
yespr (47074) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2015
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a huge white head. Aroma is grapefruity and light peachy. Fruity, bitter and crisp hoppy. Dry and solid hoppy. Phenolic and toasted, fruity finish. rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s place in London. Slightly hazy golden beer with a rich offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, grassy, perfume, yeast notes, herbal, hay, some floral notes. Hoppy floral citrus flavor, grassy, perfume, yeasty, some spices. Decent quite ordinary saison. Idiosynkrasie (7848) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2015
750ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, deep golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Fruity, slightly floral yeasty aroma, notes of apricot, dried yellow stone fruit, a slightly bready touch. Taste is slightly dry, subtle sweetness, hints of apricot, dried yellow stone fruit, slightly bready undertones. Mild and balanced. madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
19th July 2015Stuedmaster (352) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Lightly hazy deep gold beer, big cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry, good fine carbonation. Malts are smooth with a little creamy sweetness. Mild spice and light dried fruits. Semi sweet floralness. Smooth semi dry finish. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts here. Comes together very well.
Pours a slightly cloudy orange-gold, with a creamy, dense white head and thick lacing. Aroma of fresh citrus, wheat, honey, slight pine needle...pretty nice. Seems a little too bitter for a saison, not true to style but still very nice. The complex flavors that underline the bittersweet top make up for the overhopping. Lots of citrus and sweet malt, some mineral flavors, not quite sour enough for me but still slightly sour, strong alpha hop bitterness that adds some pine. Has a soft palate, medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and bitter finish.