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Commander Koala - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Commander Koala
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19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ColForbinBC on 04-05-2014)
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JArmour15

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

04-09-2014 05:18:40 | More by JArmour15
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tenderbranson69

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-04-2014 15:12:48 | More by tenderbranson69
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2014-04-19 in Ardmore at the brewery (from tasting notes).

A - Hazy dirty yellow with no head

S - Light stone fruit, citrus, pale malt

T - Wheat, grapefruit flesh, floral, grass. Puckers you up. Delicious.

M - Light body and carbonation. Refreshing

O - A very grapefruit flesh influenced Berliner Weiss but reigned in enough that my wife enjoyed what I brought home for her and she doesn't like bitter beers.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2014 15:58:32 | More by Tucquan
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Big thanks to eagles22 tor sharing this growler with me. Poured into a tulip, the brew appears a hazy pale yellow to copper color with a white cap that fades leaving spotty lace.

The smell is lemony with fresh grain and wheat-like sweetness overtop citrus zest. It displays almost a cidery hint that comes out more as it warms.

The taste includes notes of citrus fruit peel and zest. Some lemony lacto tartness, yogurt and a little yeasty, earthy and grainy sweetness to finish. Mild vinous alcohol emerges as it warms and gets a touch like cider as previously mentioned.

This is a light bodied brew with modest carbonation. Nice and easy drinking but not really a standout in the style. These past couple of berliners have been working towards greatness but they just arnt there yet. Looking forward to seeing what they try next.

Serving type: growler

05-02-2014 14:52:51 | More by stakem
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GuttaMane138

Florida

4/5  rDev +2%

04-19-2014 23:36:44 | More by GuttaMane138
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mdfb79

New York

3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 04/12/14 notes. On tap at the brewpub in Ardmore, PA.

a - Pours a pale yellow color with no head or carbonation evident. Doesn't look great.

s - Smells of sour fruits, lemon zest, grapefruit, honey, grass, floral hops, salt, and bready malts. Nice nose, reminds me of a berliner.

t - Tastes of sour lemonx, citrus hops, lemon zest, salt, floral hops, light sour fruity malts, bready malts, grass, earthy notes, and dough. Interesting taste with a little more sour lemons and salt to it...it really reminds me or a berliner and gose hybrid.

m - Light body and moderate carbonation. Much more carbonated than it looked. Crisp and dry.

o - Overall a pretty nice and interesting beer; I see it was listed here as a berliner which sounds about right to me...it was lighted as a sour on their menu. Really reminds me of a berliner-gose as I got some salt to it too. Worth checking out if you like light sours/berliners.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2014 20:42:50 | More by mdfb79
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

04-14-2014 04:48:23 | More by Lehighace06
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fpreh1957

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-13-2014 20:37:56 | More by fpreh1957
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drew74

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

04-12-2014 17:28:39 | More by drew74
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nuggetlover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

04-11-2014 11:54:01 | More by nuggetlover
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-10-2014 19:20:04 | More by iL0VEbeer
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.5%

04-09-2014 01:39:45 | More by BARFLYB
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huysmans

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-08-2014 16:47:36 | More by huysmans
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-08-2014 15:22:50 | More by Sarge3130
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

04-07-2014 18:25:41 | More by ShanePB
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.5%

04-07-2014 00:02:51 | More by IPAchris
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at TH.

Pale, golden-yellow pour, with a thin, bubbly, white head that fizzled out quickly, leaving no lacing behind. Not abnormal for the style. In the nose, lemon zest, toasted wheat, some grassy funk. Decent sour twinge in the taste, lemony, grainy, some sulfur, dry grass. A light bodied brew with a moderately high carbonation level. Nicely drinkable overall.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2014 18:17:31 | More by Rifugium
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Jonada

New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

32oz growler poured into a wine glass

Appearance: Pours a dark yellow color with less than a finger of a white head that dissipates quickly to a thin ring. Body is very hazy.

Smell: Big natural honey aroma, lemon, grain, citrus, floral.

Taste: Grapefruit, lemon acidity, slight grassiness. Medium strength clean sourness, but not mouth puckering.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with medium fine carbonation. Dry finish. Super refreshing.

Overall: Another good one from Tired Hands. Probably my favorite of their sour ales I've tried. This is an awesome session beer for the warmer months.

Serving type: growler

04-05-2014 03:37:15 | More by Jonada
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-05-2014 02:28:53 | More by ColForbinBC
Commander Koala from Tired Hands Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.