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Ego Disillusionment - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Berliner Weiss fermented on 66lbs of Italian kiwi halves.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2013)
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DaGrizz

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

02-10-2013 03:18:52 | More by DaGrizz
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

02-18-2013 03:38:27 | More by polishkaz
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Romulux

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

02-11-2013 15:45:47 | More by Romulux
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

02-18-2013 00:21:38 | More by djrn2
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

$5.00 for 10oz, served in an elongated chalice
Sampled 22FEB13

[A] Arrives with a wispy white head, bright, sudsy and short lived. The body is a pale, soft and light yellow with enough murkiness to prohibit any transparency. No lacing.

[S] Light lactic aromas on the nose with a cellar-like mustiness, plus soured grain and a restrained kiwi fruit character.

[T] Sourness is modest but plays well off of the spritzy acidity. Tangy, yogurt-like qualities come through from midpalate on. The fruit character could be elevated a bit more because the addition of kiwi seems like a fantastic and natural combination with a Berliner base. Nevertheless, the flavor is not lacking - even at 3.5% ABV.

[M] Super crispy, light and refreshing. Everything a Berliner should be - just not as sour or lactic as I like. Plus the kiwi component was downplayed, which seems like a missed opportunity to me.

[O] I thought this beer was MUCH better than the ratings suggest - and I'd happily have another.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2013 16:46:42 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Tired Hands last weekend followed by a growler last night. Served in Tired Hands stemware.

The pour on tap (the day of the tapping) was a pale yellow with a greenish tint. Very cloudy with a whisp of a head. From the growler, the beer still has a bit of a greenish tint, though less so, and has cleared up quite a bit.

The nose carries a bit of lactic acidity and mild bread and grain. The kiwi is a bit in the background, becoming a bit more pronounced as it warms. Mild lemon and lime-like citrus there as well.

Flavor is initially tart followed by ripe kiwi. Mild bread character in the background, though the grain character is fairly subdued, with fruit and acidity being the dominant components.

Very light with a smooth tartness through the finish. Quite drinkable, though I wish the carbonation had been higher, even on tap.

Overall, a great concept and a very nice beer.

Serving type: growler

01-28-2013 00:47:07 | More by Thorpe429
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Growler poured into a Hill Farmstead glass.

Pour: Completely hazy pale yellow with a finger and a half white head. Head recedes to a rim and leaves some lacing.

Smell: Big burst of kiwi and lemon juice right off the bat. A light yeast and a ton of dough. Mostly just fruit juice.

Taste: Again, tart kiwi and lemon juice dominate the palate. A ton of doughy breadiness. This is incredibly unbalanced, but that's fine with me.

Mouthfeel: A little watery, but just exceptionally drinkable. Nice carb too.

Overall: Not sure why the previous reviews are so low... this wasn't mind blowing, but was quite refreshing and tasty. I would like to see Jean dial the recipe in on this one (maybe scale back the amount of Kiwi used?) and brew this again come spring or summer.

Serving type: growler

01-30-2013 19:12:06 | More by cfrances33
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-18-2013 01:15:48 | More by acurtis
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stmgl01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-08-2013 06:49:31 | More by stmgl01
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Googs

New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-03-2013 04:39:07 | More by Googs
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-21-2013 16:28:57 | More by baybum
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

8 oz glass on tap at brew cafe in Ardmore.

Pours a very cloudy greenish hued yellow with a wispy white head. Nose of lactic sourness and wheat with a strong fruit presence, alternating between lemon, kiwi and green apple. Flavor is bready and tart, mild acidity, with ripe kiwi and mild lemon tartness. Medium light body and low carbonation. A little too thin and watery, but otherwise refreshing and sure future batches will dial in.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2013 03:10:56 | More by yourefragile
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lovindahops

New York

3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tired Hands EGO Disillusionment

A- light and hazy with a pear juice colors. White foam recides leaving faint traces on the edges. A refreshing look

S- tart scents with faint apples and pear scents. Dry scent that is comparable to apple cider vinegar

T- very tart flavor that are very tasty with the crisp properties. Refreshing flavor that finishes dry

M- crisp and tingling flavor

O- good Berliner from tired hands. An intro beer for those looking for sours and dry offerings

Serving type: growler

02-23-2013 22:51:02 | More by lovindahops
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler during a tasting. Cloudy white and watered-down lemonade-like in color, barely enough color to call it straw. Hazy and foggy - looks like white grape juice with very tiny bits of sediment floating around, slightly olive-green tint to it. Aroma is packed with apples, apple skins, white grapes, pears, and some moderate kiwi. Some lemon and lime zest detected as well. Mainly fruity on the nose, not much to mention in terms of vibrant malt or hop characters.

Hits the palate pretty thin with a medium-high amount of carbonation. Slightly tart up front, turning quickly to a lasting, fruity sweetness. Kiwi, green apple, white grapes, and ripe pears. Very "juicy" in character. The aftertaste contains a nice amount of lemon-lime zest, mildly reminiscent of a Sprite (but in "beer" form, of course). The kiwi wasn't as ripe or juicy as I thought it would be, but it's definitely noticeable. Very crisp and refreshing on the tongue, and a pretty hefty amount of fruit flavor given the style.

Flavorful and quenching for being only 3.5% ABV - this is definitely something I could drink all day, especially on a hot day after being outside for a while. Nice example of the Berliner Weiss, I'd love to have a growler of this stuff to myself.

Serving type: growler

02-10-2013 19:38:14 | More by tectactoe
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1L TH swing top growler
Filled 2/1/13
5oz tasting snifter

A: Pours out a really pale yellow color. Not getting a ton of head for something filled the night before, but it's carbonated. Bright white collar of bubbles. Doesn't leave much by way of lacing.

S: On the nose, I initially got what I took as white grape like notes. Maybe some apple cider as others had mentioned here. The fruit isn't that pronounced but Kiwi really isn't that aggressive a smelling fruit.

T: I actually liked the flavor of this one. I thought it would be a perfect summer beer that they should bring back for the warmer months. Up front a little pinch of tartness on the tongue. You do get that white grape juice character that I smelled. Maybe some breadiness. Crisp finish.

M: Light and refreshing. Little thin but it's supposed to be.

Serving type: growler

02-04-2013 16:52:42 | More by inlimbo77
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to xnicknj for this.

Pour was hazy straw yellow, pale as can be. Thin light head but decent looking.

Fruity and malty. Nose was light, not much going on here.

Fruity up front, the kiwi is apparent. A tropical fruit with a very very mild tartness. Towards the finish, very pale malt and bread forward.

Light and easy, mild carbonation. Slick with a very faint tartness, but enough to keep it interesting.

I enjoyed this, my wife loved it. Sounds weird but almost had a wine like feel to its flavor profile. Worth trying.

Serving type: growler

02-17-2013 15:55:18 | More by hooliganlife
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out as a hazy yellow color with a soft soapy looking white head on top. The retention was minimal here along with the lacing. The smell of the beer was pretty good, it has a nice subtle tart aroma from the lactic acid and kiwi. The taste of the beer is sweet with a tart finish to it. There is some kiwi flavors in there but they're not over the top. There is a nice wheat finish to the taste also. The mouthfeel of the beer is light bodied and refreshing. Would be a perfect summer brew. Overall It's a nice beer. It's not my favorite style but it's still pretty good.

Serving type: growler

02-07-2013 20:02:44 | More by Knapp85
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-20-2013 23:26:12 | More by SPRichard
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-11-2013 13:53:40 | More by ShanePB
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-04-2013 16:42:14 | More by ygtbsm94
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-30-2013 04:48:16 | More by BARFLYB
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kapkenobi

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-19-2013 17:26:06 | More by kapkenobi
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-04-2013 06:04:30 | More by starrdogg
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dnb128

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-01-2013 03:24:44 | More by dnb128
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-03-2013 22:13:39 | More by oglmcdgl
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Ego Disillusionment from Tired Hands Brewing Company
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