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Ego Disillusionment - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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82
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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
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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2.25/5  rDev -38%

eagles22, Feb 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

RichardMNixon, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
2.94/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Looks super pale and hazy, somewhat yellowish but not really distinct color.

Smells like apple juice and unbaked bread dough. Mild tartness, not really getting distinct kiwi.

Tastes better but still getting the bread dough. More tartness, apple cider, some faint kiwi that's mostly hidden under the other flavors.

Fairly drinkable, could use slightly more carb.

Odd beer, not great but not really bad. It's drinkable but disappointing.

5.9/10

AlexFields, Jan 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

brez8791, Jan 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

MsRif, Jan 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

THECPJ, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

First had: on tap at Tired Hands

Hazy, pale yellow pour, with a small, fizzy, white head that sank to a ringlet, leaving a few streaks of lacing on the glass. Fairly effervescent. Aroma was a bit distant, vaguely kiwi, but more lemony, I thought, lightly toasted wheat. Taste was a bit thinner than I expected, even taking the lower ABV into consideration. As in the nose, I picked up lemon more than anything, kiwi rind, pale wheaty malts, and a touch of grassy funk just poking through. Mouthfeel was thinned out and a bit watery, which didn't help the lighter flavor profile, but on the other hand, this was quite a refreshing and drinkable beer overall. I think maybe my opinion of it would be better if I were drinking it outside in the middle of August rather than in the bar during the coldest week of January.

Rifugium, Jan 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Jspriest, Feb 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Retail1LO, Jan 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

millerbuffoon, Feb 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

ThoreauLikeAGirl, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of stakem
3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

1-liter growler into a matching Tired hands oversized wine glass. The brew appears a clouded yellow with a white frothy finger of head that collapses to a thin ring fairly quick which is typical for the style. Some faint spotty lace sticks to the wall of the glass.

The smell consists of bread and yeast. A faint fruity and lemony character emerges across the middle. This is a bit seedy with some notes of yogurt. A bit of sour mashing aromatics is present faintly suggesting oxygen was present while the wort was being soured. It has a distinct note almost like corn and grain about to be spoiled.

The taste is bready with yeasty notes coupled with lemon. A bit of fruity charcter is present that I want to guess is the kiwi but it isnt bold by any means and kiwi is in its own regards a pretty subtile fruit. Sone yogurt notes persist into the aftertaste.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It has a lightly almost chalky feel. It is easy drinking with some nice sour mash qualities and fruitiness. Thisbis not bad but it is a bit of a letdown after having their kvass which raised my level of expectation higher than it probably should have been.

stakem, Feb 08, 2013
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3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler provided by mixylplik3, thanks for the opportunity Matt.
Pours a deeply hazy straw color without much of a head. Smells of funky and citric fruit with a bit of kiwi thrown into it. The flavor is lightly tart with a nice citric and kiwi thing going on with a hint of funk and a sulfur rotten fruit flavor that luckily doesn't dominate or stick around very long. Light body with a lightly tart puckering mouthfeel and a moderate level of carbonation. This is a light easy to drink beer that would go great sitting on the deck when it gets a little warmer.

johnnnniee, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

mdillon86, Feb 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Greenplastic615, Jan 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

phishphorce, Feb 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

DaveHack, Feb 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Keyes88, Jan 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

callmemickey, Jan 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

bonkers, Feb 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

victory4me, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of xnicknj
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

on tap at the brewpub

Pale, hazy straw yellow pour with a one-finger layer of white head resting on top. Fades out fairly quickly with little retention or lacing.

Soft tart nose with hints of kiwi and tropical fruit. Straw and wet hay with some citrus and yeast.

Brisk kiwi tartness right up front followed by yeasty, funky straw and hay. Biscuit malts and grain with some continuing fruit and a dry, tart finish.

Lighter body, decent carbonation, refreshing and crisp on the tongue. Easy drinking, invigorating tartness and nice finish, although I was hoping for some more expressive fruit flavor.

xnicknj, Feb 10, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy and cloudy, gray hued straw color, somewhat bubbly. Notes of musty grain and hay on the nose, lemon and lime rind. Taste quite mild all around, musty grain and lightly tart citrus rind... hoping for more tart Berliner and kiwi qualities. Lighter bodied, mildly bubbly. Lacking in a few areas to make it stand out at Tired Hands or against other Berliners.

rfgetz, Feb 11, 2013
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3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at the brewpub. Reviewed from notes.

A - Pours pale, cloudy yellow with a one finger tall white head leaving little to no lace at all on the glass.

S - Smells of day old wheat bread, dulled Kiwi and Lemon fruitiness, some dry yeast and a bit of lactic sourness. I just wish the fruit came through a little more.

T - Taste is very similar to the nose. Kinda bready up front, Kiwi and lemon are a little brighter here, combining with the light lactic tartness to make a nice finish.

M - Light body with moderately low carbonation. My only problem is the feel, it is kinda watery from the start and it doesn't improve.

O - It is very easy to drink and it has some nice flavor but the feel just kills it. With a little refinement I think this one could be a very nice beer.

orangesol, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of jmarsh123
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Retail1L0 for the swing top 1L growler.

Pours pale straw with a small white effervescant head. Doesn't have much retention or lacing.

Some lemon and apple aromas along with a wheat twang. Can't really pick out kiwi in the aroma.

Typical berliner flavor profile. Some tart apple up front along with some grainy malt. Finishes with just a kiss of tartness and light throughout. The only problem is this is a "kiwi" berliner and I get absolutely nothing from the kiwi.

Light refreshing mouthfeel. Carbonation was a touch lower than I'd prefer for the style.

This is a perfectly good berliner weiss that I may have enjoyed more in a summer month. My beef is it's advertised as a kiwi beer and I don't feel the kiwi had any impact on the flavor profile at all. Marketed as a straight berliner, I'd score it higher. It'd be nice if they did this one again for a warmer time and let it sit on the kiwis longer to really bring out the kiwi tartness in addition to the light lactic tartness from the base.

jmarsh123, Feb 07, 2013
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Ego Disillusionment from Tired Hands Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.