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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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eagles22

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

02-09-2013 22:14:35 | More by eagles22
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

02-10-2013 02:36:42 | More by RichardMNixon
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AlexFields

Tennessee

2.94/5  rDev -18.8%
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

Serving type: growler

01-31-2013 04:42:19 | More by AlexFields
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-26-2013 22:15:00 | More by brez8791
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-28-2013 18:59:23 | More by MsRif
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THECPJ

Delaware

3/5  rDev -17.1%

03-20-2013 03:09:55 | More by THECPJ
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2013 03:01:46 | More by Rifugium
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

02-05-2013 16:59:21 | More by Jspriest
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

01-28-2013 20:05:56 | More by Retail1LO
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

02-06-2013 23:02:10 | More by millerbuffoon
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ThoreauLikeAGirl

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

01-27-2013 01:57:38 | More by ThoreauLikeAGirl
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: growler

02-08-2013 15:42:05 | More by stakem
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Serving type: growler

04-13-2013 23:28:50 | More by johnnnniee
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-05-2013 00:44:35 | More by mdillon86
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Greenplastic615

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-27-2013 03:04:05 | More by Greenplastic615
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-18-2013 00:15:52 | More by phishphorce
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-06-2013 23:10:14 | More by DaveHack
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Keyes88

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-27-2013 14:40:47 | More by Keyes88
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-31-2013 23:16:35 | More by callmemickey
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bonkers

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-18-2013 00:15:28 | More by bonkers
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-04-2013 23:28:26 | More by victory4me
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2013 17:16:20 | More by xnicknj
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2013 15:37:46 | More by rfgetz
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2013 20:04:45 | More by orangesol
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Serving type: growler

02-07-2013 17:51:16 | More by jmarsh123
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Ego Disillusionment from Tired Hands Brewing Company
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