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Ego Disillusionment - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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82
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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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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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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

02-05-2013 16:59:21 | More by Jspriest
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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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victory4me

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-30-2013 04:48:16 | More by BARFLYB
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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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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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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-28-2013 18:59:23 | More by MsRif
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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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Keyes88

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-27-2013 14:40:47 | More by Keyes88
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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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Greenplastic615

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-27-2013 03:04:05 | More by Greenplastic615
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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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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-26-2013 22:15:00 | More by brez8791
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Ego Disillusionment from Tired Hands Brewing Company
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