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HappyHands | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Berliner Weisse

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Heirloom Tomato Berliner Weisse. 5.2% Brewed with wheat. Conditioned on 120 lbs. of Heirloom Tomatoes from Tim Mountz at Happy Cat Farm.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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2.71/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pour is lightly hazed pale yellow with a white head. Nose is apple cider and vinegar, vegetal, earthy and minerally. Moderate carb, lighter body, lots of vegetation, less salty than the nose with more sweetness. Estery in the finish, puckering and prickly.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Recieved a growler in a trade with Kapkenobi- thanks bud!

32oz. growler poured into a FFF teku.

Pours a hazy whitish gold color with just a hint of pink, with a thin, bone-white head. minimal lacing, and the head quickly dissipates. I was expecting a bit more color from the tomatoes, but it's still a good looking beer.

Comes with the typical berliner nose, tart lemon, soft wheat and theres just a touch of funk.

Tastes follows the nose. Lemon and wheat with a mild lactic presence. There is a soft, faint sweet tomato flavor, but its way in the background. I was really hoping for/expecting more of a tomato flavor.

Mouthfeel is pretty spot on for the style. clean, tart finish and excellent carbonation in the body.

Overall, while i think this beer is an excellent berliner, it is pretty straight-forward. I think i've been drinking too much Florida Weisse, where the brewers pack the berliner chock full of fruit flavors. This beer was refined, and subtle, but lacked any standout qualities.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to tenderbranson by way of Slatetank for securing this 1-liter growler for me. Poured into a matching TH oversized wine glass, the brew pours a hazy golden color with a finger of white froth from a pour down the middle of the glass. The cap slowly fades leaving hardly any lacing effect. The brew looks pretty standard for a berliner offering.

The aroma is slightly earthen and faintly seedy in a tomato sorta way but without previously knowing tomato was put in this, I highly doubt anyone (myself included) would be able to distinguish that. As it warms up, a bit of lemon character and accenting fruity quality emerges.

The flavor has some saline aspects to it with a minor fruity lemon appeal like your typical berliner. More sips reveal a touch of earthen and sulfate character that gets mildly vegetative towards the finish. As this warms up, almost a vinous note emerges that has somewhat of a chardonnay sort of feel to it.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is light and prickly with a cleansing sort of feel to it indicative of the style. I cant stress how awesome it is to get a TH growler that is adequately carbonated...it doesnt happen all the time but when it does, man is it good. This berliner while very unique with the tomato addition is leaps and bounds ahead of mr. alien stylistically which was released shortly before this one. The tomato was subtile enough that you could certainly get it in the aftertaste as it warmed up. For a strange idea, I think they really pulled this one off. I would certainly drink this again.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Photo of EBeckett3
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- hazy, near gold. small head, good laces.
S- fruity, but not citrus. Funky - bordering on sour or tart, but not there.
T- surprisingly well-balanced, not sour or overly tart, light taste of tomato, refreshing
M - lighter than expected, no discernible acidity, quite quaffable
O - as advertised "awesome and weird" nothing like any Berliner weisse I've had. I liked it. Purchased two small growlers for friends to sample the strange fruit that is tomato brew.

Served in an 8 oz glass

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of xnicknj
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

on tap at the brewpub - served in taster

Hazy straw golden color with a bubbly cropping of white head, quickly fading out while tasting. Toasted grain, lactic tartness, wet straw and a hint of vegetal tomato in the nose. Tart and snappy on the tongue, funky yeast and cracked pepper glance across. The tomatoes aren't boisterous, but rather an accentuation of salty, fruitiness that reminds me of fresh picked vegetables from a backyard garden. Finishes tart and dry on the tongue. Refreshing, lighter body, higher carbonation.

Funky and interesting brew from Tired Hands (of course) - I'd definitely try it again, but I wouldn't put this in the top echelon of Berliners for me.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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Photo of fdig23
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewcafe.

Appearance: classic berliner yellow haze, tiny white head with large bubbles.

Nose: Weird and interesting. Tartness up front but different from the usual lactic berliner aroma. There's a sweet and savory air over everything. It's tomato, but more of a tomato-water than sniffing a cut-open fresh tomato. It's really hard to put my finger on exactly what it smells like, but it's very good.

Taste: Another hard one to put a finger on. Light tartness up front is followed by a flavor that I can only previous recall tasting in champagne. It's a sweet, funky, bready savoriness but this time with a hint of beefy tomato. It finishes with a little bit of salt.

Mouthfeel: Nice, bubbly, and refreshing. Again reminiscent of sparkling wine.

Overall: Another weird and wonderful beer from Tired Hands. This is an excellent summer refresher that's quite different from any berliner I've ever had in a very good way.

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HappyHands from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 37 ratings