Evil Twin Justin Blåbær - Evil Twin Brewing
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
4.16/5 rDev +6.1%
Enjoyed out of a brown 22 oz bomber with no dating to be found anywhere on the bottle or label. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack chalice glass with a thin, wine glass-like bowl sitting atop a sturdy stem and base, like a goblet.
Appearance - Pours a deep ruby pink hue with magenta undertones and a cloudy density that obscures light. The very edges reveal a lighter, lavender colored shade. Head fizzes up to about a half finger of powder white microbubbles, very much like sparkling wine carbonation. Dissipates almost immediately , but leaves a rim of foam around the edge, as well as a moderate film across the surface.
Smell - Tart, lemon notes, and wheaty biscuit with underlying notes of sourdough. The blueberry is present, but surprisingly the grain comes through more along with that lactic sour essence. The blueberry is an accent, an overtone that lends a complexity to the otherwise very straightforward berliner weissebier. Although, I suppose blueberries aren't the most aromatic berries, so perhaps that makes a difference.
Taste - Wonderful mouth-puckering tartness right up front, which then gains depth with a faintly rich (contradictory sounding, I know) fruitiness from the blueberries. Blackberry, lemon juice, blueberry vinaigrette all make appearances along with the sour wheat base. Lingering acidity and dry finish.
Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied and light, but prickly carbonation lending to an effervescent mouthfeel.
Overall, this might be my favorite BW style that has fruit added within the brewing process (rather than as a syrup afterwards). I like the fact that it is fruity, but maintains that tart, biting mouthfeel that wakes up your palate. It's probably also my favorite beer out of the few I've had from Evil Twin.
12-08-2013 02:20:00 | More by LambicPentameter
More User Reviews:
3.86/5 rDev -1.5%
A: A cloudy pink to purple hued beer with a light pink to purple colored head of rocky textured foam.
S: An assertive vinegary punch to the nose with a faint hint of fruit.
T: A medium acidic tartness with almost no sweetness making for a fairly tart beer. There is a moderate berry flavor but nothing distinctive. The finish is of dry with a quick fruit aftertaste and a lingering sourness.
M: A medium-light bodied beer with a medium level of carbonation.
O: An unbalance sour with a decent amount of berry flavors. I enjoy the assertive tartness even it gets a bit out hand.
12-25-2013 01:54:46 | More by MadScientist
4.54/5 rDev +15.8%
Hazy pinkish color with a ton of bubbly whitish-pink head. No real collar or lacing, but not typical for this style anyway. Taste is a nice refreshing tartness, some blueberry and a touch of lemon and some barnyard funk. High carbonation, and light body. Really great brew!
11-18-2013 02:35:42 | More by mverity
4.16/5 rDev +6.1%
22oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a tulip.
A bit of a gusher. Pours out a hazy orange, almost pink color. Definatly looks like the color probably started light yellowish and was influenced by the blueberries. Big 2 fingers of soapy, fizzy white head quickly receeds to nothing. Lots of streaming carbonation bubbles.
The aroma is big lactic sourness with maybe a slight hint of a tart blueberry. As it warms you get a bit of funk and a lot more blueberry and maybe other berry like aromas. A hint of bread.
A nice taste, big sour, tart up front and then this very bready lactic yeastiness comes in. Breadiness lingers into the finish. Hard to find much blueberry flavor. Tart lemon citrus from the sour.
Not insanely sour, but packs a nice punch that will stick around in your palate. Somewhat refreshing and easy to drink. High carbonation. Light body.
I haven't had too many Berliners to say if this is to style or not but I enjoyed it. Didn't get much blueberry but has a nice lactic feel and sourness. I'd drink this again.
01-04-2014 21:05:45 | More by dogfishandi
3.83/5 rDev -2.3%
Served on tap a local brewpub, this Berliner weissbier pours reddish in color, almost like a wit bier infused with a strawberry lemonade. The smell is mostly sour with pronounced notes of fruit (mostly berries) and very faint hop aroma - faint notes of spices (coriander) are noticeable. Taste-wise its mostly a sour strawberry lemonade, leaving an equally sour aftertaste that contrasts nicely with its fruitiness. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied. Carbonation is very light.
Overall its a nice beer to enjoy in a warm sunny day but not my cup of tea. I do recommend trying it out, but don't get the bomber if you're not a fan of this style.
04-25-2014 22:27:46 | More by HoppySeb
Evil Twin Justin Blåbær from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 799 ratings.