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Evil Twin Justin Blåbær - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

638 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 638
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%


Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
OMG! It's JUSTIN BLABAER!!! If you have "Blabaer Fever," then this is the only cure. We stuffed so many blueberries into this beer- it's going to make you shout, "Oh, Baby!" This is dedicated to AVSB, A&F YFFL-EW, MW, RWM, BE, SS, RC.

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DeanMoriarty

California

4.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Finally stumbled across one of these at Holiday Wine Cellar for $8.99 (limit 1 per customer). Poured into a crystal tumbler.

Pours a hazed cherry brown hue with a thin pinkish head that dissipates quickly with a couple sips. A lot of barrel funk on the nose, cabernet, dried hay, lemon zest, and a faint hint of bready malt. A lot of fruit up front, seems like it's going to be sweeter than I hoped, then the sour funk seeps in - has moments of an Oude Bruin, but remains much more tart throughout finishing with a dry and bitter mouthfeel. Would definitely satisfy any lover of sour/wild ales!

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 03:32:08 | More by DeanMoriarty
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mverity

Florida

4.54/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 02:35:42 | More by mverity
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BlackBelt5112203

South Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.

L – Hazy deep amber color with a bit of a pinkish-blue hue and a 2-finger bubbly, fizzy, white head, also with a pinkish hue. Head fades relatively rapidly into a ring of white bubbles around the side of the glass. It’s tough to see through the beer, but it seems very effervescent from the surface.

S – Grainy wheat malt, earthy blueberries, a touch of lactic acid, and some musty yeasty aromas. It honestly kind of smells like a light blueberry cobbler or pie, still with the classic Berliner lactic notes. Really nice.

T – It starts off tart with lactic acidity and rapidly picks up a half-tart, half-earthy blueberry flavor. As the taste progresses, more of the grainy wheat and earthy, musty yeast flavor come through and pair well with the earthy blueberries.

F – Light-bodied, great carbonation, a tart, sticky, and crisp mouthfeel, and a mildly earthy, tart, and very dry finish. A little bit of the lactic tartness lingers for a while.

O – This is an awesome Berliner weissbier. It fits all the characteristics of a good Berliner, plus it has a nearly perfectly-done blueberry character. This is how I wish all fruit beers would be. You have a well-done base beer that is made better by the subtle addition of fresh fruit. Really tasty and extremely drinkable. I would recommend this to any beer drinker, but especially Berliner weissbier fans. Bonus points for the awesome label.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 03:15:18 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Tørst in NYC, served in a large wine glass.

A- Pours a dark, opaque blueberry/purple color, has a nice inch of pinkish head, which has great retention and leaves a lot of delicate lacing. It looks awesome.

S- Has a subtle aroma of blueberry flesh, which really starts to come out as the beer warms, there's also a very nice earthy funk, oak and wheat. The aroma is very nice and pretty complex for a Berliner.

T- Tastes great, the tartness is moderate to high, spot-on for a Berliner, mostly lactic acid with a hint of acetic, finishes with a lingering flavor of blueberry skins and juice.

M- Light-bodied, with a tart, dry feel.

O- I was really impressed by this. I had this just a few days after Hunahpu Day, where I tried a lot of great Berliners from Funky Buddha, and this beer is definitely on par with a lot of the best Florida Berliners. I had only had big stouts from Evil Twin before, so it was also cool to see Jeppe do such a different style and to totally nail it. This is a great beer, definitely seek this out.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2013 23:38:01 | More by WillCarrera
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jpro

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber from CBX...

A: Hilarious label; pours an interesting looking crimson-orange, with one finger of white, fizzy head; zero retention or lace; the color is really unique.

S: Tart; light wheat / dry malt aroma sweetness; blueberry meat; light fruit aroma; nice.

T: Nice and tart; puckering; wheaty; grape-y; blueberry flavor is light, but provides some finishing sweetness.

M: Medium-light body; high carbonation; puckering sour finish.

O: Refreshing; inviting; great Berliner Weiss with blueberries; a great Evil Twin / Westbrook / CBX collaboration!

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 00:32:53 | More by jpro
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.41/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a Kwak glass.

A- Pours a super cloudy grapefruit colored body with light, light red fizzy head that reduces quite quickly to leave no lacing or retention.

S- Quite perfume-like, sweet berries dominate the nose but not in an overpowering way. Blueberry, raspberry, strawberries, sweet red wine.

T- Starts off tart and lactic, progresses to subtle berries, raspberry and blueberry, finishes with a very nice freshly baked bread, biscuity, malty note. Very complex.

M- Thin yet refreshing, medium carbonation.

I was pleasantly surprised with Justin Blabaer. Tasty but not overpowering, the berries were nicely balanced here.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 02:58:55 | More by gcamparone
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ADZA

Australia

4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a blueberry almost blood orange hue with a creamy three finger and some considerable clingy lacing very nice looking,the smell is like blueberry pie with a nice sourness aswell,the feel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation and has tastes of sour blueberries,tart wheat and finished like a sour ribena just full of blueberries and overall yes I love this and would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 06:17:52 | More by ADZA
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cosmicevan

New York

4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bottle picked up locally. enjoyed from a Tørst wine glass.

a - poured a rather attractive peach orange with a darker core. the head was pink and fizzy and gone quick leaving sparse remains.

s - wow. smell is really solid. berry-er-ific. blackberry, blueberry, really nice...

t - HOLY MOLY!!! taste. is. great! like berry soda...super refreshing.

m - medium bodied and a bit heavier than i'm used to for a berliner, but it really works for this beer. like grape soda but a bit less fizzy. SUPER easy drinking.

o - i'll be honest, i got this because it made me laugh when i first heard about it and as a label collector, this one is a MUST have. that being said, who would've guessed that the contents would be so spot on. really well done for my tastes. thanks to evil twin for killing it on the inside and on the outside on this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 01:59:31 | More by cosmicevan
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TallSaint

New York

4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

July 14th, 2013

Pours a pinkish-blue with a loose finger of white head.

The nose is almost completely dominated by bright, fruity blueberries. A touch of fruity wheat esters come in as well but they are buried beneath the blueberries.

It's packed with juicy blueberries upfront. The midpalate is also loaded with blueberries but fruity wheat esters also begin to come through. Late midpalate raw, grassy wheat tempers the fruitiness and provides the perfect transition into the tart and extremely refreshing finish.

The mouthfeel is light and super refreshing.

This is an incredible beer. It's vibrant, bright and exciting. The blueberries zip around the palate and the wheat helps to balance this juiciness, stopping it from becoming overly fruity. The tartness in the back is gentle and gradual, not too sharp. It's so refreshing. I wish I could drink this all summer. I need to buy more.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 20:00:23 | More by TallSaint
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter. Pours a reddish purple with a bit of haze. Not much head with a vigorous pour, no retention. The nose starts with a fresh tart wave of blueberry followed by lemon zest, wheat, and some acidic notes towards the end. The taste starts just like the nose with ripe blueberries paired with wheat and lemon. The combination of flavors are seamlessly integrated and makes for an extremely refreshing drink. There is tartness present mid palate, nothing overwhelming. A nice note of citrusy zest on the finish. Mouthfeel is light and moderately carbonated. Overall, a delicious Berliner that is very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 00:34:34 | More by homebrew311
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Arguably the funniest name and package in the beer game.

A-Pours a very murky, glowing orange with pink undertones. White foamy, sudsy head that fluffs away. Ringy lacing. The body's color is brilliant.

S-Blueberries and an assortment of other tart berries. Underripe raspberries, blackberries and obviously blueberries. A hint of vinous funkiness too.

T-Delectably tart with a very natural blueberry flavor. Fruity sweetness melds with the sourness to make a very yummy mixture of flavors. Wheaty and barnyardy as well. Blueberry, raspberry, strawberry and blackberry. A brilliant Berliner with berry highlights all over the place.

M-Light, crisp, natural and refreshing. Drinks perfectly. I could drink about 7 bombers of this.

O/D-Great name and label but boy, the beer is no slouch either. Not just a gimmick, this is one of the best Berliners I have had. Love the blueberry flavor. Must try.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 18:08:31 | More by VelvetExtract
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I purchased this at The Beer Store in Southampton, enjoyed chilled in a tulip...shared with tenderbranson69.

The color is a hazed golden with 3 fingers of fluffy yellowish white which collapses to a thin band with fine bead and confetti type lace. The smell is very good a nice sour smell with fruity yeasty aroma with a light funky wild character and slight pie-like tart fruit nose mixed with wheat. The feel is sufficiently sour up front with moderate carbonation and slight funkiness with mild malt adding a sweetness mid palate. The feel finishes mostly dry and vinous.

The flavor has a distinct fruity taste with a lot of wildyeast and lactic tanginess with more fruit tartness coming forward with subtle wheat backing up the bacteria in the flavor with mild fruit skin and low acid in the middle. The lemon and berry cohesive taste is impressive...I find myself going back for additional tastes as there is a mix of sweetness left on the palate after the initial tangy almost sour flavor subsides. This is a great beer and very quenching at the same time I was pleased to have the chance to try this bottle and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys berliner weissbier... a very drinkable, quaffable and satisfyingly great sour wheat.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 02:05:25 | More by Slatetank
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: An impressive head caps the mauve-tinted amber liquid; the lacing slips down the side of the tulip rather quickly

Smell: Grainy bread with lactic lemon and blueberry elements

Taste: The grainy bread flavors underpin, up front; lactic fruit (lemon and blueberry) build through the middle and linger with the bready malts rejoining in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and creamy with moderate carbonation

Overall: I wouldn't know Justin Timberlake from the Back Street Boys (nor do I want to) but this is one enjoyable beer

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 00:33:53 | More by brentk56
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bomber (The Westbrook version) care of JISurfer (many thanks man!) poured into a Mikkeller teku. The brew pours a clouded pink color with a white finger of fluff that slowly fades supported by rising bubbles. As the cap fades, it leaves a stringy web of lace on the glass.

The aroma is nothing short of gorgeous. Bright fruity berries mixed with a lemony lactic and greek yogurt note. A hint of cereal-like grain and wheat almost makes for a scent like fruity pebbles cereal. As the nose opens up, it increases with a seedy blueberry note that is strikingly more pungent than I expected but very much natural and super enjoyable.

The taste is tart with a not so identifiable berry flavor that blends through the mouth and really resonates in the aftertaste. Notes of mild lemon zest, greek yogurt and a bit of wheat sweetness is present to contrast. This is bright and fruity with enough wheat and tartness to keep it flowing and interesting.

Light bodied and lively carbonated but not quite effervescent. This is one of the most blueberry forward brews I have had in a long time. It is downright crushable as far as drinkability goes. As far as berliners go, this one at times feels a bit watery. However, it is a perfect summertime offering that (i am nitpicking here) could use a bit more tartness. Regardless, I enjoyed the grain backing and how clean this was. I want more...

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 12:13:05 | More by stakem
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at armsby abbey

A- pours a color that's pink grapefruit crossed with a light blue/ purple? Hard to describe, but it looks amazing

S- light wheat with a touch of lacto and blueberry

T- slightly tart blueberry with a light wheat malt finish, very nice

M- body holds up with carbonation adequate for the style

O- incredibly drinkable and delivers on the tart blueberry flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2013 23:09:19 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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kawilliams81

Yukon (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a PW Berliner glass.

Pours a light hazy purple with a 1 finger effervescent off-white head. Some trails of lacing remain.

Lemon, sour mash, light blueberry.

Wheat and light pale malts, light sweetness, sour mash, blueberry is there but not prevelant, some tartness and acidity.

Very good Berliner. Not very sour or tart, but solid Berliner characteristics and enough blueberry to notice it.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 04:03:42 | More by kawilliams81
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mdfb79

New York

4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 06/01/13 notes. Bought a bottle of this at Tørst in Brooklyn, NY, had about 8oz of the bottle. I previously had 2 sample of this up at EBF in March, but glad to have it again and give it a proper review.

a - Pours a deep reddish-brown color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour blueberries, vinegar, sour red wine, sour dark fruits, berries, oak, fruity malts, and some light funk in the end. The nose is fantastic on this beer; very fresh and strong, and a ton of awesome sour blueberries and dark fruit. The light funk also adds to it. Top notch.

t - Tastes same sour blueberries, vinegar, tannic, oak, musty notes, earthy notes, and sour red wine. I like the taste, but it is much weaker than the nose and seems like a watered down version of what the nose promised. Still a good taste, it's just that the nose is great.

m - Lighter bodied beer and low carbonation. A little acedic, and pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall this is certainly a good berliner, and one of the better Evil Twin beers that I've had. I think the nose is fantastic; super sour, super fresh, and some light funk adding complexity. It might sound like I didn't like the taste which is not the case; the taste is good, it's just that after the nose this beer had I was hoping for it to be a little more flavorful. Easy to drink, definitely worth checking out if you can get a bottle, and I'd certainly have it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 14:51:02 | More by mdfb79
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wedge

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Foggy, glowing reddish peach color with a very small, fleeting white head. Smell is plenty of blueberry juice tartness and freshly cracked grain. Increased fruity tartness in the mouth, but far from any sort of artificial or cloying characteristics. Blueberries, gentle acidity, and a long, fresh grainy finish. Dry, clean, mineral, and puckering in the mouth. Seems to me like the base beer would hold up as a good Berliner on its own. Pretty simple, but it stays away from being a one note wonder with a pleasant complimentary grainy wheat component. Nicely done...wish it wasn't so damn expensive.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 22:54:33 | More by wedge
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Onenote81

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bottle of this at a local shop awhile back. Split with my wife last night.

Poured my allotment into a chalice. Pours a pinkish-hued burnt red. A nice fizzy off-white head sits atop. This fizzles and pops away quickly, but leaves some sticky glob in its wake. The nose is tart and a tad funky. Some slight sour mashy aroma going on. Big wallop of fruity tones.

Prickly and zesty, this one is! Nice carbonation pop giving my palate a work-over. Easy and delicate - drinkable to the max. Mild blueberry flavor, and not sweet at that. Tart, slightly acidic, and a bit drying. Light funk flavor profile that scratches where I itch. Easy beer to like here. Nice work. I want more, and my wife loved it as well!

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 00:11:35 | More by Onenote81
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tastybeer

North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Red-orange in color, nice white head. Not much for lace.

S: Aroma immediately reminds me of Founder's Cerise but with blueberry. And that is one of my favorite fruit beers. This beer however smells very nice. Sweet berries, fresh cracked malts, tangy fruit, and mouthwatering in general.

T: Flavor is delightfully blueberry, tangy and sour, malty fresh, and endlessly swirlable. Very nice.

M: Soft and delicate yet sharp with sour and bitter pointiness. Slick texture and well carbonated. A touch of syrup.

O: Pretty awesome. More would be very welcome.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 22:50:42 | More by tastybeer
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larryi86

Delaware

4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a goblet

A- A ruby red grapefruit color with a small pink head.

S- Blueberries, raspberries, tart, slightly sweet.

T- Blueberries, tart raspberries, lactic acid it the finish, some wheat, good balance, love the sourness.

M- Smoith, crisp, light, refreshing.

O- A nice blueberry beer, well balanced. Worth price, would like to pick anything bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 22:26:36 | More by larryi86
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer was brewed twice although they are different. One batch at Evil Twin and a second batch in collaboration with Westbrook.

No head really on a murky pink, really grapefruit meat colored body. No lacing. Aroma is of musty strawberry, blueberry and lemon citrus. The nose is strong and tart overall. Flavor is as tart as you would expect for the style with more of what was encountered in the aroma with citrus, blueberry and strawberry on a wheat base. Perfect degree of tartness. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Flavorful beer, I am very interested in trying the original Evil Twin version for comparison.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2013 22:00:52 | More by kylehay2004
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Count me a belabaer--I mean a believer. Nice pinkish, cloudy color with lots of head. An amazing aroma of sweetness, sourness, strawberries, and especially blueberries. An in-your-face blueberry explosion of sweet alcohol. Fine mouthfeel that supports but does not overpower the flavors. Just a superbly done and tasty beer from start to finish. Yum.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2013 15:30:38 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

fresh bomber into a pint glass.

pours a hazy dark pink with no head whatsoever.

smell is of vinegar and blueberries...enticing. taste is extremely tart for a berliner Weiss, wow. loving this. massive blueberry/blackberry taste follows the initial tartness. medium bodied with low carbonation. good drinkability.

overall an exceptional berliner Weiss that you should immediately grab if you see one. love it.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 21:35:13 | More by Axnjxn
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 8.14.13

A - Pours a pale orange-purple with a fizzy off-pink head that fades fast.

S - Lots of blueberries, a touch of barrel.

T - Tart blueberries, I am dialed in!

D - Good carbonaiton with a very light body.

O - Lots of blueberries, a touch of barrel and tartness. A god awful label.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 05:15:36 | More by HuskyinPDX
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