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Evil Twin Justin Blåbær - Evil Twin Brewing

Evil Twin Justin BlåbærEvil Twin Justin Blåbær

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BA SCORE
88
very good

644 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 644
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%


Brewed by:
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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.

(Beer added by: Jason on 02-27-2013)
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BMMillsy

Florida

2.26/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from Gator Beverage. Pours pinkish purplish red, hazy, with a on finger pink fluffy and spritzy head. Aroma of, good lord what the hell is this? Straight vinegar and maybe some nail polish remover. Really awful honestly. Flavor is some blueberry up front, sourness, very light flavor and rather watered down, finishes with some metallic blueberry skin. Lingering wheaty sourness on the palate. Meh. Extremely light bodied with very high carbonation. This has no redeeming qualities. Drainpour city.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 01:06:54 | More by BMMillsy
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justinmartz

Colorado

3.29/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This "malt beverage with blueberries added" poured a hazy grapefruit beneath a thin head that disapperaed quickly. Some pleasant tartness and lively carbonation overpowered any kind of blueberry flavor, though some came through on the nose.

At 4.5%, it is quaffable, balanced and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 06:21:49 | More by justinmartz
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Amalak

New York

3.3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A. It has a redish, orange color with a pinkish hue (looks like Iced Tea). It has a small white bubbly head with limited lacing. Opaque

S. Very mild malt and metallic scent.

T/M. It tastes like a lambic iced tea. It is quite carbonated and zesty, leaves a tingle on the tongue. Orange and grape with a hint of lemon. A good deal tart.

O. It's basically a beer version of grapefruit juice. I'ts descent, but you really have to be in the mood for it.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 21:12:12 | More by Amalak
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SkeeterBoganski

Colorado

3.31/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I once had Blabaer fever, and this beer cured my ails. Meaning, I no longer have any interest in tracking this one down after having it. It pours a hazy orange and is full of quickly disappearing foam. There's some blueberry-ish sentiment that settles and floats at the bottom, which trust me...doesn't make much scientific sense to me either. The nose is pretty flat in my opinion...some lemon acidity and a touch of that berliner wiesse. It's pretty tart and sour up front, with just a touch of those blueberries present on the medium part of the swallow...and they disappear quickly. I really wish there was just a bit more of that fruit component in the flavor. The beer finishes with a dry biscuit and puckery end. Mouthfeel, it's nicely carbonated and light. I guess I just expected a bit more in terms of blueberry. It's a pleasant beer and not too funky or lactic, but nothing outstanding either.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 22:59:26 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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dowen17

Alabama

3.35/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy pinkish yellow hue. Big head quickly recedes to a ring around the glass.

On the nose is funky tart blueberries. Some barnyard yeast funk as well.

Taste is tart blueberries. Barnyard yeast. A bit sour on the finish. Comes and goes without much going on.

Good carbonation. Light bodied but not watery.

Decent beer. Would drink again but don't know if it's worth buying.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 21:11:02 | More by dowen17
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.38/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very hazy with a slight pink tinge. Medium white collar.

Smell - Doesn't smell like much. Some lemony acidity.

Taste - Grainy and sour. Lemony. Faint berry fruit in the back.

Mouthfeel - Very light. Medium carbonation.

Overall - I don't get much blueberry but it's a tasty berliner.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 01:43:49 | More by Alieniloquium
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angelmonster

Colorado

3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a beatiful, hazy, raspberry-magenta. Head is white and one finger. Head retention and lacing were below average.

Smell is dominated by tart berries and sour green apples. No hops or alcohol are detected. Aromas are pretty one note, fruity and sour.

Taste seems more like sour raspberries than blueberries. Beer is very acidic along with flavors of granny smith apples. Straw malts are very light, hops and alcohol are non existent.

Mouthfeel is very effervescent and light. Carbonation is that closer to a champagne than beer. Wish carbonation contributed more to the body.

Overall this beer was above average but pretty one note. Very puckering with nothing to balance the flavors at all. Not the best sour beer I've had.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 04:46:34 | More by angelmonster
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Ant4711

South Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very very very funny, definitely not bad, just watery and not too much blueberry taste as I hoped for...

Bottle says:

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

A collaboration between Evil Twin Brewing, Westbrook Brewing Co, & The Charleston Beer Exchange.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 21:50:59 | More by Ant4711
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kojevergas

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

High expectations for this one given both the brewery and recent hype. Currently has a 91 rating. 4.5% ABV confirmed. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with vaguely homoerotic label art and unbranded pry-off cap acquired at a SoCal bottle shop for $13.99 USD and served into a flared stem-snifter/tulip hybrid glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. "A collaboration between Evil Twin Brewing, Westbrook Brewing Co, & The Charleston Beer Exchange." Produced/bottled at Westbrook.

Served cold - straight from the refrigerator - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger wide white colour head with pink hues. Fizzy, effervescent, and thin. No creaminess or frothiness. Retention is quite poor considering how low the ABV is; it retains maybe 1 minute. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass.

Body colour is a dull orange-pink. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Overall, it's not great for the style. A weak appearance.

Sm: Light tartness and sourness. Sourness is clean, not spontaneous - suggesting lactobacillus yeast only is the cause. Wheat. Berry fruit, with prominent (but not dominant per se) blueberries. Berry fruitskin. Blueberry comes through mainly on the backend. Not real complex, subtle, or evocative, and the fruity notes don't come off very natural; fruit extract could easily have been used based on the aroma alone. This artificial quality has me suspicious. No alcohol or floral hop character is detectable.

A decent aroma of average strength. So far, this is far from unique or special.

T: A bland wheat body comprises the entirety of the weak foundation. Empty and bland up front as well as in the early second act. From the midpoint to the climax, a burst of berry notes (including dominant blueberry) emerges. It dies shortly after the climax and the finish is as bland and boring as the open. Very one-note and painfully simple, with little sourness (what little there is is all lacto) and tartness. This is what the hype is about? Really? Decent balance, but zero complexity. Maybe some slight subtlety.

Certainly an inspired brew, but it's far from great. Low depth and intensity of flavour. Below average flavour duration. I really don't understand why this has such a great reputation; I mean it's very pleasant and approachable and the blueberry character is nice, but it's far from mindblowing. I will say the berry notes are lovely, and they do get better as it warms, but berries are used far better in other beers.

No hop character or alcohol comes through.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Weak. Thin. Near perfect carbonation. Complements the flavour profile nicely. Refreshing and enjoyable. Good body.

Dr: It's obscenely drinkable, sure. And it's a damn fine summer beer if drinkability is your only standard. But there's so much more you can do - you should do - in a great berliner weiss. Bear Republic Tartare this is not. I like this, but the hype is unjustified. I wouldn't go out of my way to pick this up again, and I sure wouldn't pay this price for it again. I could drink it by the 5 litre keg, but drinkability does not alone equate to quality. I like the concept, but this can be improved upon a great deal - starting with more tartness and sourness. Hides its ABV well. A decent introductory beer to sours.

High B-

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 04:43:54 | More by kojevergas
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mindspin315

New Jersey

3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Yes, I've finally ticked Blåbær, Justin Blåbær that is!

Pours out a solid, few fingers worth of head. Pale ruby red (sounds contradicting) body. Medium hue. Couple floaties chillin'.

Light effervescence. Slight fruit tartness. The fruit aroma is not very blueberry like though...doing this blind I would say it smells like a raspberry berliner. I'm not picking up much blueberry at all...in fact I could name a few other fruits over any trace of blueberry.

Sweet upfront...not cloying or sticky. Red berry jam throughout, but not as sweet. Dries out ever so slightly in the finish with a light cherry pit flavor remaining. Mild to light carb...is def very drinkable, but feels almost like a watered down Framboise.

If they brewed this with a lot of blueberries it is not very detectable. Maybe ever so slightly in the middle of the mouthfeel/taste...but it's so subtle. This is just not a very impressive berliner. It's not bad by any means, but it's a pedestrian berliner. Was hoping for a better take on the style, especially with all the hype surrounding this beer. It's a bit of a let down too because Westbrook killed it with their Weisse Weisse Baby. If you're going to poke fun at one of the most highly sought after sours you might want to have a little bit more game.

[85/100]

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 07:03:23 | More by mindspin315
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to AtlCarl, a man who schlepps beer around the country for me, for this one. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

Before the pour, one must admire the artwork on the label, which I'll admit made me smirk. The pour is a cloudy hybrid of peach & pink, with a lively amount of carbonation. Nose is weaker than expected, I have to inhale several units of oxygen to detect a vague fruitiness &, maybe, wheat. Not much coming on.

Justin Blaeber is as bright & bouncy as its namesake. The weiss is on top, a nice shiny, tartness driving the beer. The blueberries aren't overt, but hang around the middle, & they're muted by the tart bite. Fizzy & light on the tongue, & it's disappearing at a rapid rate from my glass.

I would have liked a bit more on the blueberry end; as is, this is a pretty standard berliner with a touch of berry added. Pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 02:30:26 | More by maximum12
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Pencible

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a nearly opaque pinkish gold (like a pink grapefruit), with lots of fizzy white head.
S: It smelled like wet cardboard and copper hops and vinegar and funky sour yeast.
T: It tasted like white wine vinegar and metallic hops, with some sour yeast and a little unripe apricot. It had a crisp tart aftertaste.
M: It was watery with lots of carbonation. Bubbly body.
D: This was an ok berliner weisse, but no blueberry was noticeable. It was more like a subpar gueuze, with an uninteresting scent and taste and body. The finish was a bit harsh too, so must be sipped. Age may help, but this was really not worth buying in the first place.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 18:14:20 | More by Pencible
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is reminiscent of pink grapefruit. There was no head at all. The nose was slightly tart, but little else. The flavor was distinctly that of blueberries. It was pleasantly tart and easily drinkable – perfect for a muggy and hot summer day.

There was no hint of malt or hop flavors, so this may appeal to people who do not like beer.

However, as someone who actually likes beer, this was an interesting diversion but not anything that I would consider to be a serious beer offering.
Maybe I’ll have it again at a Sunday brunch. Outside of that, I’ll stick with something heartier.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2013 04:00:35 | More by 57md
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Panny for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours a murky light orange-red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, blueberry, and other fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with only slightly sour blueberry flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the blueberry presence is fairly subdued all around.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 19:27:26 | More by UCLABrewN84
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to cistercian12 for sending this! Much appreciated. Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Peg's snifter glass.

A: Hazy reddish and purplish copper, with a thin white head and good visible carbonation.

S: Light lactic tartness, lemony and citric, and maybe a touch of berry aroma.

T: Follows the nose almost exactly - I get no real blueberry flavor to speak of. Moderate citric and lactic tartness and acidity, and these last into the hang. Some light crystal and wheat malts, and some ill-defined fruitiness. Note - some blueberry flavor tries to develop as it warms. I let the last few sips get essentially to room temperature, though, and and it never really stood out.

M: Light body, average carbonation sensation for the style, and very low alcohol presence.

O: It's not that it's offensive or anything. But this doesn't even approach some of the truly good Berliners or sours around. I'm feeling let down by this one. Not tart enough, nor enough fruit.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 00:23:08 | More by macrosmatic
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QuentinCall

Georgia

3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I feel as though it is more than appropriate that Evil Twin's Justin Blåbær elicits the same sort of affecting, charming, fraught, aggressive and occasionally wonderfully dumbfounded impressions that I imagine could also very well be evoked by the dating of Selena Gomez.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 02:56:58 | More by QuentinCall
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SFC21

Florida

3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a nice rose gold/grapefruit color. No head retention whatsoever.

S- Faint lemon and hay. Aroma doesn't jump out.

T - Overripe blueberries, lemon, wheat, light tartness. Very drinkable.

M- Nice and light, refreshing.

O - Solid Berliner but not mind blowing. Certainly worth trying and I appreciate that the blueberry flavor, while light, is not artificial tasting like many blueberry beers.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 01:12:08 | More by SFC21
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dar482

New York

3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a hazy yellowish orange.

The aroma has tons of lactic sourness, with a bit of blueberry, quite tart.

The flavor follows with tart and sourness in the front and then it moves onto a grainy malt flavor. There is a hint of blueberry and sweetness with a clean flavor aftertaste. Its a decent beer, but could use a bit more of an interesting punch. Lots of carbonation to keep the beer light and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 05:45:05 | More by dar482
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy a bit. Nose is very mild on blueberries. Flavor is kind of a sour blueberry thing. The blueberries are definitely dominant, and any berliner weisse character that might otherwise be here is blown out by the fruit. It's always nice to pick up a new berliner weisse. I wouldn't mind one with a bit more punch on it though.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 00:45:58 | More by RblWthACoz
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz, June 2013 release
Lost Abbey TEKU

A: Pours a cloudy pinkish hue. Doesn't produce a large head. Super carbonated. Lots of tight tiny bubbles. Not really leaving lacing sheeting.

S: Prickly tart yogurt notes. Good amount of fresh blueberry smells. Some chalk.

T: Much like the nose, you get that tight prickly tartness on the tip of the tongue. That carbonation really dances on you palate. There is less lactic flavor than I was expecting. The blueberry flavor is there but fairly mild. It has more of fruit beer than a sour. Finish is dry.

M: Lighter side of medium.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 15:15:06 | More by inlimbo77
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Florida9

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light purple pink in color. Little head. No lacing. Smells like a Berliner Weiss. Mild lactic quality. Mild sulfur and a hint of fruity blueberry. Taste is more if the same. Weak blueberry, wheat. A slight lactic tartness. Light sweetness balanced with a mild sweetness. Lighter bodied. Light tartness. Good carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 03:48:19 | More by Florida9
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a hazy light pink gold hue with a thin wisps and a light halo. Not bad.

S - Aromas of blueberries initially, a swirl opens this up to expose almost a powdery kool aid/pixie stix , not getting much wheat it's there but faint. The nose is a bit perplexing, not much going on but what's there is semi uncommon.

T - Taste is like biting into a slightly underipe blueberry, sour and tart, nice green apple skin, creamy Berliner what notes. It's not super sweet but it's distinctly blueberry.

M - Mouthfeel is nice for the style, crisp bright sharp carbonation.

O - Overall I was expecting this to be almost a drain pour because the nose was so screwy. Still, not an epic fail

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 16:26:31 | More by rudzud
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scottfrie

California

3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle into snifter. Thanks Russell!

A: Pours a hazy pink grapefruit color with a thick, fluffy, and frothy white head that slowly faded into a softy and fuzzy collar.
S: Yeast dominates with dry and earthy notes of doughy Belgian yeast followed by tart scents of lemon and juicy blueberries.
T: Blueberry flavor is jam-like and sweet and it mixes well with the doughy yeast to create a blueberry bread type flavor. Lemony citrus is lighty tart and lingering. The finish is sweet and slightly medicinal, and the aftertaste is tart with flavors of white grapefruit, raspberry, and lemon zest.
M: Very ample soft carbonation froths up on my palate over the medium-full body and slick, drying yet lightly greasy mouthfeel.
O: A refreshing and quaffable Berliner with a great dose of blueberry. Not the most dominating blueberry beer out there, but this is quite good.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 02:20:15 | More by scottfrie
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's (from notes).

A: Looks like fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.

S: Faintly tart and floral.

T: Not too tart. Palate cleansing and not too funky.

M: Only slightly prickly.

O: I've also had it from the bottle and wasn't a big fan of either one. It's good but I wish it was more fruit forward.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2013 00:48:26 | More by gillagorilla
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MadScientist

New York

3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 01:54:46 | More by MadScientist
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