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Evil Twin Justin Blåbær - Evil Twin Brewing

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Reviews: 134
Hads: 1,007
Avg: 3.95
pDev: 31.9%
Wants: 62
Gots: 123 | FT: 25
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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States | website

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier | 4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 02-27-2013

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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Photo of DLancaster04
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very pleasant Berliner Weisse, will drink again for sure. Nose is a bit shy but pleasant and inviting with a good dose of funk. What it doesn't give you in blueberry aromatics and flavors, it gives you in a nice tart, crisp edge. It has a great mouthfeel and is well made but I don't get a lot of blueberry, which I expected. I like it a lot however and enjoy the effort.

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Photo of inewby
4.62/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very light colored beer, pleasantly fruity, the aroma does not give away the depth of flavor this beer puts out. Much more tart than I expected, very pleasant surprise.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Pinkish orange, like ruby red grapefruit juice
S- Slight tartness, some berry sweetness, but I would have guessed strawberry from the nose
T- Tart up front, a bit of berries, ends a bit watery
F- Good for style. Crisp, light carb
O- Decently drinkable, but not my favorite berlinner

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"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." Brewed in the style of a Berliner Weissbier with Blueberries added. A one-off collaboration between Evil Twin and Westbrook Brewing Co, available in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy crisp head of a champagne-white color over a moderately hazy golden amber body with ample, lively carbonation and thin, abundant sediment. Retention is average and lacing is light and spotty. 3.5

(Smell) Unmalted wheat, considerable funk and very potent fruit acidity. Little blueberry character, although some wild, underripe berry aromas are present. Potency is moderate. 3.5

(Taste) Tart and lactic sourness up front, tangy wildberry character with a simple pale wheat malt base. Finishes very acidic, moderately dry. The sourness is a bit more intense than the average Berliner Weissbier, which I enjoy. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) The texture is chalky, smooth, clean, medium dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a mild frothiness and a medium crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, shy of medium overall. Balance is tart, funky and acidic over sweet. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) Blueberry is a pretty difficult fruit to pull off when integrated in reasonable numbers, and as a whole the fruit character isn't very well integrated into this beer, but altogether this is an incredibly enjoyable and drinkable Berliner Weissbier with an enjoyable level of acidity and funk. 3.75

Evil Twin Brewing's
Justin Blabaer (With Westbrook Brewing)

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - I am not sure how to describe the color. Purplish-yellow?

Smell - There is a distict sour nose, though not specific to any fruit.

Taste - The initial taste is an intensely sour blueberry that quickly falls flat and dies. Toward the back, it is a little tart. The wheat is largely masked.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is low for the style.

Overall -This really did not hit the mark for a Berliner or sour. After the initial taste, the beer is a disappointment.

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Photo of Slack
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an amber to copper color with head that diminished very quickly with no visible lacing.

Aroma is sour, vinegar, blueberries, lac to bacteria, and white wine.

Taste is sour, acidic, white wine, with blueberries on the underside. Minor sweet finish.

Mouthful is light crisp and higher end carbonation.

Overall a very nice beer with minor drawback of the blueberries somewhat muted.

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Photo of thebeers
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Weird-as-hell hazy blue-and-orange-tinted pink grapefruit color with a finger of bright white head. Tangy aroma with a little pepperiness and hints of blueberry. A light sweetness upfront in the taste, followed by a quick sourness with citric notes, mineral water and blueberry in the aftertaste. Medium bodied for the style with good carbonation. Decent.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had the opportunity to pick up a half growler of this after a little taste at Saveon. I could not resist. I could get used to this.

It looks wild - the berry color darkens the cloudy Berliner.The aroma hints of sweet and sour, just what is to come in the taste, an wonderful blend of tartness.

It lingers in the mouth, nasty and sour, but not overly so. The fruit cuts it just a tad. I thought the flavor would ease up with more drank, but with more warmth (it is barely cold), it gets more robustly sour.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy gold with a slight purple tint under a thin wisp of a foam cap.
S: Has a tart blueberry nose, with fruit and a suspicion of tomato.
T: Tart, blueberry, lemon action drinks dry and tart.
F: Medium high champagne carbonation, light bodied.
O: A tart refreshing beer. The berries tone down the tartness somewhat and the result is much better than I expected.

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Photo of Vonerichs
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy pinkish hue with tons of fizzy carbonation.

Tart aroma with light blueberries. Kind of reminds me of the old blueberry new york seltzer waters.

Blueberries are light in the flavor, but it works. Lacto acidity and funky.

Light and crisp mouthfeel. Great carbonation.

A fine Berliner Weiss.

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Normally, I'm not a fan of sour or fruit beers. My husband ordered this at a local gastro pub and decided he didn't like it. As someone who hates to see beer go to waste, I decided to finish it up for him. Surprisingly, I actually liked this beer quite a bit. Open the first taste, you get a bit of dry sourness but then it turns into a round, juicy flavor that I rather enjoyed. I might need to rethink sour beers now.

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Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
2.93/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance – Pours a cloudy dark orange pink color with a good head and light lacing.

Smell – Bitter lemon, sour funkiness but no blueberries.

Taste – A sour cidery/white wine taste; I don’t really notice any blueberry flavor.

Mouthfeel – Tart, nicely carbonated, with a mild sour aftertaste.

Drinkability – A sour cidery beer without much blueberry flavor.

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Photo of SackBlabbath
4.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WOW! I have had my eyes on this beer for a while and someone recently recommended it to me, boy am i glad i finally tried it. TONS of blueberry flavor.

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hmm . . . weird but it tastes like the bottles looks. Worst bottle label ever. Well, I take my first statement back. The beer isn't as bad as the label.

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Photo of BobbyOlson
1.45/5  rDev -63.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Not something I expected at all. Very sour and I am not a fan of sours. But I thought the blueberry taste would make it a sweeter more palatable beer.

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Photo of cbutova
3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Dan/Emma for sharing this last night in what turned out to be a pretty darn good tasting. This is the third time I have had this brew.

A- Hazy bodied brew poured from the bomber to a wine glass, a bit of a pink shade to it. A white foamy crown forms on the beer but it falls fairly quickly. A ring of bubbles leaves spotty lacing.

S- Blueberries, wheat and some lactic lemony tart notes. The blueberries certainly have a fresh, authentic aroma rather than some flavoring or extract.

T- Again, for me the dominant flavor here is the blueberries; certainly deserving of some credit to get a flavor this big out of them. Wheaty and just a tiny bit tart for me in the underlying Berliner base.

MF- Definitely a shade under medium bodied and somewhat thin like a ginger ale or something. Carbonation moderate-high but it lacks much texture and finishes just a bit tart.

I commend Evil Twin for getting an authentic, fairly strong blueberry flavor into a beer but for me it seems like there is a divide between the fruit and the Berliner and they don't ever find a complete marriage.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tooty fruity fresh and fruity! No, no. Not that fake, processed junk. This is the real deal here. Kind of like a Monet, this bad sucker is good from afar, but s but murky up close. Smell? A little of this, a little of that, and this and huh. Not the best, but nothing off putting. Blueberry comes through beautifully like as if it were the warmest color.

Raul recommended.

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Photo of GurgglyBurgglers
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%

Lots of peeps be all like, "Waaaaa! Not enough Blueberry, blah blah blah". Well too bad. Chock full of tart blueberry flavor bub, super tasty. Pretty pink color too that make all the ladies go "Ohhhh!!! Look at that manly man drinking a pink beer! Waz his phone number?!" Almost drinks like a cider with that yummy lacto funk. 10/10 would drink again.

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Photo of cpetrone84
2.7/5  rDev -31.6%

Pour is a dark copper with a ruby hue and a lot of off white head. Nose is fleshy and meaty blueberry followed by a dirty malt, a lot of sugars, and a hint of lime. Taste is hot, fake meaty blueberry, dirty malts and grain, a hint of acetic acid, moderate acidity, and sugary finish. Body is messy, medium body, prickly finish.

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Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%

A - Very hazy pinkish orange color. White head with a slight touch of pink that fades rather quickly. A decent amount of floaties drift down to the bottom of the glass.
S - Not a fan of the smell. Funky hay with some vague fruit-like qualities, but it doesn't scream blueberry.
T - Better than the smell. Initially tart, and some sweet blueberry comes through on the tail end. Again, tastes of other fruits make an appearance.
M - Moderately fizzy with a dry aftertaste.
O - Glad I gave this one a try, but I was hoping for much more blueberry than I got. I would definitely recommend it for anyone that enjoys the style, though.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%

Nice looking body, orange, pink, amber tones with a soapy, white head. Aroma is tart fruit, unripened blueberries, grassy wheat. Taste is on point. Tart, puckering sourness, lots of fruity flavors, an earthy wheat finish. Body is sticky, puckering, tart, lingering finish. A great take on the style, I'm a fan.

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Photo of tlery
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Nice purple hue with a creamy head that dissipates quickly.
S - Sour blueberries with a little hint of Belgian yeast.
T - Upfront sourness that dissipates into fresh blueberries and a quick finish.
M - Crisp and thin with a dryness that seems to cleanse the palate.
O - Nice, refreshing Berliner Weissbier. Nearly perfect summertime aperitif.

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Photo of zookerman182
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a light purple color with a fizzy white head.
Aroma is tart, light blueberry, bready.
Taste is a nice balance of bitter, tart, and a little sweet.
You don't get much blueberry but there's some fruit quality.
Mouthfeel is medium to thin with not much lingering flavor.
I found this to be a refreshing beer.

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

Pours purple-tinged amber with a fading head.
Nose hints at acidity to follow, soft blueberry and elderflower.
Reasonably acidic flavours, but there's a fair bit of blueberry sweetness too. Stupidly drinkable stuff.
Nice high carbonation, suits the flavours well.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - Hop City in Birmingham, Alabama.

Appearance: A softly hazed, orangey body hit with a little tinge of rosiness. A white head foams up and drops out of sight just as fast.

Smell: Though distinctive, the blueberry scent isn't altogether effusive, but does stand out against the modestly scented wheat malt base.

Taste: Lightly sweet, lightly sourish blueberry countered by a puckering punch of citric lemon and give a sprinkling of table salt. Faint straw-like wheat well washed with sparkling mineral water. Tart, lemony, acetic finish

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Amply carbonated, fine in texture, a bit like a champagne.

Overall: Simply dreadful packaging, but the beer was fairly nice.

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Evil Twin Justin Blåbær from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.