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Evil Twin Justin Blåbær - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

639 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 639
Reviews: 101
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.

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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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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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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perverted to the core, the marketeering of this beer is simply not right. Its all of what's wrong with the world as I feel ashamed simply looking at its label. Excuse me while I go shower...

Hazy mauve in color, the ale releases a delicate lacy creme that slowly recedes but regenerates easily with a swirl of the glass. Light on lace, the ales acidity gets the better of its foam character, but that's to be expected.

Lemony to the scent, a musty tartness wafts about with complementary notes of dry cider and white wine vinegar. But then an even more sturdy fruit note emerges- its the unmistakable blueberry notes, and not the artificial candy blueberry flavor but true vine-picked blueberries in all its musty tartness and and robust earthiness.

Its taste is highly lemony, but lightly salty, cork-like and sour with the taste of white grapes, light vinegar, wine and crab apples. Its lemon and lime-type sourness folds in a bright blueberry taste with all its tart citric acidity and little of the fruictose- keeping the beer clean, crisp and dedicated to the taste of Berlinerweiss first.

Light bodied throughout, the beer's sheer sourness causes a lightness on the palate, aided with the bold spritzy texture of champagne. Thinning late, the would-be astringency of blueberry skins is buffered nicely by the light bready after texture of wheat.

After the bottle is forcefully discarded, what remains in the beer is outstanding. The beer doesn't get in the fruit's way and the fruit doesn't get in the ale's way and this creates a harmonious blend and is still well-infused.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2013 04:19:47 | More by BEERchitect
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metter98

New York

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer looks like peach juice and is very hazy pinkish yellow in color with a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that quickly died down, leaving a collar of bubbles around the edge of the glass and some patches on the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sour berries are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has some flavors of lactic acid sourness with hints of blueberries towards the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little tart on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't as sour and tart compared to some of the other beers in this style, which makes it very easy to drink. This would probably make for a good introduction to a Berliner Weissbier for someone who is trying the style for the first time.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 01:35:34 | More by metter98
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've had this numerous times on-tap and from the bottle. This review was from the Northdown Berliner event. Served in a tulip.

A - More foam here than the Banhof, and it eventually settles to a thin collar. Salmon-colored body.

S - The draft version seems to have blueberry presence than the bottles, but in general it's not the most expressive fruit. What's there is mostly blueberry skin rather than flesh. Tart, with some mild lemon character, but nowhere near as acidic as the Bahnhof.

T - The taste has a little more tartness to it, amid the berry skins, pale malts, and wheat flavors. Perhaps a tad simplistic, but largely enjoyable.

M - Medium-light body, with crisp, pleasant carbonation. Dry, with mild acidity. Pretty refreshing.

D - It's a well-crafted Berliner with a nice accent of blueberry to it. A tad expensive for what it is, but eminently drinkable and enjoyable. Looking forward to trying the wine barrel-aged version.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2013 20:54:37 | More by MasterSki
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emerge077

Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Murky rosy orange body, rosy pinkish toned foam. Quick finger of foam rises and settles in a couple of minutes.

Flinty minerals from the wheat, distinctive fresh blueberry aroma, very slight sweetness.

Tart blueberry taste, some crisp lactic sourness, clean finish with a little bit of residual fruit skins. Moderate carbonation, a little bit gassy. A quick swirl brings back a finger of foam right away. Minerally wheat, crisp, fruity. Blueberry is distinctive and a clear common thread from the color, to the aroma, and the taste (even the lulzy goofball label). I was sold when I saw Westbrook on the label, and this one is legit.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 01:06:12 | More by emerge077
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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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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a deep burgundy-brown color with a one inch white cap, good carbonation, decent lacing

S: Immediate wine barrel with fresh blueberries, dark fruits, musty and a little sour tinge.

T: Initial mixture of fresh and tart blueberries backed up some red wine, like deep red wine, Merlot , earthy notes, and some lacto like sourness. The finish is rather dry, lingering berries and a moderate sourness

M: Lighter bodied beer with ample carbonation for the style, perhaps a tad bit low. A little acidic, dry with a little sweetness and pretty easy to drink.

O: A pretty good Berliner. I honestly thought it tasted more like a straight-up fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 15:58:31 | More by barleywinefiend
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

hard to believe i waited so long to try this, what a great blueberry sour. pink and cloudy in color without much head, true to limbic in looks. the nose is really lactic and tart, more acid than berries over a wheat malt base. it seems vinegary from the nose, and the flavor follows that, sour all the way into my jaw, i really love the flavor. the blueberries come out a lot more in the finish than at first, even after the swallow, and they blend well with a biscuity cookie malt finish. sour as they come, this is a puckery beer to say the least. i would like a little more blueberry through the beer, but i understand most of their flavor is sugars that are fermented out in the brew. brightly carbonated this beer really pops. maybe too acidic to drink a lot of, but splitting a bomber with a friend is a good dose. cool beer from evil twin with a great comical label.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 23:25:17 | More by StonedTrippin
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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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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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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: bottle from a local PA shop

Poured into an 8oz. Torst glass. Slightly cloudy orange-lavender color, with a full, fluffy white head that receded to a thin layer of bubbles, leaving a few random dots of lacing on the glass; Champagne-like carbonation. Aroma of crackery wheat malts, light scent of freshly picked blueberries, lacto, pithy funk. Nice tartness in the taste that really hits the comfortable middle ground between "not tart enough" and "too tart." So, it's obvious but not puckering. Blueberry skin--not juicy or overpowering at all--lemony pith, toasted wheat, hints of yogurt and/or cheese rind. Light-medium body, great drinkability. Overall very nice.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 23:44:22 | More by Rifugium
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with purplish/pink hues and a one finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind.

Interesting aroma with a nice blend of lactic funk, oak barrel and dark berries. There's a ton of blueberry/dark fruit character but it still smells true to style. Not overly sweet smelling but vinous with blueberry, currant and other berries. This is countered by lactic funk, cheese, sourdough bread and even some subtle citrus. The fruit is nicely integrated without turning it into a gimmicky dessert beer.

The mouthfeel is a little thinner than I expected/prefer for the style. Slightly tart and funky with a subtle blueberry/vinous dark fruit character lingering into a slightly acetic, dry finish. Blueberries are there but not as prominent as in the nose. Tastes more organic than cloyingly sweet or artificial. A nice touch of fresh berry along with lactic funk, bready yeast, citrus zest and acidity. A light and refreshing fruited Berliner that stays true to style without becoming overly sweet.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 06:40:05 | More by corby112
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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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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You huge thank you to Brad for sending this my way. Served alongside barrel aged Justin Blåbær.

The beer is hazy and grapefruit hued with a thin, off white head. The aroma offers light blueberries, pie crust, subtle funk. Light in body with zesty carbonation. Simple and straightforward. Mild but present blueberry character with a delicate blend of funk and fruit sweetness. Solid.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 02:39:22 | More by Huhzubendah
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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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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle at torst

Light pink head. Color is a red grape purple. Very nice.

Flavors of tart blueberries and light acidity. Wine barrel flavors. Sour and tart. A bit funky. Ends with a touch of medicinal flavor.

Mouthfeel: bubbly and clean. Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends very clean.

Overall, this was a really great Berliner. Very easy to drink with the right amount of tartness.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 22:09:21 | More by mothman
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a lightly hazy pale pinkish yellow initially that turns a reddish brown as the carbonation settles down, the beer has a moderate to heavy amount of fine visible carbonation and some purple highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy pinkish white head that reduces to a couple of very small patch of very thin film along with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of tart blueberries along with some faint hints of vinegar. Very light aromas of funkiness.

T: There are moderate flavors of tart blueberries with some light hints of lactic acid and funkiness.

M: Light bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slight amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Overall I found this beer to be pretty light and refreshing - as a big fan of the Berliner Weissbier, I would gladly have this one again. Blueberry is a good seasonal fruit for the addition to the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 23:45:20 | More by dbrauneis
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Tone

Missouri

4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, orange/pink color. 1/3 inch head of an slightly pink color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of fruits, floral, hint of tartness, slight pale malt, slight sweet malt, and some astringency. Fits the style of a Berliner Weissbier. Mouth feel is tart, dry, sharp, and crisp. There is an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus, slight sweet malt, sour notes, hint of hop, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, very good beer. Good appearance, aroma, body, and complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2013 20:30:40 | More by Tone
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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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avalon07

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a brownish color and a cloudy consistency. There was a small amount of head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A sweet, fruity aroma (the blueberries), and a good amount of malt.

T: Tasted of malt, light hops, salt, and the advertised blueberries. While the blueberries weren't quite as powerful as I expected, this was a lively, well done flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a sharp, prickly finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, this is an interesting, well made take on the Berliner Weissbier style. Definitely drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 22:52:31 | More by avalon07
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Warsteiner pokal. Pours a medium caramel amber with a white head with pinkish tones that dissipates moderately quickly to a thick film, no lacing. Aroma is raspberry juice (?!?) and not much else, similar to a light lambic. Flavor follows, with very light biscuit malt, berry juice, faint wheat, finishes dry with some light Berliner weissbier tartness and more clearly identifiable blueberry. Light bodied with active carbonation. A nice light, refreshing fruit beer; it is not as tart and lactic as a traditional Berliner, which is actually fine with me, but might bother traditionalists (who would aviod this just from the label, I suspect). Fun to drink and crazy presention, but one of the things I like about Evil Twin is that they sometimes have weird names and presentations, but most of the time the beer is unusual and great to drink. This is one of those. Odd that the initial berry aroma and taste is closer to raspberries than blueberries.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 02:31:19 | More by LiquidAmber
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber courtesy of kingkong, poured into a Gandhi-Bot tulip. Thanks Patrick!

A: A gentle pour delivers a clear orange body under two inches of dense, fine pinkish foam. Retention is great, but lacing never really materializes. Quite good.

S: Lemon, blueberry, and sharp lactic acidity. A bit of minerality, and just a touch of cheese. Some almost grape-like fruitiness as it warms. Pretty complex and very enjoyable, if a bit underpowered - I really have to inhale hard to get it all, and as the ABV is on the high side for the style I'd expect a bit more assertiveness.

T: Follows the nose. Tart fruit dominates, with blueberry, citrus, grape, and green apple all contributing. The finish is extremely dry, with lingering sourness alongside some earthy minerality. The rich fruitiness disappears almost entirely on the aftertaste, though, which is a bit of a shame. I won't penalize a Berliner for clean crispness, but a bit more juiciness from the fruit would have been welcome.

M: Light-bodied and spritzy, with a very high carbonation level. Appropriate for the style.

O: Extremely tasty and impressively refreshing for an over-4% Berliner, this one is a real treat. I'd love to try the BA version, as I imagine Brunello barrels would be a tremendous accompaniment to this brew.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 21:06:37 | More by woosterbill
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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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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

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Evil Twin Justin Blåbær from Evil Twin Brewing
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