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Evil Twin Justin Blåbær | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Justin BlåbærEvil Twin Justin Blåbær
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States | website

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

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.

Added by Jason on 02-27-2013

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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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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a cloudy pink with a two-finger light pink head.

S - White vinegar, lemon, and funky yeast.

T - Quite sour with a mix of vinegar, lemon, and lactic acid. The blueberries are very mild and almost undetecable providing the slightest bit of sweetness. Some biscuity malt on the finish.

M - Light bodied with high carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - This was more like a gueze than a berliner weiss. The blueberries are barley noticeable in this. Recommended for fans of the style. Otherwise just ok.

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Photo of Zilaniz
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into plastic beer cup at a party haha. Everyone hated it but me which was perfectly ok, more for me! Appapesrence wise, typical for style, a pale almost watered down lemonade look to it.

Smelled tart sweet and slight like blueberries. Taste at first was very tart whith a solid sweet/tart blueberry taste to it. At first it was a little less tart than I hoped for until. I poured the rest of the bottle into my cup with all the yeast at the bottom. That kicked it up a notch and was much more mouth puckering tarty with sour blueberry tones. Solid Berliner and would like to drink again.

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Photo of russpowell
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent pinkish hued orange with a pinky of pearl colored head. No head retention or lacing

S: Grassyness, a little berry tartness

T: Serious tartness, a little blueberry, some lemongrass up front. Tart blueberries, a slight touch of lemon & a hint tangerine peel as this warms, a little wheatyness there as well. Finishes with very tart blueberry, & a touch of lemon

MF: Light bodied, delicate carbonation

Super drinkability, if this wasn't so bloody expensive, I'd drink this all summer. Not 100% married to the style, but this is a damn good beer

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Photo of lochef81
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is my first experience with this style of beer and I'm not quite sure what to expect. It poured a hazy purple amber color with a fizzy white head and almost no lacing. The aroma was a funky blend of lemon, blueberries, and yeast. Mouth was light and refreshing. There is no coating effect and the flavor (aside from the bite) only lasts as long as the sip. The flavor is quite tart and acidic. Lots of lemon; even more so than the blueberries (of which there are an abundance of). Virtually no alcohol bite and absolutely no malt. This is different; not sure its my cup of tea but refreshing and interesting none the less.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep orange copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light pink head with solid retention, that reduces to ring of lacing. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart blueberry, lemon, cherry, green apple, hay, straw, vinegar, musty funk, wheat, bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, blueberry, and moderate malt notes; with good strength. Taste of tart blueberry, lemon, cherry, green apple, hay, straw, vinegar, musty funk, wheat, bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of blueberry, lemon, cherry, green apple, hay, straw, vinegar, musty funk, wheat, bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, blueberry, and moderate malt flavors; with a great sweetness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected for 4.5%. Overall this is an excellent Berliner weissbier. All around great balance, complexity, and robustness of fruity/funky yeast, blueberry, and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.76/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle into a wine glass, from two days ago.

A: Pours a totes magoats reddish pink color. A fizzy white-colored head starts off at a finger high, but its fizzy looking and retains poorly. No lacing is left behind. It's not as totes magoats as my pink Escalade daddy got me, either. =(

S: OMGGG!1 This is so totally acidic, with faint hints of blueberry. I want to say it's lemony, appley, and vinous as well. There's a bit of that acid stank, but it's hardly offensive.

T: Uh, lyke, where's the fLaVoR?!?! >___< It's vaguely sour to start and vaguely lemony on the finish. I don't think I even pick up much blueberry. This is more shallow than one of Justin Bieber's songs! I STILL <3 U BABY MARRY ME!!!

M: Oh wow, it's even thinner than me in feel, and I throw up at least twice a day to keep my size 0 figure! It feels like fizzy, fruit-flavored water. I bet none of you bitchez could chug this as fast I can!!!

O: I totes paid $13 for a bottle of carbonated blueberry water. =( oh well, at least it has Justin Bieber on it...wait, that's not Justin Bieber on the bottle? WHAT. THE. FUUUCK. *dies*

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

Served on tap a local brewpub, this Berliner weissbier pours reddish in color, almost like a wit bier infused with a strawberry lemonade. The smell is mostly sour with pronounced notes of fruit (mostly berries) and very faint hop aroma - faint notes of spices (coriander) are noticeable. Taste-wise its mostly a sour strawberry lemonade, leaving an equally sour aftertaste that contrasts nicely with its fruitiness. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied. Carbonation is very light.

Overall its a nice beer to enjoy in a warm sunny day but not my cup of tea. I do recommend trying it out, but don't get the bomber if you're not a fan of this style.

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Photo of admiral
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice beer - popular across many tastes

aroma: Blueberry, oak with some sourness and spice

taste: blueberry skins, sour berries, oak, balsamic vinegar with some spice and sherbet sweetness and a nice tartness

very nice beer, easy to drink but a little on the expensive side

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Photo of Pencible
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

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Photo of ADZA
4.36/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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Photo of dieBierStube
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best natural blueberry flavor I've experienced in a beer, although it is more of a side note than a feature. Overall, quite sour and mild flavored with no hint of bitter nor warmth. This beer features a subtle fruit note and isn't afraid to leave it at that.

Fans of farmhouse ales and all of their close cousins will enjoy.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a witbier glass.

A: Pours golden with a light pink/purple hue. A lively, crackling head retains at a quarter inch. No lacing to speak of.

S: Acidic and tart, as a Berliner Weisse should be. Touch of musty funk. Whiffs of mashed blueberries and blueberry skins. Subtle wheaty and toasty undertones.

T: Puckeringly sour from the get-go. Lemony tart and acidic. Blueberries begin to temper the tartness a bit and actually come to the forefront on the mid palate. Mild yeasty undertones. Flashes of creamy wheat. A nice fresh blueberry taste with a fading tartness concludes things.

M: Light bodied. Slight creamy wheat impression. Light acidic astringency. Firm but gentle carbonation adds a refreshing scrub of the palate.

O: The blueberries add a great little contrast. Don't turn your nose up at it or write it off as a gimmick. This is a seriously tasty and refreshing quaff. I dare these guys to six-pack this in the summer.

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Photo of angelmonster
3.44/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

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Photo of Uanof
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: pours a light purple pinkish hue with a white head that quickly dissipates.

S: aroma is tart and sour with hints of berries. Reminds me of cherry Jolly Ranchers!

T: flavor is refreshingly tasty with slight dry tartiness and the subtleness of grapes.

M: feels very light on the tongue, slightly crisp and bright from the sourness, but asides from that, easy comes easy goes.

O: this is my first berliner weissbier so i don't have much reference to compare it except for sours and goses from which i've already had Westbrook's Gose and this feels much more subtle in terms of tartiness. Not sure if i would call it a summer beer, but i can imagine being a great entree beer for a night of seafood and shrimp cocktails.

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Photo of BMMillsy
2.24/5  rDev -43.3%
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.

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Photo of ChrisL24481
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Beautiful color; slightly cloudy, red/purple with a tint of orange. A carbonated, white colored head with a tint of red/purple sat beautifully atop the beer. Any visible sign of carbonation/bubbles is lost due to the haze.

Aroma - Tartness is strong as expected from a Berliner Weissbier. Some blueberry flavors come through but was expecting a stronger sense of it.

Taste - Lemon tartness followed by the berry flavors. A malt breadiness can be detected in the end.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is strong on the tip of the tongue. Tartness is felt throughout the mouth and lingers in the end for a bit.

Overall - One of my favorite styles and this beer is a great reflection of what the style should be. However, was hoping for stronger berry flavors on the taste and aroma.

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Photo of MikeyBadnews
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

OMG it’s Justin Blabaer!!!! Evil Twin brewery made this beer which is like saying “Frank Zappa wrote this song” it’s going to be a trip that some will love, many will hate but all will remember. Cutesy labeling looks like Seventeen Magazine meets Snuff Illustrated meets Inside Joke Advocate Quarterly. Beer is advertised as a malt beverage with blueberries. A paltry 4.5% ABV with this makes it a standard ale, one you’d expect not to be overloaded with flavor, although the bottle proclaims “We’ve stuffed so many blueberries into this beer you’ll go OH BABY!” Ok…
Beer pours translucent to purple and winds up settling into a grape hued caramel in the glass. The smell is tart, bitter and forward. Either this beer is going to live up to it’s proclamation of being “loaded” with flavor, or it’s a decade past it’s drink by date.
Taste is a MEGA bitter tart dark cherry flavor and that’s it. The taste winds up being a no holds barred battle between tart fruit and old school warheads candy. I’m struggling with my imagination to pick out any notes of the blueberry here and I just can’t find them. I also feel like punching someone while drinking this as I can feel a canker sore break out on my tongue by way of the bitterness.
Mouth feel is syrupy and tart, sticks to your tongue and throat and doesn’t really go away before the next sip.
What to say? This one is not for everyone. You need to like bitter, you need to like tart and be able to drink a beer that tastes more like cherry concentrate than a standard ale. It’s a deviation from the ordinary but that’s what I’d expect from a company that names it’s beers Justin Blabaer, Spicy Nacho, Even More Jesus and Wet Dream.
I enjoyed it, it was a trip to the circus in a beer glass, the clowns were happy and the elephants trampled the ringleader under a marzipan tent… yup that’s where I’m at.

Cheers

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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Photo of dogfishandi
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a tulip.

A bit of a gusher. Pours out a hazy orange, almost pink color. Definatly looks like the color probably started light yellowish and was influenced by the blueberries. Big 2 fingers of soapy, fizzy white head quickly receeds to nothing. Lots of streaming carbonation bubbles.

The aroma is big lactic sourness with maybe a slight hint of a tart blueberry. As it warms you get a bit of funk and a lot more blueberry and maybe other berry like aromas. A hint of bread.

A nice taste, big sour, tart up front and then this very bready lactic yeastiness comes in. Breadiness lingers into the finish. Hard to find much blueberry flavor. Tart lemon citrus from the sour.

Not insanely sour, but packs a nice punch that will stick around in your palate. Somewhat refreshing and easy to drink. High carbonation. Light body.

I haven't had too many Berliners to say if this is to style or not but I enjoyed it. Didn't get much blueberry but has a nice lactic feel and sourness. I'd drink this again.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a very hazy, fairly vibrant raspberry-purple. The blueberries definitely imparted some blue into the color. Medium to large head forms and goes down to a thin film after a moment or two. There is just a little bit of lacing

S- Starts with the smallest bit of tart scent. Bits of blueberry are thrown in there, along with a tiny bit of lemon/citrus flavor. Overall impression towards the end is fresh bread dough...and I'm not sure why.

T- Starts with more than just a mild pang of fruity tartness. The tart flavor is very much that of a Berliner, with a touch of blueberry mixed in. Tart flavor is prominent throughout, moving more towards some tart blueberry flavor at the end. Slight lingering sour flavor with some grainy blueberry flavor mixed in after the drink ends.

M- Very highly carbonated and rather light across the tongue. Tart/sour flavor makes it a slower drink. Level of sour flavor is less refreshing like a Berliner, and more puckering like a wild or lambic.

Overall, a very good, fruited version of a Berliner. This one is somewhere in between a Berliner and a fruited lambic as far as flavor and tartness goes. It's worth a try, even if a little expensive for what you're getting.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of MadScientist
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Evil Twin Justin Blåbær from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.