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Evil Twin Justin Blåbær - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

926 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 926
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 66
Gots: 111 | FT: 25
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of jpro
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
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!

Photo of JPortillo
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of mindspin315
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
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]

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of icehawk
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of kojevergas
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
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-

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Photo of GeoffreyM
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of larryi86
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MasterSki
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Evil Twin Justin Blåbær from Evil Twin Brewing
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