Justin Blåbær
Evil Twin Brewing

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From:
Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
Style:
Sour - Berliner Weisse
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 11.79%
Ratings:
1,031
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 15, 2020
Added:
Feb 27, 2013
Wants:
  72
Gots:
  119
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: 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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Ratings by TheManiacalOne:
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3.05/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a very thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains esters, blueberries, wheat and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a very strong bite of sourness followed by flavors of blueberries and esters. Then some breadiness comes in from wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is very mild as you would expect and there is not much balance. The after-taste is slightly sour.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Not very tasty, does not go down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, there are definitely better blueberry sour beers than this one.

Mar 05, 2017
More User Ratings:
 
3.23 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Jun 15, 2020
 
3.81 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee on Jun 14, 2020
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3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Picked this up a few years ago, then came across another one recently.

Its one of those golden/light orange colors that was probably yellow at first, but then the blueberries changed the color. The aroma was largely in conformity with berliner guidelines, the smack of wheat and lemon, with a smidge of berry-ness to it.

Taste is nice, right off the bat, Evil Twin actually stayed within the lines and didn't try and make a super imperial 14% berliner weisse like they often do with other styles. Good wheat pop. Mild acidity. Not too sour to make it a wild ale masquerading. Mouth feel is real good, nice and light bodied per style. Finishes dry, small impact from fruit to it. Carbonation was right where it should be.

On the downside, this is waaaay too expensive. That fits right in with Evil Twin's way of working. If it were priced anywhere near normal, I would recommend it. Good beer, bad price.

Aug 17, 2019
 
3.93 by Spoda1983 from Pennsylvania on Dec 12, 2017
 
4.35 by RabbleRouserRye from California on Nov 16, 2017
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4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BEER88 from Washington

Funny label

Sep 04, 2017
 
3.5 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota on Jun 18, 2017
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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by hoptheology from South Dakota

Light colored pour until the blueberries fall out, then it turns to a burnt orange color. And yes I said blueberries fell out. Nice foamy off-white head of 1/2 finger.

Aromas of cracker, blueberry tannins, some basic lactic acid and Berliner aromas - lime, stone, blueberry cereal.

Flavor is watery to start, and then some polite blueberry and limestone come in, followed by blueberry puff cereal and basic grains. White wine vinegar, lemon juice, white bread, lactic sourness, hard water.

Feel is spot on for a Berliner, plenty carbonated and a slight tannin-y dry finish.

Overall, pretty decent. I'd have it again. Nice mild blueberry notes on top of a basic layer of solid Berliner.

Mar 07, 2017
 
4 by Georgiabeer from Georgia on Mar 04, 2017
 
3.89 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan on Feb 08, 2017
 
4 by BrewskiBrandon from Missouri on Sep 24, 2016
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3.19/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by chinchill from South Carolina

22 oz bottle crafted at Westbrook Brewing in SC.
Pours slightly hazy, with just a suggestion of blue in the whit cap. Lots of visible carbonation for several minutes.
Aroma: some sweet caramel and blueberry mix with unattractive funk.
Flavor: moderately high tartness; lightly funky; mildly fruity with less prominent blueberry than hoped for.

Medium-light body with crisp, medium-high carbonation.

Overall: a bold, lightly funky version of the style.

Sep 10, 2016
 
3.75 by Howlader from Canada (AB) on Jul 09, 2016
 
3.75 by Knobs303 from Colorado on Jul 02, 2016
 
3.5 by connecticutpoet from Connecticut on Jun 12, 2016
 
4.04 by GTJayG from Georgia on May 28, 2016
 
3.84 by CBrodbeck from Florida on May 24, 2016
 
4.86 by mxsummar from Arkansas on May 22, 2016
 
3.97 by ArmyATCBrewer from Korea (South) on May 10, 2016
 
3.53 by qchic from Maryland on May 03, 2016
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3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Sabtos from Ohio

Peach colored with no head.

Aromas of blueberry and peach and flavors of blueberry and peach as well, maybe being on the sour end of the spectrum alters the blueberry, but at times the unintended peach flavor seems to dominate the blueberry.

A little tangy but a very smooth, wine-like texture.

Mar 21, 2016
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3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

22oz bottle - maybe it's just me, but what the hell is this label talking about?

This beer pours a clear, pale salmon amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and rather fizzy off-white head, which leaves absolutely nothing in the way of lace near the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of musty dark berry fruit, a slightly sour pale graininess, edgy wheat cereal, a surprisingly tame white cheesy funk, a touch of underripe lemon zest, and some strange earthy bittering astringencies. The taste is sharp white wine vinegar, muddled and thinned out dark fruit (still not particularly blueberry-like), salted wheat bread, lemon juice, mineral water, a waning earthy funkiness, and more plainly overwhelmed or understaffed hop bitterness.

The carbonation is adequate for the job at hand, what with its generic frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and kind of thin on the ground in its attempt at any sort of smoothness. It finishes dry, still sour in an indistinctly fruity manner, and wanly grainy.

Overall, not a bad sour ale, the predominance of fruity sour over funky sour making me cotton to this one a whole lot more than I would have otherwise. However, the purported blueberry overdose totally fails to materialize at any point in this offering, so I guess that idea can sink back into the strange pop-culture, inside joke marketing dump going on here.

Mar 16, 2016
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4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mynie from Maryland

On tap at Salvage BBQ in Portland, Maine.

Pours hazy, fizzy, and off-red. Like pressed berries.

Smells very tart and mildly fruity: lemon and under-ripe blueberries.

Tastes very fizzy and tart and much fruitier than the aroma indicated. Blueberries dominate nicely throughout. Starts super sour, with nodes of bacteria like an Atomic Warhead candy, but then it smooths out quickly and becomes basically sweet berry juice.

Intense--definitely a sipper--but pulled off pretty well.

Mar 07, 2016
 
4.11 by jodybrutal from New Jersey on Feb 07, 2016
 
3.88 by JamesStreet from Louisiana on Feb 03, 2016
 
3.44 by tb4475 from Massachusetts on Jan 25, 2016
 
4.57 by ChipCeasefire from Tennessee on Jan 23, 2016
 
4 by JGlitz87 from Texas on Jan 18, 2016
 
4.96 by zachthelaxer93 from South Carolina on Jan 17, 2016
 
2.5 by Dreynolds1808 from Texas on Jan 11, 2016
 
4.21 by Lorenzous from South Carolina on Jan 07, 2016
 
3.65 by Lukass from Ohio on Jan 03, 2016
 
3.98 by jaxon53 from Connecticut on Dec 23, 2015
 
5 by Wiseeyes89 from Georgia on Dec 22, 2015
 
5 by YDNA218 from Nebraska on Dec 12, 2015
 
4.39 by DrMindbender from South Carolina on Dec 09, 2015
 
3.5 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona on Dec 07, 2015
 
4 by cb8282 from Michigan on Dec 05, 2015
Justin Blåbær from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 1031 ratings