Justin Blåbær
Evil Twin Brewing

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Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #299
Ranked #13,020
3.93 | pDev: 11.7%
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
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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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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GurgglyBurgglers from Maine

4.04/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

Oct 09, 2014
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tlery from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Aug 04, 2014
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

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.

Jun 15, 2014
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schoolboy from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

May 30, 2015
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iheartmyTHO from Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Mar 29, 2015
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imperialking from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Sep 05, 2013
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stephenjmoore from Maryland

4.39/5  rDev +11.7%

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.

Aug 28, 2014
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Jason1337 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Aug 05, 2013
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Theogre83 from Kansas

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Feb 03, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Sep 25, 2013
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rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Dec 01, 2013
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raleigh_blue from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Jul 23, 2014
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Srkolodn from New York

4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jun 12, 2015
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ZombiesAteMyDog from Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Sep 23, 2013
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BT_Bobandy from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Dec 02, 2013
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jklecko2 from California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Oct 02, 2013
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rudabegga9 from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Nov 26, 2014
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trevorpost from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Oct 22, 2013
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hilgart1 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Apr 20, 2014
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berkshire413 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

May 02, 2014
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Hayley_86 from Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 11, 2015
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Vonerichs from Colorado

4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Mar 30, 2015
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Sep 06, 2013
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1424IpA from California

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

May 30, 2014
Justin Blåbær from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 1031 ratings