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Evil Twin Justin Blåbær | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Justin BlåbærEvil Twin Justin Blåbær

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of a brown 22 oz bomber with no dating to be found anywhere on the bottle or label. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack chalice glass with a thin, wine glass-like bowl sitting atop a sturdy stem and base, like a goblet.

Appearance - Pours a deep ruby pink hue with magenta undertones and a cloudy density that obscures light. The very edges reveal a lighter, lavender colored shade. Head fizzes up to about a half finger of powder white microbubbles, very much like sparkling wine carbonation. Dissipates almost immediately , but leaves a rim of foam around the edge, as well as a moderate film across the surface.

Smell - Tart, lemon notes, and wheaty biscuit with underlying notes of sourdough. The blueberry is present, but surprisingly the grain comes through more along with that lactic sour essence. The blueberry is an accent, an overtone that lends a complexity to the otherwise very straightforward berliner weissebier. Although, I suppose blueberries aren't the most aromatic berries, so perhaps that makes a difference.

Taste - Wonderful mouth-puckering tartness right up front, which then gains depth with a faintly rich (contradictory sounding, I know) fruitiness from the blueberries. Blackberry, lemon juice, blueberry vinaigrette all make appearances along with the sour wheat base. Lingering acidity and dry finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied and light, but prickly carbonation lending to an effervescent mouthfeel.

Overall, this might be my favorite BW style that has fruit added within the brewing process (rather than as a syrup afterwards). I like the fact that it is fruity, but maintains that tart, biting mouthfeel that wakes up your palate. It's probably also my favorite beer out of the few I've had from Evil Twin.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
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

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.31/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I once had Blabaer fever, and this beer cured my ails. Meaning, I no longer have any interest in tracking this one down after having it. It pours a hazy orange and is full of quickly disappearing foam. There's some blueberry-ish sentiment that settles and floats at the bottom, which trust me...doesn't make much scientific sense to me either. The nose is pretty flat in my opinion...some lemon acidity and a touch of that berliner wiesse. It's pretty tart and sour up front, with just a touch of those blueberries present on the medium part of the swallow...and they disappear quickly. I really wish there was just a bit more of that fruit component in the flavor. The beer finishes with a dry biscuit and puckery end. Mouthfeel, it's nicely carbonated and light. I guess I just expected a bit more in terms of blueberry. It's a pleasant beer and not too funky or lactic, but nothing outstanding either.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a hazy fire orange with hints of pinkish hues topped by an inch of fluffy white foam that settles into a sparse blanketing within a minute. The nose has huge bready notes, hints of tart fruit, citrus, and...dog spittle. The taste leaves a more distinct blueberry impression than the nose, but the heavy yeast presence is truly the highlight of this beer. It has a light-medium body that's characterized as being bready, semi-dry, tart, fruity and finishes with a potent funkiness that lingers. I definitely think this beer would be a really tasty berliner w/o the fruit, but the blueberry really takes this beer into a new category of deliciousness. Good price/availability, I will likely get again.

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Evil Twin Justin Blåbær from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 1,027 ratings
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