Brunello Wine Barrel Aged Justin Blåbær | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BlackBelt5112203 on 08-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Wow, much darker than the regular Justin. Much darker. Khaki head.

Smell - Oaky and a lot of red wine. Some acetic acid. Otherwise grainy.

Taste - Very oaky. The oak gives it a deeper character. Red wine and sourness. Dark fruits.

Mouthfeel - Still very light. Sour.

Overall - More interesting than the base but not dramatically better.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thank you to Brad for sending these my way. Served alongside the standard Justin Blåbær.

Remarkably different appearance than the regular version. The beer looks like blueberry juice. Bluish purple with a thin pink cap. Aromas of wine, blueberries. More vibrant and flavorful than the non barrel-aged version. Sweet fruit balanced with funk and wine barrels. Delicious.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into a westbrook snifter. The brew streams brown that looks more mahogany when held to the light. While resting in the glass, some lighter coloration is seen around the edges and a hint of ruby. A finger of white head sits atop fading back leaving patchy strings of lace.

The aroma opens up with vinous barrel notes, some inviting tartness and then char of the barrels, oak and a bit of vanilla. As it warms up, it gets a little fruity almost like cranberry mixed with earthen notes and a little bit of funky cheese.

The taste is tart and fruity like cranberry at first more than blueberry. There is a pretty solid barrel presence here giving a flavor of vanilla and toasty oak. Some tart vinous notes and an overal spicy wood character really tones down the tartness. As it warms up, it gets almost a tart cherry aspect like im drinking a watered down flanders of sorts. As more sips are taken, the flavor of the wood really comes out and is quite neutral.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. The barrel presence is pleasant but the toast of the barrel dominates the profile and really dumbs down the potential tartness of the beer. Enjoyable, yes but I liked the regular version significantly more. I think the barrel aging here hurt the beer more than anything.

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Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with a one finger fine off-white head with hints of red tones. Aroma of tart vinous grape and berry notes, a hint of oaky vanilla, slight funk. Flavor is very tart berry, red wine, oak, hints of citrus. Finishes somewhat flat, with mild tannic wine and residual tart berries. Light bodied with active carbonation. The original Justin Blaeber was light and refreshing, the light berry notes have been subsumed here into the wine barrel components. I hesitated getting this because the style is not one of my favorites, but I enjoyed the original so much and always give Evil Twin a chance and picked this up. Hard to review because I often don't enjoy tart wine barrel ales. Obviously well made, but not to my taste. The finish seemed a bit lacking in interesting flavors.

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Brunello Wine Barrel Aged Justin Blåbær from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 83 ratings
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