Thursday 16 December 2021

Two Birds Brewing - Berry Christmas Baby - Salted Blueberry Sour

Review Date: 15/12/2021
Brewery Name: Two Birds Brewing (Spotswood, Victoria, Australia)
Beer Name: Berry Christmas Baby (Salted Blueberry Sour)

Beer number 15 of our Beer Cartel Advent Calendar for 2021

Check out our full run down and review of the 2021 Beer Cartel Christmas Beer Advent Calendar

"Happy Day 15! You’re over halfway - only 10 sleeps until Christmas… that’s assuming you haven’t been cheating – in which case, Santa is definitely not coming!
Here at Two Birds Brewing, we’ve been dreaming of making a salted blueberry sour for a while now, so we jumped at the chance to give you this exclusive gift for Christmas.
Australia’s first female founded brewing company, we’re located in Spotswood, an inner-western suburb of Melbourne – and while 2020 was a tough year here in Victoria, 2021 was a real motherflocker. We figured this Christmas was the perfect time to brew a salty, blue and sour beer!
For those who like the beer deets, this comes in with an IBU of 15, and was brewed using Mystic hops. At a decent 5% it provides a nice festive buzz.
We like to develop sophisticated, approachable beers that can be enjoyed with mates at a backyard BBQ or on the dinner table with your favourite meal.

Berry Christmas, Baby!

Two Birds Brewing - Berry Christmas Baby - Salted Blueberry Sour Can


Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 5% (Standard)

Label/Design: 8/10

Serving Style: Can

Region of Origin: Pacific (Australia, New Zealand)

Style Family: Sour

Malts/Adjuncts: Unknown

Hops: Mystic

IBU's: 15

Two Birds Brewing - Berry Christmas Baby Salted Blueberry Sour Can Notes


Colour: Rose? This colour definitely wasn't on our standard colour chart!


Brilliant Clear Slight Haze Hazy

Collar of Foam & Head Retention


(Up to 15 secs)

(15 - 60 secs) 

(more than 60 secs)

Foam Texture

N/A Thin Fluffy Mousse-Like

Carbonation (Visible)

None Slow Medium Fast-Rising Bubbles

Alcohol Aroma

Not Detectable Mild Noticeable Strong Harsh

Aroma & Flavour

Esters Aroma: None
Phenols: None

Dominant flavour was berry - of course!

Malt flavour(s) were indiscernible to us 

Alcohol Taste:

Not Detectable Mild Noticeable Strong Harsh

Hop Pungency:

Mild Moderate Strong Extreme

Hop Bitterness:

Restrained Moderate Aggressive Harsh

Malt Sweetness:

Low Medium High Cloying


Low Medium High


Light Bodied
Medium Bodied
(Light + Full)
Full Bodied
(Round, Rich & Creamy)

Palate Carbonation: 

Low Medium High


(Up to 15 seconds)
(15 to 60 seconds)
(More than 60 seconds)

Oxidative/Aged Qualities: None

Two Birds Brewing - Berry Christmas Baby - Salted Blueberry Sour in the Craftd Alpha glass


Drinkability: 6/10

Overall Impression: 7/10


We're still developing our taste for sours, but this one was definitely an improvement over the last one we tried. It's more tart than sour, so doesn't have that completely overpowering, mouth puckering taste that others have. We'd liken it to a berry cider. It's tasty and refreshing. Salt is subdued and barely noticeable and likely helps to balance out the sourness a little. The body is light as you'd expect and has a nice light violet/rose colour. Plenty of carbonation and fizz upon opening that didn't stick around for too long. 

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