Evil Twin / Sante Adairius Joey Pepper - Evil Twin Brewing
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Reviews by Kendo:
3.99/5 rDev +9.3%
Got it as a Christmas gift; consumed on 12/28/13. First full review here on BA, so I believe this new release is quite fresh.
A: Poured from the bottle into a Duvel tulip. Body is hazy golden with a small white head.
S: Florally and spicy over bready malt. Cloves and banana are in the house.
T: First impression: it's surprisingly "clean" giving the yeasty nose. After a couple sips, however, I get more of the funkier, yeasty flavors. Foundation of bread doughy malt. Clove and generic spice follows. Finishes fairly clean with lingering spicy-ness and a touch of lemony bitterness and floral hops. Heat is felt in belly, though the 7% ABV is not noted on the palate at all.
M: Medium in heft, carbonation is modest and fine.
O: A good version of a Belgian Pale Ale.
12-28-2013 21:25:00 | More by Kendo
More User Reviews:
3.66/5 rDev +0.3%
Served from bottle into a Westbrook snifter (it was brewed there after all). Poured a vibrant yellow-orange with a minimal white head that remained throughout. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, floral, spices, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, fruit, floral, spice, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. The nose on this was actually not too bad. I really wish it would have brought a little complexity to the plate as it left me hanging. The flavor was a little more on the one-sided flavor side. There was mainly a big earthy tone and the spices that were advertised kind of took a back seat in this one. Not a bad brew but definitely not a top contender for the best of the style.
02-12-2014 17:17:16 | More by thagr81us
3.94/5 rDev +7.9%
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy light to medium golden amber with fine one finger white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of bready malt, coriander, clove, mild saison yeast, slightly vegetal. Flavor begins with light sweet malt, light fruit, saison yeast and quickly develops more intense Belgian spicing and mild yeast funkiness, finishing with a dryer saison spiciness and bitterness. Nice light creaminess to the body, more than expected from a saison style. Interesting hybrid between saison and Belgian styles; body and initial fruit flavors lean towards a Belgian pale, but a saison yeast character develops quickly and finishes this ale. I liked both the initial lighter taste and final peppery spiciness and the flavor transition. Not easy to categorize, but refreshing and tasty. Nice mouth feel.
05-18-2014 04:07:10 | More by LiquidAmber
3.74/5 rDev +2.5%
A: The beer is relatively clear pale yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving delicate lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of peppercorns are present in the nose along with notes of Belgian yeast.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that the peppercorns are especially prominent in the finish and provide a moderately strong amount of spiciness that lingers through the aftertaste. Slight hints of funk also become apparent once the beer begins to warm up.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The peppercorns make your tongue tingle a little bit.
O: The one thing that stands out about this beer is that the finish and aftertaste deliver a big bite from the peppercorns. You need to let this beer warm up a bit so some of the funkiness from the Brettanomyces yeast comes out, otherwise you may think it's a one dimensional peppery beer.
04-26-2014 03:26:57 | More by metter98
4/5 rDev +9.6%
10oz beer on tap at the Meadowlark Restaurant in Kettering, OH.
Appearance: Hazy golden-orange, with a dense white head. The head died back to a thin layer across the top and lots of small persistent strands and dots of lacing.
Smell: Belgian yeast, herbal/leafy hops, and definitely some ground pepper.
Taste: Some nice malt sweetness balanced by fruity esters from the Belgian style yeast. Herbal/leafy bitter hops at the middle and finish, and distinct taste of ground peppercorns at the finish.
Mouthfeel: Just right carbonation, very smooth.
Overall / drinkability: Overall, the flavor profile on this one is quite nice, with the balance between sweet and bitter/savory flavors titled towards the bitter and savory. The pepper and hop profile works really quite well. This went very well with a Vietnamese chicken salad. Drinkability is dangerous. I could easily have had another glass but I had to work after lunch so I abstained. I'll have to seek this out again.
08-15-2014 18:22:34 | More by damndirtyape
Evil Twin / Sante Adairius Joey Pepper from Evil Twin Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.