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Evil Twin The Porthole - Evil Twin Brewing

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 71
Avg: 3.63
pDev: 29.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: thagr81us on 04-27-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 9 | Hads: 71
Reviews by ryan1788a5:
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3.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Hazy golden color with a red tinge. Creamy, fine bubbled white head retains at two inches. Jagged sheets of fine, thin lacing.

S: Biscuit and shortbread malt with a light toast. Sweet ripe blueberries and other vague berry aromas. Subtle hints of orange and tropical fruit.chalky yeast, light phenols, white pepper. Herbal and grassy hops. Lemon grass.

T: Toasty malts, yeasty, berries, medicinal phenols, some tropical and pineapple esters, stiff punch of alcohol, oily hops, herbal and grassy. Alcohol and herbal hops on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Sharp carbonation whisks the beer right off of the tongue and leaves a very airy feel. Some alcohol warmth.

O: I guess this beer was meant to imitate a cocktail? There were very few details and the cocktail inspiration was lost on me. Frankly this beer just feels a little disjointed. It never quite came together for me. Just a slightly above average, big-boned saison with some sweet berry flavor.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

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3.14/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazed amber with 2 fingers of pearl white head. Pretty good lacing 7 head retention, stays semi-cloudy

S: Pears, appleskins & sourness

T: Follows the nose, a little blueberry as well & tartness as well up front. Faint pineapple notes break through as this warms, along with orange peel & grapefruit pith & blueberry tartness. Finishes with citrus, pine needles, & some pear & dried, blueberry & even a little Bing cherry fruity sweetness

MF: Medium bodied, lively carbonation, nicely balanced

Super drinkability, nice refreshing take on the style, while still packing a punch

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from bottle in to a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass. Pourer a deep red-orange with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, berries, funk, wheat, and raspberry. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, funk, earth, blueberry, and subtle raspberry. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I can tell what they were going for in this one. They basically brewed a fairly generic saison and gave it a subtle berry touch. All in all, it actually worked out pretty decent. I didn't find it too sweet nor too earthy which is always good with a saison. If you are a fan of fruited saisons you owe it to yourself to try this one to judge for yourself.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium orange amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to a thin film with a ring around the glass. Aroma of berries (more raspberry than blueberry), bready and saison yeast, apple juice. Flavor is pomegranite juice, raspberry, saison yeast, caramel; lots of fruit juice and a little earthy. Finishes with an interesting generic fruit flavor that has a bit of cranberry like astringency that plays well against the main sweet fruit flavors. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A very flavorful berry fruit saison. I don't get the blueberry taste that they were aiming for, but it doesn't matter, because the berry mixture that is present is tasty. Light saison yeast and very light hints of brett to add some character. I wasn't sure about this one, but enjoyed it quite a bit. Interesting idea and production.

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3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

look: very hazy amber. Huge big bubble head on the pour that mostly sticks around.
smell: Hmmm...more apples than blueberries to my nose. A little yeast and hint of spice.
taste: A hint of berry sweetness that gets washed away by a dry wine like finish with a hint of spice.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

October 23, 2015

22 oz bomber, tulip

A – Deep gold turning to light amber, and mildly hazy with a lot of effervescence after the pour. Uniform, white, bubbly head of about a half-inch simmers down to a thin, long-lasting cap.

S – Lemon-lime, slightly spicy-peppery saison yeast, and light berry flavor, like raspberry or blueberry. Both crackery and light bread crust malt aromas.

T – Lemon-lime citrus again, perhaps a touch of pineapple. Light blue raspberry but not sweet, and again the peppery phenols characteristic of saison yeast. A bit of herbal hop note, almost like parsley or basil. Bitterness from hops is moderate-high, lingering through the finish.

M – Very high carbonation, very much to style, with a medium body. Well-attenuated but still has some heft. Only moderately dry. Minor sweetness with the fruit flavors, mostly just high hop bitterness.

O – Just a solid, drinkable saison, with the wrinkle of light fruit aroma and flavor. Very enjoyable.

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Evil Twin The Porthole from Evil Twin Brewing
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