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Evil Twin The Porthole - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: thagr81us on 04-27-2014

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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 8
Reviews by ryan1788a5:
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3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
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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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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Evil Twin The Porthole from Evil Twin Brewing
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