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Evil Twin Ryan And The Beaster Bunny - Evil Twin Brewing

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471 Ratings
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Ratings: 471
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 11
Gots: 62 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John_M on 08-05-2011

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Ratings: 471 | Reviews: 84
Reviews by Hopswagger:
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3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

P: Slightly hazed piss yellow with a dense white cream froth. Beautiful foam lacing that looks like foam insulation.

S: Crisp earthy aroma with a hint of sweetness. Toasted cracked grains, musty barn, horse feed, lime leaves, milled spices, lemon grass.

T/M: Right up front I get grapefruit, toasted grains, simple yeast profile, pale malts, coriander, lime, medicinal booze, camomile tea tannin, leaves your mouth feeling grainy and a tad dirty. Medium smooth body with a gentle kiss of carbonation.

O: Earthy, citrus hops and timid must. Simple but refined. Bitterness is complimenting and doesn't overpower.I will be looking for this every year.

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Fruity nose, primarily orange peel and light fruit with a touch of bacon and smoke.
Pours clear gold under a ½” finely bubbled foam cap that descends to a thick film.
Light malt with orange peel and spice recede to a slight astringent note from the spice accented by bitter citrus rind hops that linger into the after taste.
Effervescent, fairly light, refreshing.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden with a thick, creamy snow-white cap.

Smells awesome, bright, fresh hops, citrus and stone fruit aromas. Maybe not as funky as most traditional Saisons. It almost has a pilsner nose, which to some purists may be off-putting, but not me.

Flavors are smooth, very fresh and light. It is perhaps a little light on flavors, but as a subtle beer it goes a long way. The finish is long, slightly bitter/dry and retains some of the fruit.

Very nice beer, a little too light for a Saison, but because it is so tasty, I am not going to split hairs about being true to style. It was perfect with a Thai dinner.

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look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. Not quite getting what they mean by either 'Ryan' or the "Beaster bunny". I guess I'll try to google-fu that later. Maybe.

This beer 'pours', or should I say, gloops out of the bottle in a chunky, tightly effervescent stream, that instantaneously piles up, with the aggressive foam rendering a glass that is barely 1/20th liquid. Fucking great. After ten minutes or so, the hubbub seems to die down, but then you tip the bottle, and it starts all over again. Ridiculous.

Anyway, after considering doing my taxes in the interim, things settle to something approaching normality, and I'm left with some actual beer, of a cloudy medium golden amber hue, with an indeterminate number of fingers of puffy, thinly foamy off-white head, which leaves some random chunky swaths of lace around the glass as it finally sinks out of sight.

It smells of prominent black and green pepper spice, grainy pale malt, musty farm-borne yeast, sugary chewing gum, stale applesauce, and a sodden alcohol-soaked woodiness. The taste is sweet, grainy cereal malt, generic, weirdly tart apple mush, rather pithy citrus rind, a much milder, middling peppery spice, an equally sedated green yeastiness, and some understated flinty booze notes.

The (over) carbonation is still pretty actively frothy in the mouthfeel, so late into this affair, the body medium (I guess) weight, and not really smooth given every word I have just scratched out. It finishes off-dry, the grain, pepper, yeast, and alcohol all still preening for the camera.

Swuh? I poured the last 1/3 bottle of this into a 2L mixing bowl, and it still foamed up over the lip - WTF? Seriously, while this turns out (eventually) to be a sassy, peppery, boozy flip-off to those to might think they know what a saison is, it's just not worth the hassle, IMHO. Funny how I'm trying this on V-day, as the work to just get to the good part seems worth the effort, sure (which I believe justifies my appearance score), but only once I've actually had a heady dose of said part. Get your shit together, Evil Twin, as this is by no means the first incident of the sort that I've had the displeasure of stumbling across lately.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from volunteering for BBF 2011. 16oz capped bottle Poured into Lost Abbey stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a massive, 2 finger white, foamy head with good retention. Beer is a semi-clear pale yellow-clementine. Lacing is stringy and thick with good stick. Nice, even considering the style.

Nose is typical saison. Soapy with bountiful amounts of floral and spice characteristics. Very sweet and fresh. Solid.

Opens sweet with some citrus rind light tartness. Crisp and yeasty towards the middle with some peppercorn spice. Soapy and floral notes at the middle-end. Finishes flower petals and lemon zest with a filmy, slight bitter peppery aftertaste. Decent but could use a bit more funk characteristic.

Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Lively, crisp, and easy drinking in the mouth. Goes down bubbles and spicy with a crisp finish and lingering, filmy, dry aftertaste. Appropriate. Very easy drinking.

A solid representation of the style if just a tad boring. Nice feel and good flavor but really lacking that special funkiness to put it over the top as a great Saison.

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Evil Twin Ryan And The Beaster Bunny from Evil Twin Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.