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Evil Twin Ryan And The Beaster Bunny - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

405 Ratings
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Ratings: 405
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 7
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 08-05-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Sammy, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

t0rin0, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%

Pours a murky light yellow-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, spice, Belgian yeast, and Brett like aromas. Taste is much the same with tropical fruit, spice, Belgian yeast, funk, and Brett like flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a Brett like aspects even though I don't think any was used in this beer.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

djrn2, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

zestar, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a finger and a half-high bright white head that died down and left lots of lacing running down the sides of the glass and a thin head consistently covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of lemon citrus along with hints of herbs in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has lots of lemony flavors along with notes of herbs.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation. There are some hints of dryness towards the finish.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and the lemon imparts some refreshing properties.

metter98, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of brentk56
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a cloudy honey color and a perky head that drapes lacing

Smell: Grassy and floral elements

Taste: Herbaciously fruity, up front, with apricot and pear tones; by mid-palate, a bubblegum flavors joins to add a sweeter edge but, after the swallow, the peppery spices add complexity

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation; creamy

Overall: A very complex beer that provides a range of yeasty flavor elements

brentk56, Sep 18, 2011
Photo of BEERchitect
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Evil Twin has devised an incredible Belgian-style Saison that would fit right in at Brugge. With its focus on spicy dryness but with the most supple malt and fruit support, the beer doesn't ignore the more rustic tones that reinforce true Belgian-esque character.

Light gold in color, this Beaster of a beer is exuberent with a dazzling display of carbonation that continually fuels a fluffy and zesty head. Cottony froth layers atop and regenerates itself like champagne. Lacing like a champ, the beer simply sings the praises of quality.

Earthy spice aromas pronounce to the nose, just ahead of a pep of lemon and papaya fruit sweetness. In its taste, early grainy-sweetness bridges into a middle palate of wine must and "Lemon Drop" candies. Earthen tones of hay and straw turns bitter in finish while white pepper, cumin, and a powdery corkish taste offer the unique rustic characteristics that really set Saisons apart from other Belgian styles.

Medium-sweet to start, the ale turns to full dryness quickly with slight mineral taste and a big peppery zing and spritzy warmth to finish. It's hard to find more authentic farmhouse taste oustide of Belgium that what Evil Twin offers up with this fine example.

BEERchitect, May 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Texasfan549, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of mikesgroove
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thrilled to start the afternoon off with this one. Brought in by the boys at GBX, I was able to pout the whole bottle in to a 28 ounce wine glass, and it would need it.

The pour was just stupid. Hazy golden, tons of carbonation that just would not quit and a head that was beyond description. It just gathered and gathered forming five inches over the top and settling down with tons of lacing down the sides,

Aroma of coriander, lemon zest, peppery notes, lots of banana and grassy touches all carry over well into the flavor. Your classic funky little saision with the hint of tart fruit and spicey dry finish that seals the deal. One of the best I have had in a while.

mikesgroove, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

kjkinsey, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
2.58/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a crystal clear orange amber with a decent pure white full head; nice to look at.

Nose is big assertive esters of fresh stone fruit and fresh flowers with lots of cooked banana character. Assertive and big but the floral character really saves the nose and makes it appealing. Perhaps a bit too perfumy for some.

Mouthfeel is thin with an elegant carbonation but a bit too watery for me. Flavor profile is just "off."

Flavors start out "green" herbal in nature - ivy, celery, green pepper that goes to pine and burnt toast, all with a hit of lemon or lime. Flavors are just all over the place and not integrated. Somewhere in there is a sweet undertone that does not help and just confuses more.

Finish is nice green pepper, pine bitter and saves this one a bit. I don't see this as a Saison; is that what the brewer intended?

Might actually do all around better with food. I likely will not be one to try again.

GRG1313, Aug 21, 2011
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3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

A: The beer pours a pale straw color with a somewhat short lived white head.

S: A fairly sweet nose on this one. Smells a bit like lemon candy with some sweet sugar. There is a mild yeast aroma along with grass, apples, and a touch of booze. There is a mild banana note on the back end as well as some bread.

T: The flavor starts off with lots of sweet sugar and a fair amount of banana. There is a mild caramel flavor with a hint of booze. Just a bit of yeast, grass, and lemon zest. A touch of bitterness on the finish.

M: Light to medium in body with a medium carbonation.

O: A little sweet and boozy for a saison, but it wasn't too bad.

womencantsail, Aug 14, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

kylehay2004, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Aug 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

largadeer, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

biboergosum, Feb 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

JAHMUR, May 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

nickfl, May 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

russpowell, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

another awesome four pack from evil twin, this time a saison with a big creamy texture and some funky wine like weirdness on the back end. reminds me of some of the french saison yeast out there, but the wheat body is large, which is a cool format for whats going on here. more hops or a prominent dry hopping would make it elite, but as it stands its simplicity is one of its better features. some pear and mowed lawn on the nose, more of a white grape element in the taste. its all from the yeast, as the grain base is familiar. not as funked out as others, no brett or anything going on, but a soft fruitiness and something extremely summery about it, sunny beer, a little strong for all day drinking, but it has that boat beer feel to it. extremely strong carbonation, but it doesnt hold on that well, dissipates a bit. mild acidity out of nowhere with a lemon twang to it in the finish, not as dry as others, but the combination makes it distinct to my taste buds. maybe a little overpriced, but all these evil twin beers are. glad i bought it, but might not buy it again.

StonedTrippin, Apr 24, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tap at Ebenezers

Big creamy head, hazy golden tan orange color, lots of lacing.

Nose lots of saison funk, nice farmhouse rustic dry toasty saison, light toasty malts, light lemony citrus and hint of spices.

Taste nice saison farmhouse funk, fluffy malts, light creaminess from the malt as well, light lemon, hint spices, dry light grainy malt and funky yeast. Finish adds a light bitterness, floral spices, fairly dry and lots of lingering farmhouse yeast funk.

Mouth is med bodied, good carb, fluffy.

Overall nice, great farmhouse yeast funk without Brett but almost seems like it does, nice fluffy malts, tasty and drinkable.

jlindros, Jul 09, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Max's, served in a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber with a finger of white foam.

Smell: A bit sweet, herbal notes from the yeast, mildly fruity, a hint of banana. Reminds me a bit of a hefe.

Taste: Tastes like a saison mixed with a hefe. Herbal like some saisons, but lots of banana like a hefe. The finish is sweet and herbal.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought this beer was very unique. More like a hefe than I expected, but I enjoyed it very much.

oline73, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of mactrail
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Golden color in the glass with a modest head. Big, rich, fruity flavors with a zing of the Belgian yeast. Spicy nose with a prickly carbonation. Starts with a sweet malt taste cut by tangy citrus. A long rasp of yeasty bitterness followed by more fruit.

Pear skins and apple pie with a browned crust. A big flavored Saison that may be a little too intense on the dry, yeasty flavors, but it's a long strange trip. Very interesting and worth comparing with other Saisons. On tap at Public House in La Jolla.

mactrail, May 20, 2013
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Evil Twin Ryan And The Beaster Bunny from Evil Twin Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.