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Evil Twin Ryan And The Beaster Bunny | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by John_M on 08-05-2011

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Reviews: 113 | Ratings: 595
Photo of shleepy
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Murky straw color. Small-ish head. Burned chocolate, pear in the smell. Medium grassy hoppiness in the taste. Has more malts than I'd expect. More like a light Belgian pale than a saison, but still good.

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Photo of stompilator
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a chalice.

A - Poured an opaque, slightly golden straw color. Thin, crispy head.

S - Cloves, orange peel, lemon rind, very yeasty.

T - Lively yeast spice hits hard up front, settling into clove, orange, and lemon notes. Hint of rosemary, and a nice hop flavor in the back. Pretty high residual bitterness, which gets a little overwhelming after a bit.

M - Pretty thin and aggressive, but refreshing.

O - Pretty solid Saison, but would've liked a little more spice than bitterness.

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Photo of cbutova
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Full notes taken to phone the other night.

A- 12oz slim bottle to a couple snifters with a golden body with lots of haze some and particulate suspended. White cap at around a finger with decent retention dropping a few small sheets of lacing.

S- Bright Saison yeast is the show with an emphasis on citrus fruits and yeast spice; hints at very slight tartness. Herbal coriander, lemon oil, orange zest, sage and apples/pale grapes come to mind.

T- Fruits and spices derived fron whatever yeast strain they utilize in this Saison. Lemon peels, pink peppercorn, coriander, oranges, vanilla sweetness, apple and pear esters, Pils grains, white grapes, crusty bread, herbal grassy hops and even slight phenols marry in a balanced profile.

MF- Mostly dry with only a slight residual sweetness in a medium overall body for the style. Carbonation is at a moderately low level and lacks that crisp bite I look for. Soothing creaminess and light spicy bitterness.

Relatively fruity Saison with an herbal and spicy character helping to balance that all out. Smooth for 7% but lacks some carbonation in the feel.

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Photo of teromous
2.86/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Light golden slightly hazy body with a short white head that quickly fades to nothing. Decent lacing.

Aroma: There is a faint spicy aroma, but it doesn't shout out with any distinct farmouse ale characteristic scents.

Taste: Spicy herbal flavor, like clove and faint rosemary.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied to the point of being a bit thin with a bit of a chalky feeling.

Overall: It was a pretty average farmhouse ale. Nothing really stood out though, it was pretty lacking in aroma and mouthfeel. It's not something I'd pick up again.

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Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

Pours hazed yellowy lighter amber, sturdy lite khaki head, last and gets all frothy. Leaves ample fine lace on the glass

Earthy nose with some minty and peppery spice tagging along

Flavorful and complex, with more earth, pepper, green pepper, bubble gum, mint.

Delicious. Well worth seeking out and savoring

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Photo of Kevuas
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ryan and the Beaster Bunny poured a clear golden color with a two finger foam head that slipped away gracefully. Not much lacing to speak of. The aroma is lemon and citrus with some hints of herbs. There is a very earthy smell to Ryan and the Beaster Bunny. The taste of is almost Brett-like, with sour mixed in with funky herbs and floral notes. The flavors of Ryan and the Beaster Bunny are difficult to lock down, but are definitely farmhouse and include banana, caramel, bubblegum, pepper, vanilla, and tartness. The mouthfeel is smooth to a bit on the carbonated side. There is an ever-so-slight alcohol undertone but at 7.0% really not bad at all. Overall I feel that Ryan and the Beaster Bunny is a solid farmhouse offering.

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Photo of ta_hagen
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Some definitive farmhouse ale aromas, funk earthly smell. Finishes tarty but slight dry. Sometimes it tastes like a Saison that lead's into a farmhouse ale, if you know what I mean. Worth trying for sure...

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Photo of smcolw
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Starts with a one-finger head--some spots on the glass. Light gold color with a bit of a haze.

More sour than earthy to the nose. Some definitive farmhouse ale aromas but not as sharp as some.

The flavor starts off softly, but the swallow brings some distinctive tartness. The aftertaste is a blend of sour and bitter--pleasant blend. The body is chewy; the carbonation is high.

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Photo of ZCW
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Smooth Saison style beer. Beautiful bright yellow with a strong Saison nose. Very drinkable - no harshness or weird notes. Perfectly in style, and definitely not discontinued.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

i picked up a bottle of Evil Twin's Ryan And The Beaster Bunny a month and a half ago for $3.79 at Holiday Market. I've been meaning to try this one and when I saw it on the shelf I knew there's no better time than the present, so lets see how it goes. Bottled on 3/04/14. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a tulip.

A- The label looks ok, the design is pretty simple and it isn't too eye catching. It poured a cloudy pale yellow color that took on more of a golden hue when held to the light with over three fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left lots of nice patchy lacing behind. This was a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the saison yeast being the first to show up and it imparts all those yeasty and eastery like aromas that I would expect and it's followed by a nice fruity aroma with some pears sticking out the most with just a little bit of lemon grass in the background. Up next comes the hops which impart a noticeable spicy and earthy hops aroma with a grassy aroma showing up a little in the background. This beer had a nice aroma that was what I would expect from the style, but I wish more of those farmhouse aspects came through.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but it's a little lighter and it starts off with a lower amount of sweetness with the Saison yeast still being the first to show up and it imparts the same aspects that it did in the aroma. Up next comes the fruits which are very similar to how they were in the aroma with the pear still sticking out the most. On the finish comes the hops which impart the same spicy and earthy hop aspects that they did in the aroma with a light amount of bitterness with a pear and spicy hop aftertaste. This was a nice tasting Saison, but the taste was a little lighter than I wanted it to be and I was more funky farmhouse yeast came through.

M- Smooth, crisp, not too prickly, a little dry on the finish, on the very light side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was pretty nice and it worked well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a decent beer and a nice example of the style, but the flavors were on the lighter side for the style and that left me wanting more from this beer and I really wish some farmhouse aspects came through since I don't really get any. This beer had ok drinkability, it was smooth, crisp, not too prickly, a little dry on finish, not filling at all and the taste doesn't do the greatest job at holding my attention, one is enough for me, I don't have the urge to drink another one in a row. What I like the most about this beer was that it stayed true to style, it had most of the things that I expect from a straight up Saison. What I liked the least about this beer was that the flavors weren't just a little bolder and I wish more farmhouse aspects came through. I don't think I would buy this beer again, but i wouldn't turn it down if I was in the mood for a straight up Saison. I can't say I would recommend it, but if you really like Saisons it's worth a shot. All in all I wasn't impressed with this beer, it wasn't bad, but I expected more from Evil Twin and the fact that it said Farmhouse style Ale on the label made it even more disappointing that hardly any farmhouse aspects came through. So far this is one of my least beers from Evil Twin and it falls in the middle at best for the style, I appreciate the effort, but I think this one could use some work, better luck next time guys.

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Photo of Zach136
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy yellow, thin white head and excellent lacing.

Aroma: Pepper and pineapple yeast aroma that's not too intense.

Flavor: Light, citrus and pepper again with a touch of hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Fairly dry and effervescent.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

My issue with Saisons has always been the clovey flavor imbued by the yeast. The Beaster Bunny has almost no peppercorn, clove or spiciness but has more of a sweeter tone. That sweetness lends to a bubblegum flavor with a hint of natural banana. The malt is more doughy and bready at the back. It drinks very light and easy but has a hefty tone.

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Photo of jellikit
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: yellow. Clear. Thick, foamy/frothy white head. Lots of bubbles.

S: slightly skunky. Estery. Spicy.

T: lemon peel. Banana. Pepper. Alcohol.

M: high carbonation. Medium body. Dry.

O: great Saison. A little over-the-top. But tasty. Unique. Well balanced. Funky. Definitely a sipper.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Explodes on opening. Orange cloudy look; over-generous beige head. Webs out sparsely. Clumps of lace left behind. OK except for shit opening.

Smells yeasty and slightly carbonic, but nice fruity edge: guava, banana and passion. Hint of rubber. Enticing enough.

Taste is earthy, funky and spicy. Slight fruit note upfront - apple - with some passionfruit, then strong rubber, boot polish, aged Riesling and soil. Drinks OK, has big late-mid but finishes cleanly. Not bad.

Bit of texture, bitty, goes down alright.

Decent saison, very potent but surprisingly refreshing. I like.

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Photo of macher0
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A. This ale pours a light copper to moderate straw appearance with a coarse bubble egg shell head that quickly retreats to a coarse rim. Excellent laces.

S. Big time barn house funk. Very typical saison yeast. Biscuits, bubble gum, and light malts.

T. The palette cones across with heavy barn house funk, yeast, and a significant malt presence. Certainly a good amount of biscuits and bubble gum. Minor notes of straw, dusty grain, and hops.

M. Coarse carbonation, moderate body, moderate smoothness.

O. This is a moderate ale. Very typical of the style. Certainly recommended. I will have this again when in the mood for a farmhouse ale or saison.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a cloudy gold with a two-finger foamy white head. The head dissapates quickly.

S - Aromas of Belgian yeast, bubblegum, apple, pear, and white pepper.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Starts out with a good amount of sweetness - apple and pear. The sweetness fades into a cracked wheat flavor with a decent hop bite. The finish has a strong white pepper bite.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - A decent Saison, but probably wouldn't drink again based on the price.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark straw color with a white soapy head. Cloudy brew that does pour free of sediment.

Clean aroma of soap, hop, clove, urine, lemon, and spicy yeast. More of the yeast notes and bread come out more as it approaches room temperature.

Digging the taste of this brew, there's a yeasty twang, green peppercorn, wheat, clove and grass. Firm bitterness, big malty sugar, even hints of cotton candy or bubblegum. Has a dusty, lightly funky and earthy element that sets it apart from others.

Medium bodied, well carbonated ale that has a semi dry finish. Satisfying flavor and relative crispness, without being watery or thin.

This is a nice Saison here from the Evil Twin rogue brewer/s. This bottle is a year old and still is fresh tasting and delicious. Well done, I can recommend this as a pretty nice Saison.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of JayQue
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Refreshing beer, not a great Saison though. Pours a hazy dark gold color with a huge delicately bubbly white head. Good retention and several bands of lacing on the glass.

Aroma is lemon zest, some spices (definitely black pepper, maybe a little coriander too), and Belgian yeast.

Flavor is more of the same but what is missing is a big, not so subtle barnyard/musty/horseblanket thing that is so welcome in the best Saisons.

Mouthfeel is pretty good. The level of carbonation is just right and the beer is plenty rich enough.

Good beer but needs more "funk" to be a top Saison.

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Photo of TastyAdventure
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - 1 finger head, not as big as Saison should be. Very light, cloudy body

Smell - mild earthy and funk, vinegar?? Interesting...

Taste - smooth, no abrasive overly funky tastes, some earthiness. Refreshing, raw asparagus.

Mouthfeel- smooth, not quite as carbed as most (good in this case)

Overall, good not great. Not worth price tag

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Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 11/7/13

Appearance: Pours cloudy straw yellow with a small, white head that quickly collars.

Smell: Lemon peel, coriander, honey, tangerines/peaches with some undeniable funk.

Taste: Begins with honey and tangerine/mango. Middle of the mouth is earthy bitterness with some funk. It finishes semi-dry with lingering notes of the earthy bitterness and funk from the middle with remnants of the honey/tangerine in the background. There's not much booze to speak of, though you might guess it could be above 6%.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and sticky, with good carbonation.

Overall: This was better than I thought it would be. It's a really good spring/summer beer and a pleasant surprise.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brilliant clear golden straw with three fingers of foamy, creamy white head that rockily settles to an inch. Good retention; lots of web-like lacing.

Smells like a bready, delicious Saison. Warm, floral yeasty phenols mixed with bread malt aromas; rose water, dandelions, white pepper, bubblegum, dough, etc. Lovely.

“Huh, that is awfully fucking good,” I said. Fresh and doughy, with spicy phenols, some very aromatic floral notes with stannky herbs, fresh citrus, and white wine flavors coming in at the middle and finish. The finish is increasing medicinal with a long-lingering hoppy stickness at the back of the throat.

Light to medium bodied with a slightly boozy-feeling velvety mouthfeel. Good carbonation, lingering finish, slight aftertaste from hops.

Very good take on a Saison.
This is one of my favorite styles and I am glad to have tried this fairly hoppy, semi-funky version of one. It pours quite nice looking with the gratuitous head that a beer like this should have. It has a very pleasing aroma with many classic Belgian characteristics. The beer on the whole is tasty, refreshing and just hoppy enough to give you a twinge in your cheek.
Would have again; worth seeking out.

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/7/2013. Pours moderately hazy bright golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, pear, apple, peach, orange peel, clove, pepper, wheat, straw, grass, herbal, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop, yeast ester, and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, peach, orange peel, clove, pepper, wheat, straw, grass, herbal, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy/herbal spiciness/tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, peach, orange peel, clove, pepper, wheat, straw, grass, herbal, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of hop, yeast ester, and malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice saison style. All around good balance of hop, yeast ester, and malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Evil Twin Ryan And The Beaster Bunny from Evil Twin Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.