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Evil Twin Ryan And The Beaster Bunny - Evil Twin Brewing

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very good

406 Ratings
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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 7
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of CADMixes
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

CADMixes, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of ksimons
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-hazy golden in color with about two fingers worth of white head that leaves a bit of lace down the sides of the glass

S-pale malts, biscuity, apple/pear sweetness, light citrus, and a bit of yeast funk

T-taste starts out with light bread like malt and changes into a fruity, citrus, bitter hop finish

M-medium body, medium to high carbonation, light bitter finish

Overall a very refreshing, easy to drink beer. Would be great on a summer afternoon.

ksimons, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Eaglefan344
4/5  rDev +5%

Eaglefan344, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of infi
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

infi, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of pknyc
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

pknyc, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of erha2
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

erha2, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

bigred89, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a small head.
Nose shows banana and clove, weizen-style, with a funky saison note showing later. Sweet malt underneath.
Sweet malt as a flavour at first too, before a mineral hit and strong aggressive piny hops roll through. The hops and booze are a bit full on.
Carbonation could be higher.

CrazyDavros, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Mattias, Feb 23, 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
Photo of wordemupg
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into tulip 11/2/13

A murky orange liquid with loads of sediment and bubbles, at first the bottle pours foam perhaps 5 times the foam as liquid. It settles down and I end up with beer in my glass and a very well sustained soapy head that leaves lots of lace

S farmhouse yeast, thrills gum, spice, apple, dried orange peel and cereal, smells pretty solid, some earthy wet wood as it warms

T tastes like sour fruit a little, the cereals stale and there's something I can't place holding this one back, some grapefruit rind I didn't smell and in fact the taste and nose are strangely different

M explodes as soon as it hits your mouth, after some swirls it calms down and has a fairly full body and just a little heat, a little slick in the mouth and spicy earthy finish

O interesting take on the style, I though the nose was right on but room for improvement in other areas but its pretty decent overall

I'm not sure if all the bubbles and foam are a good thing or bad, not sure if that would mellow with time either. I think this would work with a warm Spring day and that could be a while in this part of the world

wordemupg, Feb 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Liquoric3, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

cancino45, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of ngeunit1
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden orange, finger of frothy white head. Fades medium.

S - Sweet grainy and pilsner malts, citrus and floral hops, Belgian yeast, coriander, clove, banana, pepper, lemon and orange zest.

T - Sweet grainy and pilsner malts, citrus, floral hops, some smooth bitterness, lemon and orange zest, Belgian yeast, coriander, clove, banana, pepper.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry and estery finish.

D - Nicely balanced saison. Good hop and yeast character.

ngeunit1, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber with active carbonation and a massive white head that dissipates over a few minutes to a moderate head with chunks of lacing. Aroma of sweet malt with a hint of saison yeast and lemon. Flavor starts with sweet malt, light fruit, citrus and saison yeast but finishes rather dry with light astringent spicy hops. Light to medium bodied appropriate to a saison with a nice mouth feel from active carbonation. A pleasant saison with minimal Brett, but not very complicated.

LiquidAmber, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of MrRockstar
4/5  rDev +5%

MrRockstar, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

t0rin0, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of jjcote
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

jjcote, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of jlindros
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

polishkaz, Jun 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

wesley14, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of cmoody91
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass.

A: Pours golden wheat color with giant white head that quickly dissipates into heavy lacing

S: Very light vague citrus and caramel, barnyard.

T: Hop forward, wheat dominated, somewhat thinly dissipating with a dry finish dominated by carbonation and a touch of funk.

M: Light, thin mouthfeel with high carbonation.

O: Pretty drinkable but not something I'd invest in again, becomes far more interesting as it cools. Interesting to try if available.

cmoody91, May 30, 2012
Photo of cruzerdogmx
1/5  rDev -73.8%

cruzerdogmx, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of BeerShman
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

BeerShman, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of kizyle
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

kizyle, Apr 09, 2012
Evil Twin Ryan And The Beaster Bunny from Evil Twin Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.