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Evil Twin Ryan And The Beaster Bunny - Evil Twin Brewing

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86
very good

458 Ratings
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Ratings: 458
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 7
Gots: 54 | FT: 2
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: John_M on 08-05-2011

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip at cellar temperature.

L – Deep gold color with a 3-finger foamy, frothy, rocky, white head. Decent retention and some wisps of lacing. Clear with lots of bubbles.

S – Bready malt, peppery yeast, lemon zest, and a whole host of herbal, grassy, and floral aromas.

T – Follows the aroma well. It starts off mildly sweet with bready, grainy malt and picks up spicy, peppery yeast along the way. Bitter and tart lemon rind comes in next, followed by a bunch of herbal and floral flavors at the finish.

F – Light-medium-bodied, good carbonation, a crisp and very mildly tart feel, and a mildly bitter, mildly spicy, and dry finish. A little bit of burn at the finish from the alcohol.

O – This is a pretty good beer. It certainly has all of the elements of a good saison, but the herbal and floral aspects are a bit overdone for my taste. The ABV is also a bit higher than I’d like in a saison – I prefer them to be very drinkable and sessionable. So, while this may be a great saison for some, something about it just doesn’t cut it for me. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a pretty good beer and a good saison, but I’ve definitely had better.

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of horshack7
4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy and amber in color with an off white head about an inch thick.

Aroma: Apple, pear, yeasty, lemon, apricot, herbal, peppery, light dryness in the nose. Banana, clove, plastic, coriander.

Taste: Lemon, very peppery, banana, herbal, apple. white grape, clove and a light crisp mouthfeel that finishes nice and dry.

Notes: Very true to form the dryness is great and aside it being seven percent it's quite drinkable I would like to pick this one up again. Cheers.

Photo of wedge
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glowing gold topped with a milky white head. Big floral and peppery citrus aroma...earthy hay, herbs, grain, lemon, soap, dried banana, and apricot. Cracked pepper and sweet grain flavors transitioning to citrus oils, grass, and earthy leafiness. Rustic, yeasty, and spicy. There's a solid creaminess on the palate, low carbonation, and a crisp finish. I only wish a little more maltiness came through in the flavor, but otherwise this is really nice. Quenching and highly drinkable, though the peppery yeast may be too much after a couple glasses.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is straw, slightly opaque, head presented about 1 inch thick then dissipated to a ring and some lacing.

Smell light fresh malt, pilsner or clean malt, maybe some light toast or biscuit; pepperiness and yeasty notes as well.

Taste is heavy on the yeast and estery or phenolic flavors, malt sweetness is present but behind the strength of the yeast off flavors.

Mouthfeel is somewhat dry, but not out of place for saisons, some lingering sweetness as well to counter balance, decent.

Overall, a solid saison, malt flavors are present, yeast cleans through and mouthfeel is nice, crisp and slightly dry.

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into snifter at tap and mallet Rochester ny. Nice golden orange color with thin white lacing. Looks nice but wish there was a bit bigger head. Great peppery citrus aromas ...typical saison aroma notes. Taste is really nice juicy citrus with a bit of hops and great grassy peppery finish. Really smooth and pleasant. This is a great saison...a bit untraditional but staying close to the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Light gold, hazy body, white head, moderate retention. Clear and soapy lacing. Aroma includes lemon zest, banana and clove. Taste follows suit and has a nice bitter finish, a dash of grapefruit if you will. Tongue coating and refreshing.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of alaimoa
3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 ounce bottle to a glass. Big white foam and light straw color. Smells initial citrus, apple, and cinnamon. Taste somewhat bland with light yeast and fruit notes but a fairly thin mouthfeel.

Overall a slight disappointment and had a Ron and the Beast Ryan from a 22oz bottle right after and couldn't tell much of a difference. Both were very similar with Ron having a slight thicker mouthfeel and lingering grapefruit notes. These don't make the list of new or old school saisons in my opinion

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of fmccormi
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a 12oz bottle to an oversized wineglass (Tired Hands stempiece). Bottling date of April 9, 2013, apparently at 1:13PM, written in yellow ink on the shoulder of the bottle (“BTLD 04/09/13 13:13”), making this bottle just over six weeks old.

Appearance (3.5): Nearly two fingers of cream-colored foam comes off of the pour, sitting atop a perfectly hazy, honey-golden body. As it warms, it turns nearly clear with a straw-yellow body color. Very little lacing, just a few sudsy splotches here and there. Modest retention: after the head dies down, there’s very little film on the surface of the body.

Smell (4.25): Lots of nice, dusty straw, earthy tones (moist clay and soil), floral and fruit tones (pears, peaches, some lemon peel, white grapes), some mineral tones; some toasted biscuits, fresh baked white bread—all very saison-ish, pale and crisp, and nicely farmhouse. The mineral tones are actually really, really clear and nice.

Taste (4.0): And whoa, the mineral character transfers to the palate very, very nicely, crossing into some mildly astringent grapefruit peel bitterness that carries through to the finish, almost like chewing on grape seeds. Some light pear juice, floral tones, very light white pepper, and above all, that kinda grape seed / grapefruit peel bitterness. Very dry, pale, floury, bready malt character, like chewing on peasant bread crust. As it warms, the bitterness smoothes out and the malt body gets a little bit more of a smooth sweetness to balance.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Soft, expansive carbonation that tingles around the edges before going down; the body is on the light side of medium, with a slightly hop-oily feel. The beer finishes very nicely dry—goes down pretty easily, in terms of feel. The alcohol is felt but not picked up on the palate.

Overall (4.0): This is an interesting saison—less spice than most versions, a lot more mineral character, and the grape seed / grapefruit peel bitterness adds a different tone. It also changes a lot from start to finish, rounding out and mellowing in some ways, which is nice because I like a dynamic brew. I think this is much more in line with the kind of new-school saisons, as opposed to the more traditional, classic versions—but it’s interesting and tasty, for sure. Worth checking out for saison aficionados.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Evil Twin Ryan And The Beaster Bunny from Evil Twin Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.