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Evil Twin Ron And The Beast Ryan - Evil Twin Brewing

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60 Reviews
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Reviews: 60
Hads: 261
Avg: 3.97
pDev: 21.66%
Wants: 13
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: xnicknj on 10-18-2011

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Photo of GPHarris
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a - this was a gusher. poured a four-fingers thick bubbly, off-white and rocky head into a tulip glass. the body was a bright golden color.
s - honey and yeast.
t - grainy, honey, fruity with a hint of brett.
m - coating and medium at first but finishes sharply.
o - not overly impressed with this beer. just a little dull.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.33/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso.

Pours a slightly hazed straw yellow with a nice white head and a good bit of lacing. The nose has some straw and light bread plus a touch of earthy funk. Some banana and pepper too. Flavor has more banana plus some bread and mild white pepper. Body is fairly dry. Moderate carbonation. A bit odd.

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Photo of xnicknj
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

on tap at pope in philly

Pours a completely clouded golden color with some yellow hues. Thick, frothy white head retains well on top, fading into some layers of film with some rings of lacing on the glass.

Spicy and citrusy on the nose. Some lemon peel and cracked pepper with a hint of orange sweetness. Barely any alcohol with some soft brett funk and yeast.

Splash of floral hops up front with peppery spice. Some herbal notes followed by citrus juiciness and lemon peel. A little sweet in the middle from the fruit. Hints of bretty funk and Belgian yeast, but not quite tart. Finishes a little spicy.

Medium body, higher carbonation, refreshing and tingly on the palate. A solid saison, although I was hoping for more brett presence.

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Photo of rundocrun
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a bomber.

A - Body is cloudy straw yellow with greenish and gold highlights. About a 1/2 finger of coarse white foam forms that fades quickly.

S - Lots of citrusy, piney hops in the nose. Smells much more like an IPA than a saison. Not much else is detectable beyond the hops. Possibly a hint of those toasted malts?

T - By far, one of the more interesting beers I have ever consumed...really. Hops take a prominent role in the flavor following the trend of the aroma. But almost equally potent are the more typical Saison flavors of bubblegum, pear, sweet berries and flowers. Hop bitterness packs somewhat of a wallop through the finish and slightly overpowers the other flavors.

M - Thin-to-medium body with a fairly clean finish. Not as dry and crisp as most saisons I have sampled. The extra hop kick gives this beer a bit of a sappy, resinous mouthfeel.

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Photo of BrewerB
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at City Beer Store for 11.99. Best before date of 2015.

Pours a cloudy golden color with a thin crop of mousse-like white foam. Good retention and lacing evident. Aroma is a mix of funky/sour with leather, lemon warhead tartness, moist earth. Crusty sourbread and a dash of peppery spice. Initial tart citrus fruit flavors bleed into a quick saltine cracker in the middle followed up with an herbal rye breadiness on the finish. Beneath it all lies a definite, subtle funkiness that I'd peg as a sharp, pungent cheese. It's modest but adds a nice layer of intrigue to the beer. Carbonation and body seem appropriate for the style though I'd like to see a bit more bristle in the bubbles department.

Overall a solid beer but it is lacking in depth/complexity as far as a Saison w/ Brett goes. Perhaps it'll improve with time though it's certainly enjoyable now.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a cloudy gold color with about an inch and a half frothy white head that stayed around for a long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like hay, bready malt, peppery spice, lemon peel, and some green apples. It tastes like bready malt, lemon peel, bubblegum, peppery spice and some fruit and herbs. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and has moderate/high (but soft) carbonation which helps make this easy to drink. I think this is a solid overall brew, but it's not my favorite of the Evil Twin beers I've tried. With that being said, I do think it's worth trying.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.57/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a light orange with large white head. Foamy and fizzy, OK retention.

S: Definite Brett, leather, fermented orange marmalade.

T: Orange bubblegum with some Brett funk, some stone fruit, apple at times. A lot going on.

M: Lightly sour. Frothy, soft carbonation, medium-bodied. Fairly astringent.

O: A good and interesting saison, I enjoyed trying it. Price is a problem for sure, but fans of weird funky Bretty beers should like this.

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Photo of Gmann
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright yet cloudy pale orange color with a short yet dense pure white head. A bit more orangey than your typical saison.

The aroma is quite sweet, has kind of an orangey candy type scent. Some subtle tart apple and farmhouse funk, mainly hay. Its a nice aroma but definitely sweet.

The taste has an earthy sourness that was not picked up in the aroma. Kind of sharp bitter unripe orange. There is a brightness from the malt and floral notes. Some hay and funk and an odd metallic note. The bitter/sour is too sharp for my liking.

The feel is light and fizzy, crisp. Good balance for the most part but does end with a rough bitterness.

A flavorful saison but the sour/bitter is a bit too striking; needs to be more mellow. Its worth a purchase but not sure a re-purchase.

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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle into a tall tulip

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with three fingers of fluffy white head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Lots of Brett funk upfront, musty and barnyardy. This beer remains fairly fruity, though. Stone fruits come out with some lemon peel and slight ginger. Peppercorn is very faint.

T: Pineapple and stone fruit sweetness comes out with a hint of funky Brett. Fairly straight-forward with only a hint of funk and spice.

M: A bit on the thick side with moderate carbonation.

O: The aroma is amazing, but the taste is merely average. I'd like a beer that is drier with some of the fruity and funky character from the aroma.

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Photo of brentk56
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Arrives with a cloudy golden color and a moderately-sized head that leaves some splashy lace

Smell: Herbacious, with lemon, green apple and pepper elements; rather yeasty

Taste: Herbal, up front, with lemon and green apple flavors; by mid-palate, the pepper and the Brett and balsa wood elements take over to create a spicy sour profile by mid-palate; while the sourness persists, the fruit lingers underneath into the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Interesting beer, but not particularly well-balanced, as the lemon, Brett and balsa wood elements just don't come together for me

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Photo of mactrail
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Handsome amber brew with a big pile of suds in the Maredsous goblet. Foamy and sharp on the tongue. Very fragrant with the barnyard note and lime rind..

Quite fruity with just a little sweetness. Plenty of apple and pineapple taste. The Saison flavor is classic but the yeasty bitterness is intense. Brett flavor is on the verge of menacing, but it's also the classic taste. If you want to know what it tastes like, try this brew.

This is full flavored with the usual Belgian dry finish. A little on the harsh side, but thoroughly interesting. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

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Photo of palma
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Foamy. A gusher is right.

Aroma: tropical fruit. Wet hay. Big time peach as the beer warms. Wonderful. Almost no funk. They say this is a Brett beer. Where is the Brett? Otherwise it's a great complex saison aroma.

Taste: pepper, stone fruit like peach or apricot, citrus, pineapple, basil notes. Nice. But not very sour or funky as I was expecting. They say this beer is made with Brett. Where is the Brett? They say this beer is brewed with honey. Where are the honey notes? Let the beer warm a bit. The fruit flavors start to come through more.

Excellent mouthfeel.

I paid 16 bucks for this bottle. Not worth it. I'm starting to think this evil twin stuff is a little overrated. This beer tastes like it might get better with age. It's complex but young.

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Photo of alaimoa
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Similar bubbling out of the bottle like a previous rank. Big carbonation and big white lacing got initial smells of citrus, apple, less cinnamon than the sister "beaster bunny". Has some subtle fruity, earthy yeast notes in the smell and taste but fairly thin mouthfeel that doesn't linger very long. Kind of boring without much sweetness or bitterness

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle - $13.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a clouded, darkish amber body with a lofty, airy crest of whitish suds.

Smell: Honeyish, faintly toasty malts with the most prominent note additions being mint leaf, melon juice, something akin to pickled ginger, citric tropical fruit, a splash of Orangina, peppery spices, wrapped in phenols and a noted mustiness.

Taste: Some slightly sweet honey stretched over dry, day-old toasted biscuit tops. The sweetness quickly recedes. Then, the remaining flavors don't simply unfold leisurely, they come rushing in all at once: spearmint, melon juice, citrus blossoms, grapefruit, white pepper, faux ginger, sandalwood, cantaloupe, clean sweat, With each sip, gulp, whatever, the flavors just come pouring in like idiots shoppers streaming into a Wal-Mart on Black Friday -- ah, Christ, somebody just trampled the melons and kept on running to the toy aisle! Dry, phenolic finish. Gets a bit tangier, citric, and gingeresque as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. High carbonation, but it soon tapers off.

Overall: While not nearly good enough for me to change my saison allegiance, it's still a solid, brett-infused saison, albeit a bit tough on the ole wallet.

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Photo of oline73
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Max's. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden color with a layer of white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Sweet from the malt and more fruit notes than herbal notes.

Taste: A mild sweetness with some citrus notes. A slight tartness blends with the herbal undertones. The finish is bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with mild carbonation and a slick finish.

Overall: I felt like this beer didn't know if it wanted to be sour/tart, or herbal. That being said, it was pretty good, and I would have another if given the opportunity.

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Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly decent saison, smooth with a honey finish. Recently purchased bottle. Light coloured body, slightly spicy and in no way funky aroma. Good drinkability, does not even need the honey to be a good saison, and it would have been not as sweet.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle. Another saison, as the 'season' quickly wanes, this one brewed with honey.

This beer pours a very hazy, cloudy medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy off-white head, which leaves a pretty decent array of layered sedimentary rock lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of sharp, edgy earthy yeast, semi-sweet wheaty cereal malt, white and black pepper, very tame leathery funk, dry lemon zest, and herbal, floral hops. The taste is still rather cutting up front, what with the sassy yeast, dry citrus pith, and zingy pepper dust all sort of conferring as such, before some slightly less pungent lemon rind 'fruitiness' comes aboard, alongside a mild earthy funk, understated orchard stone fruitiness, mild white pepper spiciness, and touch of finally manifested ethereal honey sweetness.

The bubbles are fairly hefty, and zingy for the most part, with a hollow frothiness, the body medium-light in weight, and a tad acrid in its attempt at smoothness. It finishes quite dry, the yeast still large and in charge, the citrus and drupe fruitiness hanging tough, and da funk loitering like it wasn't exactly a misdemeanor.

A decent enough saison, though the honey has a hard time convincing me that it actually exists. Yeasty, wheaty, spicy, and a bit boozy - that's what this one is all about. As for Ron or Ryan (is he a beast?), I really have no fucking clue who they are, and even less gumption to learn more, at this particular point in time.

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Photo of stephens101
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Orange with pink hues and a mountain of packed white froth.

Quite aromatic with grapefruit, orange, lemon, peppercorn and sugar.

Grainy and dry with a hint of lemon and fruit peel and dank with over-ripe fruit.

While there is no doubt this is a tasty and well-crafted brew, with so many great Saisons out there it will be hard for me to re-purchase due to one reason in particular that will remain unstated.

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Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color and poured with a finger high bright white head that quickly died down and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: The smell has aromas of natural flavored root beer along with hints of funkiness, lemon citrus and spices.
T: The taste has flavors of ginger, lemon citrus and rosemary along with some hints of root beer.
M: The beer is light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation. The finish has a bit of spiciness but lacks any dryness.
O: The beer is rather easy to drink and has some refreshing properties.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed golden orange, big plume of white froth, leaving patchy lacing. Scent is a mix of citrus and herbal notes, moderate sweetness coming through with a bite of spice. taste follows suit, herbal qualities blend with lemon and grapefruit, bready and lightly sweet malts in the background, moderate spicing throughout, lightly grassy and earthy. Moderately dry and a touch bubbly, medium bodied. Overall some unique flavor points, but never comes together fully.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy light lemony yellow with a finger high foamy white head. The head dissipates quickly and does not exhibit much lacing on the glass.

S: Aromas of a natural root beer with hints of citrus and funk.

T: The flavors are peppery with a lemony medicinal taste. There are herbs and citrus notes with ginger and rosemary present. Also, there is a hint of the taste of root beer.

M: Medium bodied with low to moderate amounts of carbonation and a very slight hint of dryness.

O: Extremely surprised by the hints of root beer in both the aroma and the taste. I enjoyed the beer but I do not feel like it is very sessionable.

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Photo of weltywm
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On Tap at the Trestle Inn in Philadelphia. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Poured a pale yellow with about 1/2 a finger of white head that quickly dissipated.

Smell: A bit of funk, yeast, and that sort of rustic farmhouse smell that you would expect from a saison.

Taste: The brett funk hit me first of all, but it wasn't over powering, and complemented the other flavors well. After brett, I tasted tart cherries, white pepper, banana, and lots of yeast. A very tight and lively finish.

Appearance: Very drinkable and well carbonated. Medium body.

Overall: Much better than I expected and very enjoyable. I know the price is expensive, but I would definitely get it again.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy, orange body with one finger head and minimal lace. Bitter, slightly citric hopped aroma balances with touches of funk, spice and sweet malts. Smooth, light body that while sharp, almost sour at times, has a pumpkin(?) and honey sweetness in it that makes it easy to drink while remaining funky.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Bier Station. Served in a large Belgian tulip glass with a flared rim.

Appearance - Pours a murky saffron yellow color with not much variation in color tone, even where light attempts to pass through. Atop the opaque body sits a one finger head that is white with just the slightest hint of parchment colored shading. Retention is moderate, and the foam leaves significant sheets of lacing as I drink it down, with a buildup of head around the edges of the glass.

Smell - A nice bit of citrus is present--some lemon and maybe grapefruit zest, but the real king here is a barnyard funk, as one would expect with a brett-infused farmhouse ale. Musty and pungent, with notes of wet hay along with fresher notes of newly-cut grass and alfalfa. Touches of floral sweetness and pollen as well.

Taste - Tangy and pungent funkiness is the predominant characteristic of the taste, with complementary elements of buttered biscuit, citrus zest, peppercorn and herbs, as well as a pleasantly hoppy bitterness cutting through the plethora of floral and light fruit flavors, including nectar, honeydew and pear.

Mouthfeel - Body is on the light side of medium, with a hint of chewiness. Moderate to high carbonation and a mostly dry finish with just a drop of sweetness.

Overall, I'm a sucker for brett saisons, but this one is quite tasty all the same. My exposure to Evil Twin isn't very high, but of the few I've had, most have been quite good--this one included. Perhaps I will have to seek more out from these Danish brewers.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GUSHER! For a long time after I opened my first Biscotti Break (which was a disaster of volcanic gushering), I opened all my Evil Twin (and a few other breweries like Hof Dormaal) beers in the kitchen sink. Then a long period of well behaved ale made me lower my guard. This bottle did not shoot into the air, but had a ferocity of flow that was amazing. In a quick few seconds to run to the sink, I lost 2/3s of the bottle. Eventually:
Poured into a Nostradamus flute, pouring a very hazy, almost opaque caramel amber with a large (but only 2% of the total) white head that had good retention and lacing. Pleasant aroma of bready malt, light saison yeast, stone and citrus fruit, nice. Flavor is Brett, saison yeast, much more subdued stone and citrus fruit. Finishes dry and Bretty with a long aftertaste of the wild yeast, citrus rind and light bittering hops. Light bodied with very active carbonation. A classic Brett inspired saison with an above average, moderately complex fruit component. The wild yeast influence was a bit beyond my preference, but well within the style expectations. A good deal for the price in a 22oz, bomber, perhaps not so much for 7 ounces of actual saison in the glass. My floor was sticky and drunk all night. Back to opening beer in my sink….

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Evil Twin Ron And The Beast Ryan from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.