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Evil Twin Ron And The Beast Ryan - Evil Twin Brewing

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Reviews: 59
Hads: 259
Avg: 3.96
pDev: 21.72%
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 TheDinger
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from growler into DFH snifter. A nice dark honey pour with golden/orange tints. A bit unique looking with a fair 1+ finger off white head. Okay spotting and lacing. Nose is that of a Farmhouse Ale. Big lemon, cloves, spices and honey with other fruits. Quite a busy aroma on the nose. Taste follows the nose with the tart fruit heavy front end that mellows into a bitter finish. Good take on the style but perhaps a bit too much on the bitter finish. A lot going on with this beer which is nice and refreshing. Feel is middle of the road. A bit dry with adequate carbonation. Not too watery, but definately tart. Overall- Not a bad brew at all! Complex with it's fruits and a bit too much on the bitter hop finish. Refreshing and sessionable. Would hit it again and would like to try out of the bottle on a hot summer day-

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

i like this one better than ryan and the beaster bunny i think, as much as i liked that beer, i think it needed the funk that this one has, definitely some brett in here, and it makes the beer way more dry, less heavy on the belgian type esters, and also more flavorful than the other one. yellow in color, clear for the style, and totally heady, with a bone white layer over an inch tall. the nose is herbal, i get lemongrass and even green tea, along with some funky yeasts and a very light white wheat malt base. not sure how this ever got to 7% abv, as it hasnt much body or grain presence at all. its all about the yeast, which is almost tangy with a lemon hint and a real drying finish. seems a little hoppier too, some fruity oily stuff in the finish of this one suggests some dry hopping. explosive carbonation and super dry, a feeling i am coming to love in this style. very cool to have this one on tap, but im going to to try and find a bottle too, i was impressed with this one.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap a cloudy yellow orange color with two fingers of white head.

The aroma had notes of lemon and pineapple along with herbal spice and earthy, funky yeast.

The herbal spiciness was present in the taste as well with lemon, pineapple, yeast and earthy, funky medicinal notes.

Medium bodied and smooth with a moderate carbonation.

A very funky Saison from Evil Twin.

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Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at POPE, Philly, PA

Evil Twin's Ryan and the Beaster Bunny beer with Brett yeast from Jolly Pumpkin.

Served in a stem glass, this beer poured a misty golden color with peach tints. A dense, white head receded to a patchy layer of bubbles that left some pleasant lacing behind. Spicy yeast aroma with tender hints of citrus and spice. Nice and smooth on the palate, lemon zest and grapefruit, Belgian yeast, and peppery spice, all in excellent balance with crisp herbal and floral hops; not too overbearing in any department. Medium-bodied, very tasty, and very drinkable.

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Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color with a nice white head. Citrusy nose with some straw, pineapple, light melon, and a pleasant dryness. A hint of spice, some bready malt, and as it sits, lemon drop candies. The flavor is a bit more bread/malt forward. Some citrus peel, straw, lemon, yeast, and light spice. A hint of tropical fruit and dry on the finish. Really nice and easy drinking.

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Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Very good lacing.

S: Typically sweet and astringent saison aroma: Spices, yeast, and malt.

T: Tasted of spices (cloves, pepper), Belgian yeast, and some malt. Had that medicinal quality common to saisons. A pretty balanced and focused flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made, enjoyable, and drinkable beer.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pale-medium amber body, hazy; eggshell white head about a finger high, slims to film and leaves some lace behind

S: herbal and floral notes over tropical fruit and yeast

T: unripe mango and white pepper spice; herbal, yeasty with brett's tart funk; notes of sandalwood and grapefruit peel; honey-sweet flicker on the finish

M: competition between moderate bitterness and yeast tartness, medium-light body, mildly fuzzy carbonation, sweet then drying finish

O: a nice saison with a lot of complexity, really enjoy the brett and fruit and honey combination - EvilTwin seems to have a pretty good feel for brett pairings, and this is no exception

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

With such complexity, strength, and whimsy- this oddly compelling beer brings hops, sour, and earth together in an orgy of decadence and irresistibility.

Straw-like and lighlty golden in appearance, it's hazy appearance is testament to its unfiltered taste and strong hop content. Capped with a creamy eggshell off white head, the beer retains its head very well and laces delicately along the snifter.

Citrus and pungent scents mingle above the glass and entice the nose with grapefruit, citrus peel, fresh cut grass, leather, dried wood, limes, and sea air. The underlying dry biscuit scent is lightly crusty, thinly honey-like, and with mild starch. Similarly a peppery scent of fennel teases the nose heading into taste.

A dry malty taste opens with light caramel and honey and introduces the taste of fennel seed, just before the hop and earthen funk seeps into the middle palate. That's where the dry fruit taste of orange peel, white grapefruit, lemons and limes are less than zesty but seem dehydrated and concentrated in earthy fruit taste. Accompanying sea brine, drying woods, damp sod, and leather all add complexity to the fruity taste before heading into finish. A late dryness of sandalwood, citrus pith bitterness, and white pepper close the taste briskly and earthen.

Creamy-dry to start, there's an infussed airy quality that burrows deep in the starchy biscuit malt textures but lightens the palate and prepares the palate for a powdery, earthy, dried wood tannin mouthfeel that glided just above the taste buds and dives into a semi-clean bitterness, earthen dryness, and alcohol warmth that rewards both IPA lovers and fans of sour ales alike.

The bitter and sour interplay that both hops and wild yeast provide is a delicate and challenged taste that favors those of sophisticated palate and discerned taste. Though not for the faint of heart, there's something charming and rustic here that cannot be denied.

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Photo of daledeee
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Parlor City has been cycling various Evil Twins through the tap. So far, all are great.

Pours a bright cloudy yellow with a nice white head.

Nose is lemony, grainy hits of yeast.

I understand this has Brett in it. That really adds some nice twist. Tastes nice and lemony with a good spicy yeasty kick. Semi-funky. Lemon tends to the peel side and is balanced with a sweetness.

A good stickiness in the mouth feel adds a final facet to this enjoyable drink. A fine farmhouse it is.

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Photo of babaracas
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazy gold with huge meringue head, trailing big chunks of thick lace down the glass. Smell: lemon and a note of sour citrus, hay and mild barnyard, spice. Taste: lemon cookie, sour citrus, dried pineapple note, soft graininess, mildly herbal and spicy with some honey-like sugar in the drying finish. Brett forward and pretty nice.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Slightly hazed golden in color with a creamy white head that leaves ribbons and lots of sticky lace down the glass.

Aroma is a nice combination of grass, hay, earth, a little bit of bubble gum, yeast, and floral hops. Very nice.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, with good amounts of grass, earth, and floral characters leading the way, along with a bit of sweet bubblegum, and bread. Very nice and incredible drinkable. No alcohol presence.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation, and somewhat creamy.

Very nice, incredibly drinkable saison, though probably not worth the price point.

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

gushed out of the bottle.. thankfully i had a glass handy but it kept gushing out even after i was able to fill the glass with foam. what i was able to get in the glass was a ton of yeast and an orangey pour.. obviously tons of white foam which did leave tons of lacing behind. smells of lemons, jasmine, pepper, brett. the flavor is way more subtle than its scent, but you definitely get a nice funky brett profile throughout. a wonderful tasting saison, nice earthy bitterness, sweet malty backbone, and flower petals. medium body and medium amount of carbonation (thought it'd be higher considering it was a gusher).

if it weren't for it pretty much exploding everywhere, this would've been a extremely pleasant experience. the beer itself was lovely, so i can only recommend to pick it up. after reading other peoples reviews, seems like not many others had the gusher problem. oh well

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Photo of popery
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold color. Cloudy. Very large white head. Hard to pour because of it. Big clumps of bubbles stick all over the glass. Aroma is lemons, funk, herbal hops and fresh pale malt. The brett is quite good. It's a medium strong, relatively clean funk that plays nicely with the malt and other flavors well. There's also a bit of an earthy Belgian yeast note in there. The taste doesn't quite come together as well. It starts mildly sweet before dying out and adding a tangy lemon flavor and a good bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Some spice. A good deal of sweet pale malt flavor. Mouthfeel is full and creamy for a saison. Very soft. Good beer but not my favorite beer from Evil Twin, though those imperial stouts make for a pretty high bar.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 2015 on the label. Pours slightly hazy bright golden color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, pepper, cracker, bread, light honey, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, pepper, cracker, bread, light honey, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness and light tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/orange zest, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, pepper, bread, light honey, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a crisp malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly acidic/creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Brett saison style. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bottle poured into tulip 7/9/13

A slight gush upon opening but I got it in the glass, hazy pale orange liquid with plenty of bubbles, a big fluffy foam sits around for ages slowly falling to a thick film leaving a few partial rings of lace

S peppery spice, bubblegum, funk, clove, lemon peel, herbal notes, dry cereal, and I swear I get a hint of smoke but I might be crazy, smells pretty bad ass

T more lemon rind and cereals, a hint of booze and orange marmalade, still has what the nose was offering but not quite the intensity but still great stuff

M medium bodied, almost foamy, spicy rind lingers with a little funk

O a nice funky saison, smells the highlight but not lacking anywhere, something I'd drink again as a nice treat

I should've drank this when the sun was shining but even on a rainy evening its hitting the spot. I like a little funk to go with the style and this one delivers

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Photo of thagr81us
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Mikkeller oversized wine glass. Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, spices, banana runts, and bubble gum. The flavor was of sweet malt, bubble gum, banana, spices, and bread. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The aroma on this one was really nice and complex. It made me think that this was going to be a massively sweet brew that would make me wish I had a shot for diabetes standing by. However, the flavor was very nice and well balanced and actually tasted like bubble gum which was awesome to experience again as it doesn’t happen often in the brews I drink. Definitely a must try from Evil Twin!

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Photo of beernewbie285
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Little cloudy, but the smell is exceptional very fruity without being overbearing in taste. Low ABV which means easy sipping. The taste is smooth with small hints of grapefruit and citrus. I would recommend this Saison to anyone looking for a solid introduction to the style or a long time lover of it.

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Photo of Billolick
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber bottle, purchased in Peeksklill, NY $11.99. "Best Before 2015" on the label

Pours clouded lighter tangarine/amber/golden, under an intiially huge med. khaki head, that slowly fades to a thicker foam, gauzy sheets of fine lacing.

Lemon, honey and pepper on the nose.

Dry, flavorful, over loaded with citric juices, lime and loads of pepper. Carbonation on the high side. Crisp, moderatly tart and bright. Brett showing nicely, with some light funk, but mostly crisply and with more puckeringly dry/citric character.

Lovely beer, go get some

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Photo of mltobin
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at The Sidecar in Philadelphia.

Appearance is a golden color, a tad murky. Its` nose contains banana, yeast, malts and pepper. Taking a sip of this saison and I taste bubblegum, more of the yeast, along with fruit and some hops. A very nice tasting beer, one of the few beers that I have sampled from ET. Mouthfeel is medium, a dry, slightly sweet finish to it. For those who appreciate a nice saison, check this one out.

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Photo of DIM
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a: This was a very hazy golden straw color. It poured with a massive rocky head that kept growing for almost a full 5 minutes. It gradually faded, leaving behind large clumps of lace.

s: Nicely dominated by plenty of peppery brett. Hints of yeasty lemons and apricots along with lots of funky, wet grains.

t: Extremely dry overall. I tasted lots of fresh zesty lemon up front. The long drawn out finish is all about the brett; spicy and peppery.

m: Very active, fizzy carbonation over a medium body.

o: Very nice saison overall, reminiscent of pig nun from de Proef. It's been awhile since I've had a funky saison, this is really hitting the spot. Last thought, the label mentions honey but I couldn't find any.

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Photo of chanokokoro
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass at the Beer Bistro in Chicago.

Served with a two finger pillowy clean white head and a hazy golden body. The unmistakable smell of Brett-induced funk, with floral and fruit notes on the nose. Opens with the taste of flora and citrus, transitions to earthy, brett funk in the midpalate,and finishes dry and just a bit tart with strong notes of pear. On the lighter side of medium bodied however still features a fairly creamy mouthfeel. A very enjoyable and well-balanced brew.

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Photo of timtim
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

i thought this one was really delicious. not sure why the meh reviews. pours a mildly hazy, peachy burnt gold with a white head that holds and leaves tons of lace. nose carries a lot of spicy yeasty notes along with some fruit and bubblegum notes, a touch of flower, a bit of fresh-bready malt and a subtle brett character. would like to see where the brett takes this beer in six months or so. taste comes off in very good balance with spice, hop and malt blending effortlessly. soft cotton medium body with a mild tingle and pleasant bitterness. alcohol is there and helps amp up the taste, but is barely noticable as a component itself. good brett presence in the finish. no unpleasant aftertastes. solid, enjoyable brew from the twin.

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Photo of StaveHooks
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Hopswagger for this one!
22oz served in a Prairie teku
In honor of my twins on Father's Day weekend.

A - golden body with a massive meringue head. Incredible amounts of 3d lacing.

S - tropical fruits galore, pineapple, mango, papaya, peach, some soapy spiciness. Fresh grain, yeasty bread.

T - tropical fruits, lots of strong papaya, pineapple, guava, stone fruits, peach and persimmon. A good amount of citrus as well. Some funkiness. Candy malts are lightly sweet with some faint breadiness. Finishes dry and spicy.

M - medium full body, lush feel, moderate carbonation but doesn't distract and seems mellow. Dry finish.

A tropical forward saison that's bright with a great mouthfeel. I loved this beer.

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Photo of fmccormi
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Straight pour from a 22oz bottle to an oversized wineglass (HF stemware); no dating or freshness from what I could see, but this was purchased a bit over a month ago and from what I gather this beer is likely 6-9 months old, give or take. Maybe? Maybe. Not worried.

Appearance (4.5): Gushes like a motherfucker. Crazy eggshell foam fills the glass, showing amazing retention (it just will not die down, for crying out loud), covering a tangerine-orange body that is PERFECTLY hazy. As the head FINALLY recedes, it leaves wide, lazy splotches of lace all over the place. Crazy-ass head.

Smell (4.5): Juices like a motherfucker. Crazy pineapple sherbet and peppery funk, showing some moist earth and hay tones mixed in with everything for that rich, sweet earthiness and odd funk that people call “the barnyard.” Fresh basil, papaya, and candied oranges flesh out the sweet, fruity dimension: straight-up tropical-ass brett. Damn.

Taste (4.25): Funks like a motherfucker. Peppery funk with some medicinal phenols. Lemon flesh and rind show their faces, along with some old pineapple upside-down cake—you know when the fruit gets overripe and the cake is a little questionable, but you eat it anyway? Like that. There’s a good, peppery, funky twang on the finish . . . moderately bready: wheat bread toast attempts to fill out some of the body amidst all that funk.

Mouthfeel (3.75): An easy, dry feel, and almost tannic, with a drying funk. Modest carbonation characterizes the feel (guess there isn’t much left after all that gushing), with a lush foaming action and a modest tingle—pretty nice. It’s got a very good feel, but somewhat off-style.

Overall (4.25): A saison? Maybe. A brett beer? Most definitely. So, so bretty, and done ridiculously well: the aroma is FANTASTIC. I would definitely purchase this again—for the $10 pricetag, you’d be hard-pressed to find such a bretty beer done so tastefully. Overall, it’s relatively light on the saison characteristics (spice? hay? hops? just brett, huh? it’s entirely possible that they just got bulldozed by the tropical funk)—but as a brett story, this is great.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bomber poured into a Gouden Carolus chalice. Fluffy, white head, high retention on a clear golden body. Soapy, suddsy lacing. Aroma includes tart green apples, slight malt sweetness, some banana and some beautiful Belgian yeast. Taste follow suit with some peppery spice on the back of the tongue and a bit of earthy funk. Overall, highly drinkable and quite tasty.

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Evil Twin Ron And The Beast Ryan from Evil Twin Brewing
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