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Evil Twin Ron And The Beast Ryan - Evil Twin Brewing

Evil Twin Ron And The Beast RyanEvil Twin Ron And The Beast Ryan

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BA SCORE
87
very good

166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%


Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xnicknj on 10-18-2011)
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2013 01:23:22 | More by Monkeyknife
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daledeee

Iowa

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2012 06:18:37 | More by daledeee
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 07:35:29 | More by BEERchitect
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Greywulfken

New York

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 22:12:21 | More by Greywulfken
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ehammond1


4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2012 22:44:11 | More by ehammond1
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popery

California

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 06:30:35 | More by popery
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 03:43:33 | More by wordemupg
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 00:30:41 | More by facundoCNB
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 13:58:10 | More by thagr81us
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2012 01:38:44 | More by mltobin
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timtim

District of Columbia

4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 23:23:45 | More by timtim
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Billolick

New York

4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 23:04:52 | More by Billolick
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 18:24:07 | More by DIM
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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2012 05:02:16 | More by chanokokoro
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fmccormi

New York

4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 01:23:00 | More by fmccormi
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.29/5  rDev +10%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 07:21:36 | More by KickbacksSteve
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Three Floyds tapered glass. Label says Best Before 2015.

A- Pours a hazy light golden color with a towering three finger cream-colored head that retains a good while before plateauing down to a 1/4 inch head. Fluffy, sudsy lacing that's non-resilient. When the bottle is emptied, white murky sediment is seen floating to the bottom of the glass.

S- Crisp barnyard aroma with noticeable Brett. Equal parts musty and citrusy with notes of lemongrass, pineapple and peach. Slightly effervescent.

T- Nice Bretty flavor with a bit of tartness and funk. Tangy and somewhat bitter. Refreshing and citrusy. Alcohol is pretty well masked. Mild spice notes.

M- Medium-high carbonation suits the wild characteristics of the flavor. Tight and snappy with a light body.

O- Though it doesn't necessarily excel, this is a classic example of a funky saison.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 02:45:54 | More by Immortale25
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DonDirkA

Arizona

4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Stone IRS glass. Hazy, straw color with foamy white head that lasts a bit then quickly disappears, leaving a very thin layer behind. Brewed with one of my personal favorites, Brettanomyces. Nose is lemon, straw, slightly sweaty/funky, some apples and some bready yeast notes. The taste is very lemony up front. Almost more lemony than lemons. That quickly gives way to a funky barnyard taste with tropical fruits like mango. There's some bready, malty tastes in the back and a strong yeasty taste more in the foreground. Some flavors of tart green apples and even a little bit of cherry in there. Delicious. It is very carbonated but not in an overwhelming way. Its very drinkable for something so funky. I am not usually a fan of saisons but a lot of new ones seem to be growing on me. If I get the opportunity to pick up another of these I will and I'll sit on it for a bit to see where the Brett goes. It tastes like its still alive and kicking and it has a long journey ahead of it.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 04:24:40 | More by DonDirkA
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ngeunit1

California

4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy golden-orange, finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.

S - Pilsner and grainy malts, Brett, funk, Belgian yeast, coriander, lemon zest, grapefruit, citrus, pine and floral hops.

T - Sweet pilsner and grainy malts, Belgian yeast, coriander, lemon zest, Brett, some funk, grapefruit, citrus, pine, floral hops, some mild bitterness, some tartness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, tart, funky, and lightly sour finish.

D - Nicely balanced. The brett adds some great complexity to the base beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 07:28:56 | More by ngeunit1
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Mcculler

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had two bottles on back to back days.

Both poured golden with red highlights under relatively thick heads that left solid lacing.

The first bottle threw citrus, pear, astringent herbs, flowers, and some slate-dominant minerality. Slightly sweet from the honey but much of the honey in this bottle had fermented very dry. Taste echoed smell.

The second bottle lacked the floral minerality but brought out focused tropical citrus (mango and tangerine) while maintaining herbal notes. The second bottle was a bit sweeter.

Brett funk in both bottles. Pleasant sour notes.

Solid carbonation in both and both were a little thick and heavy for the style.

This beers lack of consistency is a little odd. I bought the second after drinking the first for a particular dinner menu and was a little disappointed.

But both bottles were revelatory and unique examples of saison, while staying true to the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 03:30:54 | More by Mcculler
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Draft at The Farmers' Cabinet in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a very hazy, light golden orange color with golden yellow edges and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of lace left behind.

Slightly funky, earthy aroma with subtle acetic vinegar undertones along with funky barnyard yeast notes.  Musty and sweaty with a strong citrusy wheat presence. Hints of lemon, musty funk, earthy wood and peppery spice.

Full bodied with a slightly creamy mouthfeel that compliments the tart barnyard funkiness really well.  Slightly vinegary but not acetic or solvent-like.  Earthy, funky yeast with some brett and a subtle lactic presence along with zesty, peppery spice and sweet citrus.  Really well balanced and very quaffable considering the complexity.  I enjoyed this beer immensely.  

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2012 01:18:44 | More by corby112
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.59/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased in January 2013 for $11.99. Bottled had a best before 2014 date. Poured into a large wine glass. Bottle had been stored on side.

A - Huge white 3-finger head, rocky, fluffy. Almost champange carbonation. Honey colored, slightly cloudy. Head lasted throughout glass. Some nice lacing.

A - Definitely some barnyard funk.

T - Clean and bright, dry and yeasty, some bitter hops at the end.

MF - Fizzy, almost a champagne like feel

O - One of the more quaffalbe saisons. Would have rated higher if not for the excessive head.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 04:51:29 | More by Sludgeman
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Evil Twin Ron And The Beast Ryan from Evil Twin Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.