Evil Twin Ron And The Beast Ryan - Evil Twin Brewing

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Reviews: 59
Hads: 258
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 Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
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 metter98
3.88/5  rDev -2%
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 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 Thorpe429
3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
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 brentk56
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
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 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 biboergosum
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
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 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 ChainGangGuy
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
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 -3.3%
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 mactrail
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
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 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 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 dbrauneis
3.88/5  rDev -2%
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 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 Halcyondays
3.57/5  rDev -9.8%
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 corby112
4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
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.  

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
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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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 bluejacket74
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
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 pat61
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Effervescent, lively brilliant gold under a 3” finely bubbled persistent clingy pillowy white foam collar.
S: Over ripe fruit, light grain, citrus, orange, light honey.
T: Fruit, citrus, bread, traces iof honey, finishing with a lingering citrus rind bitternesds.
F: Very soft in the mouth with a creamy texture that gives substance to a medium light body. Medium carbonation. Exceptionally creamy.
O: A dry, refreshing Saison with an outrageously good texture

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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 clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
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 xnicknj
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
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 rfgetz
3.88/5  rDev -2%
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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Evil Twin Ron And The Beast Ryan from Evil Twin Brewing
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