Evil Twin Ron And The Beast Ryan - Evil Twin Brewing
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3.88/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
10-03-2012 01:07:19 | More by Sammy
3.3/5 rDev -15.2%
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.
05-03-2012 21:53:04 | More by Thorpe429
3.9/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
01-30-2012 01:20:37 | More by metter98
3.68/5 rDev -5.4%
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
11-03-2011 23:36:03 | More by brentk56
4.05/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
12-13-2012 07:35:29 | More by BEERchitect
4/5 rDev +2.8%
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.
08-23-2012 16:20:33 | More by womencantsail
3.74/5 rDev -3.9%
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.
01-12-2013 02:20:15 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.84/5 rDev -1.3%
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.
09-20-2013 05:20:39 | More by biboergosum
4/5 rDev +2.8%
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.
10-18-2011 18:29:40 | More by Rifugium
3.85/5 rDev -1%
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.
11-04-2011 20:34:10 | More by oline73
3.55/5 rDev -8.7%
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.
09-30-2012 00:22:04 | More by Halcyondays
4.53/5 rDev +16.5%
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.
07-31-2012 01:18:44 | More by corby112
4.18/5 rDev +7.5%
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
03-31-2013 23:04:52 | More by Billolick
3.9/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
01-30-2012 15:51:31 | More by dbrauneis
Evil Twin Ron And The Beast Ryan from Evil Twin Brewing
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