Evil Twin Ron And The Beast Ryan - Evil Twin Brewing
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4.53/5 rDev +16.2%
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
4.08/5 rDev +4.6%
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.
07-04-2012 22:44:11 | More by ehammond1
4.23/5 rDev +8.5%
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.
06-29-2012 05:02:16 | More by chanokokoro
3.63/5 rDev -6.9%
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.
06-21-2012 04:16:22 | More by Gmann
4.45/5 rDev +14.1%
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.
05-28-2012 03:30:54 | More by Mcculler
4/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
05-23-2012 12:18:50 | More by avalon07
3.58/5 rDev -8.2%
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.
05-20-2012 22:38:33 | More by rundocrun
3.3/5 rDev -15.4%
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
3.95/5 rDev +1.3%
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-
04-28-2012 14:53:38 | More by TheDinger
3.9/5 rDev 0%
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.
04-23-2012 14:10:41 | More by rfgetz
4.13/5 rDev +5.9%
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!
04-23-2012 13:58:10 | More by thagr81us
4.15/5 rDev +6.4%
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.
04-22-2012 01:38:44 | More by mltobin
Evil Twin Ron And The Beast Ryan from Evil Twin Brewing
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