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Evil Twin Freudian Slip - Evil Twin Brewing

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239 Ratings
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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 10
Gots: 52 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Batch 1 750ml
Batch 2 22oz

(Beer added by: beerbiatchMD on 02-05-2012)
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jakea

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-29-2014 02:18:43 | More by jakea
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

06-28-2014 10:49:19 | More by weeare138
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +7%

06-23-2014 12:15:25 | More by Daniellobo
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 3/12/14 and poured 6/16/14. A little old for a hop-forward beer, but it shouldn't be too bad. I think a single was $4 or maybe a bit less, but I don't remember.

Appearance: Aggressive pour gave about a finger and a half of a slightly creamy very light tan head. Not much lacing, but a little. The beer is a very nice deep brown/copper color. This has to be the clumpiest beer I've ever seen -- massive floaters in the beer and a good amount of sediment. Looks pretty good overall.

Smell: Lots of sweet malt. There's a lot of nondescript hoppy fruitiness, and then the earthy/herbal/grassy/spicy qualities from the hops as well. The heavy malt sweetness on the nose suggests this is what it is -- an American Barleywine.

Taste/feel: Huge sweetness on the front -- one of the sweeter Barleywines I've had at the start, American OR English. The finish though is dry with a pretty solid hoppy bitterness I'd expect from the style. This is an intense beer. The style itself normally is, but I can't imagine how damn bold and intense this beer would be if it were fresh. Spicy qualities with sweet malt on the front, and then a spicy, fruity, earthy hop flavor on the finish with a nice bitterness and lingering malt flavor. Pretty well done. Pretty full body with a moderate carbonation that helps aid in "oomphing" the bitterness.

It's a sipper. Honestly, even though I don't taste or so much feel the alcohol in this beer, it drinks like it's 15% just because of how it tastes and feels. Freudian Slip is a very good beer and quite good for the style, but it's a let down just because I expect everything I have from Evil Twin now to be World Class... maybe that's my fault, but the price is a bit high. I'd recommend it if you like super bold beers and/or American Barleywines.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 16:14:17 | More by Alextricity
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CCutch

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-16-2014 05:40:21 | More by CCutch
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cwd

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-14-2014 20:34:21 | More by cwd
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into snifter; ruddy chestnut in color, translucent in light. Minimal off-white head that fades after a few moments into a thin ring of tiny foam and some spotty lacing.
Smells of sweet bready malt and candied fruit, booze.
Taste is very sweet, I'm glad I have some 3 year cheddar here to cut it between sips. The sweetness fades into some boozy bread flavors, finishing off with some piney hops.
Mouthfeel is medium-thick and slick.
Overall, this barleywine is a bit one-dimensional but it's drinkable and relatively tasty.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 02:21:22 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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Modernrickk

California

4/5  rDev +7%

06-05-2014 05:18:21 | More by Modernrickk
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jera1350

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7%

06-03-2014 02:08:56 | More by jera1350
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timoteo833

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-02-2014 00:46:21 | More by timoteo833
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a two-finger, khaki head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is malty fruit, flavor is blend of roasted malt, brown sugar and hops. Lingering hoppy aftertaste. Higher ABV is hidden. $4.99 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA. Bottled Mar 12, 2014.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 22:36:49 | More by jdhilt
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C_S

Washington

4/5  rDev +7%

06-01-2014 18:35:14 | More by C_S
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thereal_adam

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-31-2014 18:28:14 | More by thereal_adam
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zacky_U

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-30-2014 00:54:18 | More by zacky_U
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

05-29-2014 22:41:59 | More by neckbracesub
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I often find these Evil Twin beers reasonably priced at Vintage Estate in Ohio. Paid $3.59 for the single.

A - Ah crap a hard pour really shook up the yeast I get an f-ton of floaties in my deep amber brown beer but as a reward I get over an inch of opaque colored head.
S - I agree with others it does smell rather hoppy but I can still pick up sweet caramel and oaky like tones under those hops. In no way is it mild so hopefully it will not be too bitter.
T - Very bittering hops but they do conceal the ABV very well only giving a slight burn in the finish. Malty sweetness is timid also giving way to oaky and somewhat toasted malt characteristics. Not bad overall!
M - Medium in body some sips heavier than others. Sediment is not bothering me much.

Overall its a very dank hopped high gravity barleywine. Not too sweet or too overall hoppy. Worth trying if you can pick it up in a way it reminds me of a higher gravity version of Avery's "Hog Heaven"

edit: Just noticed this used to be 12% before it was placed in 12oz bottles. Love the smaller format guys but lets keep the original recipe OK?

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 04:20:13 | More by DrDemento456
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-28-2014 04:05:15 | More by kmos27
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Ejayz

Iowa

3/5  rDev -19.8%

05-25-2014 04:10:38 | More by Ejayz
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-25-2014 02:36:44 | More by largadeer
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TippedMixology

New York

3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Brewed in Stratford, CT by Evil Twin Brewing.

Appearance - Pretty, dark honey coloring with about a finger of head.

Smell - Very nice. Bright and slightly hoppy with a good amount of light fruits... possibly strawberry, but I can't pinpoint it.

Taste - Pretty disappointing. Hops take over the beginning, then it melds into a nice malty flavor in the middle but is immediately inundated with overwhelming bitterness drowning out any sense of malt.

Mouthfeel - The hoppy bitterness takes over here. Not much else to say--decent carb.

Overall, not the worst barley wine I've had, not the best. I tend to stay away from hoppy beers, but don't mind them if they're done correctly... this one was somewhere in the middle.

-Adam from Tipped Mixology

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 16:06:49 | More by TippedMixology
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seangibbs60

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-23-2014 00:26:31 | More by seangibbs60
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osant37

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-22-2014 04:02:41 | More by osant37
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taospowder

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-21-2014 03:56:29 | More by taospowder
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allenson21

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

05-21-2014 02:30:10 | More by allenson21
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-21-2014 00:39:13 | More by HollyHops
Evil Twin Freudian Slip from Evil Twin Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.