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Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett - Evil Twin Brewing

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377 Ratings
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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 18
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Auracom on 06-18-2012

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Ratings: 377 | Reviews: 73
Photo of Zach136
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Cloudy beige, not a great head or lacing. King of ugly actually.

Aroma: Big fruity/pickly brett. Tropical fruit could be brett or hops, who cares, it's amazing.

Flavor: Somewhat bitter up front. Pine and fruit hops. Clean, non funky, brett.

Mouthfeel: Medium body/carb, refreshing finish, not too much hop linger.

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nose tropical fruit, floral, yeasty funk, spice, bready malts. Taste mild tropical fruit, spices, zest, sweet malts, slight bitter finish.

Photo of Beerparrot
3.14/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It had a hoppy nose right up front from the Nelson Sauvign, but finished smooth, especially as it warmed up to room temp.

Photo of Onemoresolo
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I thought it'd be a bit funkier, but this is still an excellent brew.

Photo of Derek
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brett or not Brett, it's a good brew. Slightly oxidized though.

Photo of HipCzech
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(From notes, tasted 01-Dec-14):
On tap at Torst (Brooklyn, NY), 8 oz poured into a wine glass. Crisp and refreshing wild IPA hybrid: light malt, citrus peel, tropical fruit, grass and lightly funky tartness.

Photo of Mbennett
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on draft at Torst in Brooklyn, accompanied by a roast beef sandwich. This beer was medium bodied, with a great aftertaste. Nice lacing. Fantastic nose. I'm still developing a palate for Brett IPA's but this one worked for me. The Brett was certainly noticeable, but not overpowering.

Photo of laituegonflable
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale orange colour, very cloudy with thick fluffy off-white head. Lace is not very sticky; head is nice but insubstantial.

Smells Bretty and pleasant. Whiff of funky acidity but a lovely fresh fruit bouquet backing up. Touch of citrus and lychee. Pleasant.

Taste is barnyardy and Bretty upfront. Big horsey note with lucerne and a slight sharp citrus rind note, then pithy bitterness. Quite bitter on the back; slightly metallic, lots of lemon. Not bad, but could use more Bretty acidity to pop the back, just residual phenolic notes that accentuate the bitterness. Decent.

Slight texture from wild yeasts. Bitty at times; decent.

Drinks ok, could use more balance. Feels like a beer of two halves. The blend would be wonderful but it feels heavy on Brett upfront and heavy on hops towards the back.

Photo of Pencible
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 bottle, reviewed in 2014.

A: This poured a clear light gold with lots of white head.
S: It smelled like bold crisp grapefruit and funk, with earthy minerals and unripe apricot.
T: It tasted like dank herbal hops and bitter citrus and earthy funk. It had a clean bitter and funky aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with lots of carbonation. Nice oily yet bubbly body.
D: This was a really nice Brett IPA, after a year in the fridge. The scent and taste were complex and bold and really enjoyable. The body was just right, and the finish was clean. So it was easy to drink, but should be sipped. Could age longer, but great now.

Photo of CHickman
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy yellow color with bubbles racing up the brew to a puffy 2 finger snow white head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly, leaving good spotty foamy lacing and a foamy white layer on top. The second half of the bomber poured very cloudy yellow color as the yeast kicked up and poured out with the rest of the beer and produced a cloudy snow white thick head that faded extremely slowly and left craters as it went down; a very impressive looking second half pour that left outstanding foamy lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down.

Smells of orange peel, grapefruit pith, lemon zest, yeast funk, tangerine, grass, citrus fruit like a lime, dry cracker, grains and piney hops; the citrus dominates and is very light and refreshing smelling, with hints of the brett funk mixing with the malt for an attempt at balance, but clearly this is a hop experience.

Tastes of grapefruit, lemon and orange peel up front, followed by yeast funk, tangerine, grass, citrus fruit, lime, biscuit, toasted grains, pepper, coriander, allspice and piney hops; like the nose, the citrus dominates and is very strong overall yet light and refreshingly easy to drink. There is some funkyness and sour aspects to the taste, but the hops are so citrus-centric that the brew completely masks the 6% ABV and remains light and summery like a Belgian Pale Ale. The aftertaste is dry and bitter with a Belgian beer tart feel after each swallow, but the flavor remains complex and tasty with each sip.

Mouthfeel is zesty and on the smooth side, with a medium to chewy body, light fizzy carbonation and a dry bitter finish that has grainy and funky notes mixed in with the citrus flavor blast.

This beer got better after each sip and was a very different IPA that was complicated and yet driven by the tangy citrus flavors that attacked your palate with each sip, and then slid over your tongue and left a slightly bitter dry refreshing coating that left me wanting more. More a Belgian Pale Ale or Belgian IPA than a true American IPA to me, but any way you view it, to me this was a damn fine beer and easy to drink. A great summer IPA.

Photo of buschbeer
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1 PT. 6 FL. OZ bottle
Served in a snifter

L - It is orange/amber in color with golden highlights. It is topped with a giant eggshell head.

S - I get citrus, mainly orange, to start. Then some tart and funky aromas come through.

T - It starts out tart and citrusy. It has a bitter finish.

F - Medium

O - I would like it better without the bitter finish. I like the citrus, tartness, and funk. The bitterness overwhelms the flavors I like and leaves a lingering bitter aftertaste. I would probably be better with a little age.

Photo of cbutova
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Poured to a snifter from the bomber with a golden, light orange body. There is a slight haziness to the body atop which a massive, puffy foamy white head forms. Head retention is good and a big pillow remains with a thick ring. Thick patches of lace here and there.

S- Aroma of mostly hops as the Brett seems mostly clean here. Pine, resin, citrus zest, orange and floral notes from the hops. Tropical and stone fruit hint could be from Brett and the hops.

T- Tropical and stone fruit notes of fruit pits, tangerine, peach, apricot and such pick up compared to the nose and meld with pine, floral, resinous and grapefruit citrus peel hints. Those hops are joined by a bit of dry, fruity, straw-like yeast notes.

MF- Medium-dry body that is light but foams up almost to champagne level with some creaminess. Carbonation is uber high. Light bitterness in the finish.

Slight Brett character, as one would expect with many 100% Brett ferments, with a nice hop profile that isn't too much of any one thing.

Photo of outdoor7or24
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into snifter.
What a great brew, purchased at CBX in Charleston SC for $11.
A: pours a light golden yellow, 2 finger white foam head, great even stringy lacing around the glass
S: fresh tropical fruits, pineapple, citrus, some floral notes, grass and fresh hay, pepper, lemon, orange rind
M: medium and creamy, carbonation
T: lemon, grass, citrus, hops, tropical fruit, some Pine resin, pineapple, hints of Brett funk.
O: great brew, wish I could get a room air freshner in this scent! The Brett is not huge in this brew but a satisfying level. I'll be getting more, 4.3 Stars

Photo of superspak
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy bright golden amber color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, floral, grass, pepper, light pine, light funk, and floral/grassy earthiness. Incredible aromas with big bright citrus/tropical hop and brett ester notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, floral, grass, pepper, light pine, bread, light funk, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of peppery yeast/floral bitterness on the finish with light tangy tartness; with lingering notes of tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, floral, grass, pepper, light pine, bread, light funk, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and spicy/fruity brett flavors; with a great hop/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky/prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Brett IPA. All around great balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and fruity/spicy brett flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

Photo of LampertLand
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Evil Twin Brewing 'Femme Fatale Brett' @ 6.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $10.50

A-pour is pale yellow from the bottle to clear gold in the glass with a medium size white head leaving a streaky lace along the pint , (a little cloudy now after the last pour)

S-floral & fruit , hint of pine resin , due to the Brett perhaps

T-tasty IPA , if you like them piney compared to citrus , or fruity

MF-mild carbonation , feels more full bodied than the ABV suggests

Ov-good beer , decent IPA , I seem to appreciate the pine aspect more in my IPA's lately

prost LampertLand

Photo of russpowell
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at Liquor World in Fayetteville, AR

Pours an effervescent bronze with 3+ fingers of pearl white head. Stellar head retention & lacing, clouds up a bit

S: Breadyness, melons & grapefruit, plus pineapple

T: Pineapple, grassiness & pears, a whisper of Brett at the most, plus a little grapefruit up front. More pineapple & grapefruit, plus dryness & pears as this warms, plus minute Brett sourness. Finishes tart, Brett finally shines through along pineapple & grapefruit

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation that smooths out over time, nice balance

A good AIPA, not a hell of a lot of Brett in this though, I wanted more to be sure. Very drinkable & enjoyable

Photo of eric5bellies
3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Ciney sniffer

A - Pours a pale hazy golden straw colour with a thick white head that retains and laces.

S - A combination of citrus hop and malt, not much sour character.

T - Up front some decent hop notes that are balanced not overpowering, the brett kicks in on the finish but is superseded by the bitterness at the end.

M - Medium body and low to medium carbonation.

O - Recommended and Interesting as a one off but not enough brett for me.

Photo of RADRACING
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A slightly cloudy but nice golden straw color with extremely long lasting head

S was caught off guard by the smell i was expecting a very sour beer but again i am new to the sour world so. Smelled like your typical ipa but so so much better. the classic horse blanket smell is there and melds well with the hops

T Again was expecting a sour but this has to be one of the better ipas i have ever had. i do not think i can go back to your average ipa. sadly the 14 dollar price tag will keep this beer in my special treat category

M very dry which lets the hops come foreword

O Will buy this time and time again. shocked at the over all low rating by the masses. We have all spent money on a brew that we never knew and did not like it. Spend your cash on this gem you will be happy you did

Photo of GarthT
3.57/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Tawny gold with thick creamy head - a meringue

S: Pineapple, lemon, some wild notes

T: Initial balance between malt and hops, though unexpected sour/barnyard finish

M: Slightly thin and puckering

O: Interesting cross between IPA and yeast-oriented, perhaps more of each would work better. Kudos to Evil Twin for pushing the boundaries.

Photo of ADZA
3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Ok let's just start by saying these guys are really cool and anything they produce has to be tasted at least once and it seems IPAs with Brett is the new style everyone wants to brew and yeah I'm on that bandwagon,this puppy pours a slight hazed golden pale yellow hue almost akin to urine colour and leaves a dollop of a rather frothy head resembling a weird looking cloud and clingy lacing sporadically placed,the smell is pineapple,of course funky Brett,mangoes and bubblegum nice but not unique,mouthfeel is medium bodied moderately carbonated and super sessionable with tastes of pineapple,paw paw,mangoes,sherbet,bubblegum and finished with a funky Brett meets hops bitterness and yeah it's nice and quite the quaffer but its nothing ill be hunting for when its all gone cheers.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

awesome beer! bretted out ipa may be my new favorite style, and while this isn't as good as the one from anchorage, it is still a very clever, intriguing, and yummy brew. hazy pale yellow on the color, very light indeed, with an inch or more of bubbly white head that lasts only seconds. great nose, this beers best feature I think. tart from the brett, funky as can be, but also light and fruity, with peach and pear notes, polleny and floral, very summer, very tempting. complex, I love it and cannot breath it in deeply enough. the flavor is a little less intense and interesting than the nose, but its all of the same elements coming together. the brett isn't quite as stark, or as bright, as it smells like it would be. the fruit is more relaxed, and the bitterness of the hops really shines though. if I close my eyes, I can almost block out the brett and focus in on the ipa base beer, which is quite good. the brett makes in confused a little, this might be lost on the average beer guy. I found it to be quite brilliant though, luckily. carbonated almost too much, its hard to take a big swig of this. a lot to contemplate here, I love beer that makes me think. worth the price, whatever they are asking in your market.

edit: on tap this was really lackluster, totally different beer. flat in feel, lacking funk, and really not half as hoppy as it was in the bottle. big let down for me in this format.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a milky orange. Good, white head is full and plump. Lots of speckled lace.

S-I didn't find the aroma to be anything but dazzling in both hoppiness and funkiness. The Brett and hops work well together but neither of them really jumps out. Citrus and Brett. Oranges and eucalyptus from the Brett.

T-I surprisingly found the flavor to be even less interesting. The flavors are a bit dull. Moderate citrus and grass from the hops and a relatively subdued herby, medicinal Bretty yeast. They work well and in the end the flavor is tasty. I have my qualms though.

M-Medium body, medium carb, medium bitterness...medium.

O/D-Decent but too expensive for the product. This one could have been more aggressive in any aspect of its flavor and I would have appreciated it more. My review is more negative than it should be though, it's a well-above average beer.

Photo of Sludgeman
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip. First review 3-22-13. Re-reviewed and found it to be even better.

A - Minimal white head (probably due to the bartenders pour), cloudy yellow, some lacing, not much carbonation.

A - A great nose. Citrusy and even a slight flora. Almost Stone "Enjyoy By."

T - Grapefruit/lemon grass, slight tart, yeasty, a little bitterness in the finish.

MF - Dry

O - Have this beer just for the aroma. I dinged this beer for its appearance, which could be a bit unfair because I did not pour the beer.

Photo of Beaver13
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden orange with a huge rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is straw malts, Belgian yeast and some tangy tropical fruits and some musty brett.

The flavor is sweet sugary doughy malts with some tangy tropical fruit and light green apple and some earthy Belgian yeast leading to a lightly bitter finish that dries it out some and lingers in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a very nice brett beer, but not a lot of hop character other than some bitterness late in the finish.

Photo of Immortale25
4.82/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on-tap at The Local Miami where it was served in a Sixpoint Resin snifter.

A- Pours a semi-hazy medium golden color with a 1/4 inch white head that doesn't retain long before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and thin surface foam.

S- Wonderful tropical fruit aroma from the hops. Sharp and slightly funky due to the Brett but it's not overly apparent.

T- The tropical fruit gushes out of the flavor with reckless abandon. Notes of lemon, pineapple, orange and a bit of grapefruit. Totally astounding. The bitterness is exactly on point with the malts being minimal yet providing the perfect amount of balance.

M- Snappy yet light. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Nearly seamless melding of IPA and Saison-like Belgian. Sublime combo of hop funk and Brett funk. Se magnifique.

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Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.