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Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett - Evil Twin Brewing

Evil Twin Femme Fatale BrettEvil Twin Femme Fatale Brett

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277 Ratings
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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%

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Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Auracom on 06-18-2012)
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Photo of outdoor7or24


4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 18:22:10 | More by outdoor7or24
Photo of superspak


4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 01:54:09 | More by superspak
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 07:49:20 | More by LampertLand
Photo of russpowell


4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 05:25:56 | More by russpowell
Photo of eric5bellies


3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 09:31:59 | More by eric5bellies


4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 20:18:21 | More by RADRACING
Photo of GarthT

Hong Kong

3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 17:50:50 | More by GarthT
Photo of ADZA


3.44/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 14:35:18 | More by ADZA
Photo of StonedTrippin


4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 19:44:05 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of VelvetExtract


3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 03:23:30 | More by VelvetExtract
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District of Columbia

4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2013 00:14:06 | More by Sludgeman
Photo of Beaver13


4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 04:37:55 | More by Beaver13
Photo of Immortale25

North Carolina

4.84/5  rDev +22.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2013 00:43:36 | More by Immortale25
Photo of Hopdaemon39

New York

4.56/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass- pours a hazy straw color with two fingers is head, exceptional retention and nice sheets of lacing.

Smell is very floral and pine hoppy with funky Brett undertones- intriguing.

Taste is spectacular- the same hop characteristics with a nice pale malt backbone and Brett is mixed in really well and leaves a long earthy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is typical for an IPA- medium body and moderately well carbonated. This is an excellent beer that I would get again.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 02:28:57 | More by Hopdaemon39
Photo of Georgiabeer


4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this beer- specifically I like this beer right where it's at right now in it's maturity. There is no funkiness at all, but there is a very light, very dry sourness that underpins the hops just right to give a beautifully quenching effect, particularly in the Southern heat. I like the citrusy hops, and I think they play well with the brisk carbonation and very dry tartness. I also appreciate the large bottle format for a beer that's not too strong. I'm tired of having every special beer bottled in a 750 at 10% so I have to choose to get buzzed just to enjoy one. Well done all around here.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 22:27:56 | More by Georgiabeer
Photo of cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: pours hazy yellow-orange with about 1/8" head that lasts. Lacing is pretty heavy and lasts
S: citrus and floral, some grapefruit perhaps
T: up front is drier than I expected. Little lemongrass initially followed by a little of the citrus from the nose. At this point, the flavors start to fade, and it finishes a little weak, to me.
M: there is a resin-like dry feel that lingers on the tongue.
O: this is pretty good but to me seems to be missing one more note to complete the melody, be it some sweetness or tartness. I wouldn't turn down this beer, but probably won't seek it out, either.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 20:33:05 | More by cjgiant
Photo of Greywulfken

New York

3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: in a tulip, hazy pale gold beer with thick white head that left ample lacing down the sides

S: characteristic brettanomyces musk, suggesting the usual horse blanket/barnyard notes, paired with dark citric aromas

T: following the nose, lots of citrus hop action, akin to grapefruit pith and peel, but with a musty tone emphasized by the brett fermentation, which creates layers of dank and musty flavors - and I even tasted that Band-Aid-ish flavor I've read others describe... Beneath the hops and yeasts are pale and delicate malt grains, as if culled from wet fields

M: light and crisp, slight tartness and mild bitterness compete, moderately drying clean finish

O: a fairly straightforward American IPA, but the use of brett, to me, suggests farmhouse ales as well - not terribly complex, it is nonetheless sure to please the brett-influenced IPA fans out there.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 21:10:21 | More by Greywulfken
Photo of joeseppy


3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy light gold pour with a white head.

Aroma is light with sweet grapefruit.

Taste is light citrus, peach and light malts. Background has a slight funkiness.

Smooth IPA with a nice hop bitterness bite.

In fact, when I received from on-tap, I had to ask the bartender if he poured the right brew because at first I detected no Brett at all. Anyway, I've had the bottle which showed more of the Brett characteristics. $$$

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2013 20:40:14 | More by joeseppy
Photo of SpeedwayJim

New York

3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared by schen9303.

Pours a rich 2.5 finger white head with good retention. Beer is a clear pale yellow. Lacing is thick and layered with great stick. A real nice looking beer.

Nose is lemon, citrus and pine with a distinct, Brett funk in the back. Cane sugar and citrus malt aroma makes this one pretty sweet. Real aromatic too.

Opens citrus and lemon rind bitterness. Sap and seedy hops in the middle. Brett funk and foamy at the back end with just the smallest bit of cane sugar sweetness at the finish. Aftertaste is bitter and dry. There's just something missing here.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down frothy and sweet with a slightly messy finish and a clean aftertaste. Drinkable. Pretty good.

A decent beer overall but for an IPA, even one with Brett, there's a certain freshness and crispness that's missing. In a stacked style, that really dooms this one to being just another offering.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 02:23:51 | More by SpeedwayJim
Photo of facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a golden pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head leaving behind excellent trails of lacing. smells of grapefruit, peaches, saison-like breadyness.. the flavor is nice and bitter up front, with a saison-like subtle tartness, lots of grapefruit citrus, a mild funky note in the end. medium body with high carbonation, very refreshing!

this is not as funky as i had hoped for, but is very delicious nonetheless. i've had it for a few months in the fridge because i wasn't sure how the yeast would develop over time, not sure if it's changed since i got it, but it is very nicely hopped and the yeast balances that out nicely.. definitely recommend it..

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 15:46:05 | More by facundoCNB
Photo of BorisFromRussia

New York

3.45/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - dark orangish gold with a 2 finger, white head that has decent retention

S - incredibly musty and dank, something fruity but hard to place

T - piney, herbal, alcohol, bitter finish all on the mellow side

M - medium bodied, almost feels murky? in the mouth

decent, but not blown away at the 9.99$ pricetag. not to be avoided, just not amazed by it for the price it currently stands at. might buy again if it were a few bucks cheaper

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 03:12:44 | More by BorisFromRussia
Photo of beertunes


3.15/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in tulip. Poured an attractive bright yellow color, but solid. Picture the thickest Hefe you've ever seen and double it. Totally opaque, no translucence at all. The beer had about a half-inch of bright white head that had low retention and decent lacing.

The lead aroma was a slight Brett scent, and a very low hop presence. There wasn't a real malt scent either. Both the Brett and the pine & citrus hops were a bit tangier on the tongue, and the citrus aspect lingered at the finish.

The body was nicely medium and surprisingly smooth. Drinkability was good, but I'm not sure I'd want 2 in a row. Overall, a nice enough brew, but one I'm not sure is worth it's $8 price.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2013 18:57:09 | More by beertunes
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North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

on tap at sams in Durham. pours a pale golden with no head. the smell is dominated by citrus hops. very nice aroma on this one. taste is quite intriguing. its definitely dominated by hops but the Belgian characteristics also are mixed in. its fairly unique, like a mix between an American and a Belgian IPA. it works pretty well, though I don't think I could drink more than one of these. heavier side of medium bodied with low carbonation.

overall this is definitely worth trying, though I don't think you'll want it more than once.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2013 19:11:52 | More by Axnjxn
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New York

4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle split and poured into a a snifter.

A: Pours a very cloudy light yellow orange with a one finger white head. Leaves some nice lacing on the sides while the head dissipates quickly.

S: Initially Brett with a backing of hops. Reminds me of a citra hop with a lemongrass accent. Just a touch of sweet malts. Saisoniness from the yeast. Earthy and grassy tone to it.

T: Certainly a hoppy brew, with a strong compliment of Brett yeast. They play out well together and provide a bit of spice. The blend has a refreshing tone to it

M: Light body with a very crisp finish from the yeast. Has a dry finish from both the hops and yeast, interesting combination.

Overall love the direction and intention of this style of IPA. Can't wait to see it developed further. Brett and hops are a tremendous compliment to one another.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 02:08:23 | More by CloudStrife
Photo of BeerNotes


4.51/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy golden hue with a thin off-white head.

S: Sour aroma, with hints of green apple and citrus rind.

T: Brettanomyces funk comes through a tiny bit at the beginning, mixed with lemongrass, and lighter fruits. The middle is dominated — but not overly — by hop flavors. Floral notes near the end mingle with bright sweetness and hops, while a full blast of that Brett flavor clears things out.

M: Pretty light in body, not that carbonated until the finish.

O: If you’re looking for lots of hops and/or lots of sour, this beer isn’t for you. Despite being an IPA, it’s not overly hoppy, and despite using 100% Brettanomyces yeast, it’s not all that funky. There’s a really beautiful, very controlled tartness to this beer that makes an off-the-beaten-path style extremely drinkable. Once the Brett flavor fades between sips, you’re left with a nice bread-y residue that makes the bright, fruity, floral notes pop that much more when you go back. It’s an exercise in restraint that yields a well-balanced, easy-drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 18:22:55 | More by BeerNotes
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Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.