Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett - Evil Twin Brewing
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
3.98/5 rDev +0.8%
Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. The beer is a hazy light orange-yellow with practically no head whatsoever. The nose is really nice. I get notes of ripe tropical fruits like sweet oranges, peaches, and pineapples. I could occasionally detect the brett, but could never convince myself that I was getting it every time. Usually, it was after the beer had sat undisturbed for several moments. Swirling just brought forward hoppy notes and buried the brett. Brett or no brett, this is a nice-smelling IPA.
The beer has a medium body and a firm, slick mouthfeel. The flavor is one of the most unique I have come across. It has the typical flavors one associates with IPAs, and it also has a mild, tart acidity. On the front of the palate, there is a bready, biscuity sweetness that is quickly joined by a smack of hops in the form of lemon, grapefruit, and orange flavors. The hop flavors intensify across the palate, and become mildly vinegary on the back of the tongue. The resulting finish is dry, yet acidic, refreshing, and lasting. The beer is quite drinkable with all that citrusy hop flavor and relatively low ABV.
After I had tasted this beer a few times I found myself wishing there was someone else drinking it with me that I could talk to about it. I highly recommend this beer (as a palate-educating experience if not as a pleasant beverage). It's not the most enjoyable IPA out there, I wouldn't want to drink it regularly (the only reason I'm not giving it higher marks), and I'm sure many people will not like it, but it does suggest that a lot more can be done with the style. There are interesting combinations of flavor and character here that I have not encountered before.
09-24-2012 22:57:10 | More by deadonhisfeet
More User Reviews:
4.05/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
10-10-2013 04:37:55 | More by Beaver13
4.16/5 rDev +5.3%
Bomber w/o freshness info
$10.99 at DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY
Pours heavily yeast clouded dull tangarine, under a medium khaki head, that leaves plenty of thicker sheeting and bands of lacing.
Grapefruit, tangarines and orange in the nose, with just a hint of the forest floor.
More orange notes on the palate, very dry with near puckering grapefruit notes and hop resins. Brett chacteristics fairly muted. Just picking up some earthyness and perhaps some dusty cellar.
Carbonation on point
Nicely crafted, super citrusy IPA, brett on the quite subtle side. Roll it all together and its a tasty, citric IPA with a soft and smooth mouthfeel. Highly enjoyable and well worth giving a try.
03-11-2013 22:47:21 | More by Billolick
4.2/5 rDev +6.3%
A: Hazy, pale yellow with some orange brightness, similar to pineapple juice. Head was about a finger thick that dissipated quickly leaving small traces of lace. Not a common appearance for an IPA.
S: Tropical, mango, guava, some grapefruit and sweet orange. So much fruit, I even get some cantaloup. Very interesting smelling IPA. I've smelled some fruity ones but this is completely different. The Brett gives it a whole other dimension. Awesome.
T: Pretty much all that was in the nose plus some hints if chocolate. I know it sounds weird but it must be some of the malt that wants to come out from the explosion of the hops and the Brett that gives this flavor illusion to my palate. But the mango us why dominates. Very interesting. Now I am getting some bananas. It seems as the longer I wait to let it warm up a little, the more complex it becomes.
M: Very smooth. Light to medium body with some small bubbles. Goes down very easy. Very crisp and leaves you with a dry finish that just begs you for another sip. A little sticky. I don't think you can get better than this.
O: Wow, great job by the brewer. This is just a great made beer and have to take off my hat for the creativity involved. This brings IPA's to another level. It is very balanced and would definitely recommend if you're looking for a different take on IPA.
09-22-2012 03:13:51 | More by Altenor
4.25/5 rDev +7.6%
22oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. No freshness info.
Pours out a hazy light golden, straw yellow/ orange color. A small 1/4 inch layer of white head. Decent head retention, only spotty lacing.
Lots of phenolic aromas, very floral, lemon zest citrus, resiny, spicy hops, grassy, fresh dirt.
Very nice tasting beer. I'm loving the combination, the Brett and hops mingle so nicely. Lemon zest citrus, floral and earthy, fresh dirt, ripe tropical fruits, a bit of pine, spicey yeast phenols play off a resinous bitter finish. Great drinkability and a great ABV, finished the bomber way too quick.
A great light mouthfeel, carbonation is just right, not a very high amount like most Brett beers tend to be, more on the level of an IPA. Maybe the most sessionable, drinkable Brett beer I've had to date.
A great beer, different than the one other beer I've had of this style. Most people say this was super funky, but I actually didn't think the Brett was super noticeable at first. Almost comes off as a Belgian IPA with all the spicey, yeasty phenols. I'd drink this again.
03-01-2013 20:25:55 | More by dogfishandi
4.21/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
05-07-2013 02:08:23 | More by CloudStrife
3.56/5 rDev -9.9%
650ml bottle. Note to brewer (or at least their marketing department: 'ones' does not equal 'once'. Just sayin'.
This beer pours a very hazy medium golden yellow hue, with two fingers of puffy, chunky off-white head, which leaves a rather consistent array of randomly pocked painted lace around the glass as it slowly abates.
It smells of bitter herbal, citrusy hops, ever so mild barnyard funk - really, really understated for what one maybe was expecting - some pale grainy malt, a slight peppery spice, and earthy herbal notes. The taste is mildly musty funk (sensing a trend here), grainy pale malt, soft citrus and pine notes more reminiscent of a newbie central coast IPA, a hovering angst-ridden yeast, and earthy, indeterminate drying notes.
The carbonation is quite active, and frothy in a fairly generous sense, the body medium light in weight, and smooth enough once the bubbles dial is back a bit. It finishes mostly off-dry, the yeast, fruit, and pale malt all vying for space, and providing a pretty agreeable balance of flavour.
Overall, this works as a pretty enjoyable Belgian-style IPA, a bit yeasty here, a bit fruity there, and a bit hoppy everywhere, but nowhere does it get to the promised funk. A good thing, truth be told from my little peanut gallery, but hardly worth all of the heady marketing. Like the titular character - it's disappointingly lacking once you get too close.
03-24-2013 08:17:06 | More by biboergosum
3.93/5 rDev -0.5%
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. $$$
08-10-2013 20:40:14 | More by joeseppy
3.93/5 rDev -0.5%
Bottle from Premiere recent trip. Lots of brett balanced with the hoppy IPA.Subdued pine, orange, lemon,tropical fruit, pineapple, mango. Very good drinkability. Above average smooth mouthfeel. Light yellow with a beige tinge. Mild hop aroma. Mild funky taste.
03-17-2013 02:10:19 | More by Sammy
3.51/5 rDev -11.1%
Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this one with me
A - dark orangish gold with a thin, white head that has good retention
S - incredibly musty, some apples and citrus
T - piney, herbal, pineapple, alcohol, bitter finish
M - medium bodied, well carbonated
I am a bit disappointed with this beer. The Nelson Sauvin hops clash tremendously with the Brett. The yeast and malt fight for attention and clash with the intense herbal hop character. This was a hard one to enjoy for that reason. I'll avoid this one in the future.
04-03-2013 00:55:42 | More by tdm168
3.89/5 rDev -1.5%
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.
07-27-2013 02:23:51 | More by SpeedwayJim
Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett from Evil Twin Brewing
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