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Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett - Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Femme Fatale BrettEvil Twin Femme Fatale Brett

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Reviews: 73
Hads: 410
Avg: 3.96
pDev: 25.51%
Wants: 21
Gots: 51 | FT: 0
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Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Auracom on 06-18-2012

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Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.54/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.84/5  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.

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Photo of Greywulfken
3.9/5  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.

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Photo of joeseppy
3.92/5  rDev -1%
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. $$$

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
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..

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Photo of BorisFromRussia
3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
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

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Photo of beertunes
3.14/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

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Photo of Axnjxn
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of CloudStrife
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Photo of BeerNotes
4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
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.

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Photo of MNishCT77
3.47/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22 oz. bottle purchased in the greater Washington D.C. area, unknown brewing/bottling date (likely mid-2012), poured into a Northern Brewer "Every Ounce Countrs" pint glass, drank 4/12/13 over one hour.

A: 2.5 - golden yellow, minimal clarity (can't see or read through), incredibly overcarbonation that led to a 3-4 finger frothy/soapy white head that slowed the pouring, stuck to the sides of the glass and masked the aroma, unable to detect alcohol legs due to the sticking suds

S: 3 - again, the overcarbonation impeded what was probably a full aroma beer; some lemon rind, tangerine and background Brett funk, some subtle Noble hop qualities as well that become more prominent as the beer warms

T: 4 - I'd say this is a pretty complex for a Belgian IPA; at the front of the tongue, I'm getting lots of citrus with some background tart sweetness...almost like a lemon bar; the tartness then develops and lingers through the sip and into the aftertase; again, I'm not getting much hop flavor at all except for some minor Noble hop earthiness and spice

M: 3.25 - the overcarbonation again ruined it for me here; light bodied and refreshing once it settles in, subtle alcohol note

O: 3.25 - a wickedly overcarbonated Belgian IPA that doesn't really do much for me; the Brett tartness and funkiness is also far too subtle for my tastes; if you're going to do an all-Brett fermentation, I expect more of its qualities and this beer did not deliver...it's an underwhelming product that I will likely not purchase again

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Photo of tdm168
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.57/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Billolick
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of dogfishandi
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of olfolxholme
3.13/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25


16.9 oz bottle into Duvel tulip... "Best Before 2013" on the bottle... (oops it's 2.3.13)

A - Poured with a crazy amount of head. Settled to a thin layer with decent retention. Good lacing.

S - MAJOR brett funk. Darker malt presence than expected. Some American hops in the background. Really dominated by the brett funk. Too much for me, probably.

T - I enjoy the flavor more than the aroma. I think that if this had been made with "regular" yeast, I would find it too malty, but it's not offensive. The funk is still pretty strong. Hops are detectable in the background, but everything is dominated by the brett funk.

M - Crisp and refreshing mouthfeel.

O - Ok, granted I drank this a little late but I was not thrilled by this beer. I will try it fresh if I have the chance. If you like a lot of brett... you may really enjoy this. I gave slightly higher scores because of the fact that I drank this a little late... Also - not sure this should really be considered an American IPA... :-) Again, maybe fresh the hops would have been able to hold up to the brett, but I don't think it would have been as much of an issue without the brett. Cool idea from a cool brewery.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.57/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from growler into glass. Not much head at all...golden clear color. Not much aroma at all. Some sweet malts with a dose of hop and ever so slight funk; but mostly crisp water like aroma...pretty bland. Taste is very very mild crisp pale malt and ever so slight hop. A bit overly sweet and "clean" with no body or tru flavor. Its actually vordering a kolch for me...
I really wished this had way more brett characteristic and just more flavor in general.
I love Evil Twin, but this didnt hit the mark for me.

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Photo of Florida9
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy pastel yellow in color. Served in a tulip with a fairly large, bubbly off white head. Aroma is inviting: pineapple, mango, and some yeasty esters. Unfortunately the taste doesn't back up the smell. Very light pale malts, dry, almost cider like with very little of the tropical fruit that was in the nose. Lighter body. Dry, and characteristically Bretty. A nice beer, but would have appreciated a bit more sweetness and more of the Brett fruitiness to come through on the flavor like it did in the nose.

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Photo of portia99
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - Pours a well hazed pale orange tinted straw color with a thick cap of dense white foam showing excellent staying power. Frothy webs of lacing are left on the glass when the head eventually fades.

S - Ahhhh, brett! Super funky aroma. Tons of earthy, barnyard funk up front that overpowers just about everything. Sweet fruity aromas of oranges, lemons, apricots. Spicy too - cloves and phenols/bandaids! Brett really did some great things here - this smells outstanding!

T - Quite bitter up front, mostly in a medicinal/aspirin sort of way. Very phenolic (flavors of what I imagine bandaids to taste like!)...also cloves, cool herbal flavors with wintergreen taking the lead...not really much funk - brett gives a lot of medicine and phenols - interesting and good, but a bit more barnyard here would have worked well.

M - Thinnish body with a fine carbonation of reasonably high intensity. A medicinal bitterness takes a firm hold here and dominates things a bit too much, in my opinion. Tons and tons of brett character in the earthy, herbal, phenolic sense - not so much on the funky, horsey, barnyardy way.

O - Really had no expectations for this coming into it...other than hoping it would be good given the $15 price tag. Aroma coming from this beer is outstanding...one of the best smelling brett beers I've encountered. Flavors are good, but are heavy on the phenols and missing some of the best brett derived funkiness. Overall, I think this really is a very good brett beer that could have been outstanding. Reminds me a bit of Midnight Sun's 3767 (my all time favorite brett beer), but falling a bit short on balance and complexity of flavor. If this was an $8-9 bottle of beer I'd buy this much more often...at $15 it is a bit of a tough value proposition.

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Photo of KFBR392
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Yellow IPA color but very clouded. Nice carbonation is present with a huge head that remained present throughout drinking the beer. Some lacing remained on the glass.

Smell: Light, yeasty refreshing tang to the aroma. The yeast is definitely the dominate force in the aroma, masking much of the hop presence. Not a belgian yeast aroma though, very different, tough to put my finger on it.

Taste: Okay this is unique. I've never had a Brett style beer before so this was a new experience. The crisp carbonation presence almost felt like a soda. Sharp citrus flavors felt like an IPA but at the same time was so different. This was a new experience for my palette so I'm having some trouble with this one.

Mouthfeel: Once again the soda comparison comes up here. Bright feeling stings right off the bat. The yeast sticks around for a while.

Overall: Like I said, this was my first brett style beer and I really liked it. This beer is called an American IPA but didn't feel like it at all. The unique yeast which I guess is so difficult to deal with is a nice treat to change things up. If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, this is the beer for you.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-yellow with a big finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a very slow pace.

S - Funky and lightly tart Brett, grapefruit, citrus, and light pine hops, some sweet caramel and lightly grainy malts, lemon zest.

T - Funky and tart brett, tart green fruits, lemon peel, grapefruit, orange, citrus, and light pine hops, some bitterness, sweet caramel and lightly grainy malts, some farmhouse flavors.

M - Medium bodied with full carbonation. Smooth with a tart, dry, and funky finish.

D - Nice Brett beer. The hops make for a good balance with the Brett character.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle. The beer pours a bright gold color with about an inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells mostly like citrusy hops (grapefruit, pineapple), along with some brett, floral hops and bready malt. Taste is mostly like the aroma, but I think the brett comes out stronger in the taste. There's some citrusy and floral hop flavors noticeable, and bready malt is in there too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick with moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, I might have to pick up another bottle in the future. $8.99 a bottle.

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Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.