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Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett - Evil Twin Brewing

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338 Ratings
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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 14
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
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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 metter98
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has some hints of amber hues and no visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down and left a large patch of bubbles on the surface. As you get near the bottom of the bottle, the beer becomes very cloudy due to the yeast.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of sourness in the nose along with some hints of tropical fruits from the hops.
T: The hops stand out prominently in the taste of this beer and contribute flavors of tropical fruits—mangoes seem to stand out in particular. There is a light amount of bitterness and sourness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No crispness is detectable.
O: This IPA is very well balanced with the underlying malts because it exhibits lots of interesting hop flavors without lots of bitterness.

metter98, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of mltobin
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Mikkeller Bar.

Appearance is a cloudy gold color with a thin white head. Its` nose mango, crackers, funk, pepper and hay. The taste of Femme Fatale is cake, brett, hops and grass. It is an interesting mix of flavors, but works well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a well carbonated brew. It finishes rather dry. This is a tasty beer and for those who enjoy some funk, pick it up ! It is cool to see it on the shelves in the U.S. now, when I tried it in Copenhagen during a brief stay, did not know if I would see this beer again.

mltobin, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear medium yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall bright white head that quickly reduces to an extremely thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Wonderful moderate to strong aromas of tropical hops (mango and pineapple) with lighter notes of brett funkiness and grapefruit/citrus hops. Very inviting.

T: Moderate to strong flavors of tropical hops (mango and pineapple). Very light amounts of brett funkiness/sourness, much less than in the smell. Well balanced as there is very little bitterness.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin.

O: Very easy to drink with the lighter body and lower ABV - drinks like it is sessionable but just a touch too strong to really be a session beer. Very enjoyable with wonderful tropical hop flavors and aromas and just enough brett. Definitely one I would recommend and have again.

dbrauneis, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of smcolw
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Modest head but it leaves excessive blanketing lace with a thicker ring of lace after each sip. Yellow straw color with a bit of a chill haze.

Very attractive and fresh grapefruit hop smell. Prickly.

Plenty of bitter hop presence, but there is a malt base in the background. A bit thin with a neutral level of carbonation. Long, long aftertaste. Overall, this is pretty straightforward--a bitter, neutral IPA.

smcolw, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of SalMineo
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

SalMineo, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of jrenihan
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer is a very cloudy golden-yellow colour with a large white head. Good retention and lacing.

Wow, smell is great. Tonnes of tropical fruit. Mango, pineapple, peach. Actually smells a bit like mango lemonade! A bit of bretty funkiness is hidden underneath, not obviously apparent at first- comes out a bit more with a swirling.

The brett is much more prominent in the taste, though I don't find it as nice as the nose. Funky, a bit sour. Still a large dose of tropical fruit, mango and pineapple, among others. Moderate bitterness. Pretty darn complex. Interesting beer for sure.

Medium bodied, fairly strong carbonation level, but not irritatingly so. Dries the mouth a bit.

Overall, quite good indeed. A very interesting beer.

jrenihan, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of durlta
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

durlta, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of bmur112
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

bmur112, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of jlogan7
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

jlogan7, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of 6demonbag
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

6demonbag, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left thin trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled floral and slightly funky.

T - Good funky bite from the Brett. Spicy and citrusy with some sweet caramel as a backbone.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A little lighter than I expected from an IPA, but it had a clean finish.

O - This is a very tasty Brett IPA. Another good one from Evil Twin.

zeff80, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of popery
4.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Absolutely delicious. The beer pours hazy and yellow gold. The color is quite pale for an IPA. The head is foamy and white. The aroma is pretty wonderful. Loads of bright citric hops and a good deal of funky yeast character. It's all tangerine rinds and farmhouse. Some honeysuckle in there, as well. Taste starts sweet with more bright, fresh citrus but quickly dries out and gives a little bitter bite. If the beer were sweeter, I'm not sure that there would be enough bitterness for me, but as is, it's just incredibly refreshing. Sort of a funky twang in the finish. Feel is light and airy with some hop oiliness. This is very much a brett IPA. It's big on fresh, bright citrus, brett funk and dry very light malt. Great for a hot day. It's just wonderfully put together and makes me want to buy more of those pricey Evil Twin bottles.

popery, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of jjcote
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

jjcote, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Whiskeydeez, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

deadonhisfeet, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of PeterIngemi
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a duvel glass

A: pours a super hazy golden with a touch of orange, one reviewer said it reminded him of grapefruit juice, and that seems like a spot in description to me. Very little head after a somewhat gentle pour, and some light lacing.

S: nice citrusy hop notes, grapefruit and pinneapple in particular, along with a light pineyness blend together with slightly earthy Brett funk. Brett seems to give the. Items notes a very light tart note, along with the light earthyness, I think all the elements worked together very well in the nose here.

T: the flavor is much like the nose, full of nice citrusy hop notes, but as far as the Brett is concerned, I feel like the earthyness was dialed up a few notches from what was detected in the aroma, and I also feel like the brett adds a very light note of sour lemon to the citrus hops, overall I feel like everything worked very well here and there is a nice balance going on, if the earthyness was toned down just a bit this brew would be phenomenal.

M: light medium body with low carbonation, this beer goes down super easy, no real noticeable alcohol, a touch of bitter aftertaste.

O: if you are a fan of Brett beers I don't see why you wouldn't really enjoy this one, the citrus hops and the Brett work very nicley together in this very refreshing And drinkable brew.

PeterIngemi, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of Altenor
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

Altenor, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of polishkaz
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

polishkaz, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of roblund
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

roblund, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a super refreshing beer, especially now in early fall sitting at the sunlight bar at pizzaria paradiso in DuPont circle in DC.

The beer has a color I would expect to see more in a Belgian blonde or a saison, rather than a IPA but nice hazy look and head/lacing. The smell certainly has the fruity colors of Brett but also some nice pungent grassy hop aromas too, and it works. I think I wish it had a bit more hop edge in the smell overall, but nice.

The taste is really refreshing, nice big citrus notes and tropical notes too that are a great mix of the hops and the Brett, it really works in this case instead of being a conflict. Semi sweet and juicy in the feel, it strikes a great balance in flavor that just drinks really easy, a great beer on tap, could see how the flavors could be muted out of the bottle though. Some almost herbal notes in here also like a super slight flutter of lavender. Nice stuff!

Dreadnaught33, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of AdamP
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

AdamP, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of kaelingirl
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

kaelingirl, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of Gatordaddy
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Gatordaddy, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Mikkeller Teku (proper!). Poured golden yellow with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, bubblegum, citrus, citrus hop, floral, and funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, earth, earth hop, orange zest, bubblegum, and funk. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. There was something on this one that I really liked and a few other things that I did not. Upon first inspection of the aroma I was really intrigued by the note of bubblegum that I picked up on as it was quite refreshing and inviting. I was hoping that it would carry over into the flavor, but it was only a minor player in the game. There was a big earthy and funky character going on that dominated most of the brew and disrupted the balance of the overall brew. It was fairly easy to drink my glass without hesitation and I would likely suggest this to others as well.

thagr81us, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Holding true to the American notion that IPAs should be a showcase for hop character, with varieties that put forth citrusy overtones, Evil Twin's brettanomyces fermented version does all this surprisingly well.

Like grapefruit juice, the beer pours strikingly similar. Hazy gold in color, the beer forms a medium-weight, creamy, eggshell white head. Crowded islands of lace adorn the glass as the beer falls. It's a very charming IPA appearance.

Aromas are spot-on white grapefruit juice, pulp, and pith. Accompanied by a dash of orange tangy orange juice, the beer takes a seriously citrusy step forward. Musty fruit, leather, and sandalwood give a glimpse into the wild yeast contributions, the beer remains relatively yeast-neutral.

All the brightness of sunny summer mornings that are met with fresh squeezed orange juice is met with the first sip of Femme Fatale. But with a thin substrate of malt, the beer has a creamy starch taste that allows the citrusy hop notes to wallow inside. Light on sweetness, and mild honey-like character rather reinforces the "juicy" character of fruit from American hops. Mild tropical hop notes of pineapple rise as the beer warms and more sweetness emerges. With all this, the earthiness of vine-ripened fruit allows a thin veil of must, perfumy woods, and lime peel bitterness to assist hop flavor in finish. It's a disciplined IPA that boastfully showcases its hop flavor.

Medium bodied to start, but the beer gives lighter impressions as the creamy carbonation digresses and the resinous hop dryness takes hold. But that creamy-dry hop texture on the middle palate is powdery and saturating at the same time. With low astringency and clean bitterness, the beer finishes decidedly dry, warming, and very crisp. The mouthfeel of an IPA doesn't get much better than this.

If citrus is what you want, then citrus is what this beer delivers. Even as the brettanmyces contributes background notes of earth, the hop character found in this beer won't be denied. All of the juicy and vibrant taste translates to the cleanest and most crisp bitterness imaginable. Dry as a bone, this is one masterfully crafted beer from nose to finish.

BEERchitect, Sep 14, 2012
Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.