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Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

322 Ratings
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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 15
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Auracom on 06-18-2012)
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Photo of Altenor
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
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 +7.6%

polishkaz, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of roblund
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

roblund, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
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 +7.6%

AdamP, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of kaelingirl
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

kaelingirl, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of Gatordaddy
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Gatordaddy, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
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 +5.1%
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
Photo of analienacorn
5/5  rDev +26.6%

analienacorn, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of pknyc
4/5  rDev +1.3%

pknyc, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of BARFLYB
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at Memphis Taproom in a tulip glass during their IPA DAY.

Femme Fatale in the tulip looks bright yellow with some straw coloring in there as well. a slight haze to the liquid with bubbles forming a very thin head up above that clang to the glass some. A very attractive looking beer with life. The smell was a bit muted to say the least. Not pimped out with a lot of citrus hops this was a floral scent mixed with a small spike of brett funk that complimented nicely. A bit of grain pops up but none too much and a touch of perfume. Taste is quite nice. I try not to think of this as a souped up IPA but more like a hoppy regular ale with brett. Some funk with some lemon, small pine, floral quality with lemon grass. The body is below medium the carb is tame and the aftertaste is big but not lingering with some brett in the finish. All in all, a good beer with low alcohol that I would drink more of in a hurry.

BARFLYB, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of JSeabrookeFox
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

JSeabrookeFox, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of carrollmel7
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

carrollmel7, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of freduardo
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

freduardo, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of adamdarcy
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

adamdarcy, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of Mattybz28
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Mattybz28, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of phishdaly
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a 1 Pint, 6oz bottle from Cannibal in NYC. Was enticed bt a potentially sour IPA brewed with Brett. Noted on the bottle this beer is produced and bottled for Evil Twin Brewery by Westbrook Brewery in Mount Pleasant, NC

Appearance - Dark hazy yellow. Small off white head

Smell - subtle floral and citrus, sour brett hints

Taste - sweet upfront with floral and citrus. dry hop finish. 6%abv is well balanced. little to know brett sourness or earthy flavors. Not overly hoppy, but its still predominately an IPA

mouthfeel - light carbonation, smooth and creamy, thick

overall - Refreshing, but forgettable IPA. Was expecting a greater expression from the brett yeast.

phishdaly, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of TheDoorman
4.95/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at The Proletariat. Told this was an American IPA brewed with Brett.

Pours a cloudy yellow body with bright floral aromatics. Smooth and creamy feel with only a touch of carbonation, reminiscent of a cask ale. Tasty citrus notes define the palate with alcohol barely noticeable. Great summer beer. Extremely drinkable.

TheDoorman, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of pixieskid
4/5  rDev +1.3%

pixieskid, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of Daniellobo
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Daniellobo, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of Auracom
2.45/5  rDev -38%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Descrip - Danish: IPA gæret 100% med brettanomyces og humlet med Galaxy, Citra, Summit og Cascade.

Tried out a small sampling of this non-American IPA at Poor Phil's. 1.5 oz. served in a pint taster on June 15th, 2012.

A - Pours a slightly hazy, light yellow. Appearance is saison or pilsner-like. Eggshell white head with good edge-clinging retention and okay lacing.

S - Very floral aromatics. There is a slight grassy Brett undertone, some lemon citrus, and a touch of a bready malt bill.

T - Weird, weak front-palate of wheat and grass transitions into a strong hop note at mid-palate. The hop quality pushes through the rest of the drink and overpowers everything else beyond recognition. Heavy lemon residue aftertaste.

M - Light body, fair carbonation, dry resiny finish.

D - Smell was vastly superior to the taste. Not likely to revisit even though the additions in this one make it "sound" appealing.

Auracom, Jun 18, 2012
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Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.