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Evil Twin The Cowboy - Evil Twin Brewing

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191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: LiquidAmber on 10-13-2012)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 2/10/14.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, citrus fruit, and slight smoke aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, citrus zest, and slight smoke flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with fairly subdued smoke qualities and an interesting citrus presence that I wasn't expecting.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear dark yellow in color and has slight hints of visible carbonation. It poured with a short head consisting of large bubbles that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of smoked malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has nice flavors of smoky malts (which linger through the finish) along with hints of underlying bready malts. It has a light amount of bitterness and hints of grassy hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be very enjoyable and drinkable because the smoked flavors in the taste were not overpowering. This beer seems like it would pair well with barbecued food because it is clean and has some refreshing properties.

metter98, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of aasher
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

aasher, Yesterday at 04:21 AM
Photo of tbraun1
4.25/5  rDev +13%

A: Pours golden amber with a slight bit of haze. Rich white two finger head and concentric rings of lacing.

S: Lemon. Spice. Slight smoke essence.

T: Citrus, biscuity, very faint smoke taste on the finish...Adds nicely to the overall dryness to this brew and compliments the lemon/citrus tones. Very well built.

M: Wonderful. Slightly carbonated like most of the pilsners I have tasted but it has a very nice finish. Slightly dry but pleasant from the hops used and the biscuity malts.

O: Fantastic. I wish I had bought a sixer of this. One you could drink easily in a session with friends. Prost.

tbraun1, Thursday at 01:58 AM
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

zestar, Sunday at 09:42 AM
Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

smithj4, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of Steelheadguru
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%

Steelheadguru, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Nage37
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Nage37, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of indyblue9
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%

indyblue9, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of impending
3.2/5  rDev -14.9%

impending, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of mrfrancis
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

A: Pours a hazy gold with a pillowy white head.
S: Mild aromas of smoke, grain, straw, lemon, lime, herbs, grass, biscuit, crackers, and hay.
T:Notes of grain, straw, hay, minerals, biscuits, crackers, grass, herbs, lemon, and lime wash across the palate with just a hint of smoke noticeable in the background. The finish is interesting, presenting an odd, yet appealing combination of smoke, grass, lemon, lime, and herb flavors.
M: Full-bodied and dry. Carbonation is crisp and firm.
O: This is a really interesting lager. I doubt that I could drink more than one or two of these at a time, but I could see myself reaching for a beer like this when I wanted something tasty and relatively unique.

mrfrancis, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of GuttaMane138
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

GuttaMane138, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of kguard
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%

kguard, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of bpierre
4/5  rDev +6.4%

bpierre, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of braican
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

braican, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Dirtyhands
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%

Dirtyhands, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of beergoot
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%

Bottling stamp on the bottle is 04/22/14

Strong golden color to the body and a thick, rocky, white head sits atop (3.75). Faint aroma all around with no noticeable smoke and a mild malt graininess (3.25). A mild smokiness reveals itself in the taste along with an equally mild malt and ester flavors; good bitterness (3.25). Medium bodied; dry finish (3.5).

Not a bad beer for a pilsner but the smoke component is pretty much missing-in-action. I would give this a higher score for a pilsner (3.75), but if you're looking for a more prominent smoke aspect, you won't find it here, so therefore, a relatively low score.

beergoot, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of osuskin
4/5  rDev +6.4%

osuskin, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Elicoleman, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Ohiovania
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Ohiovania, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of jbertsch
3/5  rDev -20.2%

On tap. Proper yelllow goldn color.

Aroma is very mild. Expected a bit more smoke.

Flavor is just okay. I want either (or both) more smoke, or a more clear pilsener taste from the malt bill. The malt profile tastes a but too generic. No real hop profile to make note of (didn't get any saaz, that's for sure). A sweet note is noticeable on the finish, which throws me a bit.

As a whole the beer doesnt taste bad, and some people will probably be content with it. But it just doesn't serve up what I want in either a smoked beer or a pils.

jbertsch, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of bootdown21
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

bootdown21, Aug 10, 2014
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

SPLITGRIN, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of tylerstravis
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

tylerstravis, Jul 31, 2014
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Evil Twin The Cowboy from Evil Twin Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.