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Evil Twin The Cowboy - Evil Twin Brewing

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.8%


Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LiquidAmber on 10-13-2012)
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Reviews by goblue3509:
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

09-23-2013 19:18:56 | More by goblue3509
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clean golden yellow pour wtih a finger of head which quickly dissipated. Smells of pilsner malt, lemongrass, frosted flakes, slight smokiness, bread. The flavor is awesome. Think a hoppy pils with a subtle smoke touch. Bready, grassy bitterness, sweet malt, campfire smoke.
Light body with high carbonation, this is a very crushable beer.
Easy to drink, appealing to people that normally don't drink pilsners because they're boring (aka me!).. This is full of flavor, and although it seems absurd to have a sweet, hoppy, smoky beer all in one - it works, and it works well.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 17:33:43 | More by facundoCNB
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

04-18-2014 20:06:12 | More by rudabegga9
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into an IPA glass (best I could do).

Look: A lighter shade of burnt orange. A white sudsy head recedes to a modest film, while a wide band of foamy lacing sticks to the glass.

Aroma: Subdued, but general grassy notes abound. Faint hops, and even fainter smokiness.

Taste: A decently thick malt presence up front, followed by the typical grassy pilsner body. A decent amount of smokiness coats the body, and surprisingly adds a nice flavor to it. Just a bit of citrus an bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, a little dry.

Overall: I wasn't even in the mood for this and I really enjoyed it. It's definitely not something I'd want more than once though.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 16:55:02 | More by JuicesFlowing
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-18-2014 01:54:26 | More by mpenning13
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Rosstheboss

Iowa

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-16-2014 03:32:13 | More by Rosstheboss
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FlussigkeitMut

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-15-2014 04:07:58 | More by FlussigkeitMut
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JoeMans

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

04-14-2014 22:39:30 | More by JoeMans
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Bhoward0698

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-13-2014 18:56:59 | More by Bhoward0698
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-11-2014 03:29:30 | More by PA-Michigander
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hazy gold with a one-finger foamy white head. Sticky lacing.

S - Aroma of light smoke, malt, and grain.

T - Taste follows the aroma. Flavors start off like a typical pilsner with strong malt and grain. There is a heavy smokey flavor in the finish along with a sharp hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Very crisp with a dry finish.

O - A decent beer. The smoke tends to overpower the other flavors. Still worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 02:33:14 | More by TreyIsWilson
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-07-2014 15:20:02 | More by MNBeerGeek
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rdilauro

Connecticut

3.06/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour like any normal light beer ... No really detectable aroma, nothing for the nose to pick up on.
The first taste and all I could feel is carbonation, a bit too much for my liking.
Then, I can taste smoke, lots of it. Now I know what it feels like to be a ham inside a smoker!
The smoked taste and the light carbonated style was very balanced for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 03:05:30 | More by rdilauro
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-06-2014 04:20:18 | More by Hopstout
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into an Upland pint glass.

A: Hazy gold with a huge fluffy white head and mild visible carbonation.

S: Smoky like an old campfire. Maybe some light pilsner malt aroma…but mostly smoke. Not particularly pleasant - very much one note.

T: Smoke, pilsner malts, smoke, some grassy and citrus hops, and more campfire smoke in the hang.

M: Light body, modest carbonation sensation, no alcohol presence to speak of.

O: There's just too much smoke here with no other flavors big enough to hang with it or balance it out. I suspect it may have been a tasty pilsner, but instead it ended up as a glass of smoke that you needed to hunt around for any other flavors, rather than the smoke being an integrated part of the beer's flavor profile. Not recommended.

EDIT - Having now read some of the reviews below describing the smoke flavor as "light", I'm wondering if there may be some batch variation or perhaps something with the particular bottle I drank.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 19:09:22 | More by macrosmatic
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snakeayes11

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-05-2014 04:54:21 | More by snakeayes11
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-05-2014 03:03:07 | More by Hellpop65
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 04:36:30 | More by UCLABrewN84
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TasteTester

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-01-2014 02:35:57 | More by TasteTester
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lightly hazed pale gold with a short head of clean white foam that clings to the glass.

A mix of pilsner with a good dose of hops and smoked malt. Sweet and smokey with hops.

A very hoppy pilsner flavor up front with the bitterness coming in even more at the end. The smoke is not real strong and is noticed at the back end and in the aftertaste.

Crisp with a light to medium body. Very clean and dry finish on the palate.

I'm not a pilsner fan, but a huge smoked beer fan. This is a mix of both, but leans quite a bit more towards the pilsner end. A very hoppy one at that. An interesting beer and well done. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 01:52:27 | More by jera1350
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jeagleton

New York

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-31-2014 03:19:57 | More by jeagleton
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy gold in color, with a nice, bright head of foam.
Aroma-Pale malt
Taste-Pale malt,sharp noble hop note,wispy, barely there smoked malt, but enough to provide a nice depth of flavor. Price is a bit prohibitive, but a nice match for a loaded hot dog or burger.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 22:53:56 | More by hosehead83
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lochef81

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am so excited to taste this particular ale. Not because of the notoriety of its brewer, but due to the unorthodox nature of an offering as odd as a smoked pilsner. All of the smoked beers I've tried have been heavier darker ales but this is a light pilsner style beer, I am quite perplexed. The pour is that of a traditional pilsner, golden straw yellow color with a white head and little lacing. The nose of this beer is my favorite thing about it. There is all the sweet simple aromas of a well made pilsner accented by the very natural organic smell of smoke. The aroma makes me salivate and beg to taste. The flavir is exactly what the nose promised, just not as dynamic. The beer is balanced and very well reminiscent of the style and the smoke is natural and adds complexity unlike the smoke on many lesser beers. This is a great beer that begs to be drank and enjoyed. Unorthodox does not always work....This time it does.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 04:32:02 | More by lochef81
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-25-2014 22:22:48 | More by mmulebarn
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sgregory

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

03-23-2014 03:21:08 | More by sgregory
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Evil Twin The Cowboy from Evil Twin Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.