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Evil Twin The Cowboy - Evil Twin Brewing

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161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

12-18-2012 04:13:51 | More by HopFace
Photo of udouche


4.53/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a Chalice

A - Slightly cloudy dark orange. A solid 3 finger head on a medium pour. Thin yet full lacing.

S - Campfire, fresh bread, a sweet caramel, some ginger, and a slight scent of citrus.

T - Lots of smoke upfront, but not in the overbearing sense of a rauchbier. It settles well showing its light pilsener character with touches of sweet malt and crisp hops. Washes with a hint of smoke, but otherwise very clean.

M - Fairly light body, yet heavier than your normal pils. It is full of creamy carbonation. Leaves your mouth clean.

O - For those who can't handle or feel overpowered by super smokey beer, but still appreciate smoke, this is a create place to look. It pairs well with, as the name suggests, cowboy food. I'll probably grab a couple more since I'm a fan of southwestern US food.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 18:13:13 | More by udouche
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

06-23-2014 15:35:42 | More by Dlestz
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

01-06-2014 05:33:46 | More by cyrushire
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

05-31-2014 08:40:04 | More by MSandahl23
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

06-16-2014 01:10:03 | More by kkdowning
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

11-07-2012 00:45:06 | More by oriolesfan4
Photo of Bung


4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz. Cloudy orange pour, thin layer if white which laced pretty well.

Aroma, some spicy biscuit. Light caramel, way light smoke. Some crisp hop notes, citrus and lighter pine. It is quite interesting, just not sure what to make of it.

Taste, Nails it. The smoke is light and works very well with the lighter pilsener type malts. Light bread and citrus. A beach wood like smoke underpins the entire time.

Just heavy of light body. Good carbonation, very easy drinking. Reminds me a bit of the Holy Smoke and lesser bit of the Shenklera Weizen.
If it wasn't for the price point if these Evil Twin brews I would have them in the fridge much more often.

Anyone with an appreciation of the smokes will like this one. Worth the dollars to try once, maybe more.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 03:17:26 | More by Bung
Photo of ppoitras


4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle purchased as a single from somewhere localish.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" off-white head over the slightly cloudy golden amber brew. Head recedes gradually, with lasting lace. Aroma is sweet with obvious smoke presence. Cool. Everyone always seems to scrimp on smoke.

Taste has smoke from head to tail, to my utter surprise. Beyond that, sweet upfront, touch of citrus in the middle, reasonably balanced closed, bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, and drinkability is easy. Nice brew, and delivers the advertised smoke. Two thumbs up!

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 21:26:14 | More by ppoitras
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

05-24-2014 04:54:45 | More by intoxabroad
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

04-22-2014 05:08:42 | More by foxyaardvark27
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

04-22-2013 06:30:43 | More by kmahe
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

02-17-2014 20:10:15 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

10-31-2012 05:24:19 | More by duceswild
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +13%

06-22-2014 02:04:44 | More by Vivs85
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +13%

04-14-2014 22:39:30 | More by JoeMans
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

02-12-2014 18:32:48 | More by cmac1705
Photo of kylehay2004


4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No head really with decent lacing on a murky golden with slight copper hue body. Aroma is strongly smokey and hint of mesquite and only light smoked meat presence, some grass as well. Flavors present and interesting mix of orange and lemon citrus fading in and out with smoked meats and campfire flavors. A rapidly changing and dynamic flavor. medium body and moderate carbonation. Very unique and easy to drink for the style. definitely worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 03:21:28 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of Jetulio


4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650 ml bottle poured into a Tulip glass
Appearance... cloudy orange beer with head colour white of almost 2 fingers
Aroma... grass, floral very smokey. Fresh and strong smell with a little touch of malty aroma too
Taste... citrus and herbal, touch of malt with smokey wood in mouth, bitterness appears lately to complete a complex beer
Mouthfeel... medium/full body and medium/soft carbonation
Overall... a very nice beer, bitterness is present in a light style, refreshing beer being a smoked pilsner. Well executed idea. To repeat.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 22:06:41 | More by Jetulio
Photo of Resuin


4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Golden-brown in color with a nice, white one-inch head. Very pleasant appearance.

Smell: A punch of smoke, some bacon, caramel, perhaps a little citrus.

Taste: While smoke is certainly the predominant flavor, it is actually quite well balanced. This is a tasty beer. Little to no alcohol taste, but the smoky taste lingers a bit.

Mouth-feel: Very well bodied; nice texture. Very enjoyable mouth-feel, one of the best parts of this beer.

Overall: I enjoyed this beer, it was a pleasurable and memorable experience. This is an extremely well balanced beer, and if I find it I will definitely go for another.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 22:51:29 | More by Resuin
Photo of FLima


4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Milky amber orange color with a head with short retention.
Nice bold and predominant aroma of bacon that would not go away.
Flavor of smoked malts with notes of bacon, citrusy hops and pepper. Dry and slightly acid aftertaste.
Excellent beer, perfect level of smokiness that still gives room for other flavors, definitely an experience that paid off.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 18:59:28 | More by FLima
Photo of MattyG85


4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Bottled on 02/10/14.

Appearance: Pours a hazy straw golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid two fingers of white head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A bready and earthy malt forward aroma with good hints of smoke and cracker. Pale malt with hints of grains, wheat, biscuit, straw, crackers, and yeast. Hints of smoke and wood that are noticeable but not overly strong. Earthy and floral hop presence with some hints of noble hops. Also some subtle citrus fruit hints of lemon and orange. A pretty interesting and solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a bready and fairly earthy malt driven taste with good notes of smoke, biscuit, and cracker. Upfront pale malt with notes of biscuit, straw, grains, wheat, crackers, and yeast. Solid taste of smoke and wood notes that are nicely balanced with the pils flavor. Floral and earthy hops with some noble notes. Citrus fruit notes of lemon and orange. A pretty nice and interesting taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, clean, and pretty smooth and drying.

Overall: A pretty solid twist on a Pilsener. The smoke adds an interesting kick without overwhelming the soft pils malt notes.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2014 06:53:47 | More by MattyG85
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4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
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
Photo of Hopswagger

South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P: Pours a pale golden body with a milky white cap.

S: Aroma is similar to a tweed couch. Pilsner malt, musty hops, leather, stone fruit, chalky esters and bonfire ash. Has a barnyard aroma to plays nicely with the delicate smoke.

T/M: Follows the nose with a nice profile of smoky wheat, a healthy dose of spice, chalky yeast, salt and old leather. Medium body with a sting of carbonation that erupts on the tongue. Finishes semi sry with a plastic aftertaste.

O: Hands down one of the best smoked beers I have tried. Crisp clean and a refined smoke that enhances the flavor rather than resemble liquid smoke. Easy drinkability that really delivers.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 23:40:31 | More by Hopswagger
Photo of Tone


4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of smoke, hops, hint of citrus, sweet malt, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of a Smoked Beer. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes sharply of smoke, pale malt, sweet malt, and slight hop. Overall, the smoke is distinct but not overwhelming, and other flavors are distinguished. This is a very session-able beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2013 13:22:37 | More by Tone
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Evil Twin The Cowboy from Evil Twin Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.