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Evil Twin The Cowboy - Evil Twin Brewing

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183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | 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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1/5  rDev -73.4%

mattafett, Nov 13, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -53.5%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

bubseymour, Feb 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

sgregory, Mar 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

bralston345, Feb 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

woodchipper, Feb 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Elicoleman, Aug 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

akttr, Feb 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

EZEKIEL_F, Apr 28, 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
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Alex5, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of rdilauro
3.06/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

rdilauro, Apr 07, 2014
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3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

macrosmatic, Apr 05, 2014
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3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Yellow-gold, lots of particles, good head.

Smell: Skunky, bit of smoke.

Taste: Hits first with citrus and some skunk, then some breadiness. Just a little bit of smoke is noticeable.

Overall: I like smoked beers so picked up one of these as Evil Twin just started distribution in Minnesota. Not a very good first impression, kind of a mixed bag taste with only a hint of smoke flavor.

Mdog, Apr 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

seavercm, Jan 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

maxwelldeux, Jun 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

NJBeer265, Jun 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

510a, Jan 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

rudabegga9, Apr 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

fuzzcherry, May 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

XmnwildX12, Jul 20, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -12.8%

dexterk1, Jan 06, 2014
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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
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3.45/5  rDev -8.2%

Dirtyhands, Sep 08, 2014
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Evil Twin The Cowboy from Evil Twin Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.