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Evil Twin Low Life - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Amalak on 12-23-2012

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Ratings: 239 | Reviews: 44
Photo of mdagnew
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown

Poured a pale straw yellow colour... slightly off white head poured quite loose and frothy then faded fairly quickly to almost nothing... only the faintest trace of carbonation... some light lacing...

Aroma - Nice light citrusy and grassy hops, crackery biscuit and grainy malts, quite peppery, some rubbery notes, juicy fruits (grapefruits, pears and light mangoes), floral honey, cut wet grass and hay, faint caramel...

Taste - Light citrusy and peppery hop bitterness, some juicy fruits (grapefruits, pears), light biscuity malts, some sweet floral honey, grassy, sweet grains, lightly perfumed, quite herbal, light traces of chalk...

Feel - Quite sharp and dry... Light body... An extremely quaffable pilsener...

Overall - A very nice example of a Pilsener... recommended...

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Brilliant gold with a 2” bone white finely bubbled foam collar that drops to 1”.
S: flowery hops, very low background DMS, clean, no fruity esters, no diacetyl
T: malty graham cracker palate crisp dry finish, some light sugar in the background behind the malts
F: Creamy, light medium body, medium to medium high carbonation
O: Much more satisfying than a standard industrial lager.

Photo of barczar
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Resiny, bitter, and plasticy in aroma. There's a touch of floral hops and muted citrus.

Flavor is herbal and minerally, with a very earthy, bitter finish.

Photo of Spreetaper
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at TØRST - Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY

Photo of DrDemento456
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Found a bottle marked 4/14 for a dollar and I had to buy it.
A - Hazy bright yellow probably since it's over 8 months old. Head is pretty good got over a 1/2 inch.
S - A bit of herbal hops and some lemon zest. Very little skunky malts. Good.
T - A decent hoppy pilsner with a good balance of bitter hops, sweet malts and lemon crispness.
M - Light to medium very easy to drink especially with food.

Overall a good buy for just a buck and me not being the biggest fan of the style I enjoyed it.

Photo of NilocRellim
3.45/5  rDev -5%

Beer pours a clear gold colour, very typical Pilsner look. The smell is like earthy hops and not much else, very timid aroma. The beer tastes crisp, slightly sweet, earthy hops, and overall clean taste. Light-bodied. Kind of tastes like a hybrid between a Pilsner and a Pale ale

Sessionable.

Would I buy it again? Yes.

Photo of Taybeh
3.45/5  rDev -5%

From a bottle (not sure how old) picked up as a single, into a pokal.
A: Hazy pale gold, massive head, lots of suspended particles
S: bready... some faint grassy notes, but mainly tasty bready pilsner malt
T: follows the nose. Pretty good backbone, but the hops don't entirely add up to me; a bit too sweet in a nondescript way, and the grassy notes promised in the nose aren't entirely delivered.
M: Pretty crisp and pretty light,
Overall: not bad, but not likely to seek out again, given the number of really good pils brewed here in the midwest.

Photo of brentk56
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden color with a reasonably impressive head that leaves a strand or two of lace

Smell: Very bready, with a grainy element and a hint of sulfur

Taste: Bready and sulfuric, up front, with a walk down a grainy trail in the middle; some grassy hops develop, after the swallow, though the finish is a return to the grain and sulfur

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Well, this one is nine months old now, so what should be expected; just doesn't have the fresh elements one seeks in a beer of this style

Photo of Kylemif
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Delightfully smooth and bright Pils. Haven't sought out a Pils after tasting in a while, this one had me searching for more.

Photo of clayrock81
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%

Had on tap at Evil Twin's own Torst in Brooklyn, NY so maybe I had a version more fresh than bottle versions.
Poured a clear golden orange body with an aroma that is strong in the grainy, pils malt department.
Easy to drink crisp beer that is refreshing and much needed on a hot summer day.
The pils malts as well as grassy hops give off a slightly sweet, dry, smooth taste and the crisp finish is welcomed.
Nothing fancy but gets the job done.

Photo of danxbar
4.29/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Firstoff, this is an unapologetic pilsener that is slightly hopped up and it definitely lives up to the title. Jokes about the name aside ("the golddigger of beers") the color is cracker yellow, body is clean, the flavors are balanced between bread and grass, and the finish is crisp. No apparent skunk from this round of bottles, and perfect for a hot evening with some legit Mexican food.
Worth the $12 for a 4 pack ($3.00 a beer)? I would pay $3 for this over any mainstream lager or most German pilseners, including Jever, given the choice. In conclusion, this is a refreshingly dry pilsener that lives up to its claims and not anyone else's.

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at Whole Foods, Alexandria, VA. The beer is golden with a mild haze. An inch of fluffy white head. Aromas of grain, mild lemon, bread. Typical pilsner flavors with subtle notes of earth and herbal hops. Light bodied, finishing dry with lingering grain and bread flavors. This was alright.

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 10/23/2013. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, cracker, bread, light honey, floral, grass, light pepper, herbal, and floral/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and clean yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, floral, grass, light pine, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of earthy floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, floral, grass, light pine, cracker, bread, light honey and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of hop and malt flavors with minimal yeast ester presence; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice hoppy pilsner style. All around nice balance and robustness of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.53/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Everything I could ask for in a pils... Beautiful golden hue out of the bottle, carbonated as F***, complex fruit/citrus nose and taste that follows. Glorious, slowwwwly dissipating white head that I am thinking about submerging my face in or around. Looks quite appetizing. This is as refreshing as beer gets, pick up a 4 pack on a hot day.

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear gold with a bubbly, fluffy white head that leaves a moderate amount of lacing around the sides of the glass.

S: Aromas of biscuits, honey, straw, minerals, herbs, grass, lemon, and lime are present on the nose.

T: Malty notes of caramel, crackers, biscuits, minerals, and honey are joined by flavors of lemon, lime, straw, grass, and herbs on the palate. The finish is hoppy, but balanced, featuring a pleasant mixture of grass, honey, mineral, biscuit, and straw flavors.

M: Medium-to-full in body and relatively dry. Carbonation is crisp and firm.

O: A nice take on a traditional German-style pils. Very well balanced with a great integration of malt and hop flavors. I could see this becoming a regular in my summer rotation.

Photo of atr2605
3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours a murky golden straw color with a white sudsy head with good retention
S-grainy wheat aroma dominates with some grassy hops lingering in the background
T-wheat malt mixes with the grassy hops with a touch of lemon and some remnants if minerals
M-light bodied with high carbonation
O-not a bad brew, probably would have been better fresh. Not worth the price though

Photo of biboergosum
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, day 23 of the 2013 Craft Beer Advent calendar. Another brew from Evil Twin constructed in Stratford, CT.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw hue, with a teeming tower of (are we sure this wasn't brewed at DeProef?) rather puffy, thinly foamy, and ultimately frothy bone-white head, which leaves some decent (or not?) hanging garter belt lace around the glass as it slowly bleeds away.

It smells of prominent grassy, leafy hops, floral clover honey, grainy, slightly biscuity pale malt, and a subtle dry yeastiness. The taste is sharply bitter grassy, kind of metallic noble hops, gritty crackery pale malt, semi-tart lemon peel, a touch of flinty stoniness, and some weird additional natural sweet earthy tones.

The bubbles are, as already noted, big and overwrought out of the gate, and linger deeply until they eventually settle to a dull hum on the tongue, right at the point before another top-up is required, natch, the body on the light side of medium weight, and a tad too astringent from fizz and hop alike to be deemed anywhere near smooth. It finishes on a drying trend, the malt waning, while the acerbic hops and yeast gear up for a final run at my upper palate.

Well, what we have here is a German Pils, via Belgium's 'finest' yeastmeisters, spit out by a Danish recipe in coastal Connecticut. WTF? Globalization has its merits, as does collaboration and cooperation, but this all seems to be taking it all a step or ten too far, in concept marketing (our beer sucks, and all that), and in geography.

Photo of EagleTalon
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brewed by "Evil Twin Brewing, Stratford, CT" Bottled 8/22/13.

Pours to a thick white head and hazy (must be bottle conditioned) yellow color. Aroma is spicy, grassy and citrusy hops with a nice balance of sweet pale malt. Flavor is crisp, hoppy, grainy and balanced, with a sharp, dry finish. Mouthfeel is light and CO2 is under control. Overall a very good Pils.

Evil Twin, now available in Arkansas.

Photo of tbeckett
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Had this on tap at Blackback in Waterbury. From notes.

A - Poured hazy golden with two fingers of soapy white head. Good lace rings and a half finger of retention.

S - Honey, sweet malt. Not much hop presence.

T - Sweet malt again, subtle hop character.

M - Good carbonation, light to medium body, refreshing finish.

O/D - A decent, clean pils. Nothing spectacular at all. Could use more hop character and complexity given the brewery. Wouldn't revisit but it was pleasant.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 8/22/13.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and very slight grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with grassy and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium 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 a solid hop flavor, but the aroma is fairly subdued in comparison.

Photo of Brad007
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy blonde color with a whitish hue on the sides. Decent head that is quick to fade. Looks marvelous.

Lots of malt in the nose. Grainy. Decently hopped too. I would say that this beer fits my mood as it is.

The hops are restrained, allowing the grainy malt base to dominate the palate.

Things get watery towards the back of the throat. Either that or the malt just doesn't hold up as much.

Well worth a try. I've had nothing but good experiences with Evil Twin.

Photo of facundoCNB
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy orange in color, 2 fingers of frothy white head with great retention, slow dissipation, and nice lacing. Smells of sweet bready sugary cereal, grassy hops, a hint of lemongrass.
A very flavorful beer for a pilsner, sweet up front, with notes of grassy hops, honey, a soapy flavor comes out a bit. Crisp, refreshing, high carbonation.. Medium body on the lighter side though.

This is an awesome beer, and reasonably priced at $10 a 4pk. Had this on tap at torst and it was a bit tastier there.. Could've been a fresher batch?

Photo of beergoot
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle label states the beer is brewed at Evil Twin Brewing, Stratford, CT (Two Roads Brewing?), not in Denmark nor at the Westbrook Brewing Company, SC, USA as implied on their website.

Very carbonated, light yellow bodied beer with a billowy, creamy white head. Light malt nose with a fresh, grassy hop scent. Thin malt flavors with a strong hop bitterness in the taste. Medium-light body; plenty of tickling carbonation; clean and dry finish.

A good representation of a German pilsner. The head leaves clumps of foamy lace on the glass and the bold hop bitterness is there.

Photo of MDDMD
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-hazy straw color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-bready malt, citrus, grassy, hint of pepper

T-bready malt base, slight sweetness, grassy, citrus, light pepper, mild bitter finish

F-medium ody with moderate carbonation, little heavier and creamier than typical pils

O-enjoyed this beer even though it was a bit atypical for this style

Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.64/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz bomber purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne.

Pours a rather thin golden hue, with some pale haze through it, and a head which seemed to form initially, but only went as far as becoming a mild ring of white. Very little visible carbonation. It looks exceptionally generic, except even the most generic pilsner usually filters out the haze. I'm unimpressed.

Nose is mild and green, with a pretty light basis, but a pleasant enough vegetative hop character to get it going. Slight sweet herbal note and some hints of esters, but that could just be other sweet characters coming from the neutral malt. It's ok—nothing to write home about, but fine enough.

Taste is slightly worse. Faint, neutral pale malt graininess on the front with an upturn in metallic hops which giving a clanging bitterness to the mid to back palate. It doesn't sit nicely with the malt character, which is weak and yet also slightly too sweet. Indeed, there's a clinging beet-sugar sweetness right through to the back which echoes some of the vegetative hop characters on the nose. Feel is light and fluid, but with an unpleasant stickiness towards the back as the sweetness stings the finish.

Overall, this is easily my least favourite effort from Evil Twin, and quite a slight on pilsners in general. I'm genuinely unimpressed.

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