Evil Twin Low Life - Evil Twin Brewing

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48 Reviews
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Reviews: 48
Hads: 267
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 4.93%
Wants: 4
Gots: 28 | 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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Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
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2.64/5  rDev -27.7%
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. (1,310 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of mojohawk21
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of cam477
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Guden
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%

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. (320 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
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. (393 characters)

Photo of sourdog
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of kwkdmk
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of SouthernTear
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the best pilsners that I've tried
Good malty grassy flavor with a nice balance of hops (93 characters)

Photo of Brenden
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A clear, bright gold, Low Life's pure white head reaches a finger and sits fluffy on top, fading after time to a creamy foam and depositing nicely thick patching as it goes.
The smell is soft but nice, very bright and clean, with plenty of Saaz hops, though it seems to be hopped more to the Czech than the German standard. Still, it's not too soft.
The taste is the same, with a gentle malty sweetness up front and a base consisting of floral and lightly herbal hops bitterness. Dryness from a grassier character comes out underneath.
Light, crisp and refreshing, as one would hope for with this style, it's nonetheless consistent and deep. The carbonation is a bit high, but it doesn't overwhelm too much. (707 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.54/5  rDev -3%
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. (1,537 characters)

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of beerinabottle
4.56/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Now available in midlands of Ireland where it was a refreshing beer on a fine summers evening. (94 characters)

Photo of tdm168
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of riotontheroad
4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mediumtommy
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured two fingers of head on a clear, medium straw colored body.
The aroma is grain and pine. Mild but nice.
The taste has mild pine bitterness with some honey sweetness in the middle. Finishes with mild dry bitter note.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Enjoyable. It's a little less bitter than most pilseners. (329 characters)

Photo of Betajeff
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Evil Twin Low Life from Evil Twin Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.