Evil Twin Low Life - Evil Twin Brewing

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Reviews: 48
Hads: 266
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 4
Gots: 29 | 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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Photo of psoriasaurus
4.53/5  rDev +24.1%
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. (341 characters)

Photo of Jree261
4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance-Foggy yellow orange to bright gold with cream color foam.

Smell-toffee and stone fruit. Light and summery.

Taste-Follows the nose and adds citrus fruit on the finish.

Mouthfeel-Light body and good finish on the front palate.

Overall-One of the better Pilseners I've had recently. Clean and crisp with good complexity and evolution of flavors and aromas. (369 characters)

Photo of danxbar
4.29/5  rDev +17.5%
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. (646 characters)

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

First of all I have to say I love this beer for poking fun at Miller High Life...The red logo on the can and the name, pretty clever.

Eye: Really don't get much better than this. Beautiful gold color, lively carbonation, and a nice rocky white head. The head does fall rather quickly though leaving some spotty lacing, but that could be my glass.

Nose: Nice malt aroma. Clean and balanced. Hops don't stand out, but this isn't a malt bomb, and it shouldn't be. I would like to see a little more hop character in the aroma though, I mean its there, but I think a little more would just make this one a bit better. I mean some spicy noble hops are there, but I would like just a bit more to balance out the sweetness I'm picking up from the malt.

Mouth: Noble hops upfront, malt sweetness and then it finishes with some hops lingering in the aftertaste to balance it all out. Quite a nice beer. What wasn't there in the aroma as far as hops go is certainly in the flavor. Hops are upfront in flavor and with bitterness. Very nice. This tastes like a German Pils and is authentic in my opinion. Kudos. This is one I'd highly recommend if you are a fan of REAL PILSNER beer, not the HIGH LIFE kind hahah. Light body with appropriate carbonation.

Drinkability: This is one that I would highly recommend. Very drinkable and just overall an outstanding Pils. I'll be coming back to this beer no double about it. (1,408 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 Brad007
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
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. (477 characters)

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +9.6%
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. (749 characters)

Photo of facundoCNB
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
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? (532 characters)

Photo of JamesMN
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Code on the bottom of the can 11515. Hopefully a canned on date and not best before.

Appearance: Hazy golden/caramel hue with a pillowy white head of suds.

Aroma: Grain, dry/lagery yeast esters and hops.

Taste: Flavor follows the aroma with more intense hop character of spicy and earth. Moderate bitterness paired well with a light malt flavor of grain and a bit of honey. Simple but great depth of flavor, never watery at 5.5% ABV. Crisp finish and ebbing dry bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: A surprising medium in body with smooth carbonation, given the style. Definitely sessionable with a low ABV and high drinkability.

Final Thoughts: The description on the can is so negative but I really can't find a bad thing to say about this one. Evil Twin is quickly becoming a new favorite to check out. Would I drink it again? Yes. (843 characters)

Photo of dar482
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer has a golden color.

The aroma has some great pilsner characteristics with grassy hops, floral aromas, and some cracker malt.

The flavor has a good malty body, but then it assaults you with a citrus and herbal bitterness. It really is quite bitter for a pilsner. The flavor is really exciting with that surprisingly hop profile.

Not my favorite pilsner as it lacks some complexity, but the hop profile is surely a highlight. (435 characters)

Photo of Czequershuus
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very little aroma, just slight spiciness comes up at the nose. Beauty cloudy golden wheat appearance. Wonderfully effervescent, this really is a smashing pilsner. Plenty of flavor, but restrained. The hop presence here works in the traditions role o balancer rather than focus. (278 characters)

Photo of Amalak
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a bottle at Beer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

A. It has a clear gold color with some bubbles rising up throughout. It has a foamy white head that leaves some lacing.

S. It has a very mild malt scent to it.

T. This has a nice dark fruit taste, a kind of grape taste. There's a mild hop flavor underneath. It is quite sweet with a nice crisp aftertaste.

M. Crisp and refreshing, mild body.

O. The low life has unassuming taste. Some people may not like it because it isn't exactly flavorful, but this is really balanced and it has a good, clean taste. (575 characters)

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
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. (1,446 characters)

Photo of spoony
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 355 ml bottle (bottled on June 6, 2013) into a pokal.

A-A normal pour produces a tall, three-finger head of long-lasting, dense, white foam. Retention is good and the foam leaves chunks of lacing on the way down the glass. The brew is slightly murky, and straw/light-golden yellow in color.

S-The smell is stronger than many pils with decent hits of citrus fruit and bready malts mostly overpowering the grassy hops. There is just a bit of pepper in there, too, but this brew trends toward sweet for a pils.

T-The taste is also impressive for its strength. Again, pale bready malts are the dominate flavor, along with some lemon and orange citrus. The hops start to assert themselves more as the brew warms up a bit. Pepper and grass peek through on the finish.

M-The feel (carbonation, in particular) is a little soft and heavy for the style, but the brew remains drinkable with a slightly wet feel.

O-This pils paired well with my simple pepperoni pizza tonight. The brew may be a bit on the sweet side for a true pils fan, and the amount of citrus flavor was a little odd, but I enjoyed the strength of the flavors and it is not a complete malt bomb...you just have to wait for the hops to creep in and provide a little balance on the finish. Also, the head on this one is especially impressive, so that has to count for something, right? (1,353 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Schaumburger pilsner glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a nice two finger white head with active carbonation. Aroma of biscuit malt with a light fruitiness. Flavor follows aroma with biscuit malt and grassy earthy hops. The hop component is much more dominated by dry herbal elements than hop bitterness or the bright herbal hopping of American IPAs. Medium bodied with pleasant carbonation. An interesting take on a the classic German style, with the dry grassiness of the hops perhaps a bit over-presented. Still enjoyable to drink and distinctly flavored while fitting within the style. (608 characters)

Photo of MUTINY
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a clear straw/copper with 1" white head that fizzles out quickly. Retention is so-so, lacing is nonexistent.

S: Very pleasant sweetish malt with just the slightest hop touch. Straightforward & very enticing.

T: Comes on with more of that sweet malt & gradually increasing bitterness through the mid palate. Finish is perhaps a touch heavy-handed on the bitterness.

M: Perfect carb with a nice bready malt body. Finishes properly crisp.

O: Solid little Pils. (513 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, gold color. 5/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, hops, citrus, floral, hint of alcohol, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of a German Pilsner. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hops, hint of yeast, and a hint of floral notes. Overall, good appearance, blend, and feel. (414 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 BEERchitect
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Driving home the sane and sensible approach of Lager brewing, Evil Twin jumps aboard the most popular genre of beer, but does so the craft beer kinda way...

Opening with a lightly hazed, and firmly capped head- the ale pours deeply golden with highlights of straw, amber, and mild copper. Its diffused color is a testament to traditional "Kellerbiers" but its hoppy haze sings more common demeanor.

Starting herbal, floral, and grainy-sweet- its initial aromas are earthy, stemmy and acidic with lemon and citrus peels. Lovin' where the scent goes- its the taste of dry cracker malts, supportive grain sweetness and the necessary hop spiciness.

Tasting decidedly malty yet dry, yet its the flavor of dry doughy malts, quivering bodies, and a rise of citrus onslaught that gives the taste a zesty, fresh, and refreshing taste. Its balance is herbal, bitter, and decisive with dry cracker components. Its a delicious taste that evades complication, and prefers a simplistic palate that's the ideal dialogue between malt and hops.

Medium-light in body, the ale is creamy and semi-light to start but a quivering middle and a substantially dry late palate ensures drinkability and lightened sensibilities.

Low Life is a fantastic Lager that's brewed in true Germanic fashion but uses stylistic liberties by Evil Twin to provide an effortless session. (1,351 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

and now for something entirely different... this is one strange pils, that's for sure. pours hazy pale straw color, real washed out looking, but I can hardly see the beer beneath one of the most active and over the top white champagne heads ive ever seen. it takes nearly ten minutes to relax too, all white and airy, its very difficult to pour this beer, usually a nice feature, but a downfall at this level for extremism. great nose though, that mikkeller, evil twin, tool Belgian yeast that's a little funky is dominant, which is a great touch over light german style pilsener malts. the flavor is the same, a great mix of things that don't usually go together in a really light beer. light malty finish is punctuated by yeast funk and light spice from god knows where. too much carbonation! I almost never say that, especially in something this color, but this is exploding in my mouth, almost stressing my tongue, preventing me from really tasting the beer as I would like to. I swallow and its gone, so strange. not my favorite thing from evil twin, but appreciably bizarre, which is always good. (1,102 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
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. (494 characters)

Photo of beergoot
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
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. (578 characters)

Photo of MDDMD
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
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 (349 characters)

Photo of mdagnew
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
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... (838 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

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. (444 characters)

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