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Evil Twin Low Life - Evil Twin Brewing

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Reviews: 53
Hads: 284
Avg: 3.64
pDev: 25.27%
Wants: 4
Gots: 30 | 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 Spikester
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a Nonic pint glass yields four and one half fingers of white head that really lasts. Lightly hazed gold color. Lacing is plentiful.
Smell is grassy herbal hops with a dab of Pilsner malt.
Taste is grassy herbal hops of the noble type. Some bread crust malts but buried under the hops.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation and a crisp bitter finish.
Overall an easy drinking Pilsner with just a slightly higher hop level than that famous Czech Pilsner.
Good job E.T. Would I buy it again? If I'm in the mood for a nice Pilsner yes!

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Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Moderate amount of bubbles and about one finger of white head that settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A crisp and bready malt forward aroma with a scent of biscuit, cracker, and floral hops. Bready malt hints of biscuit, grains, cracker, and lager yeast. Floral and spicy Noble hops along with a little grass. Subtle fruit hints. A pretty solid Pils aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a bready and crisp malt driven taste with notes of biscuit, cracker, and floral hops. Pale malt with bready notes of biscuit, cracker, grains, straw, and lager yeast. Spicy and floral Noble hop notes. Also a little grass and subtle citrus. A solid balanced Pils taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and fairly drying on the finish.

Overall: A pretty solid take on a Pilsner. Good balance of bready malt and spicy Euro hops.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.06/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled last night on 8/26/15. Comes in a single 16 ounce can for around $3 or so from the Hy-Vee across the Missouri River in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in a tall 20 ounce weissber glass.

Brew pours a slight hazy apricot golden amber in color with a good 3-finger foamy wheat head that finally settles down to a 5mm layer after about 5 mins or so. Lots of sheet-like lacing is seen when sipped. Aroma is of floral hops and grains for the most part. More going on with the taste as there is also a hint of light spice and light fruits also. Does have a crisp, bitter and dry finish and lasted more than I like. Lighter to medium-bodied with good carbonation. Not a big fan of this one. Overall, it was a one time try for me though.

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

Evil Twin Low Life has a very thick, off-white head, a hazy (powdery sediment) apricot-orange-gold appearance, some bubble streams, and heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is of tropical fruity hops and sweetness, and the flavor is of sweet, white bread, pale malt, tropical fruit pulp, and fairly strong hop bitterness at the end of the sip. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Evil Twin Low Life finishes mostly dry and mellow.


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Photo of Lukass
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A pretty good, hop forward Pilsner. Lots of earthy, herbal hop bitterness, giving it a sort of bitter, tea-like quality. As it warmed, the black tea flavors really came out in the hops. A sweet malty backbone with a frothy white head. This one has a very creamy mouthfeel. Not your usual crisp Pilsner. I really enjoyed a pint of this and would have it again. Evil twin has never put out a bad beer, IMO.

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Photo of MUTINY
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of cbutova
3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Evil Twin Low Life

A- Tall boy delivers a slightly hazy medium golden brew into two pint glasses. The head is white, frothy and retains fairly well. Large sheet of lace at the top and a few spots below.

S- Fairly mild overall with herbal and spicy hops leading to pale malt tones like bread and cracker. A bit grassy and something reminds me of pale fruits.

T- The hops gain some prominence on the palate as they are grassy, herbal and fairly spicy. Hints of pale fruit like grape, light stone fruit, cereal grains and bready cracker. A bit sweet for me.

MF- Light bodied and the defining adjective I'd use is crisp. Just a bit puffy and frothy and would feel thin in any other style. High end carbonation.

Its a solid drinker but as the description ironically ironically suggests its not worth the money. Also doesn't touch the great Pilsners even the Western Hemisphere ones.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.24/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Almost completely clear dark gold with a huge bubbly white head. Drops to a small loose cap and collar in short order. Some splotches of lacing. Lively carbonation on the pour. Looks like the real thing.

Smell: Grain and husk. Pale malt. A small hint of earth and dirt. Lager yeast. Super clean. Mild pale malt sweetness with a touch of rice. Very mild esters as well. Not a ton going on here. A touch of grass. A little dirty.

Taste: Oh those dirty earthy German hops. Clean, crisp malt body. A solid toasted bread crust. Some minor pale malt sweetness as well. Grain husk. A touch of cereal grains. Small touches of grass and something that reminds me of wheat. Lager yeast throws very minor esters. Very soft fruity esters in the back. Dirt and the smallest hint of bitterness and citrus buried in the back.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is on point. Ever so slightly smooth on the initial sip with a crisp finish.

Overall: Let's slum some time.

I get the joke, but this is a hoppier version of the beer on which it riffs. The carbonation is nice for the style and it drinks close to style as well. Well played.

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Photo of JamesMN
3.93/5  rDev +8%
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.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
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...

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Photo of Moose90
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a clear and bright yellow hue, there is a thin white head that fades rather quickly.

S — Smells of pilsner malts and yeast, little bit peppery and grassy, but not much going on.

T — Taste is clean enough, but fairly straightforward notes of pilsner. Grassy, fresh, bright.

M — Light, crisp and clean, one of its few redeemable qualities.

O — OK overall, read the side of the bottle. . .Could be better, could be worse.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
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.

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Photo of barczar
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%

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


Would I buy it again? Yes.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%

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.

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Photo of brentk56
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
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

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Photo of clayrock81
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

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Photo of danxbar
4.29/5  rDev +17.9%
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.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
4.53/5  rDev +24.5%
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.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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Photo of atr2605
3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
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

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Evil Twin Low Life from Evil Twin Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.