Evil Twin Low Life - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 4
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
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Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
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 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.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a lightly clouded pale straw yellow color with a nice white head which quickly reseeded leaving a minute amount of bubbles and lacing

S: Light notes of grass and bread. Pretty simple and straightforward.

T: Upfront there is a light but dry sweetness packed with grassy hops. Again, pretty simple and straightforward. The finish is pretty clean, not overly bitter and sweet like many American versions

M: Light to Light-medium body, well carbonated, dry, and lightly crispy

O: I enjoyed this beer and feel it's underrated due to complexity, or lack of...

Photo of Fatehunter
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Photo of corby112
3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Tørst in Brooklyn.

Pours a slightly cloudy, dark golden yellow color with straw colored edges and a one finger, white foam head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Splotchy lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy, crisp hop aroma with pale malt and light fruit notes.  Grassy with sappy pine needle followed by hints of apple, straw, pale pilsner malt and biscuit.

Similar to aroma with a crisp hop bite up front that lingers over the pale malts into a slightly dry finish.  Nice grassy presence with sweet apple and pear flavor.  Nothing too exciting but this beer is crisp, refreshing and easy to drink.

Photo of spoony
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
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?

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a cloudy golden color. The head is a two finger white shade. Texturing is more frothy than creamy, with a floater in the middle suggesting a good hop profile. Plenty of lacing is left on the glass, too, also suggesting a good hop profile.

S: This seems to be loaded with a few 'Merican hops, which is a welcoming presence. They provide notes of grapefruit, apricot, and grass. There also seems to be a vegetal note hidden in there that I don't like too much - evoking green bell peppers. Otherwise, solid.

T: It takes a bit of time for the hop profile (and the welcoming bitterness) to hit the palate, but when it does, it introduces notes of apricot, pine, grapefruit, and maybe some nettle. Not much malt presence - a good thing. Only the vegetal hints of bell pepper keep this from being great.

M: This has a crisp bite to it, along with a dry finish. Pleasantly bitter on the palate, too. Moderate carbonation does a good job of quashing any potential for a syrupy texture.

O: A really solid pilsner. The price point ($11/4 pack) only seems cheap in comparison to other Evil Twin brews - taking that out of consideration, this is actually pretty damn expensive. Shame about that price, because this is up there with both Sunshine Pils and Prima Pils in my opinion.

Photo of Tone
3.81/5  rDev +5%
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.

Photo of Jree261
4.35/5  rDev +19.8%
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.

Photo of becktone
4.28/5  rDev +17.9%
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.

Photo of dar482
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Photo of beertunes
2.77/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

$8 for a 12oz pour. Evil Twin, this better be good. Served in tulip. Poured a mildly hazy, bright yellow color with over an inch of white head (which means I actually got about 9oz for my eight clams) that had moderate retention and lacing.

The aroma was almost exactly typical, some mild, earthy grains, and a gentle dose of of soft hops. The taste was the same, perhaps even a bit on the bland side of typical, and in all honesty, a brewery down the street from me (Chuckanut) makes a far superior example of the style.

The body was on the full side of average for the style, a bit sticky and sweet, especially on the finish. Drinkability was decent enough, but not good enough to make me want another. Overall, because of the low value, I can't recommend you spend your own money on this beer. If you can get someone to buy it for you, go ahead and tick it, otherwise, avoid.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Photo of metter98
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge and some lacing on the surface.
S: Faint aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but also has some hints of bready and grainy malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to taste a little like an ae and has some hints of fruity yeast. It's not very flavorful but is easy to drink.

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

A: Pours a hazy dark golden yellow to pale orange in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some golden orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy light beige head that quickly reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of sweet bready/grainy malts with lighter aromas of grassy/spicy/earthy hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate amount of bready and grainy malts that are lightly sweet. That is followed by moderate flavors of grassy, spicy, and earthy hops which contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness which lingers slightly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly chewy.

O: Interesting, tastes more like an ale than a lager but still an enjoyable brew. Slightly more hopped up that we often get in the pilsener style but still worth enjoying.

Photo of Brenden
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.1/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours gold with a small, fading white head.
Delicate aroma, some spicy and herbal hops and cereal grains.
Flavours are the same - boring cereal grains and spicy hops, with little else to back things up.
Carbonation is too high.
Not impressive....

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Photo of thagr81us
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from bottle into a Mikkeller oversized wine glass (semi-proper!). Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, fruit, spices, and grain. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, earth hop, fruit, spice, grain, rye, and wheat. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. Upon first inspection of the nose on this one I really wasn’t expecting too much if I’m honest. There was a very substantial earthiness going on which was a little overwhelming. However, the flavor was a good bit better with a nice kiss of fruit taking place. This kept some of the earthiness at bay and helped to balance it out. Worth trying if you get the chance to do so.

Evil Twin Low Life from Evil Twin Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.