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Evil Twin Low Life - Evil Twin Brewing

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Reviews: 58
Hads: 305
Avg: 3.65
pDev: 24.66%
Wants: 7
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States | website

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 Huhzubendah
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
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 +6.3%
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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of atr2605
3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
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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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.

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Photo of EagleTalon
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of tbeckett
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
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.

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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.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
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...

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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.

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Photo of corby112
3.39/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

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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?

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of beertunes
2.77/5  rDev -24.1%
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.

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Evil Twin Low Life from Evil Twin Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.