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Evil Twin / Westbrook / Local Option Plastic Man - Evil Twin Brewing

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82
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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Taste the Colors,
Hear the Aromas,
Smell the Carbonation.

(Beer added by: BlackBelt5112203 on 05-03-2013)
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Reviews by BlackBelt5112203:
Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a tulip at cellar-fridge temperature. This is a collaboration between Evil Twin, Westbrook, and Local Option. I’m excited.

L – Cloudy deep gold color with a 2-finger bubbly, rocky, cream-colored head. Really nice retention and some sticky lacing.

S – Lots of sweet and tart fruity esters with orange, lemon, and green apple notes. There’s a solid backbone of bready malt and a subtle undertone of peppery yeast, as well. This is a wonderfully pleasant aroma; very “summery”.

T – Wow, this is much more complex than the aroma suggested. It starts off sweet and slightly tart with mostly orange and lemon and some green apple notes. Then, some floral and herbal earthiness comes into play with bready, grainy malt. I’m not going to pretend to know which herbs or flowers are present here, but they’re there. At first taste, I mistook the floral, herbal, earthiness for musty Brett. After subsequent gulps, it became clearer that the earthiness was not that classic barnyard funk. Peppery, spicy yeast shines at the finish.

F – Light-to-medium-bodied with pretty good carbonation, a mouth-coating and crisp mouthfeel, and a very dry and slightly spicy, bittersweet finish. Herbal and lemongrass flavors linger the longest.

O – This is a really nice saison. The aroma led me to believe that this was going to be a slightly tart, light, and refreshing beer, perfect for the start of summer. While it still was refreshing, the taste put forth much more than the aroma suggested, namely a strong herbal and floral earthiness. Even with this added complexity, the drinkability does not suffer at all. This is a great summer saison that I would try again.

BlackBelt5112203, May 03, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

At When Pigs Fly. In a snifter the beer was a hazy orange color with a thin white head. There was a lot of lace.

Aroma of citrus and apple.

The taste delivered more than the aroma suggested. Tangerine, orange, lemon. More of an apple taste late.

This was a crisp and refreshing beer. I liked it.

lordofthewiens, Jul 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

SmellsofMahagony, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Griffith, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of cjgator3
3.25/5  rDev -10%

cjgator3, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours with a big white head. Hazy deep orange. Settles to a nice layer of foam.

Smell - Sweet and fruity smelling. Really spicy. Bit of apples and caramel.

Taste - Fruity and spicy. Aggressive bitterness. Grassy and spicy in the finish. Just a bit of earthiness.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation makes it feel lighter than it is. Very bitter.

Overall - It doesn't taste like plastic at least. Not the most pleasant tasting saison.

Alieniloquium, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of thagr81us
3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served from bottle into a Westbrook snifter (proper!). Poured a hazy golden yellow-orange with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a half finger slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, wheat, spice, citrus, basil, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, basil, spice, earth, wheat, and subtle fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. There was a big spice aspect going on in this one if I am honest. A little more than one would expect from this particular style. There were actually quite a few weird spices going on if I am honest that I was not able to identify. This was decently drinkable despite this fact, but it definitely added a bit to the brew that I don't feel was needed at all. Worth your time trying if you get the chance, but that is about it.

thagr81us, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Nage37
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Nage37, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -10%

GRG1313, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

JeffreyJDavis, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of gillagorilla
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's (from notes 6/21/13)

A: Cloudy grayish amber blonde with nice lacing.

S: Floral and citrus with some yeast funk.

T: Nice solid farmhouse taste. A bit of herbs and yeastiness. It's kind of hard to pin down the flavors. Kind of tastes like a meadow.

M: Smooth with just a bit of crispness throughout.

O: Not bad. Quite interesting, but I am new to the style. This is only my second or third saison. Good stuff and always different. I love collaborations and Evil Twin.

gillagorilla, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of nyrblue2
4/5  rDev +10.8%

nyrblue2, May 26, 2013
Photo of pinyin
4.26/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I tried this side by side with De Rank Saison from Belgium.

De Rank De Dottignies has always been the gold standard in terms of Farmhouse Ales (Saisons), far surpassing Dupont, which to me tastes more like a rotted sour.

Plasticman is the best Saison I have tried in a bottle in the US.

If your a fan of Saison's you have to try this one. You will not be disappointed.

pinyin, May 04, 2014
Photo of Puritycontrol
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Puritycontrol, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of jsanford
3.5/5  rDev -3%

jsanford, May 21, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 3 Monts tulip. Pours a burnished golden amber with a three finger white head that dissipated slowly leaving heavy lacing. Spicy aroma of apple and light stone fruit, coriander, Belgian yeast, slightl mineral. Flavor is subdued light fruit (apple and peach), light citrus, hints of wild yeast, semi-dry with faint sweetness in the start, finishing with an herbal bitterness and rather dry. Light bodied with peppery active carbonation. The flavor is quite understated and is somewhat overbalanced by the the herbal bitterness in the middle and end. The very light flavors are pleasant and appropriate for a light farmhouse ale, but leave me wishing for some more robust flavoring. A quiet and perhaps too subdued saison. Glad I tried it, but do not need to seek it out again.

LiquidAmber, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

appearance: Hazy golden. Big foamy white head and messy lacing.
smell: Pretty simple and pleasant. Mostly easy going fruit with just a touch of yeasty funk.
taste: Much like the nose. Quite an easy drinker. A slight bitterness in the finish makes it a little more interesting.
overall: Enjoyed this. Not spectacular but an easy drinking, pleasant brew.

cindyjeffsmith, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -3%

DrBier, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is very hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a finger high white head that died down and left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of peppery spices are present in the nose along with some hints of lemon citrus.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but is a littler more fruity with flavors of sour apples and lemons; these are rounded out by peppery spices towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This saison was quite drinkable and the mélange of different flavors made it rather interesting.

metter98, May 28, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Acquired this bottle from the local Binny's. I've never had any beers before from Westbrook or Local Option. No idea what to expect here.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours three big fluffy fingers of off-white head on top of a hazed lemon body with an orange tint to it. Looks pretty nice.

S - Smells "carbonated", just like the bottle says, a bit of dusty yeast, lemon zest, some pineapple, and some faint spice rack notes in the background. A fairly subdued aroma, but it hits it's mark.

T - Taste doesn't really hit it for me as much as I thought it would, based on the smell. The lemon zest / pineapple doesn't carry through in the taste as much as I'd like, and there is a pervasive bitterness on the finish that I don't particularly care for. At least it doesn't taste like plastic gloves or latex. I'll give it points for the effort.

M - Goes down quick and clean, and finishes bitter and dry on the palate.

Overall, not a particularly great saison. More full bodied than I had expected, and not really refreshing or sessionable even at 5.50% abv. Definitely not as good as I was hoping for, but I appreciate the effort. Worth trying once, if you are a fan of saisons.

Evil Twin / Westbrook / Local Option Plastic Man ---3.5/5

mfnmbvp, Sep 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

mendvicdog, Jun 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

cestlavie, Feb 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

freduardo, Jul 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

oline73, Jun 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

cnbrown313, Nov 15, 2013
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Evil Twin / Westbrook / Local Option Plastic Man from Evil Twin Brewing
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