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

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Evil Twin / Westbrook / Local Option Plastic ManEvil Twin / Westbrook / Local Option Plastic Man

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Reviews: 22
Hads: 100
Avg: 3.65
pDev: 24.66%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BlackBelt5112203 on 05-03-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Taste the Colors,
Hear the Aromas,
Smell the Carbonation.
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Reviews: 22 | Hads: 100
Reviews by micropale:
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

When worlds collide, the taste is unexpected. Chicaog-land Local Option, South Caralina's Westbrook and the Danish-Brooklyner Evil Twin groups pound it out but in the end, its the taste of Belgium that reigns supreme.

The sturdy pour delivers a creamy and weighted appearance- murky, yeasty, and glowing softly with gold and peach. A rich and creamy ivory mouse sits on top the ale and laces evenly and concentric with each and every sip.

Spicy-sweet aromas are heavy handed with coriander and clove. Formidable malts give a plumper fruit flavor from those spices in the shape of oranges, apples, and apricots. Bready, wheaty, and sprinkles with light powdered sugar, the nose and early taste is balanced and smooth. Unfortunately, this is the profile for a lot of Belgian styles, but not Saison.

And fortunately the middle palate dissolves a bulk of the sweetness, chases away the fruit-forward protrusion- all giving the ale the peppery, earthy, and supple wine character that's deserving of the Saison profile. Its dry taste in finish offers up slight straw, hay, sulfur and mineral character with all the charm and rusticity to satisfy the taste buds and stomach.

Medium bodied to start, the beer's transition to finish is medium-dry with spicy warmth, pleasant grain bite and slim lingering sweetness. An aftertaste of wheat, biscuit and an echo of apricot gives the beer one last fruity punch.

Caught between Belgian Pale Ales, stronger Golden Ales and Saison- the ale easily satisfies the taste for a wide range of Belgian beer fans.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.08/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of gillagorilla
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of pinyin
4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
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 (stateside) 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.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev +9%
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.

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3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
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

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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