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

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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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sendbeer

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

11-01-2013 14:52:20 | More by sendbeer
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Lob

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

05-25-2013 02:48:22 | More by Lob
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pinyin

New York

4.26/5  rDev +17.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 02:28:10 | More by pinyin
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buckyp

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

07-20-2013 21:45:11 | More by buckyp
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 02:34:31 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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jpro

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bomber picked up at the Northbridge Pig. Poured into a snifter...

A: Golden, with an orange hue; two fingers of fizzy, white head manages decent retention, leaving few strands of lace.

S: White grape; pear; sugary malt; light phenols.

T: White bread crust malt; white grape; pepper; a bit tart on the end; rustic quality on the finish.

M: Medium-bodied; high carbonation... pretty lively.

O: A nice brew; not much "farmhouse" character, though... more of a blend of Belgian pale / blonde / saison; refreshing, though!

*from notes 11.12.13

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 17:29:51 | More by jpro
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nyrblue2

New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-26-2013 03:38:42 | More by nyrblue2
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freduardo

Alabama

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-07-2013 04:51:09 | More by freduardo
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corysmith01

New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-28-2013 20:50:52 | More by corysmith01
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scotv

New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

06-01-2013 00:32:27 | More by scotv
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JSchock7

Kansas

4/5  rDev +10.5%

06-12-2013 06:41:38 | More by JSchock7
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-18-2013 14:54:42 | More by mikeincharleston
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dvmky

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +10.5%

06-16-2013 00:36:21 | More by dvmky
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golf4collet

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

06-22-2014 02:09:32 | More by golf4collet
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micropale

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-31-2014 13:55:02 | More by micropale
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malcolmwarnock

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-03-2014 12:53:29 | More by malcolmwarnock
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-22-2013 06:36:13 | More by twelveinches
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-19-2013 12:08:19 | More by deapokid
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-28-2013 02:22:20 | More by smithj4
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metter98

New York

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2013 12:39:54 | More by metter98
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cloudy orange in color with 3 fingers of foamy white head, slow dissipation and nice amount of lacing. Aroma of lemons, orange, candy, very fruity! The flavor profile is sweet and subtle fruit notes (strawberry) with a very yummy bready character.
Medium in body with high carbonation gives it a very light feel.
This is a very enjoyable saison and honestly perfect for a night like tonight where it's been in the 50's and its 70 outside!

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 23:30:53 | More by facundoCNB
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2013 22:04:10 | More by lordofthewiens
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Fcolle2

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden in color with a 1 finger white head and decent retention. Slightly hazy.

Nose has a green apple character to it that is followed by clove notes over a backbone of straw malt. Yeast has some interesting characteristics to it.

Some of the green apple tartness comes through in the taste with some big yeasty spice. Some tannin is also present, maybe a little to much.

Mouthfeel is very dry due to the tannin. Other then that it is light and refreshing with moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 03:45:10 | More by Fcolle2
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle a hazy nectarine color with one finger of thin white head.

Aroma of lemon zest, tart green apple, sweet malts, coriander, black pepper, yeast, and fresh earth.

The tast was fairly tart. Green apple, lemon zest, coriander, black pepper, earth, and a bit of medicinal twang. Finished with a bitter bite.

Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation.

More tart and bitter than the Saisons I really enjoy. Not bad, but not very memorable.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 20:43:53 | More by Monkeyknife
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 03:22:02 | More by LiquidAmber
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Evil Twin / Westbrook / Local Option Plastic Man from Evil Twin Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.