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

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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Ratings: 96 | Reviews: 21
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$4.99 (Sale)
Binny's - Bolingbrook

Plastic Man is bright golden, even leaning toward orange in the right light. Clarity is good throughout while both streams and bursts of carbonation rush to the surface. The foam is bulbous and forms easily, three fingers on the pour as a matter of fact. It settles eventually to a sudsy, craggy cap a finger thick that leaves chunks plastered to the glass here and there.

The smell kicks off with a nasal plundering wildflower and medicinal note. The medicinal runs spectrum of faint Band-Aids to Flintstone's Vitamins. Let me explain, there is a touch of unidentifiable citrus present, that reminds me of yuzu actually, and when combined with the medicinal quality becomes not unlike Flintstone's vitamins. Soft orange and sweet apple notes run the backend. Earthy and minerality characteristics collide with a solid graham cracker maltiness.

The flavor, while decent, leaves something to be desired. The medicinal qualities have segue into clove, which becomes stronger with warmth. The profile leans toward sweet more than I'd like. The malt profile brings along smooth but ample notes of graham cracker and caramel which accentuates the orange and apple mentioned above. There's a whisper of that citrus that's reminiscent to yuzu, maybe I say that because yuzu seems to be a conglomeration of many fruits. The finish is rather chalky and bland. Again, decent.

The body is heftier than I would like in saison but with this beer being what it is, not necessarily a saison, the weight works well enough. The finish is a touch medicinal with a strange lingering bitterness, a bit metallic. Drinkability is middle of the road and one pour would be enough for myself.

Plastic Man is alright. There's nothing unique, or even very good, about it in all honestly, it's just decent. There's a nice fruitiness but the medicinal qualities seem to knock that down a bit while the base is good if not a little sweet for my tastes. Can't say I'd recommend this to too many people. It's a shame too because both Westbrook and Local Option can brew some damn fine beer.

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Bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours with a white head that settles into a nice foam. Golden and hazy with a deep orange tint.

Smell - aroma is fruity, Coriander, and clove, yeast.

Taste - Taste is very similar to the aroma. More fruity at first, then with a peppery spice finish.

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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.

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