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

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BA SCORE
82
good

89 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -10%

GRG1313, Aug 23, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -2.5%

Wayne17, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

tharper178, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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

DrBier, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of joe1510
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz Bomber
$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.

joe1510, Jul 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

KAF, Jul 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

andrewsthompson2, Jul 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Mphis, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

golf4collet, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

halo913, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

jmtpi, May 23, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation makes it feel light. A little Bitter.

Overall -Not my favorite saison, but worth a try.

trippytbta, May 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

MonkeyBread, May 10, 2014
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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
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

micropale, Mar 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

afsdan, Mar 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Haybeerman, Mar 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

cestlavie, Feb 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

UltimateLivewire, Jan 29, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a well made beer, but a let down by any consideration given the brewers behind it. a hazy but sunny colored liquid with a robust snow white head. aromas of green leaves, generic french saison yeast, and a very herbal yeast complexion. not much going on to distinguish itself in terms of flavor. white wheat malt and a generic saison yeast are the main contributors. a curious herbal finish, and a little sweetness, but theres not a whole lot making this unique, and for the breweries involved, i am let down big time. plenty drinkable, well bubbly, and fuller medium bodied, refreshing and well made, but less exciting that it should have been. utterly forgettable, and as such, painfully overpriced.

StonedTrippin, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Griffith, Jan 17, 2014
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3.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle shared by jayhawk73. Thanks Jeff.

The beer is cloudy and orange hued with a fizzy white head. The aroma brings grain, earth, some tart fruit, perhaps lemon, alcohol. Grain and bread soaked in alcohol. Bready booze and lacking in funk / farmhouse character. A bit sharp on the palate. Not one of the better offerings from Evil Twin.

Huhzubendah, Jan 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

malcolmwarnock, Jan 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

cjgator3, Dec 29, 2013
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Evil Twin / Westbrook / Local Option Plastic Man from Evil Twin Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.