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

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82
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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:
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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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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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2013 17:10:42 | More by BEERchitect
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

09-06-2013 21:43:30 | More by kylehay2004
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-11-2013 21:34:26 | More by Knapp85
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-08-2013 21:26:33 | More by JAHMUR
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 02:15:47 | More by StonedTrippin
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oline73

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

06-25-2013 21:07:55 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-24-2013 13:30:40 | More by mendvicdog
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-19-2013 08:35:50 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.31/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2014 01:41:20 | More by Huhzubendah
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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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afsdan

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-28-2014 01:28:30 | More by afsdan
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.05/5  rDev -15.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2013 00:39:56 | More by Alieniloquium
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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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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 20:58:10 | More by thagr81us
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.1%

07-06-2013 20:32:50 | More by WOLFGANG
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-08-2014 01:07:44 | More by Haybeerman
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cjgator3

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

12-29-2013 03:54:38 | More by cjgator3
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

07-06-2014 16:08:40 | More by KAF
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-14-2014 14:23:48 | More by DrBier
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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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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-17-2014 03:55:44 | More by Griffith
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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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jsanford

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-21-2013 02:21:53 | More by jsanford
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Evil Twin / Westbrook / Local Option Plastic Man from Evil Twin Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.