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Evil Twin Femme Fatale Yuzu Pale - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 317
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 7.54%
Wants: 23
Gots: 44 | FT: 2
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Greywulfken on 09-04-2013

To take up the challenge and make a 100% true Brett IPA with Yuzu fruit can very easily become a fatal attraction for the Brewmaster. Once you get acquainted with the Yuzu fruits irresistible and seductive personality, along with Bretts overpowering, alluring and very charming nature, it will ensnare you and drive you mad obsessing over how exactly you can create the perfect desirable tangy, funky, crisp, tart flavor in ya mouth.
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Ratings: 317 | Reviews: 42
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden body with a gargantuan, sea foam, soapy, white head. Huge, lovely aroma consisting of brettanomyces, tropical fruits. Brett character dominates the flavor. Fruit and citrus rind with grapefruit tartness. Light to medium in body with bitter floral hops in the finish. Hop character is overshadowed to some degree by the dominance of brett. Still, tasty beer.

Photo of SeekingBetterBeer
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Toasted with small notes of sour. More than average fermentation. Overall very good.

Photo of Rutager
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale gold with two fingers of thick white head, good retention.

Amazing nose on his. Sweet tropical fruits, dry brett, dried pineapple, apricots and so many other fruits.

Dry brett with juicy tropical fruity hops play nicely together. Great stuff.

Medium body, strong carbonation.

Really hitting the spot.

Photo of drpimento
4.94/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is so amazingly good. Probably should’ve rated a 5.0, but my snooter doesn’t work so good. Appearance is a huge, thick, off-white, foamy head, lace, and a clear gold color with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is yeast, lemon, white pepper, grain. Flavor is like aroma, has pronounced carbonic tang, that with the other qualities, just right hops and the touch of Brett, make this sooo good. Palate is spot on. One helluva beer!

Photo of derftron
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap 2015

Had no idea what to expect as I do not know what Yuzu tastes like

Very impressive in a style that I haven't had much from Evil Twin (Brett,saison,IPA -ish)

Juicy, nice Brett character, very sessionable which is a problem given that it's not cheap.

Golden color, nicely carbonated, and very well balanced.

Photo of bry310
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Just had it on tap from Sunset Beer in Echo Park. Taste was so good I had to buy it in bottle. Try i,t you won't regret it.

Photo of cbutova
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Foundry, Northampton, MA on NYE. Really cool to see a beer like this on draft locally; thanks Sonny and Sally.

A- Fairly hazy golden yellow pour tap to tulip. White cap to about four fingers with a thick frothy texture and good retention. Lacing forms in webs and blankets everywhere.

S- Citrus and juicy stone fruits like tangerine, passion fruit pulp, orange and apricot. A hint of dry Brett straw and bready pale malts.

T- Brett comes into its own here. It is not a funk bomb but has a refined hint of spicy tropical funky Brett notes. Joining that are apricot, tangerine, passion fruit minus the tarts, yogurt, orange zest and floral notes. Pale cracked cereal grains and something wheaty.

MF- Medium bodied with a texture of creaminess and foaminess. Carbonation is fairly high as the appearance hinted with a crisp edgy finish. Slightly bitter finish as the juicy tropical notes linger.

Juicy with just enough Brett feel to not take over but rather a subtle dry spicy tropical feel from the non-traditional beer yeast.

Photo of nickfl
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big, fluffy head of white foam on a hazy gold body. Lots of yuzu, fruity orange and pineapple with matching hops. More citrus in the flavor than there was in the aroma, some pithy bitterness. Not bad, the aroma is quite good, but the flavor falls flat by comparison.

Photo of Cresant
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Poured this 22 oz. brown bottle into a Sam Adams glass. No date. The body was golden with a light haze. The head was white and clingy.

The smell was candy and pine needles. Damp bricks and clementines. Bold delicious aromas.

The taste was citrus and kiwi fruit. Ground pepper and lemons. There was a gentle funky bite I attribute to Belgian yeast. Hints of soap. Grapefruit pith and a drying finish.

The body was light to medium and a bit dreamy. I would seek this out again.

Photo of babaracas
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light amber with huge, dense, structurally sound head. Smell: tons of lime, grapefruit peel, slightly acetic, peppery, sugar cookie dough. Taste: lemon-lime, tons of sweet orange, crackery and sugary back, lsightly acetic with an herbal/woodsy note in the finish. Fantastic.

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a hazy golden amber with a massive three finger white head that had good retention and left pillowy lacing. Aroma is very citrusy lemon and orange with hints of tropical fruit, faint biscuit malt, quite pleasant and estery. Flavor is also citrus forward, dominated by a mildly tart grapefruit citrus, presumably the yuzu, with peripheral exotic fruit flavors; light to moderate brett and a light bready, biscuit malt body. Medium bodied with a bit of nice creaminess. My second Femme Fatale with a new Japanese citrus fruit, and like the Sudachi version, the fruit really has some interesting, pleasant unidentifiable flavors. This one seems to lean towards grapefruit and lime with some woody, earthy herbal notes. Once again, not my go to style, but this completely won me over for the exotic citrus flavors and light touch of brett and mild tartness. These ales are the best chance to win me over to sour styles, but I'm not there yet. Nicely done. Looking forward to the Kabosu and whatever they think of next.

Photo of craftbeersweden
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Bought in juni 2014. Best before 2015-03-13.

Hazy yellow beer with a three finger high, white fluffy head.
Brewed at Westbrook with brettanomyces yeast and added Yuzu fruit.

Nose: Citrus, flower, herbs, grass, parfume, sweet orange marmelade and hops.
Taste: Citrus peel, grass, pinapple, sweet orange and grapefruit. A sour feeling with a bitterness that stays on your tounge for a long time.
Mouth: Medium body. Crisp carbonation.

Easy dringking, great Brett-Yuzu ale!

Photo of russpowell
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazed bronze with w thumb of pearl colored head. Very good head retention & lacing

S: Tons of grapefruit, pineapple & orange

T: Grapefruit peel, slight hints of melon, lemon rind, a little bready sweetness & pineapple up front. Dryness, more pineapple & grapefruit as this warms, a little brett tartness/sourness sneaks in as well. Finishes with grapefruit, restrained brett presence & a little lemon zest, & other cirtrus notes ( the yuzu? )

MF: Medium bodied, lively carbonation, nice balance

Drinks very easy, would drink this often if not for the price

Photo of CHickman
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Pours hazy bright yellow color with a 2 finger foamy white head that was full of very tiny bubbles, it faded very slowly leaving great foamy lacing and rings as it went down and a layer on top. The head was so thick that craters formed as it went down, and the second half of the bomber had a much bigger head and was a lot cloudier. Very impressive beer.

Smells of strong lemon zest up front, which I assume is the yuzu, followed by orange peel, tangerine, red grapefruit, piney hops, citrus hops, faint spices, and light yeast. Completely lopsided aroma that is all citrus fruit with lemon being particularly strong smelling.

Tastes of lemon, grapefruit pith, orange peel, tangerine, citrus hops, coriander, piney hops, apple, fruity candy (the dry crunch kind…), light grains, spices like pepper or very dry tea, dry grass and earthy notes. There is a chalky yeast flavor, like very dry toast that lingers with the lemon/yuzu in the aftertaste, and the finish is on the dry and clean side.

Mouthfeel is smooth and almost slick, with average carbonation, a medium body that was almost chewy and a very bitter grapefruit/lemon-like finish that is near dry and was like licking on a lemon.

Overall it was a good IPA that was slightly too bitter for my taste and liking, but the yuzu experiment works and makes for a very different IPA. There is no balance, but the flavor is full of citrus with just enough grainy flavor to keep the bitterness at a manageable level. I liked the Femme Fatale Brett better, but this was a nice refreshing IPA that had a nice zesty bitter bite.

Photo of smakawhat
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

A nice apricot orange to peach color for the body, slightly cloudy, with some rising fast carbonation. Head is soapy with a touch of cream, and some real interesting puck formation and retention. Peaks and valleys and a giant mountain of white creamy in the middle four finger tall head, surrounded by soapy moats of lacing.

Real interesting notes on the nose. Hints of pepper and fruit, seems tropical. Real interesting smokey like embers coming off of this too, kind of wood and splintery strangely. Bit of earthy quality too, an interesting mix of stuff in there.

Weird palate. With all this diversity on the nose, you'd think it would be interesting. Mid palate fills with a chalky and solid hop bitterness, hinting at dried pine needles. Simple malted mouth coating, but not much fruit quality or flavor. Brett action seems quite subdued and hardly noticeable at all

Overall an interesting take, but it comes off as just another ordinary IPA.

Photo of von_kaiser
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4



Photo of buschbeer
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1 PT. 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter

A - It is a gold, almost amber, color. There is a slight haze to it. On top sits several inches of fluffy white head with good lacing.

S - Now I dig the smell. I get some orange, grapefruit, and funk with a little tartness.

T - This beer starts out sweet and fruity. Then immediately gives way to some bitterness. After that I taste orange and grapefruit with a pine finish. There is a musty taste through the middle into the finish as well. This beer has a lot going on, and it is all good.

M - Champagne like effervescence and body.

O - I like it. I had no idea what yuzu was or tasted like, but it works for me. I love funky IPA's.

Photo of superspak
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy bright gold color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lime, orange zest, lemon peel, hay, straw, grass, light pine, musty funk, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with awesome complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, hops, and yuzu fruit notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lime, orange zest, lemon peel, hay, straw, grass, light pine, light pepper, musty funk, bread and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice/pine hop bitterness on the finish with some slight earthy tartness; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lime, orange zest, lemon peel, hay, straw, grass, light pine, light pepper, funk, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, hops, and yuzu fruit flavors; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome fruited brett IPA. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, hops, and yuzu fruit flavors; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy golden orange with a thick white head.

S: Aromas of yuzu, biscuit, crackers, lemon, kumquat, and oaky, lactic funk fill the nose.

T: Notes of yuzu, lemon, lime, tangerine, mandarin orange, kumquat, herbs, crackers, biscuit, and lactic funk fill the mouth. The finish is bright and fruity with yuzu, lemon, and biscuit notes underscored by subtle yeast funk.

M: Medium in body, slick and soft. Carbonation is delicate, yet crisp. This ale is seriously easy to drink.

O: A nice sour IPA. Really funky, yet also really fruity and with enough complexity to satisfy. Good mix of aromas and flavors too. Recommended.

Photo of clayrock81
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a bit of orange and a one-finger, well-carbonated head that leaves a lace ring down glass. The aroma first strikes me as tropical fruit mixed with dirty, citric hops, and then dashes of both yeast and funk. Beer is more sour than hoppy but it is a wonderful blend of a tart, sour edge mixed with both a good dosage of citric hops and some tropical fruits who in turn give off a sweet edge (I'm getting pineapple in this thing). Dry, crisp finish on a light bodied beer that is easy to drink and hits enough notes (tartness, hops, sweetness) to please any beer drinker.

Photo of facundoCNB
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A clean golden yellow pour with 2 full fingers of detergent like bright white head, very slow dissipation, nice amount of thick lacing left behind. Smells of lemon peel, pine, grapefruit.. Lots of citrus in the aroma.
The flavor is sweet, citrusy, hoppy.. Lots of caramel, grapefruit, pineapple, mango with an herbal minty finish.
Medium body with medium carbonation, it's quite refreshing.
Wasn't sure what to expect from this one.. The other femme fatales I've had were all funky and different, wast expecting an actual hoppy profile from this, but behold - a hop monster! Bitter, sweet, citrusy, herbal. This beer jumps all over the place but damn is it delicious.

Photo of ADZA
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dirty pineapple hue with a creamy two finger head and lacing all around,I really like this smell it's a classic Brett IPA aroma with hints of pineapple,funky Brett,bitter piney hops and obviously use yuzu fruit along with mandarins and it's a beautiful mix of sweet and sour,the mouthfeel is near perfect it's Medium bodied,creamy and a touch over moderate carbonation which suits this rather sessionable funky IPA with a near perfect balance of bitter piney hops vs funky sour Brett vs sweet pineapple and mandarins and yeah it's well balanced with none of the three tastes dominating but all having their place in
Making this a tasty Brett IPA all though not outstanding it's a great example of balance which won't last long in my fridge cheers.

Photo of ichorNet
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Very cloudy orange-yellow with a huge, dense, foamy head after each pour. Lacing is sticky and abundant, though not patterned

Scent: A wallop of fresh citrus, light crackery malt, band-aid (yeah yeah), pineapple, lemon and orange peel, hay, lightly medicinal

Taste: Mango, citrus peel, apricot, yuzu (like grapefruit but more bitter), powdery yeast, very light crackery malt, light green apple tartness

Mouthfeel: Hugely effervescent though puckeringly dry; light-medium feel all the way down; great balance of flavor to carbonation

Drinkability: This is light, bright and fruity enough to appeal to a wider audience than typical Brett beers, but fancy enough to demand attention

Overall: One of the most engaging, delightful and playful beers I've had the pleasure of imbibing lately. Super complex and interesting flavor profile is enhanced by the Brett fermentation to bring out very intense, fruity, funky and citric flavors while still being bright and well-rounded. Not too funky but also ever-evolving and impressively enjoyable. Bonus points for the nice, low-ish ABV and slight tartness. Brett IPAs are the future!

Read full review @ http://blogs.lowellsun.com/beer/2014/03/12/evil-twin-femme-fatale-yuzu-pale/

Photo of jrenihan
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Cask in London.

Beer is golden with a large white head. Good retention.

Nice fruity smell, which is obviously yuzu. Not much else gets through to my nose, but the yuzu smell is very nice on its own.

I cannot pretend to be sure what yuzu tastes like, but the beer features a prominent fruit flavour that is obviously yuzu. Quite dominant, but nice. A bit of additional citrus flavours as well, and some sight malty backbone. Moderately bitter.

Medium bodied, moderately to highly carbonated.

Overall, quite nice, but a bit one-dimensional in terms of flavour.

Photo of popery
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light, yellowish orange. Hazy, cloudy liquid. Medium to medium-large head, white. Good lacing, retention, bubbles, etc. Pretty similar to my memories of the other versions of Femme Fatale that I've tried. Nice level of citrus peel in the aroma. The yuzu is prominent but doesn't dominate. I can still smell some simply sweet, fresh grain notes and pleasant hoppiness. Hops probably have some citrus to them but also lend a more floral aroma with a little bit of pine. Mild fruity brett flavors - peaches, plums, etc. It's always hard to describe a clean brett aroma but it's there. That punchy yuzu citrus is a great centerpiece for this beer. The taste starts lightly sweet before more bitter flavors start popping in. The hops/yuzu bring a mix of citrus with some grassiness, though the citrus is unsurprisingly stronger. Bitterness is firm but not over the top. Finishes dry and clean. Normal carbonation. Pretty light feel. Easy to drink. Refreshing beer. I've been a big fan of the Femme Fatale line and this one lives up to its predecessors. The brett is clean and fruity and dries the beer out nicely, which gives the hops and yuzu more room to shine. Very well made. Evil Twin and Westbrook deserve a lot of credit, even if I wished the bottle carried a lower price tag.

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Evil Twin Femme Fatale Yuzu Pale from Evil Twin Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.