Evil Twin Femme Fatale Yuzu Pale - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 7.79%
Wants: 17
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: Greywulfken on 09-04-2013)
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.26/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down but never completely faded away, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of orange and tangerine citrus zest are present in the nose along with notes of sourness from the brett.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste starts out with flavors of zested yuzu citrus, which are followed by notes of sourness towards the middle of the taste. A light to moderate amount of hop bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to have a nice balance between the yuzu fruit and brett as you can smell and taste both of them in nearly equal proportions.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.15/5  rDev +1%

Photo of brentk56
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: The cloudy goldenstraw colored liquid pours with a multi-inch head of foam; excellent stickage and the head leaves a few shards of lace behind

Smell: Citrus, tropical fruit and funky Brett tones; not sure what yuzu smells like but I presume this is it; very floral, too

Taste: The funk, which tastes a bit like mothballs, is very much up front and personal on the tastebuds and it overwhelms other elements of the beer; the other flavors (citrusy grapefruit, lemon/lime and blood orange) and a growing bitterness build into the middle; the funk lingers, however, in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: This would be a much more interesting beer to me if the funk were dialed back; I generally like Brett beers but there is something in this recipe that I just don't really enjoy

Photo of BEERchitect
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The trend of "funky-fresh" ales shows no sign of slowing down as Evil Twin gets into the game. With its earthen tartness, dried citrus taste and acute bitterness, this Pale Ale is certainly more than pale.

It starts with a light orange-tinged golden color and with a serious haze. The ale builds a creamy and airy knit of foam that easily lasts the session and sheets the glass with lace in the beer's wake.

Bright and juicy aromas are bursting with citrus- pink grapefruit, oranges, and lemons lead the way, but then the more tropical aromas arise- mango, apricot and passion fruit. All the ripe fruit character is wrapped in a cocoon of musty attic-like woods, cork and sandalwood.

Its sweet and tart taste, coupled with a certain dry sourness gives the ale a taste of "Sweetheart" candies. A musty citrus seems of over-ripened oranges, grapfruit, and limes especially after its grassy bitterness sets in. But with the citrus comes a tropical fruit taste of pineapple and apricot for added complexity and vibrancy. Its finish is bitter and lightly piney, much like sawdust, oak aged chardonnay, weathered wood and saddle leather.

Its mouthfeel is light and powdery throughout. Its early sweetness quickly dissolves as the fruity taste dries with ease. Its dehydrated fruit character is effortless on the palate as the beer turns to an arid, tannin-rich and feathery finish.

The notion of new-wave American hops and the powdery earthy taste and texture of Brettanomyces gives Pale Ales a distinct funky and fresh attitude that's simply irresistible.

Photo of kylehay2004
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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

brett fermented pale ale with yuzu fruit, which is more potent in this than any other beer ive had done with it. beautiful cloudy light orange color with a massive two inches of thick white head like whipped cream, beautiful looks. the nose here is citrus all the way, a ton of the sweet acidic grapefruit-like yuzu fruit. behind it the brett and a healthy dose of citrusy hops. the malt bill is light here. pale and wheat malts i suppose, allowing the fruit to be the dominant flavor, even more so than the brett. the hops are almost exclusively in the finish, but are quite generous, sticky and fresh, fruity with only enough bitterness. the fruit has very little sweetness, and as such works really well in a pale ale context. this is light, refreshing, and very well made. jovial carbonation and a clean finish, i dont like it quite as much as the plain brett version, but its awfully tasty.

Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of nickfl
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
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 russpowell
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
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

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3/5  rDev -27%

Photo of mdfb79
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 01/11/13 notes. Had this on tap at The Jeffrey in NYC. 14oz our in a snifter.

a - Pours a hazy bright orange color with one inch of bright white head and low to moderate carbonation evident. Looks nice and bright.

s - Smells of oranges, citra hops, brett, light funk, mangos and tropical fruits, straw, floral hops, and earthy malts. Nice nose with a lot or oranges and brett to it; I like it a lot.

t - Tastes of oranges, brett, tropical fruits, mangos, pineapples, citrus hops, floral notes, light earthy funk, wheat, and grapefruit. More mangos and tropical fruits; pretty awesome taste. Like it slightly better than the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink.

o - Overall I liked this one a lot; I'm a sucker for IPA's that use Mangos and tropical fruits, and I love brett. reminds me of a few Tired Hands IPA's I've had like Magotago and Extra Knuckle, but will light brett. Worth checking out, would love to have it again.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy medium apricot in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some peach + golden orange highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a large patch of finger tall thick cap and a half finger thick layer covering the remainder of the surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/lime, and citrus/yuzu hops along with a moderate aroma of barnyard funkiness from the brett. There is a lighter aroma of pale malts underneath.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of pale malts with some moderate to significant amounts of barnyard funkiness. There is a moderate flavor of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/lime, and citrus/yuzu from the hops which imparts a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness. Slightly sour/tart.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp upfront with light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink and very enjoyable, especially for someone that really enjoys brett beers. I like the additional flavors of yuzu and the funkiness. Definitely one that I would pick up again.

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Evil Twin Femme Fatale Yuzu Pale from Evil Twin Brewing
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