Evil Twin Femme Fatale Yuzu Pale - Evil Twin Brewing
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4.05/5 rDev -1.9%
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.
03-04-2014 03:02:04 | More by metter98
3.8/5 rDev -8%
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
01-28-2014 00:48:20 | More by brentk56
4.3/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
10-24-2013 16:39:16 | More by BEERchitect
4.23/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
01-18-2014 17:04:58 | More by StonedTrippin
4.23/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
01-13-2014 16:08:14 | More by mdfb79
4.28/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
09-12-2013 18:18:06 | More by dbrauneis
4.2/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
06-29-2014 03:00:35 | More by superspak
3.74/5 rDev -9.4%
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.
08-04-2014 22:38:27 | More by smakawhat
Evil Twin Femme Fatale Yuzu Pale from Evil Twin Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.