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Evil Twin Femme Fatale Yuzu Pale - Evil Twin Brewing

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170 Ratings
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 6.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Greywulfken on 09-04-2013)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-14-2013 03:35:42 | More by Sammy
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-30-2013 02:28:57 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-08-2014 16:51:23 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 03:02:04 | More by metter98
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 00:48:20 | More by brentk56
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-21-2014 21:23:43 | More by nmann08
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 16:39:16 | More by BEERchitect
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

11-30-2013 02:36:16 | More by acurtis
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-17-2014 00:29:18 | More by jaydoc
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-04-2013 04:05:11 | More by JAHMUR
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-12-2013 09:11:37 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-29-2013 04:07:52 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 17:04:58 | More by StonedTrippin
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mdfb79

New York

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2014 16:08:14 | More by mdfb79
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 18:18:06 | More by dbrauneis
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-24-2014 02:41:59 | More by Georgiabeer
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superspak

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 03:00:35 | More by superspak
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-28-2014 01:48:22 | More by afsdan
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-14-2013 04:07:53 | More by tobelerone
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-24-2013 18:28:46 | More by ShanePB
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 12:53:08 | More by mrfrancis
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popery

California

4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 05:24:30 | More by popery
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-11-2014 18:30:46 | More by KAF
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clayrock81

Virginia

4.14/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 20:33:21 | More by clayrock81
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-03-2013 16:30:28 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Evil Twin Femme Fatale Yuzu Pale from Evil Twin Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.