Evil Twin - Heretic Brewing Company
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Reviews by ElSid:
3.53/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The Beers of California
Bottled Date: 3/26/12
A: Deep burgundy brown with two fingers of khaki foam which sticks around for a while.
S: Strawberry jam, caramel, brown sugar along with a nice earthiness and fresh pine needles.
T: Strong sweetness which follows the nose: strawberry syrup, caramel, and brown sugar. There are moments of fresh, pine, and earthy bitterness that attempts to balance the brew but overall the brew favors sweetness with a strong phenolic quality, that, intertwined with the strawberry syrup, is reminiscent of cough medicine.
M: Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation and syrupy linger.
O: This beer was a bit of let down being overly sweet with overbearing phenolic notes that were reminiscent of childhood illness and unpleasant cough syrup experiences. Was not mindful of the bottle date when picking this up and will try and get a fresher bottle and revisit this brew in the future.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2012 06:28:03 | More by ElSid
More User Reviews:
4.34/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
On Tap at the Brewery
A - Dark reddish/brown with an one-finger tan/beige head. The head takes a bit of time to diminish leaving long lasting streaky-white lacing down the entire glass.
S - Plenty going on here - Toasty/yeasty malt with hints of grapefruit, pine, and dark caramel. There are also some earthy notes in there that I couldn't quite put my finger on.
T - Sweet and dark caramel malt right off the bat. The taste finishes with just a touch of hop bitterness to round things off and make you want another sip. Very balanced with no one taste taking the lead.
M - Medium carbonation and body. Full flavor but this beer does not feel heavy in any way.
O - This is fast becoming one of my favorite Red Ales. Well crafted and everything is nicely balanced. And the bonus is that the brewery is about 20+ minutes away.
Serving type: on-tap
02-24-2014 23:13:47 | More by jj139
3.58/5 rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Field Of Drafts held at The Hanger in Lancaster, CA.
Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a citrus forward hop presence that is slightly better in the smell.
Serving type: on-tap
11-11-2013 04:19:08 | More by UCLABrewN84
Evil Twin from Heretic Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.