Evil Twin / SARA - Joey Pepper | Evil Twin Brewing

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Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration with Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 186
Reviews by Georgiabeer:
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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.42/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. Bomber

Pours a very nice slightly cloudy golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some very nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, slightly hoppy, slightly citrusy, peppery, spicy. The taste is very nice malty, yeasty, a little hop note, some citrus, nice touch of pepper/spices/ Medium body. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Recommeded!

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got it as a Christmas gift; consumed on 12/28/13. First full review here on BA, so I believe this new release is quite fresh.

A: Poured from the bottle into a Duvel tulip. Body is hazy golden with a small white head.

S: Florally and spicy over bready malt. Cloves and banana are in the house.

T: First impression: it's surprisingly "clean" giving the yeasty nose. After a couple sips, however, I get more of the funkier, yeasty flavors. Foundation of bread doughy malt. Clove and generic spice follows. Finishes fairly clean with lingering spicy-ness and a touch of lemony bitterness and floral hops. Heat is felt in belly, though the 7% ABV is not noted on the palate at all.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is modest and fine.

O: A good version of a Belgian Pale Ale.

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Photo of jaxon53
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nickfl
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A billowing white head on a clear golden body. Lightly spicy yeast with Pilsner malt. Lots and lots of black pepper and other phenolic notes in the flavor, these blend nicely with the bready malt and strongly yeasty notes. A fairly thick body, high carbonation, and a dry finish. Not bad, very distinctly spicy but well done.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is relatively clear pale yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving delicate lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of peppercorns are present in the nose along with notes of Belgian yeast.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that the peppercorns are especially prominent in the finish and provide a moderately strong amount of spiciness that lingers through the aftertaste. Slight hints of funk also become apparent once the beer begins to warm up.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The peppercorns make your tongue tingle a little bit.
O: The one thing that stands out about this beer is that the finish and aftertaste deliver a big bite from the peppercorns. You need to let this beer warm up a bit so some of the funkiness from the Brettanomyces yeast comes out, otherwise you may think it's a one dimensional peppery beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Tone
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, golden color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of slight floral, slight citrus, hint of spice, hint of wheat, hint of hops, and hint of sourness. Fits the style of a Belgian Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable tartness. Tastes of earthy malt, sweet malt, hint of grass, slight hop, hint of spices, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, good appearance and decent blend, but the body is overly malty and not great.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.27/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cheers to my buddy Joey, a generous guy, kind soul, and beer enthusiast. I did a double take and a WTF when I first saw this beer.

The beer is pale yellow, nearly clear, with just a slight haze. Effervescence rising rapidly from the depths of the snifter. Half inch of pure white head with soapy lacing in its wake.

The aroma offers Saaz hops, coriander, Belgian yeast, lemons, lemongrass, hay.

Lovely flavor. Mild citric tartness. Light fruity sweetness. Floral hops and a bouquet of grass, citrus, yeast, spice.

Moderate bitterness in the finish. Lemon rind with a touch if grapefruit. Medium to full bodied and somewhat palate coating.

Overall, solid. Complex and enjoyable. Nicely done.
Cheers to Jeppe and Joey.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

duvel chalice.

A: A gentle pour yields a glass consuming, rim protruding dairy cream white colored head that was conical shaped. The long standing nature as well volume indicates a wild belgian yeast strain, as it stood for what seemed eternity. Large soapy pockets collect along the outer edges. The coloring was a vibrant orange, small clarity, with a festive amount of effervesce filling the vessel with excitement. The head slowly dissipated after much time and impatience leaving large chunky collections of foam deposits sticking well to the vessel walls. A very good presentation, long standing.

S: The aroma was sweet of sugary grains at first, sweet lemony notes with a touch of fresh straw that follows. Dry musty notes of a basement sneak in, along with some musty, citric lemons providing a tang of sourness, and some pepper flair. Overall the strenght was moderate, and it held its own duration wise.

T: Vibrant yeasty orange and lemon flavoring, sugary grains balance it out a bit, with a touch of peppery spicing. Tang of tart lemons, tart oranges and pine oils with some sweetened grapefruit. Sweet notes of butterscotch and warming caramel, honey malt and toasty grains also add thier two cents. Some yeasty fruitiness, honey dew is also included. Things round out with a finish of peppery oak alcohol gently warming the tongue and inner cheeks with a slight glow.

M: Sharp and crisp mouthful as indicated by the intense visual carbonation. Tang of tartness, bready feel, with a slightly sticky nature of hop oils. Things turn a bit dry towards the finish with a tart ending.

O: So much to say about this means an easy outstanding review/rating is in order. Tastes like an authentic belgian blonde, a style so many amercian breweries try to imitate but never fully master. The flavor portion says it all here, very, very good, a great visual sense that first draws you in with a crisp, sharp, flavor and mouthful all leads to a very good drinkability factor. Big on style, with a nice warming accent of spicing and alcohol.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Evil Twin / SARA - Joey Pepper from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 186 ratings