Evil Twin / Crooked Stave - Ryan And The Gosling | Evil Twin Brewing

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Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American Brett

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with citrus peel, with citrus juice added.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 03-26-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a chalice. No date, but if memory serves, this has been kicking around in the fridge for about 3-4 years.

A: Sunny golden color with great clarity. Fine-bubbled white head settles in after a time. Small patches of lace slide back down to the liquid line.

S: Dusty and musty yeast, bit of raw honey and toast, slight tartness, and vague citrus juices.

T: Follows the nose. Nice brett character with a lot of musty and dusty yeast flavor. Bone dry, as expected. Touch of nutty grain and honeyed cracker. Citrus was more subtle than expected, though certainly there. It brings a very mild acidic tartness. Tough to say which fruit, or fruits, were actually used. I'd guess a sweeter orange varietal and perhaps grapefruit or lemon. It comes across a bit sauv blanc-like actually. Quick and dry finish sees brett and citrus evaporate from the palate.

M: Light in feel, though there's a bit of a creamy and chewy texture, probably due to use of adjunct grains like wheat and oats. Carbonation has a firm but gentle scrub.

O: Fairly straightforward, not much complexity here. It's a light and easy quaff with an easygoing brett character. A good "dip your toes in" beer for people who need to get a first-time feel for brett.

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Photo of N1Nkasi
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of logicalparadox
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of mkh012
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in a tulip. Reviewing this one the day after, so I don't have notes. I'll keep it short.

Pours a hazy orange. Nose and taste are both very saison-like. White wine, lemon, orange, minimal funk. Low bitterness. I enjoyed this one. Refreshing and sessionable at 4%. This was marked simply as a "Pale Ale" on the taplist, so I wasn't expecting the brett, but it works. The "funk" is tame.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 6/21/2016 at Flynn’s in Mansfield, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, some hops, wild Belgian yeast and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a grassy hops bitterness followed by some wild Belgian yeast funk. Then some mildly sweet flavors of citrus and caramel come in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, decent representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of AlexFields
2.95/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing this as a wild ale since it was all brett fermented

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a bright gold with a finger of dense white head that fades to a small pool with minimal lacing
S: Smells very citrusy on the nose along with some barnyard funk and horse blanket from the brett
T: Taste is a nice bit of juicy citrus up front before the funk and horse blanket comes rolling in. Slight band aid and medicinal quality as well with some pale malt flavors coming and going. Swallow is more citrus with the funk coming in on the back end with the barnyard and horse blanket before fading to band aids. Slight sweetness on the finish as well.
M: This beer is in the middle of the road when it comes to the body with soft carbonation and a drying finish
O: An impressive amount of flavors and complexity for the ABV. This is definitely an enjoyable drink and one to try if you like funk but not sour.

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Photo of FBGordon
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured on draft.

A: Pours a pale gold with an off-white head which thins into a ring that laces nicely throughout.

S: A brett barnyard fest. It's subtle and not overpowering, but brettanomyces doesn't need much to make it's presence known. There's a little hops in there, as well.

T: A clean, almost Saison character, followed by pleasant hop bitterness. A touch of funk settles on the back end, but the sour presence is small compared to the hops.

M: An almost light body with crisp carbonation that scrubs the palate well.

O: Very interesting. Lots of wild funk in your face at first, but it sits well with the pale ale characteristics. Some may not care for the brett, but for what this beer is, it's quite well done. Cheers!

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Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sabtos
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden maize with a moderate white head.

This is a stumper, it's like a mix between an IPA, saison, and wheat beer.

At first I get a lot of grassy hay notes. Then there are floral notes. I was actually sitting next to one of the new bartenders and her thought was begonias, so I'll take her word for it.

Hops provide a bitter citrus bite, but not too much.

Light and refreshing, crisp on the tongue.

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Photo of ER527
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of craftaholic
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This tastes like lavendar potpourri smells.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle - man, Evil Twin sure does have a predilection for North American pop culture icons, eh?

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and somewhat creamy bone-white head, which leaves a bit of rocky landscape lace around the glass as it slowly seeps away.

It smells of white cheesy funk, grainy pale malt, a touch of spicy wheatiness, muddled citrus flesh, further untethered yeasty notes, some more exotic tropical fruit, and an indistinct earthy and floral hoppy bitterness. The taste is bready and doughy pale malt, wheat crackers, a surprisingly gentle musty funkiness, reserved orange, lemon, and white grapefruit citrus, mixed tropicals (pineapple and kiwi, mostly), and more leafy, earthy, and dead hay-like hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly understated in its plainly rendered fruitiness (it's no Jared Vennett), the body a so-so middleweight, and sort of smooth, once your Brett cognitive dissonance machine (if you are lucky enough to possess one) kicks in. It finishes trending dry, even with all that slowly evolving orange fruitiness lingering about.

Overall, a pleasing and engaging all-Brett ale, one where a certain balance is achieved via amping up some corresponding fruitiness by whatever means available. I won't be returning to this one, but if you're a fan of this particular beastie, I would recommend that you give Ryan and the Gosling a whirl.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tone
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of bacterial funk, strong yeast, hops, slight grass, hint of mustiness, and slight floral notes. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight yeast, bacterial funk, hint of hops, hint of pale malt, and a hint of mustiness. Overall good appearance, aroma is very indicative of a Crooked Stave brew, the blend, of what body you can discern, is good though the body is quite subdued compared to the aroma.

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Photo of Brown120
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WanderFlora
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of durlta
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of infinitebruner
4.63/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

January 17, 2016

Bomber, tulip

A – Light to medium gold, and moderately hazy, like an unfiltered farmhouse ale. Pure white foam stand of about an inch is slightly craggy and takes its time on the way out. Like sunshine in a glass.

S – Lemon, meringue, a creamy impression. Definitely a fruity Brett beer, with a ton of straw/hay and funk, like a well-blended gueuze. Malt notes are flour, sourdough bread.

T – Lemon-lime soda, a touch of Chardonnay grape-like notes, and noticeable but reserved funky barnyard notes. Flour and undercooked bread malt flavors. The sourness/funk of the Brett is complementary, allowing the fruitiness to shine. Outstanding.

M – Carbonation is very high, with a light body. Well-attenuated and dry throughout, an extraordinarily brisk, refreshing feel. Low residual sweetness, which is scrubbed by the carbonation, and not bitterness at all. Perfect.

O – An outstanding, tasty, refreshing summer afternoon beer, which at 4% ABV can be enjoyed in large quantities. A perfect use of Brett by two masters.

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Photo of TheBeard89
3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.36/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5


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Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Evil Twin / Crooked Stave - Ryan And The Gosling from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 265 ratings