Evil Twin NOMADer WEISSE | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Nomads; constantly moving, 'round and 'round; sometimes settle, if just for a bit.
Perhaps the muse moves one to brew a sharp and clean session beer, one inspired by the Berliner-weisse of old, and the nomad rests. Enjoy this beer, here, there, perhaps north of Madison Square Park, in lovely New York City. Wherever you are, this beer was made nice, simply for you.

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Photo of SmashAdams
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a hazy golden color. The smell is sharply sour with lemon and a wheatiness. The taste is sour/tart beginning to end with lemon and green apple and maybe bitter orange. Very crisp. nb

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Photo of KTCamm
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

10/2/16...pours semi-clear gold, very still, no foam. Faint nose, slight saltiness. Lemon citrus sour, sharp tartness. Quite sour, but very smooth. Ends up being filling but still sessionable and tasty,

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. can into a Cigar City pint glass.

A: Very hazy pale gold - bordering on murky. A goodly amount of visible carbonation leads to a white fizzly head that forms and disappears just as quickly.

S: Lactic and lemony citric tartness with a wheat malt body that has mild husky character. A touch musty as well.

T: Lactic tart to start, which is drying up front. Some more citric acid, though it's less "fruity" lemon than the nose suggested. A wheat body with only a touch of husk on the tongue takes up the middle before succumbing to the finishing tart dryness from the lactic acid at the end. This leaves the impression that almost seems like the finish of fresh lemonade.

M: Light body, no alcohol flavors detectable. This could maybe use a touch more carbonation for the "champagne" character associated with a lot of Berlinerweisses, but is far from flat.

O: A tasty beer, and cool to have it available in a can. But an absolutely outrageous price for the six-pack (or was it actually a four-pack??), at least at each of my regular bottle shops I checked. I'm not going to entirely blame Evil Twin for that – I've heard their offerings get marked up significantly along the way. For that reason, I'm not likely to buy any more. But this is certainly good if someone gives it to you.

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Photo of infinitebruner
4.69/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

June 4, 2016

12 oz. can, tulip

A – Bright, light gold and hazy at the beginning, though it clears significantly once the carbonation settles. A big foam stand of about two inches-plus, bright white, clears somewhat quickly, leaving soda-like bubbles at the top.

S – Lemon soda with a touch of lime. Spritzy, bright, light, inviting.

T – Lemon soda, hints of lime and tangerine. Highly tart, acidic, somewhat puckering.

M – Very light, bright, spritzy, and refreshing. Carbonation is high and body is light. The tartness is sour, mildly puckering, contrasts well with the scrubbing bubbles. Leaves you wanting more with every sip.

O – I’ve only tried a few interpretations of the Berliner Weisse style, and this one matches the textbook description more closely than any of the others. A perfect summer beer, perfectly executed.

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Photo of ocelot2500
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy straw color with a fizzy, white head that leaves little to no lacing.

Smells of tart wheat and some lemon.

Tastes of the tart lemon with plenty of wheat and some grain. Tart fruit notes lead off with lemon zest predominantly featured. This gives way to some wheat and grainy sweetness. Finishes fairly clean with a slight lingering acidity.

Mouthfeel is light with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a tasty, clean, and crisp weissbier.

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Photo of Damian
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 12 fl oz. can
Served in a goblet

Thanks to my friends Pontus, Jess and Octavio for bringing a four pack of this to our dinner party.

Pale straw yellow appearance. Somewhat hazy. The beer was capped by a small, fizzy white cap that quickly dissolved. No lacing whatsoever.

The aroma was really interesting. Wheaty and tart. The sour mash was quite noticeable. Slightly musty. A bit funky. Lacto notes were rather apparent. A bit yogurt-like. The mustiness came out more as the beer warmed. Slightly grapey. Muscat grapes were noticeable. Perhaps some Sauvignon Blanc. There was also a briny, salty quality. The wine notes really intensified by the end of the session.

The flavor profile was outstanding. Super crisp and tart yet nicely balanced. Quite wheaty and lemony but not overly sour. Briny and salty as well. White wine was also noticeable. Like in the nose, Sauvignon Blanc came to mind. Strawberry notes were detectible. The beer was anchored by a slightly sweet, crackery malt backbone. The finish was tart and remarkably clean. Lemon notes lingered.

Solid mouthfeel. The beer was fuller bodied for the style and highly effervescent. Fluffy and frothy. Once the liquid settled on the palate, it turned slick and smooth. Even though this beer did not taste overly sour, by the drink's end I felt as if the enamel was being stripping from my teeth. The sugars in the beer left a lemon candy-like flavor on my lips.

Berliner Weissebier's are typically refreshing and highly quaffable, and this beer was all that plus super flavorful and complex. This will likely occupy a regular spot in my fridge this summer.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw color with a big foam head that quickly recedes into a thin lace.
The lemony/lime sour tartness of the aroma penetrates the nose while also carrying a hint of citrusy sweetness. The wheat aroma also makes its presence felt along with floral tones. A lot going on here.
As with the aroma, predictably, the tartness predominates. However, there is also some sweetness coming from a malt/wheat backbone as well as some kind of sweeter fruit. Light, crisp and dry. A nice refreshing drink to have during the day or when the weather is warm. Good example of a sour beer.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Brassy and shiny body, with a slightly unfiltered appearance but still able to see through. Head creation is a bright white, and quite frothy tall. Nearly four fingers tall, and settling to a small collar.

Very powerful aroma, but pleasant. Big notes of lemon, and a bit of tropical pineapple notes as well. Chewy sweet malt body mixes in with some of the lacto for a nice bready contrast. Quite a pleasant smelling berliner.

Palate manages the basics. Very tart and watery mid palate, loading with lemon and lacto acidity but washes clean. Finish is a bit fleeting, slightly mineral as well, but lacks much of the hinted malt depth on the nose before. A bit of taffy sweetness and sour candy quality but kind of watered down.

Relatively ok on the berliner realm.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.47/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can. Poured a mildly hazy yellow color. Aroma is a bit cheesy. Tart and wild nose. Flavor is a better experience. Its more lemony and cleanly tart. The nose was a little too much cheese rind and bile. It was zippy and light and dry. This beer's flavors exhaust me like many of the style. Its almost like I want more body to balance out the zapping tartness.

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Photo of FriedSlug
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pale and slightly cloudy gold. Quickly dissipating white head that leaves no lacing. Smell is very tart with lemon and toasted wheat. Taste is really tart with an almost lemonade flavor. The tang lingers but a nice toasted wheat sweetness creeps in between sips. This would make a hot summer day a lot better.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a narrow tall glass: color is straw to gold, dense, fairly solid looking, head is bright white and presents thick but dissipates almost as fast as it forms - no lingering top/ring.

Smell is tart, then some earthy flavors and subtle horseblanket that expands as it warms.

Taste is sharp and biting vinegar like sourness, sour candy with some light malt. Its good but wow its a zinger.

Mouthfeel is just as biting if not more so, one of a few beers that actually makes me pucker. This feel reduces quickly but there is a fairly strong lingering presence.

Overall, super sour, like warhead sour in the flavor and mouthfeel. Malt and base qualities are flavorful but a very sharp finish and flavor.

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Photo of stakem
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Tim for hooking me up with this. Can poured into a cervoise appears a hazy orange color with a white cap that fades quick.

Smells of lemony yogurt, celery seed and sour mash/spoiled grist. As it warms up there is a light touch of fruit almost like strawberry.

Taste is tart with a greek yogurt feel, wheat and soiled grain almost seedy like strawberry before blending to lemon.

This is light bodied and modestly carbonated. Light, refreshing and downright crushable. A fantastic brew as expected since it came from Westbrook and carries a lot of familiarity to their gose. Why is this under the evil twin name?

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Photo of RyanK252
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours slightly hazy golden straw with a frothy off white head that disappears pretty quickly.

S: Slightly tart, a little funk, light fruity notes, some wheat, and a touch of sweetness.

T: Pleasantly tart, lemony, light fruity notes, and a little light wheat.

M: Light to medium body, crisp moderate carbonation.

O: Just what I would expect from a Berliner Weiss. Crisp, clean, and refreshing.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Consumed from the 12 oz can at first, then into a tumbler pint. Poured that typical straw color with significant haze. Decent tart aroma, notes of lemon grass and grain. Taste is a little weaker than expected. A quick blast of tartness and a residual sweetness. Some back-end notes of rough grains. Easy to crush body and a sticky mouthfeel. This is a good interpretation of the style but it's lacking compared to some other standouts like Weiss Trash Culture and Fierce.

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Photo of Dufmandinga
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tart with no bitter. Very clean smelling and drinks nicely for being so acidic. It is full of citrus but a bit one dimensional. Not a bad thing but no waves of varying flavors. Looks like OJ

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Photo of dorianmarley
4.36/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is cloudy yellow with a head that very quickly fades.

Nose is dense like a sweet fruit jam, with lemon and malt.

Taste is sherry vinegar and sour candy. Light malt. Simple but fantastic.

Mouthfeel is light and clean, with steady carbonation.

Overall, this would be a great beer to pair with cheese and fruit.

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Photo of MikeTheVine
4.65/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Ridiculously priced... but extremely good... won't buy this again but it was worth a try. My favorite of this style, but others are literally HALF the price and good enough. :)

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Photo of dd43
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Crisp and refreshing as a berliner should be. Tart aspects are a mix of white grape, lemon juice, and tang like a sour candy. Theres a soapy quality to the aroma which i wasn't in love with. Very nice and light/bubbly mouthfeel which in part is a function of the tart flavor profile. Interesting post quaff feature in a residual saltiness (slight) which I rather liked.

Worth trying for anyone who enjoys a lighter beer with something more interesting going on than the typical "summer beer" offerings infecting store shelves in the late spring.

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Photo of MUTINY
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Four-month-old 12oz can into a solo cup.

A: Beautiful deep-straw with a forgettable white head that just flat disappears. Plenty of nice sediment floating around.

S: Soapy lactic funk. Just what I was hoping for.

T: Nicely sharp with a pretty decent funk-attack on the tail end. Yeasty sour candy quality fitting for the style, not too complex on the palate, mostly just urgent.

M: Thin, light carb, altogether fitting.

O: The best thing about a good Berliner Weiss is exceptional tartness without veering into full-on sour territory. This brew does that.

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Photo of babaracas
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Radiant but cloudy straw-plus, no head retention as is common. Smell: snappy grain, fairly husky; not much happening. Taste: unripe yellow plum, lightly doughy, lactic and lemony, bright herbal note with peach skin in the finish. Body is just right. A tasty and refreshing berliner.

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Photo of Moose90
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served From 12 oz Can

A — Pours a hazy palish lemony yellow color into the glass, there is a big but exceedingly quickly fading white bubbly head, no real lacing left, but not bad.

S — Smell is tart and acidic with a bit of lacto and funk, a little bit lemony and bready, slightly sharp.

T — Taste is juicy, tart, citrusy, and clean with notes of lemon juice and cereal grains, little bit of lacto.

M — Light in body with a prickly bubbly carbonation level.

O — A classic Berliner, its a shame this is so spotty in my area.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy straw gold color with fizzy two finger head and lace with patches down glass. Aroma is sour and acidic, sharp yeast/wheat twang. Light bodied, crisp due to the sharpness of the beer as it's sour/tart along with citric acidity and there is a little smoothness thanks to yeast. A pretty decent representation of style but something just seems missing.

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light yellow color with decent head. Taste is sour lemon tartness. A nice, light, and summary weisse beer. First beer from the brewery that makes me want more.

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Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours hazy yellow with no head,

Aroma/Flavor: Saurkraut and bready.

Mouthfeel: Refreshing tartness and dry mouthfeel.

Overall: "A" grade new world Berliner. Nothing too special.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a Bell's tulip. The pour is a hazy pale blonde-gold color with a massive head that looks like cotton candy and very quickly fizzles down to a thin lace. Sour nose with distinct fruit-like character. Lemon, apple, and a faint brett-like mustiness.

Thin, fizzy feel and a sharp, sour flavor with a faint, soft sweetness underneath. Light, stony, oyster-cracker graininess up front, then sharp lactic sourness throughout. Lemon rind, white grapes, a hint of pineapple juice, and a lingering yogurt-like tartness. No mustiness on the palate. Finishes sharp and tannic. Mouth-watering. Refreshing.

Never had a Berlinerweisse out of a can before. I might have to pick some of these up for the summer if they aren't too expensive. Overall a splendid example of the style. Should go well if you prefer to add a dash of himbeer or waldmeister syrup.

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