Evil Twin NOMADer WEISSE | Evil Twin Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

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.

Added by dbrauneis on 04-18-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
478
Reviews:
76
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
9.87%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
73
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 478 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of HermitDan
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can - if any brewer can claim the term nomad (and the use of '-er' as a pun), it's this fucking guy.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and mostly just fizzy off-white head, which leaves pretty much nil in terms of lace anywhere near the glass as it quickly evaporates.

It smells of a tart, indistinct fruity acidity, gritty and grainy wheat malt, a lesser milky sourness, earthy yeast, and some very subtle musty, herbal, and dead floral green hop bitters. The taste is sour lacto bacteria, semi-sweet crackery pale malt, an equal to the task grainy wheatiness, tart lemon and green apple fruity notes, a musty yeastiness, saltwater, and more meek leafy, weedy, and musky floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly wan in its timid-seeming frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and mostly smooth, just a bit of the 'ol acridity taking the sheen off of the veneer here. It finishes trending dry, the malt struggling to keep the lingering varied tart and sour esters at bay.

Overall, this is a generally well-wrought version of the style, the mixed acidic character working with the grain and fruit essences to provide a zippy, thirst-quenching summer libation. Good stuff, if this is your go-to sort of thing.

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Photo of stephens101
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shiny orange with a pristine off-white froth. Aroma of gum and slightly soured fruit. Notes of perfume are also noticed. Tastes of orange, grapefruit and lemon zest. Slightly tart with faint vanilla in the finish. Light and crisp all the way to the finish line.

fantastic way to help get you through a hot and sunny day.

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Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottspencer
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy golden orange with a foamy white head. Retention is medium-poor; a thin ring remains and spots of lacing are left behind.

S: Enticing lactobacillus tartness, zesty lemon peel and green apple skin, with an underlying malt backbone of cracker, wheat, and hay.

T: A big pop of tartness upfront: lemon zest, sour lemon candy, and a touch of passion fruit. Cracker and hay on the mid-palate. Grows tart again of green apple near the finish, ending crisp, tart, and slightly dry.

F: Light, with a lot of fizzy carbonation. Would be slightly watery, but the sparkling carbonation moves it along the palate fast.

O: An excellent Berliner Weisse! Super crisp and refreshing, and tangibly tart like I like.

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

Photo of brentk56
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a cloudy goldenstraw with an impressive head; a few streaks of lacing linger as the head fades away

Smell: Lactic tart tones of sour wheat, green apple and lemon

Taste: Opens with the anticipated lactic tartness; considerable wheat character, with the green apple and lemon building, through the middle; more tartness, after the swallow, but the finish brings on a phenolic, band-aid flavor that I cannot displace

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: But for the phenols, I would have rated this higher

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Photo of tbeer40
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Giangio
1.81/5  rDev -53%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of evanwoertz
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chippo33
4.49/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours nicely and settles with a thin ring of off-white head, stray bits of lacing. Surprisingly cloudy. Bit of brine and salt, aromas of fleshy lemon. Not overly tart, not too salty, but what makes it memorable is the strong grain aftertaste - this isn't a bad thing. Light, fresh mouthfeel makes it a sessionable favorite.

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Photo of Bryan_Infante_HH
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

White wine glass: 12oz bottle. Evil Twin is one of my favorite breweries hands down. This isn't their most impressive effort, but it's certainly worth drinking, especially with warm weather approaching. As far as Berliner-Weisses go, I appreciate Nomader because it's low-key. It's the appropriate amount of tart and refreshing and without too much of the citrusy tang that can sometimes leave a bad taste in my mouth (e.g. Anderson Valley Gose/Blood Orange Gose). There are better examples of this style for sure, but not too many.

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Photo of IBUBrew
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Giantspace
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer tartness, green character, and low carbonation reminds me of vino Verde, a Portuguese white wine. It's quite dry, the only thing that makes you notice it's actually a beer it's its grain presence ester yeast presence. Sulfure notes

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

Photo of dmorgan310
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pants678
2.87/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Hazy gold body, not much head.

Salty, sharp citrus.

Green apple, wheat, vinegar and acidic. Too sour and musty for me.

Dry, light with a clean finish.

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Photo of Montanabeerz
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rodlavers
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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Evil Twin NOMADer WEISSE from Evil Twin Brewing
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