Femme Fatale Kabosu
Evil Twin Brewing

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American Brett
Ranked #63
Ranked #28,866
3.77 | pDev: 10.08%
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
Very Good
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Reviews by qchic:
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4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It's pretty good, though I can't say that I can pick up anything special about the Kabosu. Seems like a good hoppy, Brett, lemon citrusy beer to me.;

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The incredible pungency of brettanomyces wild yeast coupled with exotic Oriental citrus layers upon the Femme Fatale base with the full brunt of funk and fauna. Evil Twin's latest IPA challenges the senses as much as it rewards them.

After the pale straw pour and the saison-styled carbonation begins the settle, the strong earthy perfume of horse hair, saddle leather, gamey mushroom, weathered woods and damp basement rises above the grapefruit hops, lime additions and bright spruce aromas. However, its taste acts in reverse, shedding a short-lived pilsneresque sweetness and favoring the rinds of citrus and melon.

But over the middle palate, its citrus tone is decidedly bitter, bright and racy as its turbulent carbonation pushes the ale off the tongue and celebrates its high fruit and spice contributions. White grapefruit, under-ripened orange, lemon, gooseberry, lime and fresh grass clippings round out the beer's fruit and herbal side while a balance of white pepper, dry hay and vinyl offer a striking peppery balance.

Scrubbed with the strong champagne-like effervescence, the medium-light palate becomes quickly awash with dry fruit and peppercorn as the more earthy aftertaste return in the beer's clean and crisp wake.

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Photo of russpowell
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent straw color with 3+ fingers of pearl white head. Fantastic head retention, effervescent, great lacing, a bit of viscosity

S: Sourness, Brett, wet grass & lemongrass

T: Wet hay, brett, grapefruit, sourness, tartness up front. Bready sweetness, wet grass, brett funk, a little grapefruit as this warms.

MF: Medium bodied, faint carbonation, builds towards delicate as this warms

Drinks easy enough, but not for the middle the road IPA fans, better like them a bit crazy

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear Amber yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of Brett funk are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of Brett along with hints of citrus and a light amount of bitterness. The kabosu fruit is most noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a pleasant Brett beer that isn't too funky. It seems that the kabosu fruit too a little edge off the funkiness.

Serving type: bottle

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of jaymo18
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dar482
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%

The beer is similar to the previous versions. The beer offers citrusy hops up front, with a hint of lime and lemon character. The middle explodes of Brett character as the brew cleans up nicely with a bit of malt and a medium minus bitterness from the hops.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of biboergosum
3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle, another Brett-infected 'IPA', with another exotic Japanese citrus fruit. Yippee.

This beer pours a hazy, yet bright medium golden yellow colour, with three fat-ass fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and mostly bubbly and fizzy bone-white head, which leaves some low-lying tacky limestone cliff lace around the glass as it gently recedes.

It smells of sharply tart and funky white European cheese (French, Italian, who fucking cares), musty and dank forlorn farmhouse corners, grainy, lightly crackery pale malt, further generic yeasty notes, tanned leather, wet earth, and muddled green weedy, leafy, and citrusy hop bitters. The taste is still quite funky and musty, cheesy and leathery esters, mixed pale orchard fruit (apples, pears, and limes), gritty and grainy pale malt, a growing pine tip and needle acridity, a weird citrus fleshiness, and more isolated earthy yeast astringencies.

The carbonation is rather involved in its forcefully palate coating, fizzy and frothy emanations, the body just on the light side of a typical middleweight, and not particularly smooth, for reasons I don't think I have to elucidate. It finishes trending dry, with the bacteria stepping off of the gas, somewhat, and the hops starting to see that they might want to, oh, I dunno, represent?

Yeah, I don't see how this should be classified as any sort of IPA. Sure, it's hoppy, but that's not the drawing point here - that would be the funk, the wild yeast, and all that, so American Wild Ale is so much more an appropriate designation. But since the mind guild at Evil Twin (it's in their name, sheeple!) decrees it as so, so it shall be, which is a barely drinkable, gullet-gagging affair - y'know, if it's a quaffable beer you're actually after.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Rustico, Alexandria.

Yellow body with a white head. Citrus fruit, funk, floral notes. Juicy flavor with some nice funky brett notes. Tangy finish. Good stuff.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear medium yellow in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation and some honey + apricot highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a couple of small slightly thicker patches and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of funky earthy brett with notes of hay and barnyard. Lighter aromas of citrus - lemon zest, orange rind, and lime zest.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of pale and grainy malts with no sweetness. That is quickly followed by strong flavors of brett - earthy, spicy, and funky with lots of hay + grass. There is a light flavor of citrus - lime zest, lemon zest, and orange rind. Hints of spicy + herbal hops in the finish which contributes a light amount of bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of chalkiness towards the finish.

O: I have never tried Kabosu fruit but after trying this beer I am definitely interested. Brett is very present but not overly funky. Very enjoyable and easy to drink.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of liquorpig
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Femme Fatale Kabosu from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 128 ratings