Femme Fatale Sudachi
Evil Twin Brewing

Femme Fatale SudachiFemme Fatale Sudachi
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Style:
American Brett
Ranked #54
ABV:
6%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,423
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 11.08%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
136
From:
Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
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Rotating
Wants
  4
Gots
  18
SCORE
87
Very Good
Femme Fatale SudachiFemme Fatale Sudachi
Notes: A new version of Evil Twin’s classic brett fermented I.P.A. feauring Sudachi, an Asian citrus, for a nice citrusy note.
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Reviews by psdriscoll:
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4.56/5  rDev +17.5%

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: medium gold and hazed; billowy white head as-fat-as-you-want-it - left lace sheets all down the glass

S: bright floral citrus aromas - especially "fresh-off-the-branch" lime - over vague barnyard elements

T: the sudachi fruit does not disappoint - sharp and crisp and limey - big green flowers and lime pith; subtle funk from the brett in the background softens the lime and citrus flower assault, but still lets it take center stage. Clean, fresh pale malts support the bitter citric action

M: light, tight, and crisp, but with a nice smoothing lush quality - full but lean; brightly bittering; ample fuzzy carbonated feel

O: absolutely delightful to an unabashed fan of blending citric fruit with brett funk. *bias in effect* As compared to their Yuzu Pale, this had a sharper citric effect and a more subdued brett character; their Yuzu Pale had more grapefruit-citrus and the brett funk was huskier. I really dug this ale, and I imagine fans of pale brett beers with a citric-forward-character ales would dig it as well. I'm also pretty sure that this is exactly what they were going for...

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a hazy medium straw amber with hints of gold and a big three finger white head with excellent retention and pillowy lacing. Aroma of orange family citrus, bready malt, mild funk, light grassy hops. Flavor is bretty yeast, grapefruit and orange citrus, grassy hops, interesting light tropical fruit flavors develop in the middle, finishing with brett, bitter citrus and grassy hops, lightly astringent. Medium bodied with peppery, active carbonation. I wish I knew what Sudachi tasted like alone, but the citrus here, with elements of grapefruit, lemon and orange is interesting. Nice balance in the main flavors with hops perhaps being overwhelmed by the citrus and brett. I like a deft touch with wild yeast and this delivered for me, present, but not overpowering. Not exactly my favorite style, this was quite satisfying and well done. An ale that ends up greater than its parts, largely due to the uncommon citrus flavors.

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3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours slightly hazy deep golden color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple, passion fruit, pine, citrus rind, pepper, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, cracker, bread, and yeast/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bright citrus/pine hops, fruit, and fruity/funky brett notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple, passion fruit, pine, citrus rind, pepper, hay, straw, grass, musty fink, cracker, bread, and yeast/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple, citrus rind, pepper, pine, musty funk, and yeast/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of bright citrus/pine hops, fruit, and fruity/funky brett flavors; with a nice crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent fruited Brett IPA. All around great complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops, fruit, and fruity/funky brett flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of tdm168
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MasterfulIdiot
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Poured into a Riedel tulip glass. The liquid is a cloudy pale orange, and the pour kicks up a ridiculously huge white head that keeps growing after you stop pouring and does not die down at all for several minutes! Really crazy. Leaves ridiculous amounts of lace as well.

Aroma is intense citrus, almost like orange candy. I was expecting the sudachi to be more delicate like yuzu, but this is a pretty intense, in-your-face citrus aroma. There's also a hint of funk and straw, and maybe a little bit of cardamom, as well as some yeasty fruity esters - green apples, grapes, etc.

Wow - very interesting flavors. Very intense citrus that tastes almost spicy and has a pretty intense bitterness on your tongue. It's backed by a not-overpowering-but-still-strong amount of funk and hay. There's some grassiness from the hops, and a kind of green tea quality. Some of the yeasty fruits come through as well. The finish is pretty bitter, but in a weird, tea-like way. Cardamom comes out on the aftertaste, along with some more fruity esters and a kind of vinous flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with lots of carbonation.

Overall, really interesting and well-put together. The sudachi is pretty crazy, and it was a good compliment to the hops and brett, although the intensity of it makes it kind of difficult to drink the whole bomber.

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Femme Fatale Sudachi from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 136 ratings