Sanguinem Aurantiaco
Evil Twin Brewing

Sanguinem AurantiacoSanguinem Aurantiaco
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #737
Ranked #20,596
3.8 | pDev: 11.32%
Jan 11, 2022
Mar 04, 2016
Very Good
Sanguinem AurantiacoSanguinem Aurantiaco
Notes: Brewed with blood oranges and their specialty Brettanomyces, this wild ale showcases the adventurous nature of Evil Twin Brewing. Pouring a hazy gold, it has the aroma and palate of orange, lemon, sea salt, lime, green apple, pineapple, pepper, and plenty of funk.
View: More Beers
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Photo of Sigmund
Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

2.44/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
355 ml can, probably from Det Gode Brygg or Bris Ølutsalg. ABV is 3.25%. Pale golden colour, some floaties, thin white head. Aroma of dust, hints of vomit and oranges. Sour flavour, notes of lactic acid and citrus. Not much to write home about here.
Jan 11, 2022
Photo of Manta200
Reviewed by Manta200 from Kentucky

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Single can from Party Town
Pours a hazy deep golden color with a thin white head that vanished quite quickly.
Aroma is dominated buy orange peel.
Taste is very sour with a orange note, as expected.
Medium body with good carbonation.
Jan 19, 2021
Photo of Spike
Reviewed by Spike from England

3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
12oz can. Highly drinkable sour ale with blood orange added. Sour tang avoids becoming vinegar and the orange flavour is sharp and zesty. An easy-going sour for a summer afternoon.
Jul 16, 2020
Rated: 4 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Sep 02, 2019
Rated: 4.05 by captaintrash from South Carolina

Jun 08, 2019
Rated: 3.41 by Houborg1 from Denmark

May 31, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Feb 06, 2019
Rated: 4 by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

Dec 25, 2018
Rated: 3.05 by desint from Belgium

Nov 21, 2018
Rated: 2.92 by chiefz1 from New York

Sep 30, 2018
Photo of guptillian
Rated by guptillian from New Jersey

2.38/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25
Very light color, smells of citrus, drinks easily almost like a water. Sour punch at the forefront but quickly dissipates. Little to no after taste.
Sep 26, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by DanLane from Virginia

Jul 15, 2018
Rated: 3.68 by dsshuck from Delaware

Jul 11, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Jun 17, 2018
Rated: 3.58 by Songminx2 from Korea (South)

May 02, 2018
Rated: 5 by bmoore822 from Massachusetts

Apr 08, 2018
Photo of SHODriver
Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Poured into a tulip to a light golden orange topped by a dense two finger white head which fades quickly into the either with minimal lacing
S: Smells of pale malts and a good bit of sourness slight orange zest and a hint of marmalade sweetness
T: Taste is tart up front with some nice orange notes, really nice sour backbone with some shock tart like balance between sweet and sour. Good citrus and orange notes too. Swallow is a little bit of that orange sweetness along with some lingering sourness and light malts
M: This beer is on the lighter side of medium but it is not watery. The beer does have a bit of a light syrupy feel. Carbonation is just below prickly and the beer has a drying finish from the acidity.
O: Overall this is a really nice although slightly simple sour. Really nice sour notes as well as some balance from the blood orange. This could be a very enjoyable summer beer as well. Definitely worth a try.
Mar 19, 2018
Rated: 5 by LeftyMike from New Jersey

Feb 21, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by Buffettman2018 from North Carolina

Feb 13, 2018
Rated: 4 by Beerbuddha from Florida

Jan 07, 2018
Rated: 4 by jcb7472 from Florida

Jan 01, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Dec 13, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Dec 05, 2017
Photo of StoutHunter
Reviewed by StoutHunter from Michigan

3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
I picked up a can of Evil Twin's Sanguinem Aurantiaco last week for $2.69 at The Lager Mill. I'm in the mood for something on the lighter side today and I'm interested to see what Evil Twin can do with this sour, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a 12oz can into a teku.

A- The can looks good, it's got a nice design to it and it's just a little eye catching. It poured a lightly hazy golden color that took on a pale yellow color when held to the light and it had fingers worth of very fizzy off white head that quickly faded to nothing and it didn't leave any lacing behind. This is a nice looking beer, it's pretty standard for the style.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of sweetness with a nice fruity aroma being the first to show up and it's the blood orange that sticks out the most with some other citrus fruit like aromas showing up in the background. Up next comes a slight bit of funky yeast that imparts a light funky yeast like aroma with just a little bit of spices in the background. Towards the end comes the malts which are on the light side and they impart a pale malt, light grainy, light bready and sweet malt like aromas. This beer has a pretty nice aroma, the blood orange is showcased nicely.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but it's much lighter and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the fruits still being the first to show and it's still the blood orange that sticks out the most in this beer. Up next comes some doughy yeast that takes the place from the yeast that was a little a funky in the aroma and it has a lighter amount of medium sourness. Towards the end comes the malts which show up just as much as they did in the aroma and the impart all the same aspects. On the finish it's a little watery with some more sourness that lingers just for a little bit and it had fruity and blood orange like aftertaste with a slight bit of salt. This is a nice tasting beer, but I wish the blood orange was showcased just a little more and I could go without the watery flavor.

M- Smooth, a little clean, a little refreshing, not overly sour, not too crisp, on the thick side of being light bodied with a lower amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was decent, but it could use some more carbonation.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and I thought it was a solid example of the style, but when it came down it this beer seemed to be a little rough around that edges and that held it back from being as good as it could be. This beer had nice drinkability, I could drink a couple in the summertime, but I might start to get bored with it after that. What I like the most about this beer is the aroma, it's nice and all the aspects work well together. What I like the least about this beer is that the taste wasn't more like the aroma and I was it was less watery with more carbonation. I don't know if I would buy this beer again, but I wouldn't turn own down and I can't say it's a must try, but if you like sours to be pretty light than this one might be worth checking out. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't love it and I think with some more work on the taste, appearance and mouthfeel and this could be a pretty good beer. It's not a favorite Evil Twin beer and it's a solid example of the style. Nice job guys, but with a little more work this beer could be even better, keep up all the hard work.
Dec 04, 2017
Rated: 4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Nov 25, 2017
Photo of tone77
Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.22/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
A thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sour, light oranges. Taste is tart, some salt, hints of oranges. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall isn't bad, I'm not really a fan of these sour beers personally.
Nov 21, 2017
Photo of Ciocanelu
Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Almost clear golden color, no head. Aroma has some tart pickle juice notes, a bit salty with some fermented fruit juice. Taste is tart and fruity with nice blood orange notes. Easy drinking, tart and fruity, quite traditional.
Nov 09, 2017
Rated: 3.98 by Shortbox81 from Washington

Nov 01, 2017
Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 12oz can into bottle. Stamped on can bottom, "Batch#001 08:49",
Clear golden body, some head at pouring settles to no head. No lacing.
Mild sour aroma and taste, some blood orange adds to taste.
Fizzy mouth feel.
Tasty sour but not memorable.
Nov 01, 2017
Rated: 3.98 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Oct 20, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Corson from Canada (AB)

Oct 19, 2017
Photo of Nicolaiw
Rated by Nicolaiw from Denmark

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours golden yellow with no head.
Aroma has sour lime, salt, blood orange,
Taste is lemon tart, little salt, dry in the finish.
Oct 17, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by fosters9 from New York

Sep 29, 2017
Rated: 3.52 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Sep 07, 2017
Rated: 3.23 by jenthebeat from California

Aug 30, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Aug 22, 2017
Photo of biboergosum
Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz can - what, no self-involved label screed this time around?

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and rather fizzy off-white head, which leaves nothing in the way of lace near the glass as it quickly evaporates.

It smells of sour wild bacteria (lacto?), muddled tart generic orange rind, gritty and crackery pale malt, white saltines, and a bit of stoney minerality. The taste is sour milk (no uncertainty now), muted orange and lemon citrus notes, acetic acid (so, plain white vinegar), seawater, grainy and crackery pale malt, a lesser cereal wheatiness, underripe green grapes, and some plain earthy and dried-hay like (hop? I'm full of questions here) bitterness.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-preserving frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and mostly smooth, given an expected acclimatization to the acrid incursion going on here. It finishes trending dry, the mineral essence lingering alongside a fading ethereal citrus thing.

Overall - yeah, I figured that the blood orange effect would have much more of well, an effect, in something with such a pretentious name. This doesn't seem all that different from the Evil Twin Berliner Weisse that I had earlier, with just a touch of citrus fruitiness. Meh.
Jul 30, 2017
Photo of lordofthewiens
Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Hazy pale yellow color with no head.
Grassy aroma, faint (and I mean faint) citrus.
Sour orange taste, again very nuanced. Some wheat.
Crisp and dry.
A bit of a miss for me.
Jul 26, 2017
Rated: 3.98 by scottspencer from Indiana

Jul 12, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by SynthetikReality95 from Arkansas

Jul 09, 2017
Sanguinem Aurantiaco from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 95 ratings