Sanguinem Aurantiaco | Evil Twin Brewing

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3.85/5
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84 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.25%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 03-04-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,290
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
84
pDev:
9.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of DanLane
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Songminx2
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bmoore822
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of LeftyMike
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Buffettman2018
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jcb7472
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StoutHunter
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.22/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of Shortbox81
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of epyon396
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Nicolaiw
3.85/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jenthebeat
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Sanguinem Aurantiaco from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 84 ratings