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Sanguinem Aurantiaco | Evil Twin Brewing

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Sanguinem AurantiacoSanguinem Aurantiaco

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.25%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ThatsThatDude on 03-04-2016

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StoutHunter
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
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 +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.22/5  rDev -15.7%
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 -1.8%
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 +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
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 +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nicolaiw
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
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 -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jenthebeat
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.59/5  rDev -6%
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.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.36/5  rDev -12%
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.

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Photo of scottspencer
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TTripp725
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of amesetz
3.11/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KevBot89
3.19/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a new blood orange session sour that i have now seen around both in cans and on tap. its decent beer, but i am totally over the blood orange beer thing, regardless of style, and this just feels contrived and late to the party, especially from evil twin, who usually starts trends, not follows them. its a little hazy and yellow from the tap, fizzy but no accumulating head. aroma here is fresh blood oranges, a light brine, some raw wheat, and a slightly cheesy bacterial lactic weirdness that should be way cleaner than it is. fortunately, the flavor is way more tidy than the nose on the yeast side of things, bright stinging bacterially derived acidity, coupled with the blood orange sweet tang, and a light tannic property from the grain. its not all that well refined, but it is highly flavorful, and if you can stomach the acidity level (its a little high for my own sessionability...), then you can definitely make a day of it. the fruit is sweet in the middle but pretty authentic at the same time, and the beer sings on the tongue, really bubbly and active but not too light to still feel more like beer than soda, which is great. i can see this being a popular beer this time of year, for me its a little smelly and a little too sour for all day drinking, but i liked it well enough in a single serving. this just doesnt grab me like so many evil twin beers do...

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Photo of Guppyman
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Sanguinem Aurantiaco from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 74 ratings
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