Sanguinem Aurantiaco
Evil Twin Brewing

Sanguinem AurantiacoSanguinem Aurantiaco
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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #1,473
ABV:
3.25%
Score:
87
Ranked #22,272
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 10.7%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
92
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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.
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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 92
Reviews by tone77:
Photo of tone77
3.22/5  rDev -15.9%
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 captaintrash
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PorterLambic
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEERchitect
4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aligning closely with berlinerweisse, Evil Twin pulls no sour punches with an American wild ale with a musty citrus character that envelops the entire session.

Sanguinem Aurantiaco pours a hazy golden-peach with a faint wisping froth. Its lemony center draws into the nose and links up with apple, lime, orange, clean white vinegar and a waft of sea brine and hay. Subtle sweetness prances on the tastebuds just enough to allure a deeper, fuller drink.

And then the sweetness instantly dissolves and the tongue is left to contend with the brazen sourness of fruit, vinegar and brine. Dried lemon, lime, grapefruit, crabapple, white grape and gooseberry nearly lock the jaws while a soft roundness of blood orange add a juicy layer of sherbet-like whimsy. Distinctly sour, white wine underpinnings are obvious, but with the sharp acetic action of vinegar. An afterglow of earthy, hay and burlap-like flavors are retroactive on the finish.

Light, crisp and sharp on the palate, the beer's high acidity scrubs the thirst from the palate and ushers in utmost refreshment and a clean finish. Its earthy aftertaste leaves a creamy citrus and wheaten taste that's a short and concise echo if ever so briefly.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.36/5  rDev -12.3%
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 Beerbuddha
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
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 dbrauneis
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmann08
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwalters
3.16/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KAP1356
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutHunter
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
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 rudzud
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a can of this at Julio's. Batch 001

A - Poured into slightly hazy golden hue with a thin half finger head that faded quickly to leave a light halo and wisps.

S - Aromas of light citrus, blood orange peel, light mineral notes, slight malts, little bit of crackery wheat. Little bit of tartness.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Solid blood orange notes with some lighter citrus qualities. There is more of the mineral qualities. The tartness is quite mild and pleasant. Not much in the way for malts or grains, just a lightly tart sour.

M - Mouthfeel is pleasantly carbonated, crisp, lightly flemmy.

O - Overall this was a decent wild ale, could use more blood orange and the mineral notes were slightly off putting.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing cling on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tart/tangy blood oranges, lemon, lime, grapefruit, berries, guava, green apple, mango, melon, white grape, hay, straw, pepper, wheat, and cracker; with lighter notes of white wine vinegar, salt, funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, blood oranges, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/tangy blood oranges, lemon, lime, grapefruit, berries, guava, green apple, mango, melon, white grape, hay, straw, pepper, wheat, and cracker; with lighter notes of white wine vinegar, salt, funk, and yeast earthiness. Moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness and light yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangy blood orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, berries, guava, green apple, mango, melon, white grape, hay, straw, pepper, wheat, cracker, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, blood oranges, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/sourness balance; and zero astringent/puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from tart/sourness, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/acidic, and fairly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 3.25%. Overall this is an awesome fruited sour ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, blood oranges, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the balanced acidity. Extremely flavorful and well balanced for the low ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of desint
3.05/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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 DudMan
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.41/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sanguinem Aurantiaco from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 92 ratings