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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 9.89%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
25
From:
Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  0
Gots
  5
SCORE
84
Good
Notes: Brett Pale Ale with peaches.
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2.71/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Okay, I don't like this beer. The look is the best part although the lack of carbonation is disappointing. It's almost flat in appearance and that carries over into the taste. The nose isn't bad but is muddy. Fruitiness takes a backseat to mustiness, and banana and peach fight a muted battle to a draw. The taste is immediately drying. I love sour beer but this is sour in a bad way. To my palate there's just not enough going on. Again the fruitiness is too muted (more banana than peach) and the mouthfeel is a bit slimy. The finish leaves me feeling like I got a little strip of peel in my bite of banana. Hoppiness? Meh. Maybe I'm being unduly harsh, but I generally love Evil Twin and Brett beers so I was expecting something much better.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

this beer is not very good. a huge letdown for what it is supposed to be, and for the purpose of its release, i really dont think its very impressive and is maybe the worst beer i have had from them. the brett isnt dry at all, its weird funky, not great, dirty sweaty and unfinished. the peaches are more like generic sweetness than the ripe orchard fruit i love this time of year, and the two together make a bomber quite overpriced and tough to get through. i love evil twin, and will have to assume its just too new, and that the weird feet thing will drop out and this will eventually dry up, but its almost heavy as it is now, definitely not what i was expecting and hoping for. maybe i will revisit this one in a year, but for now its pretty rough. sweet and not real interesting, whatever strain of brett in here is either incapable or not done yet getting this where it needs to go. food and beer? im not sure there is a dish i would pair this with. man i was hoping for so much more, even a masterpiece given the book and all, but this seems almost amateurish... pass for now...

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Photo of superspak
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours slightly hazy golden yellow color with a small dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of peach, pineapple, strawberry, lemon, berry, pear, mango, melon, light pepper, wheat, cracker, herbal, wood, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, peaches, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of peach, pineapple, strawberry, lemon, berry, pear, mango, melon, light pepper, wheat, cracker, herbal, wood, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, pineapple, strawberry, lemon, berry, pear, mango, melon, light pepper, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, peaches, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitter/spiciness as well. Light carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp/grainy, and slightly creamy mouthfeel that is good. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very good fruited session Brett pale ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, peaches, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Subtle flavours, not something that wows at first taste, but a nice, refreshing beer that becomes more enjoyable as it goes. Light Brett, peach is also subtle, but they are both there and tasty.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hot on the heels of Jeppe's book release by the same name, Food & Beer is a supple, simple and restrained taste that dabbles in the culinary art of ale. The Belgo-American pale ale at its roots is a food-friendly taste that's sure to accompany a wide spectrum of entrees.

Pale straw, hazy and glowing in its tan body and ecru froth, Food & Beer retains gracefully while offering a light dusty, dried wood scent with citrus and spice to follow. Early flavors are of steely caramel, graham cracker and a glimmer of pasta-like starch.

As the ale opens on the middle palate, its sweetness drifts away effortlessly, leaving behind the light creamy support of yogurt-like, spaghetti-like fame. Pineapple, orange, lemon and grape align as part of its hop contribution and also the natural esters that lie within- all seeming of the dried, pithy, rind-like state. A peppery closing seems of weathered balsa and sandalwood.

Medium-bodied but laying down drying tracks, the ale trends dusty, dry and powder-fine while its wild yeast acts on the finish and emits a musty, funky perfume in waves of aftertaste. Pepper-laden pineapple with attic oaks frame the finish and beg for an array of wash-rind cheeses, mussels and rhubarb pie.

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Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 25 ratings