The Perfect Matcha
Evil Twin Brewing

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Style:
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #399
ABV:
4%
Score:
87
Ranked #25,098
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 7.77%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
27
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Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
87
Very Good
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iheartmyTHO from Georgia

3.32/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

To be honest, I had no idea that Berliner Weissbier was a sour beer. I bought this beer because I like pineapple and matcha, and was intrigued. I'm also not a fan of sour beers.

I bought the bomber and drank it all. It was surprisingly refreshing on this 90+ degree day, but this mildly pleasant experience hasn't turned me into a sour lover. I didn't notice any matcha flavor at all, which is a bit disappointing.

Jul 22, 2017
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle - nice pun in the name here, even though I love pineapple, and am ambivalent on Matcha tea.

This beer pours a typical 'fuck you Evil Twin' bullshit array of overwrought 95% foam to 5% liquid metric, with a hazy pale golden yellow colour from what I can tell, and I'm not going to comment on the look any further.

It smells of musty, overripe pineapple core, some weird musty black tea notes, gritty and grainy pale malt, a further apple skin fruitiness, and some plain leafy, weedy, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is sharply bitter, underripe apple and mixed tropical fruity measures (pineapple included, I guess), gritty and crackery pale malt, some domestic lemon/lime citrus esters, white saltines, well-steeped green tea, and some weak leafy, herbal, and grassy verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is obviously overstated in its gong-show fizzy and frothy nature, the body a so-so middleweight, and not at all smooth, as the bubbles and tart fruitiness give exactly zero shits right about here. It finishes trending quite dry, the grainy pale malt, muddled fruit, and salted cracker essence keeping my tastebuds duly occupado.

Overall, this is just another Evil Twin brew that takes a normal old-school brew style, and messes with it, while at the same time fucking with the furthest reaches of my willing palate. Yeah, fine - provide more flavours, asshole, but keep the stupid carbonation down to acceptable levels, will ya? Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurp!

Mar 08, 2017
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazed gold with one finger of cream colored head ( fast faliing ). Some head retention & lacing

S: Faint pineapple, grainyness that turns to breadyness as this warms

T: Pineapple, tartness, & slight saltyness up front. Some tannic tea notes on the edges as this warms, but mostly tart pineapple & lemon. Finishes tart with pineapple & dryness & salty

MF: Light body, delicate carbonation

Drinks very easy, solid take on the style

Feb 16, 2017
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SMZBrew from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Totally an impulse purchase. Pineapple and tea is definitely not the first thing that comes to mind when I think about beer flavors but I was in a mood for something different and this caught my eye. Strong aroma of pineapple and something more sour. Pineapple, lime flavors come thru very well and there is and unexpectedly strong malt profile that helps to balance out the sourness of the beer. I don't really detect much of the tea except as a weird off flavor. I wish it was a little less sour but a decent brew that's worth a try!

Jan 18, 2017
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dadplusbeer from New York

3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look- great cloudy appearance. No significant head.

Smell- lime, lemon, wheat for days (obviously), sour stone fruit

Taste- pineapple, lime, great sour notes accented by the matcha which dries it out really well. the pineapple has its juiciness but also some rind, like a bite close to the skin. carbonation is well balanced.

Feel- the matcha does it's job here adding dryness to the bitter finish, carbonation dances and leaves a good long Weisse finish.

Definitely need this with a pork belly dinner.. Would def drink again paired with the right food, not so much an every day/week drink.

Jan 07, 2017
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy with respectable lace.

Aroma of burnt hair, limes, and pineapple.

Flavor redeems the beer with notes of hibiscus, tea, pineapple, grape, and tart shocking notes.

Feel is crispy and fresh.

Nice Berliner! Will have again!

Jan 01, 2017
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tantilizingly sour and with the allure of tropical fruit and grassy green tea, Evil Twin's Berlinerweisse shows a pineapple layer of complexity with an underlying herbaceous tea nuance. Its culmination never detracts from the sour base flavor but expounds upon it.

The Perfect Matcha's nose is redolent with lime, green apple, lime and herbalness with a kiss of pineapple. Pale straw in its color, the light haze foreshadows a mild taste of powdered sugar and dried pineapple.

Standing tall with lime, crabapple and lemon, the tangy ale reaches for ripe pineapple for a middle palate that waffles between key lime pie and pina colada. Sweetness be gone, the taste far prefers those tropical sourness over that of sweetness along with a light bitterness of tea leaf, tobacco, verbena and lemongrass.

Light in body, a soft wheaten afterglow extends beyond the sourness, beyond the fruit and beyond the musty brine. It's crisp, clean and refreshing taste quenches the thirst easily, and does so with an exotic fruit taste and the soft champagne cork maturity.

Nov 12, 2016
The Perfect Matcha from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 27 ratings