Ryan And The Beaster Bunny
Evil Twin Brewing

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From:
Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
Style:
Saison
Ranked #706
ABV:
7%
Score:
86
Ranked #21,075
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 10.26%
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
497
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 09, 2022
Added:
Aug 05, 2011
Wants:
  24
Gots:
  114
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Was discounted, split with my buddy Spencer. Very hazy, smells and tastes like your standard saison. Fruity yeast and sweet bread dough, some clove and spice from the booze
Nov 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bought a 4-pack from The Beer Temple. So a short review now.
Drank about 8 ounces with lunch. Ryan & the Bunny cut the oils of the pizza medley while still soothing my buds after a peppery pizza. So, this saison is versatile at the table. Food-friendly, but refreshing also. I will taste test the rest of the can tonight at dinner with one of my go-tos. In the meantime, a rustic rendition true to style.

Later that evening... I didn't taste side-by-side, but I'm thinking Ryan could become a go-to. Quite delicious, but also makes the food better. Yeast is peppery, which is good because I don't spice my foods.

9/2/22 Really refreshing after coming in from a hot late summer day. Had intended to finish this can at dinner, but it barely made it to appetizers before the Beaster Bunny was gone (and the rest of the 4-pack was warm.) The Easter Bunny has a good balance of juicy-fruit and drying hops.

This is only my second from Evil Twin, which is a bit embarrassing for a Poo-bah to miss this creative a brewer. But I can make up for myself now and comment that he seems like a true gypsy brewer and a true mad brewer at once. The complete package with a huge portfolio of releases in a dozen years and obviously has the respect of other crafters to let him use their brewhouses. While I am not a fan of high ABV brews, I am going to take a closer look at this creative spirit. And who is his evil twin?
Aug 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.48 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Jul 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.89 by Bowers-Brew from Illinois

Apr 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by jeschaefer from Texas

Jun 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

May 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Mar 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 31, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by Giangio from Italy

Jun 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.85 by Dewsby from Kentucky

Jun 16, 2017
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Reviewed by The_Beergery from Singapore

3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
6 month old 330 ml bottle. Appearance when poured out is a hazy, cloudy golden orange colour, with some white froth with poor retention. Aromas are muted, was expecting a big dose of farmhouse saison earthy, dough aromas, but it was rather bland! Tastes-wise was similar, rather muted flavours, although the yeasty flavours do come through given how muted the hoppy notes were. Carbonation seems average on a light body. I think this deserves a second try on a fresher bottle.
Jun 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by fosters9 from New York

Apr 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.87 by jmaskell33 from New York

Apr 01, 2017
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A: Copper with some sediment, lots of fast rising carbonation, and topped with 4 fingers of yellowish, glassy, rugged head.

S: Phenols, plastic, bananas, really Belgian like. Hints of peaches.

T: Belgian phenols, banana, hints of peach tea, manufactured rubber.

M: Medium, slightly acrid, syrupy body. Moderate carbonation.

O: This is my second time having this, on Jan 9th, 2017 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The last time was in Nimenheimin, 2 years ago in December with French cuisine in our apartment. Not quite as awesome this time on its own, but fair.
Jan 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Rice_Nate_25 from Ohio

Dec 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.24 by Nyrangersgrrl from New York

Oct 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.62 by SlainteAlbanyNY from New York

Oct 10, 2016
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Reviewed by DispyDnb from England

3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Bottle at Lager Lager Berlin.
I found this one pretty difficult to drink, it's not a sipper. Big body and very yeasty taste, seems like a belgian style ale. A sofa-drinking farmhouse ale, don't get fooled by the mid alcohol because it takes time to be finished.
Sep 29, 2016
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Reviewed by jcbogantes from Costa Rica

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Amariila turbia, con cabeza blancany delgada con retencion desente, algo de aroma frutal, sabor citrico, aspera, semi seca, cuerpo medio, alcohol y especias. Me gusta.
Sep 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation

Sep 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.93 by HermitDan from New Jersey

Sep 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.78 by Mortarforker from Texas

Aug 28, 2016
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Reviewed by fitzy84 from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Bought a bottle at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow, MA. The beer pours with a cloudy, yellow straw appearance and a nice, bubbly head that retains itself throughout the night. Nice, grassy aromas with some malt, yeast, and breads. A little bitter with those bready taste mixed with some spice, cloves, and some light fruit. Good carbonation; helps make the beer very refreshing. Overall, found this beer smelled great and had a great mouthfeel.
Aug 25, 2016
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Reviewed by Bshipman8993 from Connecticut

3.19/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
looks and smells like a good farmhouse. You can taste the 7% a little bit overall is a light taste with spicy feel in your cheeks. Initially smooth with a good spice as you finish. Overall a decent farmhouse if you usually drink IPAs but if you are a Belgian fan it probably isn't for you. Good change of pace.
Aug 17, 2016
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Evil twin is top brewer in east.

Appearance: Pours with a cloudy honey body and a bright head that little lasts and leaves little lacing.

S: Grassy, yeasty, and floral elements as expected

Taste: Yeast and fruity, up front, with round apricot and pear notes. Then a see-saw with pleasant battle of sweeter candy coupled with pepper/ spice complexity.

F: Medium body with low carbonation; creamy feel.

Complex beer that transitions though a pleasing set of yeasty flavors.
Aug 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

Jul 31, 2016
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Reviewed by Everydayoff from Thailand

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle poured into an oversized wine glass.

Hazy light amber as a color, decent foamy white head forms up nicely but just stays for a while before sinking to some long-lasting bubble sheet on the surface along with some sticky lacing on the glass-side. Carbonation seems to be actively high.

Led by sweet crackery malt with some hint of toasted bread, then come Belgian’s yeast lends a scent of fruity ester reminding of banana, citrus and, lemon. Spice with an aroma of clove and coriander also can be sensed in a nose, as well as fresh cut grass too.

Fruity ester takes the lead along with mild tartness, peppery in the middle together with some sweet and slight astringency from crackery and toasted malt. Hop is not mute with a moderate bitterness at the almost end where same time spiciness reclaims and dominates the aftertaste together with some grassiness.

Medium body with smooth mouthfeel and high carbonation generates lively crispness throughout the palate, very dry finish. Quite complex in the palate sensation, pretty good Saison overall and I would not mind having it again.
Jul 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.67 by COR8RFAN from Colorado

Jun 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by Bluecrow from New York

Jun 25, 2016
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice saison pours a lightly cloudy amber tinged yellow with a nice head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, subtle pool, and light lacing. Nose of yeasty goodness, crackers, lemon grass, bittering hops, and sweet malts. Flavors pass the nose by with a light lemon zest and lightly dry cracker note on the front and sides, bittering hop and grassy notes take hold on the middle, and moderately sweet honey notes take hold to cut through the tart and bitterness to make a well rounded brew. Nice medium mouth feel, mild carbonation that is perfect for the style, and a dry bitter aftertaste. Very nice and easy to drink on a hot day.

Cheers
Jun 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Mlkluther from Canada (AB)

Jun 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.44 by tubeyes from Texas

Jun 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by subpargreatness from Texas

Jun 12, 2016
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Reviewed by brewskifan55 from Mississippi

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured into a taster glass. Thanks, Chris.

A: Hazy yellow with an off-white head that lingered. Nice lacing.

S: Coriander, Belgian funk, grassiness, lemons and pepper.

T: Follows nose with coriander, clove, banana bread, lemons and wait, what's that? Of yeah, juniper!

M: Low to medium with medium, dry carbonation.

O: I've head of this one for a while. Glad I finally got to try it. A light, easy drinking saison with a very cool name.
May 09, 2016
 
Rated: 2.01 by Aspjohansson from Sweden

May 05, 2016
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a hazy straw with a thin layer of head. The nose is classically funky. The flavor follows the nose and there are some peppery notes to go along with the funk.
Apr 29, 2016
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Reviewed by Trosevear from Canada (AB)

4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Hazy yellow with a slight white head that doesn't leave much on the top with a slight lacing down the glass.

S: Sweet with a little but of a coriander spice to it as well. Has a little bit of a bubbly gum smell to it as well.

T: Spice right of the front with a little bit of a grassyness to it as well, almost a little bit of a citrus, with it finishing off a little bit sweet.

F: Super full body mouth feel, has a high carbonation with a great taste.

O: A pretty nice beer, one that you would sit down and slowly enjoy.
Apr 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.44 by mickmanhattan from Indiana

Apr 14, 2016
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Golden yellow, nice white head and lacing. Sweet slightly funky smell. The taste is a bit sweet and lemony with pepper. Not bad.
Apr 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by MasterRigger from North Carolina

Apr 02, 2016
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