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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.87/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, opaque, golden, yellow color, speckled with some peach and orange highlights and a finger and a half of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Wow! Strong aromas of toasted malt and wheat, bready and bright, along with tons of Belgian yeast, which impart notes of black pepper, coriander, saffron, cardamom, and parsley. There’s also aromas of candied sugar, lemon and orange zest and pith. Finally, there’s lots of floral notes like freshly cut grass, clover and honeysuckle. Inviting and delicious!

Taste: Wow! Exactly like the aroma. Strong flavors of toasted malt and wheat, along with tons of Belgian yeast, which impart flavors of black pepper, coriander, saffron, cardamom, and parsley. There’s also flavors of candied sugar and honey-like sweetness, some citrus notes of lemon and orange zest, and a touch fruit, like peaches and apricots. There’s also lots of floral notes like freshly cut grass, clover and honeysuckle as well, and a touch of clove, ginger and banana, but not a lot, just a kiss of them to let you know that they’re there. Inviting and delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, crisp and effervescent as there is quite a bit of carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 7%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is an excellent, excellent farmhouse-style ale! Malty, fruity, funky, spicy, citrusy, floral and crisp. Highly recommended!

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Photo of ZCW
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Smooth Saison style beer. Beautiful bright yellow with a strong Saison nose. Very drinkable - no harshness or weird notes. Perfectly in style, and definitely not discontinued.

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Photo of ta_hagen
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Some definitive farmhouse ale aromas, funk earthly smell. Finishes tarty but slight dry. Sometimes it tastes like a Saison that lead's into a farmhouse ale, if you know what I mean. Worth trying for sure...

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Photo of horshack7
4.55/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy and amber in color with an off white head about an inch thick.

Aroma: Apple, pear, yeasty, lemon, apricot, herbal, peppery, light dryness in the nose. Banana, clove, plastic, coriander.

Taste: Lemon, very peppery, banana, herbal, apple. white grape, clove and a light crisp mouthfeel that finishes nice and dry.

Notes: Very true to form the dryness is great and aside it being seven percent it's quite drinkable I would like to pick this one up again. Cheers.

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Photo of Brew_42
4.36/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Golden with awhite head that quickly dissipates

Smell- Citrusy and spicy

T- Much more bitter than I expected at first but quickly gives way to a very pleasant fruitiness but its not the normal citrus taste. It actually tastes a bit like pineapple or maybe mango. Something a bit tropical. Great hot weather beer.

Mouthfeel, Slightly carbonated

Overall-I was very pleased with this beer. Not what I expected from a saison (although I am far from an expert) but it tastes great and was very refreshing.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thrilled to start the afternoon off with this one. Brought in by the boys at GBX, I was able to pout the whole bottle in to a 28 ounce wine glass, and it would need it.

The pour was just stupid. Hazy golden, tons of carbonation that just would not quit and a head that was beyond description. It just gathered and gathered forming five inches over the top and settling down with tons of lacing down the sides,

Aroma of coriander, lemon zest, peppery notes, lots of banana and grassy touches all carry over well into the flavor. Your classic funky little saision with the hint of tart fruit and spicey dry finish that seals the deal. One of the best I have had in a while.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brilliant clear golden straw with three fingers of foamy, creamy white head that rockily settles to an inch. Good retention; lots of web-like lacing.

Smells like a bready, delicious Saison. Warm, floral yeasty phenols mixed with bread malt aromas; rose water, dandelions, white pepper, bubblegum, dough, etc. Lovely.

“Huh, that is awfully fucking good,” I said. Fresh and doughy, with spicy phenols, some very aromatic floral notes with stannky herbs, fresh citrus, and white wine flavors coming in at the middle and finish. The finish is increasing medicinal with a long-lingering hoppy stickness at the back of the throat.

Light to medium bodied with a slightly boozy-feeling velvety mouthfeel. Good carbonation, lingering finish, slight aftertaste from hops.

Very good take on a Saison.
This is one of my favorite styles and I am glad to have tried this fairly hoppy, semi-funky version of one. It pours quite nice looking with the gratuitous head that a beer like this should have. It has a very pleasing aroma with many classic Belgian characteristics. The beer on the whole is tasty, refreshing and just hoppy enough to give you a twinge in your cheek.
Would have again; worth seeking out.

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Photo of drpimento
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I let this warm a bit from the fridge. It poured with a medium sized, foamy, off white head that lasts a while and some lace. Color is a very slightly hazy yellow with plenty of bubble trails. Aroma is fruit, malt, caramel, yeast, spice, citrus and not much like traditional saisons. Flavor explains why a bit - it's a hoppy saison with the above noted nose components, plus good hop flavor, and plenty of carbonic tang, fairly dry. Body and carbonation are excellent for style. Finish is like flavor, balanced, easy drinking, good burps. Great beer!

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Fruity nose, primarily orange peel and light fruit with a touch of bacon and smoke.
Pours clear gold under a ½” finely bubbled foam cap that descends to a thick film.
Light malt with orange peel and spice recede to a slight astringent note from the spice accented by bitter citrus rind hops that linger into the after taste.
Effervescent, fairly light, refreshing.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Light gold, hazy body, white head, moderate retention. Clear and soapy lacing. Aroma includes lemon zest, banana and clove. Taste follows suit and has a nice bitter finish, a dash of grapefruit if you will. Tongue coating and refreshing.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Evil Twin has devised an incredible Belgian-style Saison that would fit right in at Brugge. With its focus on spicy dryness but with the most supple malt and fruit support, the beer doesn't ignore the more rustic tones that reinforce true Belgian-esque character.

Light gold in color, this Beaster of a beer is exuberent with a dazzling display of carbonation that continually fuels a fluffy and zesty head. Cottony froth layers atop and regenerates itself like champagne. Lacing like a champ, the beer simply sings the praises of quality.

Earthy spice aromas pronounce to the nose, just ahead of a pep of lemon and papaya fruit sweetness. In its taste, early grainy-sweetness bridges into a middle palate of wine must and "Lemon Drop" candies. Earthen tones of hay and straw turns bitter in finish while white pepper, cumin, and a powdery corkish taste offer the unique rustic characteristics that really set Saisons apart from other Belgian styles.

Medium-sweet to start, the ale turns to full dryness quickly with slight mineral taste and a big peppery zing and spritzy warmth to finish. It's hard to find more authentic farmhouse taste oustide of Belgium that what Evil Twin offers up with this fine example.

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Photo of brentk56
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a cloudy honey color and a perky head that drapes lacing

Smell: Grassy and floral elements

Taste: Herbaciously fruity, up front, with apricot and pear tones; by mid-palate, a bubblegum flavors joins to add a sweeter edge but, after the swallow, the peppery spices add complexity

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation; creamy

Overall: A very complex beer that provides a range of yeasty flavor elements

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Guys, I just love the name. I haven't the slightest clue what it means, but that doesn't mean I don't love it.

Pours just like a saison should: bright, hazed and light yellow in colour, with a very effervescent and bubbly white head. Body is relatively fine and light, lace is streaming and thick. Looks pretty good.

Nose is really bright, crisp and fresh, with a slight citric character, and more organic acidity, giving a green fragrance of crushed vegetation and mild organics. It's milder than some of the best Belgian examples, but otherwise it's spot on.

Taste is also good. Bright and clear, with a mild acidity and plenty of redolent green organics to lift and sparkle. Very light in texture, which helps the genuinely refreshing nature of the brew. It may not be as absolutely complex and sophisticated as the best examples of this (ironically rustic) style, but it sure hits the nail on the head when it comes to the purpose.

Exceptionally drinkable and extremely refreshing. This is a brew that does a great job of distilling the best aspects of the style. I've had three of Evil Twin's beers now (four if you include mixing the Yin and Yang into a Yin-Yang black-and-tan), and they are certainly a brewery worth watching. Great work.

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Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 11/7/13

Appearance: Pours cloudy straw yellow with a small, white head that quickly collars.

Smell: Lemon peel, coriander, honey, tangerines/peaches with some undeniable funk.

Taste: Begins with honey and tangerine/mango. Middle of the mouth is earthy bitterness with some funk. It finishes semi-dry with lingering notes of the earthy bitterness and funk from the middle with remnants of the honey/tangerine in the background. There's not much booze to speak of, though you might guess it could be above 6%.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and sticky, with good carbonation.

Overall: This was better than I thought it would be. It's a really good spring/summer beer and a pleasant surprise.

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Photo of Digimaika2
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

(3.75) A: Golden straw coloured with a thin and wispy head that quickly forms a ring. A bit of clinging lacing and the foam ring does stick around for a while.

(4.25) S: Pineapple, cloves, fresh grasses, grapefruit rind, honey, and sweet orange. An intense fresh and fruity (tropical) aroma that’s also very belgian-like (yeasty). Excellent.

(4.25) T: Fresh grasses, cloves, citrus rinds, diverse tropical fruits, and some bubblegum towards the finish. Heavily dry and fairly bitter. Outstanding diversity of flavours that are each rich and vibrant on their own and work superbly together.

(4.0) M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Fairly clean textured with enough slickness.

(4.25) D: This is fantastic and definitely a farmhouse ale with traditional Belgian roots. This could almost pass as a Duvel with barnyard funk. Whatever the style may be – it's delicious.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden orange, finger of frothy white head. Fades medium.

S - Sweet grainy and pilsner malts, citrus and floral hops, Belgian yeast, coriander, clove, banana, pepper, lemon and orange zest.

T - Sweet grainy and pilsner malts, citrus, floral hops, some smooth bitterness, lemon and orange zest, Belgian yeast, coriander, clove, banana, pepper.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry and estery finish.

D - Nicely balanced saison. Good hop and yeast character.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden color with a finger width carbonated head. Head retention is minimal. Lacing is good. Good strong farmhouse aroma with some citrus and slightly peppery. Farmhouse yeast taste with stronger peppery spice at the end. Medium bodied with high carbonation. This is my first Evil Twin brew, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of Tone
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy, copper/gold color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of slight hop, tartness (apple?), slight sweet malt, hint of pale malt, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of a Saison / Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight dryness present. Tastes of hops, grass, slight sweet malt, slight apple?, hint of fruit, slight hop oil, and slight floral notes. Overall, subtle flavors but good blend, good appearance, and aroma.

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Photo of Trosevear
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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Photo of daledeee
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Four packs YAY!

Pours a slightly cloudy bright yellow with good white head and lacing.

Smells like a farmhouse all right. Funky and lemon.

Taste is citrus rind, funk, Belgian hops. Some sweetness but about right.

Mouth feel when first opened was pretty dry then mellowed and became wetter.

Overall, I think this is a good Saisan. I am surprised it has a somewhat lower rating. This is very drinkable, fresh and well done.

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Photo of Atlas1
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love that we can get Evil Twin in SA now. Keep exporting your craft beers to TX, please!

Poured into a barrel pint glass, this beer is an opaque straw color. Cloudy with some visible sediment. A two finger head slowly dissipates with decent lace. The nose on this is quite nice. Lemon, coriander, apple, pear, faint hops. The taste follows suit, with a nice summery light fruit flavor up front, followed by a strong citrus taste blended with spices. Dry, light hoppy finish. Very clean, crisp mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a fine beer. I enjoy saisons and this is a really nice example of the style. The higher ABV is hardly noticeable here, as everything is really evenly proportioned. Not a boozy 7% beer at all. I may not drink much more of this during the winter, but I'll be happy to revisit this in the springtime when the weather warms up a bit. Quite tasty.

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Photo of ksimons
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-hazy golden in color with about two fingers worth of white head that leaves a bit of lace down the sides of the glass

S-pale malts, biscuity, apple/pear sweetness, light citrus, and a bit of yeast funk

T-taste starts out with light bread like malt and changes into a fruity, citrus, bitter hop finish

M-medium body, medium to high carbonation, light bitter finish

Overall a very refreshing, easy to drink beer. Would be great on a summer afternoon.

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Photo of JackieKu
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle.

A: cloudy pale gold. Thin foam.
S: Coriander. Intense fruity aroma: banana, apple, pineapple, etc.
T: Mixed fruits juice: banana and pineapple. Coriander. Medium bitterness. Hints of sweetness. Dry. Enlighten sourness. Medium finish, dry and bitter.
M: Light bodied. Crispy.
O: Great farmhouse ale. Quite flavorful.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Comes out of the bottle a clear solar yellow with a thick, if not persistent, white head. OK, this is a saison, so give it a break. Strong, malty aroma has fruity and yeasty notes and a butterscotch hint. Yummy flavor is mainly malty with an undertone of sour apple and hints of yeast and butterscotch, the latter very slight but noticeable if you have a good tongue. Texture has above average body and a firm tingle, leaving a nice malty and slightly sour finish. Beast-er Bunny indeed!

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Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

Pours hazed yellowy lighter amber, sturdy lite khaki head, last and gets all frothy. Leaves ample fine lace on the glass

Earthy nose with some minty and peppery spice tagging along

Flavorful and complex, with more earth, pepper, green pepper, bubble gum, mint.

Delicious. Well worth seeking out and savoring

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