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Evil Twin Ryan And The Beaster Bunny | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Ryan And The Beaster BunnyEvil Twin Ryan And The Beaster Bunny

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by John_M on 08-05-2011

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Reviews: 114 | Ratings: 596
Photo of Everydayoff
3.85/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
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.


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Photo of brewskifan55
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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Photo of 57md
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

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Photo of Trosevear
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
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 puck1225
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. It pours a golden-straw color with a thin, milk-white head and minimal lacing. It smells of coriander, banana, tangerine, and bready malt. It is particularly fruity for a Saison: tangerine, apple, lemon, and banana. It also tastes of coriander, clove, and bready malt. It is medium-bodied, dry and tangy, and with a moderate ABV of 7% it is easy to drink. Overall, it is a pleasant Saison, good but a notch below Hennepin, Sofie, and Tank 7.

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Photo of jaehongcho
3.29/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: Yellowish golden body with lots of haze. Decent retention with thin lacing.

S: Banana and cloves, a sign of saison yeastiness. It is also floral, and citrusy with tart notes overall.

T: Sweet, juniper-like taste dominantes. Again, banana and cloves. I also get lemon peels, coriander, oranges, vanilla sweetness, Crusty bread sweetness. It's fruity with an herbal and spicy character

M: Fairly dry and bitter throughout. Slight sweetness in a medium overall body for the style. Low-carbonation.

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Photo of Suds
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a golden and clear beer with a lot of effervescence and a tall white head. Pretty. The aroma is funky...sweet, earthy, and a bit of barnyard. The taste is sweeter than expected, with a candy and bread flavor. Somewhat interesting, given the funk, but also a little jumbled. Full in body and with a lasting bitter, funky, sweet aftertaste.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is mostly yeasty, a bit cloying. Hay, malt sweetness and alcohol. Taste is also mainly yeasty with a weird bitterness without any hops to make it pleasant. Taste is also cloying with a harsh alcohol presence. Body is medium, quite smooth, with high effervescence. Overall it's a very rustic beer, resembles the traditional belgian pale ales quite a lot, but it's really not my style of beer.

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Photo of Atlas1
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
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 holtonwes
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Hazy pale gold with two finger head that dissapates fairly quickly. Lots of carbonation and some sediment
Smell: coriander, white bread, a touch of hops and malt
Taste:banana, some peach, spice, some hop bitterness at the finish, and then grassy
Feel: very light and dry
Overall: This is my first saison, but I'm pleased. Nice and refreshing.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow golden color with white fizzy head. Funk, yeast, bread, with floral/herbal notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with funk. Typical, but solid saison.

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Photo of JackieKu
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
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 jngrizzaffi
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
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 RyanK252
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Boulevard tulip glass

A: Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with a frothy white head that settles to a thin layer and leaves a little light lacing.

S: Peppery spice, floral, Belgian yeast, a bit fruity, and a little light sweetness.

T: Floral, peppery spice, lemon zest, a little grapefruit, faint fruity notes, a mild touch of Belgian yeast, light malt, and a hint of sweetness.

M: Light to medium body, nice active carbonation. .

O: I'm not usually much of a saison guy, but I would happily drink this again. Pretty crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of pants678
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Orange with couple fingers of white foam.

Yeast, tart fruit.

Bitter yet tastey hops, grapefruit-esque. Dry finish. Sugary sweet is the real highlight, and some spice in there. It needs a tad more of one of those, though. Evil Twin's usually so superlativey.

Not complaining that it's soft for the style.

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Photo of donspublic
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on Tap, poured into a tulip, smallish 1 finger head dissipates quickly. Nice belgian yeast smell. Smooth drinking Saison, touch of lemon and citrus with a spicy finish. Nice carbonation, great mouthfeel. This is a great drinking beer that will pair well with food. I will drink this one again if I find it on tap.

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Photo of kitch
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

A 12 fl oz bottle with a date code of 056:15 meaning that it was bottled on 25th February 2015. It was poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: It poured a slightly hazy orange colour with a one finger creamy white head that dissipated fairly quickly to thin layer of foam leaving spotty lacing.

Aroma: Belgian yeastiness with honey, coriander, pear, lemon zest and a hint of peppery spice.

Taste: Similar to the aroma, it tastes of Belgian yeast, honey, banana, brown sugar, coriander, pear, sour apple, dry biscuit with a hint of citrus lemon zest and pepper spice.

Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with high lively carbonation.

Overall: This was a solid saison, but usually I prefer more sour and less bitter.

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Photo of thepenguin
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light orange gold with lively carbonation. Little head in the beginning but a nice froth sits on the top throughout.

Nose is a pronounced gooseberry, spicy herbal hops, grain, lemon zest, some biscuit, spicy esters, mango and papaya. This beer runs a pretty wide and interesting gamut of aromas.

Flavors of grain, American hops, bread, some toffee, lemon and yeasty notes. Bitter, herbal, toffee-like finish.

Medium body, prickly carbonation, a touch of warmth and a somewhat chewy mouthfeel for a saison.

This is a halfway decent beer with an aroma much better than its flavor. As with many other American-style saisons, I find it overly grainy and bitter for my taste. This one may be better suited for drinking with a meal than enjoying as a standalone brew.

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Photo of HipCzech
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: 12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed Pilsner (beer tulip) glass.

Appearance: Hazy orange-tinged yellow with frothy near white head and whispy lacing.

Smell: Full nose of grains, spice, Belgian yeast, stone fruit and floral notes.

Taste: Opens with fruity and honey sweet malt before more complex notes chime in: Belgian yeast, citrus zest, grass, earthy and spicy hops. Mild but crisp bitterness for a drier finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fuller, creamy feel. Lively carbonation.

Overall: Enjoyably complex but drinkable for a bigger Saison in both body and ABV.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a finger of head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is a dry grain background with ripe fruits up front. Nice.
The taste has a moderate bitterness all the way through, a little fruit sweetness tries to come out.
The texture is soft and fizzy.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
2.69/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

As soon as I opened the bottle, the smell seemed off. The taste is not as bad as the smell, but it still just tastes like an old beer. There is no bottled on date on the bottles so I have no idea if this is what is supposed to taste like, but this one is a mix of malt and citrus just completely overpowered by a, for lack of a better word, staleness.

I have another couple bottles of this that I'm not too excited about but I might try it again if I could figure out how old it is so that I could figure out if this bottle is off or if I just don't like this beer.

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Photo of CHickman
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass, the brew was cloudy orange colored with a huge 2 finger snow white head that was full of bubbles of all sizes that seemed to pop one at a time and dissipate extremely slowly. Lacing was decent, and a foamy layer stuck around on top which gave it a very nice overall look. The head lasted about 5 minutes in total.

Smells starts off like a classic saison with the Belgian yeast, coriander, lemon zest, wheat and pepper striking first, followed by toasted grains, earthy notes like peat moss or tree bark, a penny, wet cardboard, toasted wheat crackers, aspirin and then it turns to dry rotted flowers or potpourri. The flowery potpourri aroma that comes on strong at the end takes away from the rest of the smells, kind of negating what started out as a fine smelling brew.

Tastes of Belgian yeast, coriander, brown sugar, lemon zest, wheat, pepper, orange peel, toasted grains, metal/penny, aspirin, a very dry biscuit, dry floral hops, hay, and then earthy notes like peat moss, tree bark, wet cardboard or the general dry mud or farmhouse essence. Thankfully the spices are more timid than the nose with only a little sign of the potpourri that gets mixed up with the sweet malt and leafy hops. The ABV is well masked and it has a flavor in line with the style.

Mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth, velvety smooth and towards the thin side but still nice with enough texture to give it a medium body; carbonation is very light with just the right amount of effervescence which lets it trail off on the sweet and bitter side with a nice mix of grains, light floral hops and spices. Mouth felt close to dry after the swallow and the beer almost seemed refreshing. Very good overall, a solid offering even considering the odd potpourri aroma which I didn't care for. I'd certainly have this again since Evil Twin generally makes very good beers and I'm sure it might be better.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.87/5  rDev +26.5%
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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Evil Twin Ryan And The Beaster Bunny from Evil Twin Brewing
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