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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by John_M on 08-05-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
614
Reviews:
121
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
10.44%
 
 
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25
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Ratings: 614 |  Reviews: 121
Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of GRG1313
2.59/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a crystal clear orange amber with a decent pure white full head; nice to look at.

Nose is big assertive esters of fresh stone fruit and fresh flowers with lots of cooked banana character. Assertive and big but the floral character really saves the nose and makes it appealing. Perhaps a bit too perfumy for some.

Mouthfeel is thin with an elegant carbonation but a bit too watery for me. Flavor profile is just "off."

Flavors start out "green" herbal in nature - ivy, celery, green pepper that goes to pine and burnt toast, all with a hit of lemon or lime. Flavors are just all over the place and not integrated. Somewhere in there is a sweet undertone that does not help and just confuses more.

Finish is nice green pepper, pine bitter and saves this one a bit. I don't see this as a Saison; is that what the brewer intended?

Might actually do all around better with food. I likely will not be one to try again.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%

Pours a murky light yellow-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, spice, Belgian yeast, and Brett like aromas. Taste is much the same with tropical fruit, spice, Belgian yeast, funk, and Brett like flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a Brett like aspects even though I don't think any was used in this beer.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

another awesome four pack from evil twin, this time a saison with a big creamy texture and some funky wine like weirdness on the back end. reminds me of some of the french saison yeast out there, but the wheat body is large, which is a cool format for whats going on here. more hops or a prominent dry hopping would make it elite, but as it stands its simplicity is one of its better features. some pear and mowed lawn on the nose, more of a white grape element in the taste. its all from the yeast, as the grain base is familiar. not as funked out as others, no brett or anything going on, but a soft fruitiness and something extremely summery about it, sunny beer, a little strong for all day drinking, but it has that boat beer feel to it. extremely strong carbonation, but it doesnt hold on that well, dissipates a bit. mild acidity out of nowhere with a lemon twang to it in the finish, not as dry as others, but the combination makes it distinct to my taste buds. maybe a little overpriced, but all these evil twin beers are. glad i bought it, but might not buy it again.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a finger and a half-high bright white head that died down and left lots of lacing running down the sides of the glass and a thin head consistently covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of lemon citrus along with hints of herbs in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has lots of lemony flavors along with notes of herbs.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation. There are some hints of dryness towards the finish.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and the lemon imparts some refreshing properties.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
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 biboergosum
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. Not quite getting what they mean by either 'Ryan' or the "Beaster bunny". I guess I'll try to google-fu that later. Maybe.

This beer 'pours', or should I say, gloops out of the bottle in a chunky, tightly effervescent stream, that instantaneously piles up, with the aggressive foam rendering a glass that is barely 1/20th liquid. Fucking great. After ten minutes or so, the hubbub seems to die down, but then you tip the bottle, and it starts all over again. Ridiculous.

Anyway, after considering doing my taxes in the interim, things settle to something approaching normality, and I'm left with some actual beer, of a cloudy medium golden amber hue, with an indeterminate number of fingers of puffy, thinly foamy off-white head, which leaves some random chunky swaths of lace around the glass as it finally sinks out of sight.

It smells of prominent black and green pepper spice, grainy pale malt, musty farm-borne yeast, sugary chewing gum, stale applesauce, and a sodden alcohol-soaked woodiness. The taste is sweet, grainy cereal malt, generic, weirdly tart apple mush, rather pithy citrus rind, a much milder, middling peppery spice, an equally sedated green yeastiness, and some understated flinty booze notes.

The (over) carbonation is still pretty actively frothy in the mouthfeel, so late into this affair, the body medium (I guess) weight, and not really smooth given every word I have just scratched out. It finishes off-dry, the grain, pepper, yeast, and alcohol all still preening for the camera.

Swuh? I poured the last 1/3 bottle of this into a 2L mixing bowl, and it still foamed up over the lip - WTF? Seriously, while this turns out (eventually) to be a sassy, peppery, boozy flip-off to those to might think they know what a saison is, it's just not worth the hassle, IMHO. Funny how I'm trying this on V-day, as the work to just get to the good part seems worth the effort, sure (which I believe justifies my appearance score), but only once I've actually had a heady dose of said part. Get your shit together, Evil Twin, as this is by no means the first incident of the sort that I've had the displeasure of stumbling across lately.

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Photo of brentk56
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
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 oline73
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Max's, served in a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber with a finger of white foam.

Smell: A bit sweet, herbal notes from the yeast, mildly fruity, a hint of banana. Reminds me a bit of a hefe.

Taste: Tastes like a saison mixed with a hefe. Herbal like some saisons, but lots of banana like a hefe. The finish is sweet and herbal.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought this beer was very unique. More like a hefe than I expected, but I enjoyed it very much.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/7/2013. Pours moderately hazy bright golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, pear, apple, peach, orange peel, clove, pepper, wheat, straw, grass, herbal, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop, yeast ester, and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, peach, orange peel, clove, pepper, wheat, straw, grass, herbal, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy/herbal spiciness/tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, peach, orange peel, clove, pepper, wheat, straw, grass, herbal, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of hop, yeast ester, and malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice saison style. All around good balance of hop, yeast ester, and malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Evil Twin Ryan And The Beaster Bunny from Evil Twin Brewing
3.83 out of 5 based on 614 ratings.
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