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

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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Photo of Theogre83
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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Photo of benloho
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Axnjxn
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a flute. 11/7/13 bottling date

bright yellow pour with a nice white head. smell typical of a Belgian farmhouse...grassy, barnyard. taste is the same...reminiscent of saison dupont but less dry. bitter finish. medium body..mild carbonation.

overall impressive and recommended!

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Photo of GeoffreyM
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Nordbier
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of SerialTicker
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 11/07/13 and poured into a Perfect Pint 1/31/14. $4 single.

Appearance: A slightly hazy yellow color with about a finger of a white head on top. Decent lacing. Very nice.

Smell: Haven't had too many saisons so I can't base it off of past ones, but this one really smells a lot to me like a pilsner mixed with a witbier or hefeweizen. Huge hay sorts of flavors that are picked up in a typical pilsner, coupled with a banana and clove aroma, as well as some wheaty smells. Quite decent.

Taste/feel: Reminds me of the smell a decent bit. A moderate/high carbonation hits the tongue first followed by the pilsner/witbier/hefeweizen sort of combination, and tastes less than spectacular. Pleasant sweetness initially. As it works its way to the back of the throat and down, the clove sort of flavor turns to a floral note with a mild bitterness and somewhat drying finish. Aftertaste is of some pale malts.

My first few sips of this brew didn't leave me with a great first impression (I got this weird clash of "off" bitterness and sweetness that were doing weird things to my tongue), but as it warmed a tick, the "off" bitterness died entirely and there was just a nice sweetness and solid bitterness. Saisons are generally deemed to be mega funky and taste like farm animals (?), but this really essentially tastes to me like a pilsner mixed with a hefeweizen or (more like) a witbier. That's not a bad thing, because it's a pretty good beer, but FOUR BUCKS for a single bottle? I understand it's a foreign company and all of that, but the bottle says this is actually brewed in Connecticut.

Overall, Ryan and the Beaster Bunny is a solid beer that I'd have again, but not if I'm paying for it at this price. Good nonetheless.

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Photo of greymalkin
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of dar482
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a clear golden color.

The aroma has a Belgian style yeast breadiness with bright citrus, banana, orange zest, and peppery spice.

The flavor follows with citrus peel, some banana, lots of pepper spice, wheat and then a phenolic finish.

A refreshing beer with a significant amount of tripel style flavors to it.

A beer that is relatively clean with a medium plus sweetness.

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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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